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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Bodrum Airport
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$18.07 / per day
Bodrum Airport
Compact
Renault Symbol or similar
Renault Symbol
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Hit
$18.59 / per day
Bodrum Airport
Intermediate
Fiat Egea or similar
Fiat Egea
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
WindyCar
$20.86 / per day
Bodrum Airport
Economy Elite
Renault Taliant or similar
Renault Taliant
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
AddCar
$21.27 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Bodrum Airport
Mini
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
WheeGo
$23.68 / per day
Bodrum Airport
Standard
Peugeot 301 or similar
Peugeot 301
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Pandora
$24.02 / per day
Downtown
Mini Elite
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Garenta
$29.91 / per day
Bodrum Airport
Full-size SUV
Volkswagen Taigo or similar
Volkswagen Taigo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avec Rent A Car
$37.59 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 14:07 on 2024-04-14. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Turkish, Kurdish, Arabic
Currency
TRY
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+90
Average car rental price
$24 per day
Average car rental length
9 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h or 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
90 - 140 km/h or 56 - 87 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.0 / 10
Average gasoline price
$1.11 per liter or $4.22 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.06 per liter or $4.03 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$1.26 per liter or $4.79 / 1 gallon

Why rent a car in Bodrum?

Bodrum is a fascinating place to visit. One of the most popular resort towns in Turkey, its long Aegean coastline is no less impressive than beaches in Italy, Spain, or Greece. With plenty of beach bars and restaurants, great opportunities for water sports, and a touch of ancient history in the city center, Bodrum is the perfect vacation destination.

Bodrum

One-Way Car Rentals in Bodrum

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Bodrum and drop off in another city include:

  • From Bodrum to Istanbul - 243 offers from $27.33 per day
  • From Bodrum to Ankara - 162 offers from $29.44 per day
  • From Bodrum to Antalya - 154 offers from $29.44 per day

Top ways to enter Bodrum

  • Milas-Bodrum Airport: Serving Bodrum, as well as the nearby town of Milas, the airport handles nearly three million travelers every year. The airport is especially active during the summer months when around 25 airlines fly to and from Bodrum. The city is 36km (22 miles) southwest of the airport and can be reached in about 35 minutes.
  • Dalaman Airport: Another coastal airport primarily serving vacationers coming to the Turkish Mediterranean, Dalaman is much larger than Milas-Bodrum as it handles around 4.5 million travelers each year. About 200km (124 miles) east of Bodrum, the airport can be reached in less than 3 hours.
  • Izmir Airport: Serving Turkey’s third largest city, Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport is a hub for Pegasus Airlines and SunExpress. It is also served by around 30 other airlines. Flying to Izmir can often be a good alternative if you cannot find a direct flight to Bodrum. Located 220km (136 miles) north of Bodrum, the airport can be reached in about 2 hours and 40 minutes.
  • Rhodes Airport: Also known as Diagoras, it is the international airport serving the Greek island of Rhodes and the fourth-busiest airport in Greece. Separated from Bodrum by the Aegean Sea, the two destinations are linked by a ferry service. Read more about traveling between Rhodes and Bodrum below. 
  • By sea: If arriving in Bodrum by ferry, you can conveniently pick up your rental car at the Port of Bodrum. During the summer months, Bodrum has a frequent ferry service to a number of nearby Greek islands, as well as destinations in Turkey. The service is less active during the rest of the year and it is a good idea to look up the timetable in advance.

Important: While there is a ship service between Bodrum and Rhodes, Kos, and other Greek islands, many rental car providers will not permit taking a vehicle on a ferry. If you’re flying to Rhodes or Kos and plan to continue to Bodrum, an alternative is to take a ferry without a car and then pick up one upon arriving in Turkey.

 

It’s also important to see if you need a visa for Turkey - unlike Greece, Turkey is not a member state of the European Union or the Schengen Area, and the entry requirements can be quite different depending on your citizenship.

City facts

  • Like the rest of the southern Turkish coast, Bodrum enjoys a Mediterranean climate with very hot summers and short, mild winters. The average temperature is 29°C  (84°F) in July and August, the warmest months, and 14°C  (57°F) in January and February. It is quite rainy from November to March, but very dry from June to August with practically no precipitation in July. 
  • More than 2000 years ago there was an Ancient Greek city called Halicarnassus in the area of present-day Bodrum. It’s most famous building was the Tomb of Mausolus, also known as the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. The tomb, built to honor a local satrap, or ruler, was so impressive that it was considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The mausoleum stood for more than 1,500 years until a series of earthquakes destroyed it between the 12th to 15th centuries. Nevertheless, the legend of the mausoleum survived and today, a model of it can be observed at the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology.

