Practical Information & Advice for Bodrum, Mugla, Turkey

    Bodrum, formerly Halicarnassus, is a lively coastal resort and a popular tourist destination on the southwest Mediterranean coast of Turkey, in the Mugla Province. Bodrum, with its intense nightlife, beautiful beaches, historical sites, quality hotels and holiday villages, is one of the Turkey’s most popular holiday towns and largest resorts on the Aegean coast.


    Southwest coast of Turkey.

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    Turkish is the official language in Bodrum.

    Tourist Information Office

    Phone : (+90 252) 316 10 91 – Open 7 days a week and works between 09.00-18.00

    Time Zone

    Local time is GMT +2.


    220 volts AC, 50Hz. The European two-pin plug is standard.

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    The international country dialing code for Turkey is +90. City code for Bodrum and Gumbet is 252. (+ 90 252 xxx xx xx ). There are numerous Internet cafes in the town.

    Post Office

    Post office in Bodrum is located on the Cevat Sakir Street. Post Office is open 7 days a week and 24 hours a day.


    Turkish Lira (TL) is the currency.

    Banks and Exchange Offices

    Banks are open weekdays between 09:00 am. to 12:30 pm. in the mornings and 01:30 pm. to 05:00 pm. in the afternoons. Some banks are open on Saturdays and also during lunch hours between 12.30 – 01.30 pm. There are variety of exchange offices in Bodrum. You are able to find an exchange office in any corner of Bodrum.

    Where to Stay

    Bodrum peninsula offers wide range of accommodation opportunities from 3 star, 4 star, 5 star and family friendly hotels, apartments to quality holiday villas and apartments from standard packages to deluxe residences.

    Central Bodrum (Bodrum city center) is the main resort of the Bodrum peninsula, situated on the south-east and full of variety of hotels, apartments, restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs, marina, shopping and entertainment zones.

    Gumbet, Bitez, Ortakent, Akyarlar, Turgutreis, Gumusluk, Yalikavak, Gundogan, Turkbuku, Golturkbuku and Torba are the most popular holiday resorts in Bodrum and they all offer quality hotels and accommodation.

    Before you decide where to stay in Bodrum, we highly recommend you read all the resorts from our Bodrum holiday towns and resorts page. You’ll see and read lots of information there with pictures, and maybe you’ll find very lovely places that you might have never heard before. Also below you may find brief descriptions of them.

    Passport and Visa Information

    U.S. and European citizens need a valid passport to travel to Bodrum Gumbet and all Turkey cities and stay up to 90 days with a tourist visa. The Electronic Visa (e-Visa) Application System was launched on 17 April 2013 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey and the system allows travelers to easily obtain their e-Visas online (, in about 3 mins.

    E-visa is only valid when the purpose of travel is tourism or commerce. Travelers arriving to Turkey without visas may obtain their e-Visas via interactive kiosks placed in the Turkish airports.


    Transportation through Bodrum can be made via dolmus (midibus), taxis, taxi boats and vehicle/car hire. (Bodrum Bus Station Phone Number : +90 252 316 26 37)

    Hotel Booking & Comparison

    Check Trivago Bodrum to make price comparison and choose your ideal Bodrum hotel. Also see the amazing hotels deals for Bodrum on Agoda and save up to %82, Agoda says if you find cheaper, than they will refund the difference.

    Airport Transfers

    As for private airport shuttle transfers, we highly recommend Tranigo (a Turkish company operating since 1996, and partnered with renowned names like Hertz, Thrifty, Budget, and many reliable and efficient local suppliers) as we recently booked with them had a great trip to our hotel.

    They have variety of different and good models of cars ranging from Micro for 3 passengers to Minibuses for 19 passengers and also offer child seats. They met us inside the airport, helped with our luggage, brought us in front of the hotel and there also helped us with our luggage.

    Below you can click on the destination you need an airport transfer or make a search from the search box under to entire Bodrum region to find the prefect private shuttle and transfer service from Milas Bodrum Airport (BJV) to your hotel in any Bodrum resort and vice versa.

    Faster and more comfortable than shuttles, buses and taxis. Free cancellation. All prices include fees & tip.

    One of a kind Bodrum attractions

    Bodrum Airport VIP Transfers


    They have a fleet of top-of-the-line VIP vehicles, including the prestigious Mercedes-Benz Vito VIP and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter VIP, to provide you with the ultimate level of comfort and style.

    Ova House - Rustic Bodrum Villa for Rent

    7 guests - 2 bedrooms - 2 beds - 3 baths
    Pınarlıbelen, Bodrum, Mugla (25 min drive to Bodrum-Milas airport, 12 min drive to Regnum Golf Country Bodrum)

    The villa is located in one of the most beautiful villages of the Bodrum countryside welcoming you to a peaceful and comfortable experience in the heart of nature! 

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