When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Bodrum?
High season for Bodrum and the surrounding area is during the summer months, particularly early September, so for the best rates it is advisable to avoid this time of year. Both Spring and Autumn are great, inexpensive times to visit Turkey if you want to find the best balance of warmer weather and cheap flights. The least expensive time of year to visit is during the winter season, when temperatures are cooler at around 10 degrees Celsius.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Bodrum?
It’s best to book your flights to Bodrum about three months before departure to secure the best offers, unless you are willing to take a chance on possible deals with last minute flights. Fancy catching the annual Wooden Boat Races? Make sure you’re there on the third Sunday of October to take part in the festivities.
Flying to Milas-Bodrum Airport (BJV)
Milas-Bodrum Airport (BJV) serves the Turkish towns of Milas and Bodrum in the southwestern Aegean Region of Turkey. The airport is located northeast of Bodrum and south of Milas, both of which are within an hour’s drive.
Return flights to Bodrum from London are available via routes operated by Turkish Airlines and Pegasus Airlines, which depart from London Heathrow and London Stansted respectively. Both of these trips make brief layovers in Istanbul. Turkish Airlines also operate indirect routes from both Manchester and Birmingham to Bodrum, which also make a stop in Istanbul. Many airlines have seasonal changes to their return flights, so it is best to investigate flight availability when planning your trip.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
Upon arrival at Bodrum, you’ll enter the recently completed international terminal (providing you are travelling from abroad), which is not only spacious and modern, but is also equipped with all of the facilities you may need when travelling. On both the arrival and departure floors there are a wide array of shops and restaurants, as well as a handful of ATMs and a bank. There is also a currency exchange desk and access to a prayer room if required.
Getting to the City from Milas-Bodrum Airport (BJV)
The Milas-Bodrum Airport is situated 36 kilometres northeast of Bodrum and 16 kilometres south of Milas and provides a variety of transport options to reach your final destination. Outside the terminal building, there is a taxi rank and a car rental service, as well as a shuttle bus that goes directly to Bodrum’s main bus station in the centre of town. This service takes approximately one hour and costs approximately 10 Turkish liras. Private transfers are also available from the arrivals terminal or by booking in advance.
Why Visit Bodrum?
A melting pot of ancient civilisations and mighty empires from centuries gone by, Bodrum , Turkey is a sensational smorgasbord of architectural and cultural inspirations, ranging from the Castle of St. Peter to the Pedasa Antique City; both booming tourist hotspots. Take a stroll down to the Bodrum Amphitheatre and experience the wonders of classical Roman architecture before heading to the ancient city of Ephesus, another extraordinary piece of history.
Fancy exploring the surrounding area? Why not jump on a boat and spend the day exploring Kos, a stunning Greek Island located just 45 minutes away by ferry. Feeling a little less adventurous? Spend your day poolside sipping on cocktails and taking in the glorious Turkish sun, accompanied by a good book and some much- needed peace and quiet. From sightseeing to sunbathing, Bodrum is a place for the entire family to explore and enjoy.
Don't Forget Before you Fly
Travelling to Turkey as a UK citizen requires a visa, which can be obtained online for US$20 per person. Visas can be applied for up to three months before your arrival date and are valid for a stay of up to 90 days. The currency used in Turkey is the Turkish lira (₺) and can be obtained from any bureau de change before you arrive or from banks and ATMs at your destination, usually found in tourist areas.