Top destinations and activities

  • Bodrum Castle. Also known as the Castle of St. Peter, its construction started in 1402 and was continued at various times and by different rulers. Its four towers are known as the German, English, Italian, and French towers after the nationalities who constructed them. As impressive from land as it is from the sea, the castle is one of the symbols of Bodrum.
  • Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology. Located inside the Bodrum Castle, the museum deserves a special mention as one of the best in Turkey. It contains jewelry of the Carians, the first inhabitants of the region; Byzantine and Syrian shipwrecks; ancient Greek coins with images of their gods’ and many other artifacts and objects.
  • Bodrum Amphitheater. Its construction was begun by the Greeks and finished, centuries later, by the Romans. Located right on the coast, it used to host gladiator fights and other entertainment for the city’s inhabitants. It is one of the best-preserved amphitheaters in Turkey and you should not miss a chance to visit it.
  • Ottoman Shipyard & Tower. Formerly home to the fabled Ottoman fleet, the old shipyard remains one of the most interesting places to visit in Bodrum. The tower is quite a bit newer than the shipyard itself and was erected as a warning system against pirate attacks. Since these have dropped in frequency, the former shipyard has been repurposed as one of the most popular art spaces in Bodrum.

Traffic and parking

  • Unless specifically indicated otherwise, the speed limits are 120 km/h (74.5 mph) on highways, 90 km/h (55.9 mph) on two-lane roads, and 50 km/h (31 mph) in populated and built-up areas.
  • It is illegal to use a mobile phone while driving.
  • On regional roads, there might be fewer gas stations than on the national highways. Never stay too low on gas and always plan your route in advance to know the location of the next gas station.
  • Due to high taxes, Turkey has very expensive petrol with prices even higher than in most EU countries. Keep that in mind when planning your route!
  • Turkey is overall a warm country, but during the winter the roads can be covered with ice, especially in the country’s mountainous regions. Ask your car rental provider in advance if your vehicle will have winter tires..
  • Occasionally you might encounter police roadblocks and even military checkpoints, especially in Southeastern Turkey. They are there for your own safety and in most cases, they will only check your license and warn you about any potential danger that might lie ahead. 
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.05% if you’re driving alone and 0.00% if you’re traveling with other passengers. Exceeding the limit can lead to large fines and a licence ban.
  • Proof of insurance and the car’s documentation need to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • When driving,  you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • The general emergency number is 112. The police number is 155, the fire brigade number is 110, and the forest fire number is 177. 

Toll roads

  • Driving on most national motorways, as well as some bridges and tunnels, in Turkey requires a toll payment, including some motorways in the Bodrum area and in the wider Turkish Mediterranean region. 
  • Most Turkish toll roads only permit an electronic, contactless payment from an electronic toll-payment transponder that’s in a car or by an electronic chip-sticker that’s on a car. This means that you cannot pay either by cash or credit card for most toll roads (only a handful of newer ones will permit that). 
  • All rental cars have to be equipped either with a toll-payment transponder or with a toll-payment sticker. Some rental car providers might charge an extra fee for this service. Contact your rental car provider in advance to find out more. 
  • The toll roads in Turkey are divided into HGS, the High-Speed Passage System (Hızlı Geçiş Sistemi in Turkish) and OGS (Otomatik Geçiş Sistemi in Turkish). On HGS roads, you can pass through the toll area at a higher speed. On OGS roads, you need to slow down as you go through a toll gate and the toll payment is registered through the electronic transponder that’s in a car. The exact amount you’ll have to pay will depend on the specific road you drive on and on the distance you travel.
  • Find out more about the toll roads in Turkey on the European toll road website.

Ideas for day trips

  • Beaches. Even though there’s plenty of ancient history to discover, Bodrum remains, first and foremost, a beach destination. Many Bodrum’s beaches are very nice, but they are made of pebbles and can also get crowded. The real winners are right outside the city’s borders. Gumbet or Bitez, both located less than a 15 minute drive west of the city center, are two sandy shores with plenty of opportunities for swimming, diving, or having a delicious meal at a beach bar.
  • Gümüşlük. A small and relaxed fishing village on the edge of the Peninsula of Bodrum, Gümüşlük is famous as the location of the ancient Carian city of Myndos which was washed into the sea by an earthquake. The submerged city offers truly picturesque underwater life and Gümüşlük has developed a reputation as a prime snorkeling destination. Infinitely more quiet than Bodrum, but located just 21km (13 miles) west, the village can be reached in about 13 minutes.
  • Kalymnos. A small and relatively undiscovered Greek island, Kalymnos has become something of a rock-climbing paradise. Those who make it to the top of the cliffs are rewarded with views of the surrounding Aegean Sea. But even if bouldering is not your thing, you can still enjoy picturesque little villages, quiet corners of nature, and truly spectacular beaches. Most car rental suppliers won’t allow you to take your rental car on a ferry. The ferry service is quite frequent during the summer months, so if you go in the morning and come back in the evening, Kalymnos can be a perfect day-trip destination. Note: Unlike Turkey, Greece is a member of the European Union and the Schengen Area. Depending on your citizenship, you might need to obtain a visa in advance in order to be able to enter it.
  • Kos. Another Greek destination that’s even closer to Bodrum, the island of Kos is very popular with tourists. Like Bodrum, it has a number of well-preserved landmarks dating back to the ancient Hellenic era, and that’s not to mention all the beautiful beaches and excellent kitesurfing spots. As with a trip to the aforementioned Kalymnos, you should leave your rental car in Bodrum (or drop it off and pick up a new one in Kos), and also check in advance whether you need a visa to enter Greece.

