The narrow and one-way streets of Bodrum discourage the use of a car. Although the waterfront spreads out over two harbors, downtown Bodrum is easy to cover with a pair of comfortable shoes and a bit of stamina. A scooter is a good option, because aside from solving the parking problem, you can get away with tooling around aimlessly down side streets or weaving unexpectedly through the pedestrian traffic on the waterfront promenade. For those lodging outside the city centre, dolmuses(mini buses) provide regular service along all of the major thoroughfares through the otogar to the city centre, and from the otogar, you’re connected to all of the bays and villages of Bodrum’s scenic peninsula.These are a cheap,safe,reliable and very enjoyable way of seeing some of the peninsula.

Bodrum Express Lines (tel. 0252/316-1087; (www.bodrumexpresslines.com) runs a daily hydrofoil service to the Greek island of Kos (30 min.)  Hydrofoil service to Rhodes is twice weekly (Mon and Sat; 2 hr. 10 min.)but this service can be erratic and subject to cancellation for numerous reasons! Bodrum Express Lines also runs hydrofoils between Bodrum and Marmaris (1 hr. 50 min,) departing on Thursday and Sunday.

The Bodrum Ferryboat Association (tel. 0252/316-0882) runs a ferry service (1 hour.) to Kos, with service running twice dailly at 09.00 and 16.00.Fares for both hydrofoil and ferry are fixed so you pay the same price whether you buy direct from the ticket office or from a tour shop in and around the area.If you are staying out of the town on the peninsula and book with a tour shop in that village then your ticket price also includes pick up and return service too.

BFA also runs passenger and car ferry service to Datça (2 hr.) with a bus transfer from Kormen landing to Datça town; the ferry departs in summer daily at 9am and 17.00. There are no ferries to Datça between November 15th and March 15th.