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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Bodrum Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Goldcar
$14.63 / per day
Bodrum Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 2 doors or similar
Fiat 500 2 doors
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Goldcar
$14.87 / per day
Bodrum Airport Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Goldcar
$15.12 / per day
Bodrum Airport Car Rental
Economy
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
Goldcar
$15.48 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Bodrum Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Rhodium
$16.00 / per day
Bodrum Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 2x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Rhodium
$16.26 / per day
Bodrum Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Pandora Car Hire
$16.29 / per day
Bodrum Airport Car Rental
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 4x
  • 3x
  • 3x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Pandora Car Hire
$16.29 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Turkish
Currency
TRY
Country code
90
Average car rental length
4 days
Economy car rental price
$22.75 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
90 km/h
56 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Why rent a car in Bodrum?

Bodrum is a fascinating place to visit. One of the most popular resort towns in Turkey, its long Aegean coastline is no less impressive than beaches in Italy, Spain, or Greece. With plenty of beach bars and restaurants, great opportunities for water sports, and a touch of ancient history in the city center, Bodrum is the perfect vacation destination.

Top ways to enter Bodrum

  • Milas-Bodrum Airport: Serving Bodrum, as well as the nearby town of Milas, the airport handles nearly three million travelers every year. The airport is especially active during the summer months when around 25 airlines fly to and from Bodrum. The city is 36km (22 miles) southwest of the airport and can be reached in about 35 minutes.
  • Dalaman Airport: Another coastal airport primarily serving vacationers coming to the Turkish Mediterranean, Dalaman is much larger than Milas-Bodrum as it handles around 4.5 million travelers each year. About 200km (124 miles) east of Bodrum, the airport can be reached in less than 3 hours.
  • Izmir Airport: Serving Turkey’s third largest city, Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport is a hub for Pegasus Airlines and SunExpress. It is also served by around 30 other airlines. Flying to Izmir can often be a good alternative if you cannot find a direct flight to Bodrum. Located 220km (136 miles) north of Bodrum, the airport can be reached in about 2 hours and 40 minutes.
  • Rhodes Airport: Also known as Diagoras, it is the international airport serving the Greek island of Rhodes and the fourth-busiest airport in Greece. Separated from Bodrum by the Aegean Sea, the two destinations are linked by a ferry service. Read more about traveling between Rhodes and Bodrum below. 
  • By sea: If arriving in Bodrum by ferry, you can conveniently pick up your rental car at the Port of Bodrum. During the summer months, Bodrum has a frequent ferry service to a number of nearby Greek islands, as well as destinations in Turkey. The service is less active during the rest of the year and it is a good idea to look up the timetable in advance.

Important: While there is a ship service between Bodrum and Rhodes, Kos, and other Greek islands, many rental car providers will not permit taking a vehicle on a ferry. If you’re flying to Rhodes or Kos and plan to continue to Bodrum, an alternative is to take a ferry without a car and then pick up one upon arriving in Turkey.

 

It’s also important to see if you need a visa for Turkey - unlike Greece, Turkey is not a member state of the European Union or the Schengen Area, and the entry requirements can be quite different depending on your citizenship.

Useful city facts

  • Like the rest of the southern Turkish coast, Bodrum enjoys a Mediterranean climate with very hot summers and short, mild winters. The average temperature is 29°C  (84°F) in July and August, the warmest months, and 14°C  (57°F) in January and February. It is quite rainy from November to March, but very dry from June to August with practically no precipitation in July. 
  • More than 2000 years ago there was an Ancient Greek city called Halicarnassus in the area of present-day Bodrum. It’s most famous building was the Tomb of Mausolus, also known as the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. The tomb, built to honor a local satrap, or ruler, was so impressive that it was considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The mausoleum stood for more than 1,500 years until a series of earthquakes destroyed it between the 12th to 15th centuries. Nevertheless, the legend of the mausoleum survived and today, a model of it can be observed at the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology.

