Try to avoid July and August as these are the busiest times of year, making flights to Bodrum more expensive and you’ll have no chance of peace and quiet. If you do visit around this time make sure to book your flights to Bodrum and your accommodation as early as you can to avoid overpaying.
In the middle of May is the Bodrum Bike, a festival that is aimed to raise awareness of the environment. It takes place over a number of different bike trails and can be a lot of fun. Due to the festival, you might find cheap flights to Bodrum harder to come by so it’s best to book earlier.
August is home to the Bodrum International Ballet Festival and hosts classical performances at the Bodrum Castle. It was the first ballet established in Turkey and is a fantastic night of performances and music.
October to April is generally considered the quietest time to visit Bodrum. Along with less crowds, you’ll also find the cheapest flights to Bodrum within this period, and for the most part you can still enjoy pleasant, humid weather.
Flights from London to Bodrum – 6 hours 10 minutes
Flights from Manchester to Bodrum – 8 hours 20 minutes
Flights from Birmingham to Bodrum – 8 hours 15 minutes
Flights from Glasgow to Bodrum – 9 hours 20 minutes
Pegasus, British Airways, Turkish and Atlas Global all operate flights to Bodrum, however the majority of them aren’t direct and you’ll change over at Istanbul. You’ll find British Airways might be more expensive, but they offer comfortable flights and free onboard snacks and beverages for the duration of your flight. Compare which airlines offer what for your money to work out the best value.
After your flights to Bodrum, you’ll be greeted with several options to get to the city. The most reliable is the Havas Airport Buses which run every hour and go direct to the bus station in the center of Bodrum.
You could also get a taxi to wherever it is you want to go, however this won’t be cheap. Make sure to agree and haggle with the driver before you agree to the journey as they will try to overcharge you. Taxis can be a great option if there are a few of you to share the price.
Failing that you can book a private shuttle to pick you up, but you’ll need to organize this before setting off on your flights to Bodrum.
Lastly, if you fly with Atlas Global, they do provide transfers to your hotel, so it is a good idea to check with them if this is included within the price of your flights to save you having to worry once you arrive.
If you book a flight to Bodrum, you will be flying into Milas–Bodrum, which is the city’s only airport. Milas–Bodrum (BJV) is located 31.7 km from the centre of Bodrum.