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Public transportation in Bodrum, Turkey

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    Public transportation in Bodrum, Turkey

    Bodrum is one of the busiest destinations in Turkey, and as a result, the availability of public transportation certainly makes touring the city much easier. There are many attractions to see around the city, so to get the most out of your stay in Bodrum, it's best to know more about its transportation system.
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    Of course, you should know that the city's public transportation system is limited, but minibuses travel to and from all parts of the city. There is no rail or bus network in the city. Boats also travel on limited routes only due to the rough coastline.

    ​​​​​​Minibuses operate in almost all cities and villages of Turkey and are the main pillar of the local transportation system, especially in rural areas and small towns. Bodrum and the surrounding areas are also heavily covered by the minibus network, which in Turkish is called "Dolmus". These minibuses play an important role in passenger transportation and have their own terminal, schedule and routes.

    ​​​​​​Taxies are expensive in Turkey. For this reason, it is better to use a minibus during your stay in Bodrum, but if you miss the minibus schedule or need to get to your destination quickly, using a taxi is a good option. Taxis are yellow and equipped with a meter, but taxi fares are determined by region.

    ​​​​​​Although the coastline of Bodrum is 174 km long, sightseeing in Bodrum by boat or ship is not very common. Of course, there are small boats on the beach that transport passengers between the old port and Bardakci Bay. In addition, you can travel to the nearby ports and islands of Greece and Turkey through the port of Bodrum.

    ​​​​​​There is a bus stop in the city center and all buses stop at this terminal. Passengers planning to travel to different parts of Bodrum can use the minibuses located at the main minibus station (50 meters from the bus station). If you plan to travel from Bodrum to other cities in Turkey, you can also buy a bus ticket to your destination. There are many intercity bus companies operating in Bodrum, which are responsible for transporting passengers between Bodrum and major Turkish cities such as Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Antalya, Adena, etc. For example, travel time from Istanbul to Bodrum by bus is 13 hours; From Izmir to Bodrum, 4 hours; It is 10 hours from Ankara to Bodrum and 7 hours from Antalya to Bodrum.

    Sometimes to travel to a very distant destination like Cappadocia to Bodrum, buses do not take passengers directly to Bodrum and instead take them to a town near Bodrum (usually Mughal) and the passengers should to change buses and from there to Bodrum. Go. The original ticket you buy at the origin usually covers the cost of this bus change, so be careful not to overpay.