Bodrum

Flights to Bodrum

Serving as the main gateway for both Turkish cities of Bodrum and Milas, the Milas-Bodrum Airport is located 36km and 16km shy of both city centres respectively. The Milas-Bodrum Airport, however, is more frequently recognised as just Bodrum Airport. Comprising two main passenger terminals, flight operations are divided into domestic and international destinations. The older terminal mainly hosts all domestic flights, which the newer modern terminal which was newly inaugurated in 2012 serves international operations. Within the airport, passengers will be able to located public amenities which the airport has offered while aiming to cater to your comfort and convenience away from home. These amenities are along the likes of retail and dining options, car rental services, currency exchange services, and information desks should you have a little inquiry. Some of the more prominent carriers which are found to have included Bodrum Airport as part of their flight routes include Turkish Airlines, British Airways, Atlasjet, and Lufthansa. The airport is particularly busy during the summer months where visitors from Europe especially, flock into the Turkish cities in hopes of a great getaway along the coasts of the Aegean Sea.

How to get around

From Bodrum Airport, passengers can get into the centre of the city via a selection of transportation modes. For a public form of commute, the airport shuttle bus will be your best bet. Although they do not operate corresponding to a regular fixed schedule, bus services are available and will take approximately 45 minutes to get you in the city. If you ae flying in via Turkish Airlines, however, do check out their shuttle service offered by HAVAS Coaches which will get you downtown as well. The most popular mode of transport from the airport to the town of Bodrum would be via a taxi.

Should you wish to rent a car from one of the handful of operators located on the airport grounds, do keep in mind that that you should be getting on the Highway D330 in order to get to both Bodrum and Milas efficiently.

Within the city proper, a minibus service called the Dolmus rules the transportation scene. Efficient and highly affordable, visitors coming into Bodrum should include rides on the Dolmus as part of their cultural experience.

What to see & do

A beautiful town perched on the banks of the Aegean coast of Turkey, Bodrum makes a spectacular getaway for anyone looking to have a break away from their hectic bustling lives. Before the influx of tourism into this flourishing city, Bodrum was a quaint fishing village. Now, however, many celebrities have graced the golden beaches of Bodrum and resided in one of its many top-notch all-encompassing resorts such as the exceptional Kempinski Barbaros Bay. Nonetheless, relics of the olden days can still be found throughout the city, such as the imposing Castle of St Peter which shadows the riverbanks. It still remains one of the town’s top attractions given its majestic aura, and visitors are welcome to walk through its grounds. In this city, too, visitors can experience al fresco dining right by the turquoise sea, or perhaps take a boat out and explore nature at its pristine best.

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