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Bodrum at a glance

Known as Halicarnassus in antiquity, Bodrum has a storied history. The city stands on the site of the Ancient Greek city of Halicarnassus, which was home to the Tomb of Mausolus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. However, the city’s most impressive, preserved structure is the medieval Bodrum Castle – the Castle houses the Museum of Underwater Archaeology, one of the city’s major cultural and artistic venues.

In addition to historical and cultural sites, Bodrum features secluded bays and pristine beaches along with five-star hotels and a bustling nightlife (especially in summer!). But however, you choose to spend your time in Bodrum, keep in mind the words of the Fisherman of Halicarnassus, the Turkish writer Cevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı:

“Hello! When you reach the top of the hill, you will see Bodrum
Don’t assume that you’ll leave as you came.
The others before you were the same, too,
As they departed, they all left their souls behind."

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To explore Bodrum’s beautiful beaches and clear turquoise seas, simply book a flight to Bodrum. While there, you can also visit Bodrum Castle and the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, the Saint Nicholas Church, and the Zeki Müren Art Museum, as well as surrounding areas such as Gümüşlük, Yalıkavak or Turgutreis. For more information about Bodrum’s coastal offerings, check out Sea-Sand-Sun: Bodrum beaches and bays.

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Turkish Airlines operates direct flights to Milas-Bodrum Airport from the airports in Istanbul and Ankara. For more information on flights, tickets and fares to Bodrum, keep reading. You can also visit our flight ticket page.

Bodrum is known for:

Entertainment and Shopping Romantic Swimming Diving Seaside

Quick information

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Bodrum airport information


Visitors can get to the Bodrum center from Milas-Bodrum Airport via the HAVAŞ shuttle buses. The HAVAŞ shuttles go to the Bodrum Bus Terminal, where visitors can take minibuses or buses to surrounding districts. In addition, due to high volumes of passengers at Milas-Bodrum Airport, the Muğla Metropolitan Municipality operates MUTTAŞ buses from the airport to various destinations. The Milas-Bodrum MUTTAŞ airport bus line operates daily between 06.30-24.00.

The approximate distance between Milas-Bodrum Airport and the Bodrum town center is 36 kilometers. Via the HAVAŞ buses, the drive is about 45 minutes.

Average time from airport: 45 minutes

Distance from airport: 365 km


Taxis operate 24/7 to and from Milas-Bodrum airport. Via taxi, the drive from the airport to the city center is approximately 40 minutes, while the drive to Gümüşlük, Yalıkavak, and Turgutreis districts is about one hour.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1- What is the airport in Bodrum? Learn more

Turkish Airlines operates flights to Milas-Bodrum Airport.

2- How long is the flight to Bodrum? Learn more

-    Istanbul-Bodrum flight: 75 minutes
-    Ankara-Bodrum flight: 75 minutes
-    London-Bodrum flight: 4 hours
-    Berlin-Bodrum flight: 3 hours and 15 minutes.
-    Moscow-Bodrum flight: 5 hours.
-    Beirut-Bodrum flight: 90 minutes.
-    Kuwait-Bodrum flight: 75 minutes.

3- How do I get the best fares to Bodrum? Learn more

We suggest that you fly to Bodrum during the autumn or winter seasons, except for special holiday periods, for the most advantageous ticket fares. You can also follow the domestic and international airline ticket campaigns offered periodically by Turkish Airlines.

4- Which are the most popular destinations with direct flights from Bodrum? Learn more