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

Should you visit Diyarbakir or Bodrum?

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

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Diyarbakir and Bodrum. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Diyarbakir or Bodrum?


Diyarbakır is the largest city in Southeastern Turkey, located on the banks of Tigris River, which is one of two great rivers of the Middle East. The city is known especially for its old city, housed within ancient fortress walls that have been designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within this fortress is a glimpse into the city's ancient history and traditional customs that remain alive today.


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.

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Which place is cheaper, Bodrum or Diyarbakir?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Diyarbakir is $117, while the average daily cost in Bodrum is $92. 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 Diyarbakir and Bodrum in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Diyarbakir $76
    Bodrum $48
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Diyarbakir $152
    Bodrum $96
Compare Hotels in Diyarbakir and Bodrum

Looking for a hotel in Diyarbakir 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 Diyarbakir

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: Diyarbakir Hotel Prices and Bodrum Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Diyarbakir $30
    Bodrum $24

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bodrum

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

  • İzmir Airport - Kuşadası : Private Airport Transfer: $26
  • Transfer From Bodrum Milas Airport to Soke (Söke): $125
  • Transfer From Bodrum Milas Airport to Kusadasi: $130
  • River Rafting Tour with Breakfast, Lunch & Transfer from Bodrum: $85
  • Private Transfer: Bodrum to Bodrum Airport (BJV) : $53
  • Private Transfer | BODRUM - IZMIR Airport: $293
  • Private Transfer from Bodrum Milas Airport BJV to Bodrum Port : $42
  • Private Departure Transfer: Central Bodrum or Bodrum Peninsula Hotels to Bodrum Airport: $41
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Bodrum Airport to Marmaris Hotels: $108
  • Ortakent Hotels to Bodrum Airport BJV Transfers: $81
  • Off-Road Jeep Safari Tour in Bodrum with BBQ Lunch & Transfer: $74
  • Kadikalesi Hotels to Bodrum Airport BJV Transfers: $92

Is it cheaper to fly into Diyarbakir or Bodrum?

Prices for flights to both Bodrum and Diyarbakir 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 Meals for one day
    Diyarbakir $20
    Bodrum $24
Typical Food Prices in Diyarbakir

For Diyarbakir, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:

  • Dessert
  • Lunch for Two

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: $43
  • Christmas Dinner at Karnas Vineyards: $103
  • Bodrum Vineyard Tour with Dinner and Wine Pairing: $117
  • Farmers Market visit & Turkish Cooking Class: $125
  • Bodrum Market Visit and Cooking Class: $128
  • Food and Wine pairing Dinner at Karnas Vineyards Bodrum: $130
  • 3-Hour Private Sunset Boat Tour With Dinner in Bodrum: $184
  • Private Sunset Boat Tour in Bodrum With Dinner: $221
  • Shore Excursions - Istanbul by Night: Turkish Food Tour: $250
  • From Private Sunset Boat Tour with Dinner & Swimming: $318
  • Private Sunset Boat Tour with Dinner: $370
  • From Private Sunset Yacht Tour with Dinner: $479

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Diyarbakir $21
    Bodrum $31

Tours and Activities in Diyarbakir

For Diyarbakir, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • All-inclusive Private Guided Tour of Diyarbakir City: $200

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: $276
  • All Inclusive Private BODRUM to Ephesus, Mary's House, Lunch Tour: $299
  • Boat tour: Bodrum Private Boat Tour for Cruise Customers: $804
  • Bodrum ↔ Gulf of Gökova | Cabin Charter Cruise: $936
  • Bodrum Black island Tour: $26
  • Bodrum Buggy Safari Tours: $57
  • Bodrum City Sightseeing Walk: $149
  • Bodrum City Tour: 5-Hour Private Excursion with Lunch: $253
  • Bodrum Fullday Private Tour with Licenced Guide & Dlx Van: $145
  • Bodrum Jeep Safari Tour: $80
  • Bodrum Jeep Safari With Lunch - 4x4 Off-road Fullday Tour: $55

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Diyarbakir $18
    Bodrum $14

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Diyarbakir and Bodrum, we can see that Diyarbakir 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 Diyarbakir would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Diyarbakir 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 Diyarbakir Expensive? and Is Bodrum Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Diyarbakir or Bodrum?

Diyarbakir has a larger population, and is about 20 times larger than the population of Bodrum. When comparing the sizes of Diyarbakir 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.