A Travel Price Comparison for Turkey Cappadocia vs. Bodrum for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Cappadocia or Bodrum?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Should I visit Cappadocia or Bodrum? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city has activities that align with your interests along with knowing which is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the details and the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Where Should I go: Cappadocia or Bodrum?

Cappadocia

Cappadocia is in Central Anatolia, between the mountains Erciyes, Melendiz and Hasan. It is famous for its underground cities, fairy chimneys, and caves. The landscape of the area is some of the most unique you'll ever see. The fairy chimneys are bizarrely shaped rock outcroppings that have evolved from the unique geography in the area. There are hiking trails through the series of valleys that make up the area. It's a great place to explore for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers.

Bodrum

Bodrum is a city on the Bodrum Peninsula, stretching from Turkey's southwest coast into the Aegean Sea. The city features twin bays with views of Bodrum Castle. This medieval fortress was built partly with stones from the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, completed in the 4th century B.C. The city is also a gateway for nearby beach towns and resorts. Although more than a million tourists flock to its beaches, boutique hotels, trendy restaurants, and clubs each summer, the town of Bodrum (ancient Halicarnassus) never seems to lose its cool. More than any other Turkish seaside getaway, it has an enigmatic elegance that pervades it. The evocative castle and the ancient ruins around town also help keep Bodrum a discerning step above the rest.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 10-Day Tours from Istanbul, The Best 2-Week Tours from Istanbul, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Antalya, and The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Turkey.


Which place is cheaper, Bodrum or Cappadocia?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Cappadocia is $152, while the average daily cost in Bodrum is $93. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Cappadocia and Bodrum in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cappadocia $53
    Bodrum $48
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cappadocia $106
    Bodrum $96
Compare Hotels in Cappadocia and Bodrum

Looking for a hotel in Cappadocia or Bodrum? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Cappadocia


Hotels in Bodrum


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Cappadocia Hotel Prices and Bodrum Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cappadocia $51
    Bodrum $24

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cappadocia

Also for Cappadocia, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Cappadocia Balloon Ride with Breakfast, Champagne and Transfers: $258
  • Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride with Transfers: $221
  • Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride over Cat Valley with Transfers: $221
  • Private Transfer from Cappadocia to Antalya : $213
  • Double Tour with Airport Transfer : $193
  • Cappadocia Package Tour withTransfers + 1 Night Hotel,1 Day Tour: $193
  • Kayseri Airport ASR Transfers to Hacibektas Hotels: $171
  • Nevsehir Kapadokya Airport NAV Transfers to Guzelyurt Hotels: $160
  • Transfer from Cappadocia Hotels to Nev┼čehir or Kayseri Airport (private): $150
  • Nevsehir Airport to Cappadocia Hotel Private Transfer: $150
  • Private Transfer from Cappadocia Hotels to Kayseri Erkilet Airport (ASR): $143
  • Private Cappadocia Transfer: $140

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bodrum

Also for Bodrum, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Private Transfer | BODRUM - IZMIR Airport: $298
  • Transfer From Bodrum Milas Airport to Seferihisar: $220
  • Bodrum Airport BJV Transfers to Akyaka Hotels: $177
  • Bodrum Airport BJV Transfers to Mugla City Center Hotels: $176
  • Bodrum Airport BJV Transfers to Didim (Altinkum) Hotels: $138
  • Bodrum Akyarlar Hotels to Bodrum Airport BJV Transfers: $127
  • Transfer From Bodrum Milas Airport to Soke (Söke): $127
  • Bodrum Airport BJV Transfers to Kadikalesi Hotels: $116
  • Bodrum Airport BJV Transfers to Akyarlar Hotels: $111
  • Bodrum Airport BJV Transfers to Gumusluk Hotels: $111
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Bodrum Airport to Marmaris Hotels: $110
  • Bodrum Airport BJV Transfers to Yaliciftlik Hotels: $105

Is it cheaper to fly into Cappadocia or Bodrum?

