Bodrum

By | 16th January 2018

Should you rent a car in Bodrum?

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Should you rent a car in Bodrum? Visitors arriving into Bodrum airport and considering whether or not to hire a car will probably already be aware that most of the resorts around Bodrum are scattered quite far apart, as are the main places of interest to visit.

Whereas holidaying in larger Turkish Mediterranean cities like Izmir or Antalya is easy enough to do without a car, a hire car is much more useful in and around Bodrum, especially if you want to do excursions further inland

Do you need a car in Bodrum? Introduction

Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

Why should you rent a car in Bodrum?

What are the main reasons for hiring a car here? Do you just want to drive locally? Do you want to go further afield, or should you even look at taking a road trip? In terms of factors like the cost of the hire itself, fuel costs, road tolls and parking charges, is it worth hiring a car in Bodrum?

Bodrum Car hire summary


Overall drive rating

Based on a weighted score across all cost and quality factors. [Full notes - drive rating]

30%

 

Cheapest rate for one week

Based on cheapest economy car hire deal with no added extras. [full notes - basic costs]

€90

 #87/300

 

How much should I expect to pay in the peak season?

Based on cheapest deal during the summer holiday season. (Unless otherwise noted) [full notes - seasonal variations]

 €160

98/300

 

Free parking score

Total 489 - of which 311 have free parking. [full notes - parking]

64%

#78/300

 

Should you rent a car in Bodrum? Should you rent a car in Bodrum?

  • Not only are there many natural sites around Bodrum which are well worth visiting, but the world-famous rock formations at Pamukkale are also a must see.
  • Trying to get to Pamukkale by scheduled bus service is going to be a lot of hassle, although many resorts will offer organised tours, because Bodrum is the closest major international airport to Pamukkale. Allow around 3 hours to drive to Pamukkale from any of the major resorts around Bodrum.
  • For enjoying the coastline, a hire car is also going to give you a great deal more flexibility when compared to taking organised tours or trying to get around by scheduled bus.

Should you rent a car in Bodrum? For all of these reasons, our hire car advice in Bodrum is that getting one is generally a good idea.

 

Why not? Visiting Bodrum without a car

 
Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

Bodrum public transport quick facts

Train score

 

00%

Water travel score

60%

Overall public transport score

20%

 

Walking and Cycling Overview

Active travel score

This overall rating considers walking and cycling in and around Bodrum. 

30%

  • We would not generally advise visiting Bodrum without a hire car, if you are able to avoid it.
  • Although there is still public transport, especially around the larger resorts, your options will be limited without a hire car.
  • Turkey has a poor reputation for road safety when compared with northern Europe, although the record is relatively good by global standards.

Ratings

Car rental in - Bodrum Need v worth & should!

Do you need a car in Bodrum?

  • Based on comparison with transit and walking/cycling?
 

Is it worth hiring a car in Bodrum?

  • Based on value for money?
 

Should you rent a car in Bodrum?

Weighing up the above questions, if you are here for the first time AND asking about hiring a car, is it a good idea?
 

Who is travelling?

Is it worth renting a car in Bodrum if I am a solo / budget traveller?

What about for 2 people travelling together?

What about for families?

 

Where are you staying?

Do you need a car in Bodrum if we are staying in the city centre / main resort area?

What if we are staying on the edge of the urban area?

What if we are staying in a rural area?

 

What is your attitude towards driving?

Should I hire a car in Bodrum if I prefer not to drive?

What if we are easy either way?

What if I prefer to drive?


 

Verdict

What is our final score for Bodrum on the Carornocar scale?

8

Go back up to:
Why? Why not? Ratings Comments
 

Should you rent a car in Bodrum? Verdict – yes! Should you rent a car in Bodrum?

Would you hire a car in Bodrum?

Have you driven in Bodrum? Do you agree with our advice on whether or not it's worth hiring a car in Bodrum?
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