Enjoy views of a sparkling Aegan Sea and bohemian markets.
Approximate flight time: 4 hours 15 minutes (total distance 1765 miles)
No of flights per week: 8
Airlines that fly direct: TUI and Jet2.com
No. of Airports in Bodrum: Bodrum Airport
Seasons: High = April - October; Low = November - May
Currency: Turkish Lira (TRY)
Departing from Birmingham Airport
You’ll find top notch facilities and excellent customer service when you fly from Birmingham Airport. With a fantastic range of shops, restaurants and lounges, you won’t want to leave the terminal.
Getting to the airport is easy. You can take the train to Birmingham International Station and get the free Air-Rail directly to the airport. On the bus, you can stop at the Airport Terminal or at Birmingham International Station.
If you’re arriving by car, there are several parking options available, including a range of car parks accessible on foot or by free shuttle bus. Book a parking space online in advance and save up to 50%.
Once you’re at the airport, we’ve got lots of shops for you to browse. Visit The Watch Collection for designer watches, or head to World Duty Free for cosmetics, chocolates and more tax-free. If you need something for the flight, get snacks at M&S Simply Food, a book at WHSmith or travel-sized toiletries at Boots. You can even get your nails done at Aerospa to feel truly holiday ready.
All that shopping might make you peckish, so we’ve got great cafés, bars and restaurants for you to enjoy. You’ll find all your favourite coffee shops like Costa and Caffé Nero, as well as sit-down meal options such as All Bar One, Frankie & Benny’s and Giraffe. You can also grab food to go at Burger King, Wrapchic or Pret a Manger.
Our five fantastic airport lounges are the perfect places to relax before you fly. You get complimentary food and drinks, unlimited Wi-Fi and great runway views for a small fee.
Arriving at Bodrum Airport
Bodrum Airport is located approximately 22 miles from the city centre and offers several options for onwards travel.
There are several airport shuttle buses, as well as public buses, which drive directly to the Bus Station, located in Bodrum city centre. The journey takes around an hour and is the most cost-effective option to reach the city. If you prefer a more direct mode of transport, you may choose to take a taxi from outside the terminal building.
Pre-book your transfer with HolidayTaxis and avoid the queues when you arrive.
What to expect in Bodrum
Bodrum is a summer holiday hotspot, which has both a touristy side filled with boutique hotels, trendy restaurants and clubs, and more hidden corners where you will find beautiful beaches with locals enjoying the sun. The town covers a large space on the Aegean coast of Turkey opposite the Greek Island of Kos. From the historic castle to beautiful beaches, it’s a stunning Turkish town with endless attractions to keep the whole family entertained.
The main language of Bodrum is Turkish but you will find that most locals will speak good English, particularly in tourist hotspots.
Summer in Bodrum is hot, around 29°C with very little chance of rain. Winter temperatures average 12°C and if you choose to travel during the colder months, you can expect rain.
Culture in Bodrum
Bodrum has plenty to keep you busy, whether it's haggling away in the various colourful markets, visiting the ancient Bodrum amphitheatre, or exploring the grand Castle of St. Peter. You could head out onto the shimmering Aegean Sea on a boat trip, stroll around the beautiful Old Town or people-watch at the buzzing marina. One of Bodrum’s best cultural attractions is the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Visit the ruins and the adjacent museum to learn about the history behind them.
Eating fresh fish and mezze in Bodrum is an absolute must, and you’ll soon discover that everything is delicious because it’s prepared with the freshest ingredients. Don’t leave without picking up some Turkish Delight, one of Turkey’s most famous exports. Bodrum produces its own variety of the sweet treats, incorporating the local fruit – mandarin.