Prices for flights to both Bodrum and Cappadocia change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Cappadocia $50
    Bodrum $25
Typical Food Prices in Cappadocia

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Cappadocia:


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Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cappadocia

For Cappadocia, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Cappadocia Turkish Night With Unlimited Drinks And Dinner: $30
  • Cappadocia Turkish Night Show in Cave Restaurant with Dinner: $35
  • Cappadocia Turkish Night wTransfer,Dinner &Unlimited Drinks: $38
  • Cappadocia Traditional Turkish Night with Dinner (in Authentic Cave Restaurant): $54
  • Turkish Night Show in Cave Restaurant with Dinner and Transfer: $55
  • Cappadocia Turkish Night Show with Dinner: $61
  • Cappadocia Turkish Night Show with Dinner and Entertainments: $63
  • Turkish night show with dinner and unlimited free alcohol: $64
  • Romantic Cappadocia Sunset Dinner and Wine : $65
  • 3 Hours Turkish Night Show with Dinner: $65
  • Cappadocia Cave Restaurant for Dinner and Turkish Entertainments: $72
  • Cappadocia Turkish Night Show with dinner, unlimited alcohol: $75

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bodrum

For Bodrum, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Cooking Class in Authentic Etrim Village: $44
  • Christmas Dinner at Karnas Vineyards: $105
  • Bodrum Market Visit and Cooking Class: $130
  • Bodrum Vineyard Tour with Dinner and Wine Pairing: $130
  • Food and Wine pairing Dinner at Karnas Vineyards Bodrum: $132
  • Farmers Market visit & Turkish Cooking Class: $133
  • Bodrum Cooking Class: $177
  • 3-Hour Private Sunset Boat Tour With Dinner in Bodrum: $188
  • Sunset Boat Trip including Dinner: $221
  • Private Sunset Boat Tour in Bodrum With Dinner: $223
  • Shore Excursions - Istanbul by Night: Turkish Food Tour: $255
  • Private Vineyard Tour with Dinner Under the Stars in Karnas: $295

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cappadocia $96
    Bodrum $32
Typical Entertainment Prices in Cappadocia

For Cappadocia, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:


  • Underground City Entrance for Two
    $0.93
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride for Two
    $18
  • Horseback Riding for Two
    $3.56
  • Cappadocia Driving Tour
    $3.80
  • Goreme Museum Entrance Fee
    $0.47
  • Whirling Dervishes Show
    $3.11
  • Turkish Bath
    $2.17
  • Hot air ballooning
    $13
  • Goreme open air museum
    $0.62
  • Bellydancing Show
    $4.04

Tours and Activities in Cappadocia

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Cappadocia.

  • 2 Days Cappadocia Red & Erciyes Ski Tour: $220
  • Cappadocia ATV safari & adventures : $55
  • Cappadocia Red Tour Small Group: $99
  • Cappadocia Sunset Horseback Riding Tour 2 Hours: $72
  • 1 Hour ATV Tour: $27
  • 1 Hour Atv-Quad Tour in Goreme | Cappadocia : $22
  • 1-Hour Hot Air Balloon Tour in Cappadocia Goreme Valley: $250
  • 2 Days Cappadocia Tours: $200
  • 2 Days Private Guided Cappadocia Tour with Pick Up: $225
  • 2 Hour Cappadocia Atv Experience : $41
  • 2 Hour Cappadocia Jeep Safari Tour: $101
  • 2 Hour Sunset Quad Bike (ATV) Tour in Cappadocia: $22

Tours and Activities in Bodrum

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Bodrum.

  • 2 Hours Private Sightseeing and Walking Tour in Bodrum: $106
  • A Breathtaking Pamukkale Day Tour from Bodrum: $280
  • All Inclusive Private BODRUM to Ephesus, Mary's House, Lunch Tour: $299
  • Amazing Sunset Tour in Turkbuku Bodrum: $1,291
  • Boat tour: Bodrum Private Boat Tour for Cruise Customers: $807
  • Bodrum ↔ Gulf of Gökova | Cabin Charter Cruise: $955
  • Bodrum Aquapark Ticket: $39
  • Bodrum Black (Cleopatra) Island Tour: $26
  • Bodrum Buggy Safari Tours: $58
  • Bodrum City Sightseeing Walk: $152
  • Bodrum City Tour: 5-Hour Private Excursion with Lunch: $271
  • Bodrum Fullday Private Tour with Licenced Guide & Dlx Van: $160

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cappadocia $19
    Bodrum $14

Sample the Local Flavors in Cappadocia

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Cappadocia:

  • Cappadocia Nightlife Experience: Bar and Pub Crawl Tour: $33
  • Wine tasting in Cappadocia: $65
  • Full-day Cappadocia Tour with wine tasting and clay shaping : $90
  • Wine Tasting and Sunset in Cappadocia: $199


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Cappadocia and Bodrum, we can see that Cappadocia is more expensive. And not only is Bodrum much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Bodrum would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Bodrum and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Cappadocia would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Cappadocia than you might in Bodrum.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Cappadocia Expensive? and Is Bodrum Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Cappadocia or Bodrum?

Bodrum has a larger population, and is about 6 times larger than the population of Cappadocia. When comparing the sizes of Cappadocia and Bodrum, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.