Top destinations and activities

  • Bodrum Castle. Also known as the Castle of St. Peter, its construction started in 1402 and was continued at various times and by different rulers. Its four towers are known as the German, English, Italian, and French towers after the nationalities who constructed them. As impressive from land as it is from the sea, the castle is one of the symbols of Bodrum.
  • Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology. Located inside the Bodrum Castle, the museum deserves a special mention as one of the best in Turkey. It contains jewelry of the Carians, the first inhabitants of the region; Byzantine and Syrian shipwrecks; ancient Greek coins with images of their gods’ and many other artifacts and objects.
  • Bodrum Amphitheater. Its construction was begun by the Greeks and finished, centuries later, by the Romans. Located right on the coast, it used to host gladiator fights and other entertainment for the city’s inhabitants. It is one of the best-preserved amphitheaters in Turkey and you should not miss a chance to visit it.

Traffic and parking tips

  • Unless specifically indicated otherwise, the speed limits are 120 km/h (74.5 mph) on highways, 90 km/h (55.9 mph) on two-lane roads, and 50 km/h (31 mph) in populated and built-up areas.
  • It is illegal to use a mobile phone while driving.
  • On regional roads, there might be fewer gas stations than on the national highways. Never stay too low on gas and always plan your route in advance to know the location of the next gas station.
  • Due to high taxes, Turkey has very expensive petrol with prices even higher than in most EU countries. Keep that in mind when planning your route!
  • Turkey is overall a warm country, but during the winter the roads can be covered with ice, especially in the country’s mountainous regions. Ask your car rental provider in advance if your vehicle will have winter tires..
  • Occasionally you might encounter police roadblocks and even military checkpoints, especially in Southeastern Turkey. They are there for your own safety and in most cases, they will only check your license and warn you about any potential danger that might lie ahead. 
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.05% if you’re driving alone and 0.00% if you’re traveling with other passengers. Exceeding the limit can lead to large fines and a licence ban.
  • Proof of insurance and the car’s documentation need to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • When driving,  you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • The general emergency number is 112. The police number is 155, the fire brigade number is 110, and the forest fire number is 177. 

Toll roads

  • Driving on most national motorways, as well as some bridges and tunnels, in Turkey requires a toll payment, including some motorways in the Bodrum area and in the wider Turkish Mediterranean region. 
  • Most Turkish toll roads only permit an electronic, contactless payment from an electronic toll-payment transponder that’s in a car or by an electronic chip-sticker that’s on a car. This means that you cannot pay either by cash or credit card for most toll roads (only a handful of newer ones will permit that). 
  • All rental cars have to be equipped either with a toll-payment transponder or with a toll-payment sticker. Some rental car providers might charge an extra fee for this service. Contact your rental car provider in advance to find out more. 
  • The toll roads in Turkey are divided into HGS, the High-Speed Passage System (Hızlı Geçiş Sistemi in Turkish) and OGS (Otomatik Geçiş Sistemi in Turkish). On HGS roads, you can pass through the toll area at a higher speed. On OGS roads, you need to slow down as you go through a toll gate and the toll payment is registered through the electronic transponder that’s in a car. The exact amount you’ll have to pay will depend on the specific road you drive on and on the distance you travel.
  • Find out more about the toll roads in Turkey on the European toll road website.

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Beaches. Even though there’s plenty of ancient history to discover, Bodrum remains, first and foremost, a beach destination. Many Bodrum’s beaches are very nice, but they are made of pebbles and can also get crowded. The real winners are right outside the city’s borders. Gumbet or Bitez, both located less than a 15 minute drive west of the city center, are two sandy shores with plenty of opportunities for swimming, diving, or having a delicious meal at a beach bar.
  • Gümüşlük. A small and relaxed fishing village on the edge of the Peninsula of Bodrum, Gümüşlük is famous as the location of the ancient Carian city of Myndos which was washed into the sea by an earthquake. The submerged city offers truly picturesque underwater life and Gümüşlük has developed a reputation as a prime snorkeling destination. Infinitely more quiet than Bodrum, but located just 21km (13 miles) west, the village can be reached in about 13 minutes.
  • Kalymnos. A small and relatively undiscovered Greek island, Kalymnos has become something of a rock climbing paradise. Those who make it to the top of the cliffs are rewarded with views of the surrounding Aegean Sea. But even if bouldering is not your thing, you can still enjoy picturesque little villages, quiet corners of nature, and truly spectacular beaches. Most car rental providers won’t permit taking a rental car on a ferry. The ferry service is quite frequent during the summer months, though, so if you go in the morning and come back in the evening, Kalymnos can be a perfect day-trip destination.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car in Bodrum is the Fiat Panda, but many travelers also go for the Fiat 500 and the Renault Clio. The most popular rental car types are mini, economy, and standard.

