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Car Hire &  Bodrum Mini Guide

Bodrum in Turkey is a modern city built upon the remains of ancient Halicarnassus. It’s an important port city and faces the island of Kos.  Renting a car in Bodrum, Turkey, can offer several benefits for travellers, but it's important to consider factors like road conditions, traffic, and parking. Here's an overview:

Benefits of Having a Hire Car in Bodrum:

Flexibility: Having a rental car provides you with the flexibility to explore Bodrum and its surrounding areas at your own pace. You can visit off-the-beaten-path destinations and set your own itinerary.

Access to Beaches: Bodrum boasts beautiful beaches, and having a car allows you to easily access different beach areas along the peninsula.

Exploring Ancient Sites: Bodrum is rich in history, and a car allows you to visit historical sites like Bodrum Castle, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, and the ancient city of Ephesus, which is within driving distance.

Shopping and Dining: You can explore local markets, shops, and restaurants with ease and convenience.

Driving Conditions:

Roads in Bodrum and the surrounding region are generally well-maintained. However, some smaller roads may be narrower and winding.

Traffic congestion can be an issue, especially during the summer tourist season. Bodrum's roads can get crowded, and parking in popular areas, such as the city center or beach towns, may be challenging.

Driving in Bodrum may be different from what you're used to, with local driving habits and a mix of vehicle types, including scooters and pedestrians.

Places to Drive to from Bodrum:

Marmaris: Marmaris, another popular coastal town, is about a 2.5 to 3-hour drive from Bodrum. It's known for its vibrant nightlife, marina, and historical sites.

Ephesus: The ancient city of Ephesus is approximately a 3.5 to 4-hour drive from Bodrum. It's one of the best-preserved Roman cities in the world, with well-preserved ruins.

Pamukkale: Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis are about a 3.5 to 4-hour drive from Bodrum. Pamukkale is famous for its white terraces and thermal springs.

Dalyan: Dalyan, known for its turtle conservation project and mud baths, is around a 3-hour drive from Bodrum.

Distance from Bodrum Airport to the Resort:

Bodrum Airport (Milas-Bodrum Airport) is located approximately 35-40 kilometers (22-25 miles) northeast of Bodrum's city center. The drive from the airport to the resort area in Bodrum is relatively short and typically takes about 30-45 minutes, depending on traffic.
 

Current Rental Rates in Bodrum

Renault Clio

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 31.68 EUR/day
Renault Clio

7 Days rental at 221.76 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat Egea

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 32.49 EUR/day
Fiat Egea

7 Days rental at 227.44 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Clio

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 35.60 EUR/day
Renault Clio

7 Days rental at 249.22 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 72.06 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hybrid

7 Days rental at 504.44 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Bodrum: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Bodrum is one of Turkey’s major holiday resorts along with its neighbour Gumbet.
  • It is also the centre for Turkish yacht flotilla holidays and gulet cruises.
  • It’s home to one of the Seven Wonders Of The Ancient World, the Tomb of King Mausolus at Halikarnassus.
  • The city was originally founded in the 7th century BC.
  • The area is renowned for its old windmills, many of which are currently under restoration.

 

Popular car hire destinations in Bodrum

Best car rental companies in Bodrum

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No.1: AVIS,
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No.2: BUDGET,
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No.3: ENTERPRISE,
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Bodrum car hire information

  • 8.2/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Avis Europe Franchise
  • € 221.76
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 31.68
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 9
    Most Popular Type:
    Compact
  • 5
    Most popular model:
    Renault Clio
  • 38
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day in Bodrum

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January€ 51
February€ 39
March€ 42
April€ 43
May€ 49
June€ 58
July€ 69
August€ 69
September€ 54
October€ 50
November€ 42
December€ 42
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January€ 38
February€ 31
March€ 33
April€ 37
May€ 41
June€ 49
July€ 61
August€ 59
September€ 45
October€ 42
November€ 33
December€ 33
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January
February
March
April€ 100
May
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December
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January€ 78
February€ 55
March€ 59
April€ 62
May€ 68
June€ 88
July€ 107
August€ 104
September€ 91
October€ 82
November€ 60
December€ 58
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January€ 124
February€ 111
March€ 125
April€ 123
May€ 132
June€ 159
July€ 182
August€ 179
September€ 153
October€ 143
November€ 111
December€ 111
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January€ 20
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March€ 33
April€ 50
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July€ 77
August€ 67
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December€ 23
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January€ 96
February€ 70
March€ 83
April€ 100
May€ 94
June€ 123
July€ 187
August€ 159
September€ 133
October€ 106
November€ 76
December€ 77
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January€ 60
February€ 47
March€ 50
April€ 53
May€ 58
June€ 78
July€ 93
August€ 95
September€ 68
October€ 61
November€ 52
December€ 50

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