Cruise down to the Aegean Sea for a holiday on Turkey’s Bodrum Peninsula. Reserve a cheap rental car from Bodrum Airport to get lost in a world of ancient tombs and glistening beaches.
Bodrum is a popular summer getaway for both locals and international visitors, offering boutique hotels, hip restaurants and pleasant marinas. Climb Bodrum Castle, a medieval fortress with an underwater archaeology museum perched between the bays. Visit the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, a tomb built in 350 BC during the Persian Empire, and one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Spend time visiting breathtaking mosques and historic ruins, then take your hired car to one of the nearby beaches for a dip in sapphire blue waters.
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Hiring a cheap car rental in Bodrum
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Milas-Bodrum Airport (BJV)
Milas-Bodrum Airport is located 36 kilometres northeast of Bodrum, and hosts 2.5 million travellers each year. The domestic and international terminals offer shopping, cafes, restaurants and bars. WiFi is not available in either terminal, but it can be found in the lounges and private food outlets. Pick up your car hire near baggage claim in the arrivals hall.
If you are picking up your rental car in downtown Bodrum, take the local shuttle leaving every half hour, or hop in a taxi for the 30-45 minute journey.
Guide to driving a rental car in Bodrum
Read on for directions, driving tips and parking options for your Bodrum adventure.
Driving from the airport to downtown Bodrum
Expect the drive from Milas-Bodrum Airport to the city to take around 40 minutes. Exit the airport following signs to Mugla Bodrum Yolu and head south on D330. Continue on D330 for about 30 minutes until turning left onto Dr. Mumtaz Ataman Cd, then a right on Dervis Gorgun Cd, left onto Dere Sk, a right on Artemis Cd and finally a left onto Cevat Sakir Cd to arrive in the city centre.
Driving tips for your Bodrum rental car
Driving around the Bodrum peninsula is a great way to see many seaside towns and traditional villages. Here are tips on driving your hired car in the area:
● Drive on the right-hand side of the road and always wear your seatbelt.
● Avoid long-distance driving at night as the roads are not well lit.
● Stick to driving in the daylight when passing through the curvy mountain roads and coastal routes.
● Keep your eyes out for cows and sheep on the road when outside the city.
● Always keep your driver’s license and passport on you in case of checkpoints.
For more tips and rules of the road, check out the Turkey rental car page.
Parking at Milas-Bodrum Airport and in the city
Find parking in lots directly across from both the domestic and international terminals at Milas-Bodrum Airport. The rate is 10 TL for the first hour and 32 TL for the day in both lots.
Parking in Bodrum can sometimes be difficult so arm yourself with patience. There is a large underground car park in the center of the city near the Bodrum castle, as well as a parking lot near the marina. Most hotels in the area offer free parking for guests or can recommend where to park in Bodrum.
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