Further destinations

  • Marmaris. Part of the Turquoise Coast, Marmaris is not just a major resort town - it also attracts visitors with its traditional Turkish baths, ancient sites such as Nimara Cave on nearby Heaven Island, and natural landmarks such as the mountains and waterfalls that surround the city. Located just 160km (99 miles) east of Bodrum and easily reached in two hours, Marmaris is a safe bet as a fun stop on your Turkish adventure. 
  • Pamukkale. Known as the “Cotton Castle”, Pamukkale is a famous site of hot mineral springs. In use as a spa since before Christ, Pamukkale’s healing waters attracted Greeks and Romans; the former built a city, Hierapolis, on the top of the site which included the mighty 12,000-seat amphitheater which can still be visited. Located 270km(167 miles) northeast of Bodrum, Pamukkale can be reached in 3 hours and 30 minutes.
  • Dilek Peninsula-Büyük Menderes Delta National Park. One of the most biodiverse national parks in Turkey, Büyük Menderes is made up of impressive canyons, valleys, and wetlands. Perfect for hiking and relaxing, the national park is home to such varied animal species as golden jackals, pygmy cormorants, Dalmatian pelicans, and even caracal cats and striped hyenas. There are also natural landmarks such as the Cave of Zeus. About 138km (85 miles) north of Bodrum, the national park can be reached in 2 hours and 20 minutes. 

How can I save money on my rental car?

Follow these simple tips to land the best available rental car in Bodrum:

  • Compare the rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Bodrum is the cheapest in February when renting a car is about 69% cheaper than the yearly average and a whole 83% cheaper than renting a car in November.

Top 18 Cities near Bodrum

  1. Istanbul Car Rentals from $13.27 per day
    457.2 km / 284.1 miles away
  2. Izmir Car Rentals from $7.23 per day
    124.1 km / 77.1 miles away
  3. Antalya Car Rentals from $14.77 per day
    281.0 km / 174.6 miles away
  4. Ankara Car Rentals from $14.62 per day
    562.4 km / 349.4 miles away
  5. Dalaman Car Rentals from $14.00 per day
    116.7 km / 72.5 miles away
  6. Kayseri Car Rentals from $20.50 per day
    706.3 km / 438.9 miles away
  7. Adana Car Rentals from $18.70 per day
    675.8 km / 419.9 miles away
  8. Gaziantep Car Rentals from $24.56 per day
    870.7 km / 541.0 miles away
  9. Samsun Car Rentals from $19.31 per day
    885.8 km / 550.4 miles away
  10. Konya Car Rentals from $24.14 per day
    438.9 km / 272.7 miles away
  11. Sivas Car Rentals from $19.06 per day
    852.2 km / 529.5 miles away
  12. Nevsehir Car Rentals from $23.97 per day
    636.9 km / 395.8 miles away
  13. Kocaeli Car Rentals from $45.73 per day
    451.6 km / 280.6 miles away
  14. Hatay Car Rentals from $26.55 per day
    773.1 km / 480.4 miles away
  15. Gazipasa Car Rentals from $56.33 per day
    426.4 km / 264.9 miles away
  16. Malatya Car Rentals from $22.92 per day
    924.5 km / 574.4 miles away
  17. Denizli Car Rentals from $39.78 per day
    189.2 km / 117.6 miles away
  18. Sanliurfa Car Rentals from $39.29 per day
    990.4 km / 615.4 miles away