Most popular cars

The most popular rental car in Bodrum is the Fiat Panda, but many travelers also go for the Fiat 500 and the Renault Clio. The most popular rental car types are mini, economy, and standard.

Further destinations

Find out more about traveling around Turkey with a rental car in our complete guide

  • Marmaris. Part of the Turquoise Coast, Marmaris is not just a major resort town - it also attracts visitors with its traditional Turkish baths, ancient sites such as Nimara Cave on nearby Heaven Island, and natural landmarks such as the mountains and waterfalls that surround the city. Located just 160km (99 miles) east of Bodrum and easily reached in two hours, Marmaris is a safe bet as a fun stop on your Turkish adventure. 
  • Pamukkale. Known as the “Cotton Castle”, Pamukkale is a famous site of hot mineral springs. In use as a spa since before Christ, Pamukkale’s healing waters attracted Greeks and Romans; the former built a city, Hierapolis, on the top of the site which included the mighty 12,000-seat amphitheater which can still be visited. Located 270km(167 miles) northeast of Bodrum, Pamukkale can be reached in 3 hours and 30 minutes.
  • Dilek Peninsula-Büyük Menderes Delta National Park. One of the most biodiverse national parks in Turkey, Büyük Menderes is made up of impressive canyons, valleys, and wetlands. Perfect for hiking and relaxing, the national park is home to such varied animal species as golden jackals, pygmy cormorants, Dalmatian pelicans, and even caracal cats and striped hyenas. There are also natural landmarks such as the Cave of Zeus. About 138km (85 miles) north of Bodrum, the national park can be reached in 2 hours and 20 minutes. 

Car Rental Prices in Bodrum

  • Station wagons - from $32 per day
  • Large cars - from $21 per day
  • Medium cars - from $18 per day
  • Vans - from $51 per day
  • Premium cars - from $65 per day
  • Small cars - from $18 per day
  • SUVs - from $24 per day

Money-saving tips

Follow these simple tips to land the best available rental car in Bodrum:

  • Compare the rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Bodrum is the cheapest in February when renting a car is about 69% cheaper than the yearly average and a whole 83% cheaper than renting a car in November.
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Map of Car Rental Locations

What is the cheapest month to rent a car in Bodrum?

Car rental prices in Bodrum vary by time of year. This graph shows the average prices per month to help you find the best time of year to rent.
Average rental costs per day in Bodrum
$18.30
January
$16.27
February
$19.83
March
$23.10
April
$27.71
May
$38.85
June
$44.62
July
$46.91
August
$33.32
September
$24.35
October
$21.66
November
$15.53
December
The cheapest month to rent a car in Bodrum is December (when prices average $15.53 per day). This is 44% cheaper than the yearly average and 67% cheaper than renting in August (when prices average $46.91).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

What’s the usual rental length in Bodrum?

How long travelers keep their rental cars for varies from month to month: in March, the average renter keeps their car for 15 days, and in December, they keep their car for 6 days.
Average number of rental days in Bodrum
8
January
12
February
15
March
9
April
8
May
9
June
10
July
10
August
8
September
8
October
7
November
6
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Bodrum?

Based on the number of searches by our customers, the most popular month for renting a car in Bodrum is August, and the least popular is December.
Monthly searches in Bodrum by pick-up date relative to the average
20%
January
19%
February
18%
March
87%
April
97%
May
156%
June
241%
July
246%
August
180%
September
98%
October
20%
November
18%
December

Car Rental Information

Car rental locations 2
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers Hello Car Rental, Wish Car Rental, WindyCar, Nissa Car Rental, Central Rent A Car
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, Large cars, SUVs
Lowest price $18 per day
Cheapest supplier GreenMotion

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Hello Car Rental Fiat Egea 4 4 Medium cars
Central Rent A Car Renault Clio 5 2 Small cars
Wish Car Rental Peugeot 301 4 3 Medium cars
Hello Car Rental Renault Clio 5 2 Small cars
Wish Car Rental Renault Clio 5 2 Small cars
Hello Car Rental Peugeot 301 4 4 Large cars
Hello Car Rental Renault Clio 5 3 Small cars
WindyCar Hyundai i20 5 3 Small cars
Nissa Car Rental Hyundai i20 5 2 Small cars
Goldcar Fiat Egea 5 2 Medium cars

