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

Should you visit Fethiye or Bodrum?

Should I visit Fethiye or Bodrum? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Fethiye

Fethiye is a tourist town in Lycia on the Mediterranean coast. It has a beautiful marina and plenty of activities during the day or night. Fethiye's size, location, and easy access to transportation make it a great central starting point to explore the area. It's also a popular place to pick up the "Blue Cruise," a popular boat tour along the Mediterranean coast.

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.

Which city is cheaper, Bodrum or Fethiye?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Fethiye is $46, while the average daily cost in Bodrum is $35. 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 city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Fethiye and Bodrum in more detail.




Accommodation

An average hotel room with basic furnishings costs about $40 in Fethiye For the most convenient locations and nicer amenities you can expect to pay a bit more.

Travelers usually pay around $24 for a double occupancy room in Bodrum If you want to be in a premiere location or have high end amenities, you can expect to pay a bit more.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Fethiye $20
    Bodrum $12
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Fethiye $40
    Bodrum $24


Food

In Fethiye travelers spend around $14 a day on food. You can save money by choosing casual restaurants or food stalls, or you can spend plenty more by dining in nicer restaurants at every meal.

Bodrum food costs typically run travelers around $23 per day. Eating every meal in a nicer restaurant will drive the cost up, and grabbing fast food or casual meals will help you save money.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Fethiye $14
    Bodrum $23
Typical Food prices in Fethiye

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


  • Fruit
    $0.82
  • Soda
    $0.35

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Fethiye

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

  • Sunset Cruise with Live Music and Dinner: $25

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bodrum

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

  • Bodrum Vineyard Tour with Dinner and Wine Pairing: $67
  • Bodrum Market Visit and Cooking Class: $103


Local Transportation

To get around in Fethiye, the average visitor spends $14 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.

Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Bodrum than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend $0.23 on transportation in Bodrum on average per day.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Fethiye $14
    Bodrum $0.23
Typical Local Transportation prices in Fethiye

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Fethiye are as follows:


  • Local Bus
    $0.99

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Fethiye

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

  • Tandem Paragliding Over The Blue Lagoon in Fethiye From Kas Inc.Transfer: $226
  • Antalya Airport AYT Transfers to Calis Beach Hotels: $200
  • Antalya Calis Beach Hotels to Antalya Airport AYT Transfers: $200
  • Vip airport transfer Dalaman airport to/from Fethiye: $66
  • Private Airport Transfers: From Fethiye/Oludeniz to Dalaman Airport: $61
  • Private Airport Transfers: From Fethiye/Oludeniz to Dalaman Airport: $61
  • Calis Beach Hotels to Dalaman Airport DLM Transfers: $59
  • Dalaman Airport DLM Transfers to Calis Beach Hotels: $59
  • Ultra Luxury VIP Airport Transfer From/To Dalaman Airport: $56
  • Fethiye to Dalaman International Airport (DLM) - Departure Private Transfer: $50
  • Luxury Transfer From Dalaman Airport to Fethiye Area: $47
  • Private Transfer from Fethiye to Dalaman Airport: $44

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bodrum

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

  • From All Bodrum Hotels to Dalaman Airport Private Departure Transfer: $391
  • Bodrum Airport to Kusadasi: Airport Transfer: $121
  • Private Airport Round-Trip Transfer: BJV Bodrum Airport to Bodrum City: $77
  • Bodrum Airport Transfers : Bodrum City to Bodrum Airport BJV in Luxury Van: $58
  • Departure Private Transfer from Bodrum City to Bodrum Airport BJV by Minibus: $53
  • Bodrum Private Transfer from Bodrum Peninsula hotels to Bodrum Airport: $50
  • Bodrum Airport Transfers : Bodrum City to Bodrum Airport BJV in Business Car: $46
  • Departure Private Transfer from Bodrum City to Bodrum Airport BJV by Minivan: $40
  • Private Departure Transfer from Bodrum City to BJV Bodrum Airport: $39
  • Private Airport Transfer: Bodrum to Milas Bodrum International Airport (BJV): $22


Entertainment

In Fethiye, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average $22 per person, per day.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Fethiye $22
    Bodrum -
Typical Entertainment prices in Fethiye

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


  • Paragliding
    $28
  • Gorge Walk entry and photo
    $0.64

Tours and Activities in Fethiye

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

  • 12 Island Tour from Fethiye: $28
  • 15 Days Eco Tourism Tour From Fethiye: $1,857
  • 2-Day tour Ephesus and Pamukkale from Fethiye: $106
  • 2-day Ancient Ephesus and Pamukkale Hot Springs Tour: $157
  • Adventure in Saklikent Gorge and Ancient City Tlos: $33
  • Blue Lagoon Ölüdeniz Tandem Paragliding Experience from Fethiye: $154
  • Dalyan Day Trip from Fethiye Including River Cruise, Mud Baths and Iztuzu Beach: $42
  • Dalyan Mud Baths and Turtle Beach Day Tour From Fethiye: $35
  • Dalyan River Cruise by Boat with Lunch and Sea Turtles Watching: $40
  • Ephesus and Pamukkale 2 Day tour from Fethiye: $165
  • Fethiye Boat Cruise Including Lunch: $31
  • Fethiye Jeep Safari Tour Including Lunch: $26

Tours and Activities in Bodrum

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

  • 7-Night Bodrum Peninsula and Greek Islands Yacht Cruise from Bodrum: $733
  • 7-Night Gulet Cruise from Gulf of Gökova: $361
  • 7-Night Turkish Coast Cruise from Bodrum: $396
  • Aqua Park Tour from Bodrum - BOD15: $75
  • Blue cruise around Bodrum bays: $22
  • Bodrum City Walking Sightseeing - Late afternoon: $137
  • Bodrum Cruise Excursion - Bodrum City Tour: $205
  • Bodrum Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $42
  • Bodrum Private Tours: $65
  • Bodrum Sightseeing & Relaxation Yacht Cabin Charter: $616
  • Daily Boat Tour (Orak Island) around Bodrum and Black Island Coves: $31
  • From Full-Day Tour to Ephesus: $73


Alcohol

Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Fethiye, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is $9.33.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Fethiye $9.33
    Bodrum -



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

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