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Bodrum, Mugla, Turkey

How much does it cost to travel to Bodrum?

You should plan to spend around $97 (TRY2,988) per day on your vacation in Bodrum. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $26 (TRY789) on meals
  • $25 (TRY771) on local transportation
  • $102 (TRY3,118) on hotels

A one week trip to Bodrum for two people costs, on average, $1,364 (TRY41,829). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Bodrum cost?

A one week trip to Bodrum usually costs around $682 (TRY20,914) for one person and $1,364 (TRY41,829) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Bodrum on average costs around $1,364 (TRY41,829) for one person and $2,727 (TRY83,658) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Bodrum will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Bodrum on average costs around $2,922 (TRY89,633) for one person and $5,844 (TRY179,267) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Bodrum has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Bodrum expensive to visit?

Prices in Bodrum are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Bodrum is a reasonably affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in Europe for its affordability. You can find more affordable cities such as Novi Sad, but there are also more expensive cities, such as Avignon.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Bodrum Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Bodrum?

The average Bodrum trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Bodrum travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) TRY3,118 ($102)
Local Transportation 1 TRY771 ($25)
Food 2 TRY789 ($26)
Entertainment 1 TRY1,014 ($33)
Alcohol 2 TRY221 - 664 ($7 - 22)
Accommodation Budget in Bodrum
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Bodrum is $51 (TRY1,559). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Bodrum is $102 (TRY3,118). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Bodrum

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Bodrum based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $57. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Bodrum
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Bodrum is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $25 (TRY771) per person, per day, on local transportation in Bodrum.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Bodrum
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Rental Cars in Bodrum
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Food Budget in Bodrum
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Bodrum can vary, the average cost of food in Bodrum is $26 (TRY789) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Bodrum should cost around $10 (TRY316) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Bodrum is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Bodrum
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Bodrum typically cost an average of $33 (TRY1,014) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Bodrum
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $14 (TRY443) on alcoholic beverages in Bodrum per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Last Updated: Nov 27, 2023
Bodrum On a Budget
Bodrum Bodrum, Turkey
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.
Bodrum Castle, a magnificent structure on the waterfront, is over 600 years old and is a superb example of a gothic style stronghold, where you can walk around the twisting passageways and towers designed to make the castle as difficult as possible for invaders to take. 40 years ago this castle was in ruins, but today it's fully renovated and stands proudly in the center of Bodrum Bay. As well as housing the Museum of Underwater Archaeology, it's elevated vantage point allows for great views of the surrounding area.

The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, was the tomb of Mausolus, ruler of Caria, in southwestern Asia Minor. It was built in his capital city, Halicarnassus, between about 353 and 351 BCE by his sister and widow, Artemisia II. The building was designed by the Greek architects Pythius and Satyros. The sculptures that adorned it were the work of four leading Greek artists-Scopas, Bryaxis, Leochares, and Timotheus-each of whom was responsible for a single side.
It was bounded by 36 columns, and the top formed a 24-step pyramid surmounted by a four-horse marble chariot. The Mausoleum was probably destroyed by an earthquake between the 11th and the 15th century CE, and the stones were reused in local buildings.

Turgutreis Beach is beautiful, clean, and typically void of people. There are also restaurants, bars, and a crowded flea market on Saturdays along the marina.
Bodrum Town
Some visitors are drawn to the activity and vibrancy of Bodrum town, where you're spoilt for choice with its ancient sights, it's shopping, as well as its restaurants, bars and clubs. Here you can just walk down any of its cobbled back-streets, and find small restaurants that cater to the local Turkish crowd. You'll get more for your money as well as a relaxing and authentic dining experience.

An active fishing town, also known for sponge diving and for the array of olive and citrus groves. It's a lot more peaceful and laid back than the bigger towns, and even though it has a thriving tourist trade, it still exists as one of the unspoilt corners of the peninsula. The hillsides in this area of the peninsula are shrouded in pine trees, and give Gundogan a different vibe than some of the more barren looking parts of the peninsula. These hillsides are perfect for hiking and to explore the area for Leleg ruins. There are many different trails to choose from, depending on how adventurous you are.

Located in the often overlooked south-western corner of the Bodrum Peninsula, Akyarlar is due south of Turgutreis. It's a little off the beaten track, and if you fancy a day away from the mass of tourists that converge in Bodrum and Turgutreis, head to this corner of the Peninsula to get a slice of Turkish market-town life.

Take a day boat trip on the Bodrum Peninsula. Every coastal destination on the Bodrum Peninsula offers a selection of day boat trips. There's an experience to match your needs; you just have to find the right one. Head down to your local boat harbor (before 10am or after 6pm) and find one of the smaller, independently run boats that take a maximum of 10-12 passengers, and offer a relaxing excursion via wind and sails to propel you through the Aegean. You're sure to have a relaxing and exciting time and get a much better experience than on more crowded tours.

Day trips are touted in all of the tourist hubs. One of the most popular is a day trip to Ephesus. It's a 3 hour journey in each direction, and there's an excursions that will get you there and back in a day, giving you 1/2 day to tour this ancient Greek site. If you'd prefer to tour ancient ruins a little bit closer to the Bodrum Peninsula, on the other side of the Milas-Bodrum airport is the ancient city of Iassos, and in the hills above Bodrum, is the ancient city of Pedesa. While neither of these are in the same league as Ephesus, they do make great options ancient-site viewing a little closer to Bodrum. You can hike up to Pedesa from Bodrum, but you'll need a car for Iassos - and that trip will take you about 90 minutes from Bodrum.

Enjoy a Turkish Bath (Hamam). Most of the bigger hotels have Turkish Bath facilities, offered as part of their spa services. There's also a couple of independent Turkish Bath's Bodrum Hamam and Rayola Hamam, Ortaken. You'll find the Bardakcl Hamam situated down one of the back streets of Bodrum. It dates back to the mid-1700's, and is the oldest Hamam in the area. Just look past the unassuming exterior and step inside for a memorable Turkish Bath experience.
Food and Dining
Bodrum cuisine is healthy and well known for its traditional Mediterranean flavors. Vegetable dishes prepared with wild plants such as chicory, radish leaves, bull mallow, Bodrum's special pastry baked with cheese (su boregi), stuffed zucchini flower (kabak cicegi dolmasi), smoked eggplant mixed with yogurt (kopoglu mezesi), gipsy salad ( cingene salatasi), Purslane salad with yogurt, bitter orange marmalade, pickled cucumbers, and more. Eating out in Bodrum offers countless possibilities. In addition to small restaurants you will also find many chic and fancy restaurants serving many different staff from different countries' cuisine. Also it is not possible to think about vacation in Bodrum without tasting fresh fish accompanied by a glass of Raki.

The Milas-Bodrum airport has been newly renovated, and during peak season, there's a number of cheap package tour operators that offer flight deals. You can also get here by ferry. Turkish and Greek ferry companies service Bodrum and Turgutureis. You can arrive via one of the Greek Islands of Kos, Rhodes and Kalymnos. Depending on the season, frequency of routes will vary, and different services are offered via; Bodrum Express Lines, Yesil Marmaris Line and Bodrum Ferry Boat. Bodrum is also a Cruise-line destination welcoming waves of day trippers, and is also a busy port of call for those enjoying a Blue Cruise on a traditional locally charted gullet or on their own personal yacht. The cheapest way to travel between the different towns and villages on the Peninsula is by Dolmus. These small passenger vans zip between locations with convenient frequency.

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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.