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Ireland
Fiat Egea
April 4, 2024
Stayed in kusadasi. Bit of a tourist trap. Went to ephesus and were charged 120 euro ticket price for an adult, an 11 year old and a 9 year old. Any overpricing in turkey was framed as a let down by the Turkish government. Unfortunately I think that this greed will eventually lead to a slow down in tourism in the area. There a places of similar beauty which are much closer and cheaper around continental Europe.
Ireland
Kia Picanto
December 24, 2023
Fabulous
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United States of America (USA)
Renault Symbol
October 24, 2023
Nature
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United Kingdom
Renault Clio
August 21, 2023
The holiday was lovely. The driving experience less so
United Arab Emirates
Renault Clio
July 6, 2023
Bodrum is amazing
Turkey
Fiat Egea
June 29, 2023
Visit to bodrum, Nice drives through small villages,
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
September 9, 2020
We flew into Bodrum but drove to Kusadasi as the transfer was a high price anyway with CLC resorts. I would recommend a car in this area as there is plenty to see like the national park. Our resort was about 20 mins from the coast and although there were shuttles the car gave us the freedom to travel about as we pleased. I would recommend getting a new car and one that had at least a turbo or reasonable power as there are a lot of steep hills for the car to climb. We ended up with a bashed about Renault Symbol! avoid at all cost. Check the aircon before driving off.
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
AddCar
8.3 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Circular car hire
5 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
26
Total rental companies
35
Average daily price
$24.25
Lowest daily price
$18.07
Total cars available
411

Top 35 Suppliers in Bodrum in 2024

AddCar
AddCar
Very good 8.3 / 31 reviews
1 location
$21 - $28
Essence Car Rental
Essence Car Rental
Very good 8.2 / 18 reviews
1 location
$25 - $28
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8 / 18 reviews
1 location
$27 - $115
Hello Car Rental
Hello Car Rental
Good 7.9 / 49 reviews
1 location
$34 - $171
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Good 7.8 / 76 reviews
1 location
$18 - $45
Budget
Budget
Good 7.8
1 location
Viaggiare
Viaggiare
Good 7.8
1 location
$57 - $171
Europcar
Europcar
Good 7.7 / 4 reviews
1 location
$37 - $79
National
National
Good 7.7
1 location
Koral Car Rental
Koral Car Rental
Good 7.6 / 12 reviews
2 locations
$53 - $174
Avis
Avis
Good 7.6 / 4 reviews
2 locations
Cargini
Cargini
Good 7.6
1 location
Gri Rent A Car
Gri Rent A Car
Good 7.6
1 location
Ziraat Filo
Ziraat Filo
Good 7.6
1 location
$43 - $146
CarQ
CarQ
Good 7.5
1 location
Garenta
Garenta
Good 7.5
2 locations
$25 - $66
Rent Go
Rent Go
Good 7.4 / 3 reviews
2 locations
$36 - $173
Avec Rent A Car
Avec Rent A Car
Good 7.4 / 2 reviews
1 location
$22 - $157
Pandora
Pandora
Good 7.2 / 48 reviews
1 location
$24 - $91
Carnet Car Rental
Carnet Car Rental
Good 7.2
1 location
Ecovia
Ecovia
Good 7.2
1 location
Matcar Rental Turkey
Matcar Rental Turkey
Good 7.1 / 2 reviews
1 location
$40 - $52
Goldcar
Goldcar
Good 7 / 52 reviews
1 location
$22 - $26
Alamo
Alamo
Good 7 / 9 reviews
1 location
$28 - $194
Enterprise
Enterprise
Satisfactory 6.9 / 9 reviews
2 locations
$34 - $241
Hit
Hit
Satisfactory 6.8 / 16 reviews
1 location
$19 - $81
Wish Car Rental
Wish Car Rental
Satisfactory 6.7 / 37 reviews
1 location
Autovia
Autovia
Satisfactory 6.7
1 location
Surprice
Surprice
Satisfactory 6.5
1 location
$21 - $42
Novacar
Novacar
Satisfactory 6.4 / 6 reviews
1 location
$38 - $133
Nissa Car Rental
Nissa Car Rental
Satisfactory 6.2 / 62 reviews
2 locations
$24 - $116
WindyCar
WindyCar
Satisfactory 6.2 / 35 reviews
1 location
$21 - $161
WheeGo
WheeGo
Satisfactory 6 / 16 reviews
1 location
$21 - $39
Carwiz
Carwiz
Poor 5.5 / 34 reviews
1 location
$22 - $61
Circular car hire
Circular car hire
Poor 5 / 84 reviews
1 location
$41 - $122
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