Top 20 Locations near Bodrum

  1. Bodrum Airport Car Rentals from $14.63 per day
  2. Dalaman Airport Car Rentals from $14.00 per day
    116.7 km / 72.5 miles away
  3. Izmir Airport Car Rentals from $7.23 per day
    124.1 km / 77.1 miles away
  4. Denizli Airport Car Rentals from $39.78 per day
    189.2 km / 117.6 miles away
  5. 281.0 km / 174.6 miles away
  6. Gazipasa Airport Car Rentals from $56.33 per day
    426.4 km / 264.9 miles away
  7. 429.7 km / 267.0 miles away
  8. Konya Airport Car Rentals from $24.14 per day
    438.9 km / 272.7 miles away
  9. 451.6 km / 280.6 miles away
  10. Istanbul Airport Car Rentals from $13.27 per day
    457.2 km / 284.1 miles away
  11. Ankara Airport Car Rentals from $14.62 per day
    562.4 km / 349.4 miles away
  12. Nevsehir Airport Car Rentals from $23.97 per day
    636.9 km / 395.8 miles away
  13. Adana Airport Car Rentals from $18.70 per day
    675.8 km / 419.9 miles away
  14. 706.3 km / 438.9 miles away
  15. Hatay Airport Car Rentals from $26.55 per day
    773.1 km / 480.4 miles away
  16. Sivas Airport Car Rentals from $19.06 per day
    852.2 km / 529.5 miles away
  17. 870.7 km / 541.0 miles away
  18. Samsun Airport Car Rentals from $19.31 per day
    885.8 km / 550.4 miles away
  19. Malatya Airport Car Rentals from $22.92 per day
    924.5 km / 574.4 miles away
  20. 990.4 km / 615.4 miles away

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Bodrum?

Car rental prices in Bodrum vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Bodrum
$48.27
January
$14.59
February
$61.07
March
$36.04
April
$30.59
May
$32.43
June
$30.94
July
$30.67
August
$61.92
September
$57.41
October
$84.96
November
$84.96
December
The best month to rent a car in Bodrum is February (when prices for an Economy class start from $14.59). This is 69% cheaper than the yearly average and 83% cheaper than renting in November (when rental prices start at $84.96 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Bodrum?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in January, travelers rent a car for an average of 21 days in November, the average rental period is 1 days.
Average Rental Length in Bodrum
21
January
8
February
7
March
6
April
8
May
4
June
5
July
5
August
3
September
4
October
1
November
11
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Bodrum?

While travelers visit Bodrum year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is August, and the least popular is September.
Bodrum Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
60%
January
69%
February
79%
March
140%
April
221%
May
20%
June
22%
July
323%
August
9%
September
189%
October
14%
November
55%
December

Top 14 Suppliers for Bodrum in 2019

SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9.2
+90-5335030016
Domestic Terminal
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.5
+902525230212
INTERNATIONAL ARRIVAL TERMINAL
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Excellent 8.5
0090 8 503 031 608
Akyol Mahallesi, Milas-Bodrum Havaalani Yolu, 48670 Milas, Mugla
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
0090 2 525 230 271
Bodrum Airport Domestic Arrival Hall
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.3
00902529700937
BODRUM AIRPORT, DOMESTIC FLIGHT TERMINAL
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 7.6
00902529700937
DOMESTIC FLIGHT TERMINAL,
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
+902124814343, 317-248-7251
Milas Airport Domestic Arrival
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.5
0034 965 233 425; +34 965 233 425
On-Airport. Milas Bodrum Airport Entrance
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7.4
0034 965 233 425; +34 965 233 425
On-Airport. Milas Bodrum Airport Entrance
RightCars
RightCars
Very good 7.3
0090 5 393 347 780
Ekinanbari Mahallesi, Bodrum Milas Havalimani Dıs Hatlar Gelis Terminali, 48670 Milas, Mugla
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.1
0034 965 233 425; +34 965 233 425
On-Airport. Milas Bodrum Airport Entrance
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Very good 7.1
0090 5 071 216 284 / 0090 8 503 043 527
Milas Bodrum Havaalani, 48200 Milas, Mugla
Surprice
Surprice
Good 6
0090 2 424 631 023 / 0090 5 302 247 575 / 0090 5 302 247 574
Milas Bodrum Havaalani Girisi, 48200 Milas/Mugla

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