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Uncover a timeless Aegean city
4 hrs 15 mins
Discover the wonders of Bodrum and its surrounding resorts. This coastal city offers plenty of entertainment potential, whether you’re heading to the glamourous marina area, local beaches or to ancient city attractions. With our direct flights, it has never been easier to touch down in this vibrant Turkish destination. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Milas-Bodrum Airport (BJV) and arrive in just over four hours.
Nestled on the southwest coast of Turkey, Bodrum’s peninsula directly faces the Greek island of Kos, enjoying spectacular views across glorious Aegean Sea. It’s clear why this Turkish city has such a broad appeal. Its centre consists of charming backstreets, whitewashed buildings, delightful markets and the beautiful harbour, lined with glamorous yachts and blooming bougainvillea. Here you’ll find traditional restaurants and bars, ranging from the romantic to the lively. Discover delightful bays and secluded coves with world-class diving or take fascinating excursions to ancient monuments. Even in the busier heights of summer, you can still find little corners of serenity in and around the city. Book your Bodrum holiday with British Airways and fly to Turkey’s dreamy coastline with us.
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How long does it take to fly to Bodrum from London?
Flights from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Milas-Bordum Airport (BJV) take four hours and 15 minutes. Your direct flight will bring you to the city delights of Bodrum and its neighbouring beach resorts. With seasonal weekly flights from May to October, you can easily travel to Bodrum when the city is at its best.
How many bags can I check in on my flight to Bodrum?
Flying with British Airways is both convenient and rewarding – with a range of flexible fares and award-winning service. Choose to fly with hand-baggage only or benefit from a 23kg checked baggage allowance, which is included in standard economy or package holiday bookings. Otherwise, why not fly with Club Europe to enjoy a more generous checked baggage allowance of two 32kg checked bags?
You can also bring one handbag or laptop bag, in addition to a larger backpack or cabin bag. Families with young children are entitled to check in one additional car seat, travel cot or fully collapsible pushchair.
Read our baggage essentials guide for more information.
Do I need a visa for Bodrum?
UK travellers will need a valid UK passport with at least six months validity before expiration in addition to a Turkish visa to travel to Turkey. You can find more information regarding visa requirements on our visa information page.
Where is Milas-Bodrum Airport and how far is Bodrum city centre?
Milas-Bodrum Airport is situated just over 22 miles from Bodrum city centre. Upon arrival at the airport, you’ll find a few transportation options, including airport buses and taxis. For convenience, you can easily add a private transfer to your British Airways booking or hire a car to explore the surrounding areas.
Which cabins can I book when I fly with British Airways?
Euro Traveller fares offer the best value economy cabins. You’ll experience impeccable standards of service and can purchase M&S snacks on board all Euro Traveller services to and from London Heathrow. Our fare structure gives you the choice of three economy fares, including:
Our Business class combines comfort and convenience on your journey. In Club Europe you have access available departure lounges and will be first on board with priority boarding. Seats in Club Europe cabins provide more personal space for relaxation or working, and complimentary food and drink are included. You can also take advantage of the larger checked baggage allowance compared to that of Euro Traveller fares.
Our Bodrum hints and tips will have you feeling like a local in no time.
Turkish is the official language of Bodrum and English and German are widely spoken in more popular tourist locations. Whilst you don’t need to master the Turkish language for your holiday, learning a few basic words and greetings will be appreciated and it can come in handy if you travel to remoter parts.
Bodrum Peninsula is home to a bounty of beautiful beaches, some of which can be reached by boat or car. Kumbahce is the closest to Bodrum centre, with convenient eateries along the picturesque waterside. Gumbet is a popular choice for families and Bitez bay is a peaceful location which is ideal for sunbathers. Yahsi Shahil is the longest beach and a well-known spot to watch the sunset. The eponymous Camel Beach is close by, but it can get crowded during peak periods.
With its Mediterranean climate, Bodrum typically experiences hot and humid summers which are perfect for beach days. The hottest and driest months to visit are from June to September. Winters are fairly mild, with January and February being the coolest months of the year on average. December often has the highest rainfall so be sure to pack waterproofs if you’re visiting Bodrum at this time of year.
Where to stay
While there are plenty of budget-friendly accommodation options around Bodrum’s city centre, some of the best places to stay are in the neighbouring resorts. Caresse a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa boasts a private beachfront directly on the Aegean Sea as well as luxury suites and modern spa facilities. For the ultimate tranquillity, Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay is perched on the scenic cliffs between rural villages and mountainsides. Stay in Yalikavak to bask in incredible scenery and local, intrinsic charm. The Bodrum Edition hotel is set on Yalikavak Bay and is conveniently located from Yalikavak Marina. This boutique-style hotel features a unique spa complex with Turkish Hammam and a salt treatment room.
What to eat
To truly eat like a local, don’t miss Turkish tavernas–or Meyhanes– which serve traditional beverages and authentic Turkish cuisine, often accompanied with cosy ottoman décor and Turkish music. When browsing the street food stalls, sample fresh Turkish bread and peynirli borek–flaky filo pastry parcels containing parsley and cheese. There’s also Kumpir– a Turkish version of jacket potato, with a variety of possible toppings– and the sebzeli doner, a kebab like no other which includes a pitta or wrap bursting with skewered meats, fresh vegetables and potatoes. Those with a sweeter tooth should try lokmasi– a local speciality of deep-friend dough balls soaked in syrup.
Things to do
As well as Turkish mud baths, water sports and vivid nightlife scenes, Bodrum affords plenty of sightseeing opportunity. The Castle of St. Peter is a central attraction, with a history dating back to 1402. Don’t miss the incredible Museum of Underwater Archaeology. Marvel at unearthed treasures from Turkish marine excavations, especially the legendary Uluburun Shipwreck, one of the oldest and most precious wrecks to ever be discovered. History enthusiasts can also admire the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, or head to Myndos Gate to see the original city gates. Further afield, there’s an abundance of quaint little villages. Gumusluk offers artisan markets, whilst Sandima is an abandoned 600-year-old village which overlooks the bay.