Information & Facts
There is a rate board at the terminals which shows current fares
to 44 cities and towns in the region. The fare to Bodrum is around
EUR40 and roughly EUR85 to Kusadasi, a 2-hour journey away.
Ample short-term and long-term bays are available outside the
Hertz, Avis and Europcar have rental desks at the airport.
There is an airport shuttle bus which travels to and from Bodrum
city centre, stopping at various points en route. The trip to the
central bus station in Bodrum costs about EUR3. HAVAS coaches
operate from the domestic terminal are timed with Turkish Airlines
flights to and from Istanbul. There are plenty of airport taxis
available; their rates are fixed and generally quite fair.
Parking, currency exchange, cafeteria, shops, car rental, taxi
service, ATM, Information Desk.
Turkish is the official language, but English is widely
understood in the main tourist areas.
The official currency is the New Turkish Lira (TRY), which was
introduced on 1 January 2005, whereby six zeros were dropped from
the TL and the sub-unit New Kurush was created. Currency can be
exchanged at banks, exchange booths, post offices, airports and
ferry ports; banks have the worst rates and highest commissions,
but will exchange lesser known foreign currencies. Banks open
mainly Monday to Friday, but some are open daily in tourist areas.
ATMs are widely available in major cities and tourist areas, but
Turkish ATM keypads usually do not have letters of the alphabet on
their keys. Most bank branches have ATMs which accept Cirrus and
Plus. Major credit cards are widely accepted; the most popular are
Visa or MasterCard, but American Express is accepted in many of the
more expensive places. Travellers cheques can be exchanged at some
banks and currency exchange offices, but are not as welcome as cash
or credit cards. US dollars or Euros are preferred. Some pensions
and hotels in the most popular destinations accept US dollars as
The new international terminal and the old terminal, now used
only for domestic flights, are 1km away from one another, a
15-minute walk across a grassy field.