Gumbet is a lively beach resort and a popular tourist destination on the Aegean coast of Turkey, 3 km. from famous Bodrum resort, in the Mugla Province. Gumbet has become a major tourist destination on the Aegean coast of Turkey especially for the UK holidaymakers.
If you’re traveling from afar or internationally, arriving by air is often the most convenient and time-efficient option. The nearest airport to Gumbet is Bodrum Milas Airport (BJV), which offers domestic and international flights. Bodrum Airport is located 36 km. from central Bodrum and 39 km. from Gumbet.
There are variety of transportation opportunities to access Gumbet and Bodrum from Bodrum Milas Airport. HAVAS Official Airport Shuttle, minibuses, airport transfer companies, car hire and taxis are the most popular options.
Transfer from Bodrum Airport to Gumbet usually takes about 40 mins via private transfer, taxis or coach transfer. Transfer via shuttle or buses will take about one hour or more depending the stops. (International Milas Bodrum Airport :Phone : +90 (0252) 523 01 01; Fax : +90 (0252) 523 00 82; Web : www.milasbodrum.dhmi.gov.tr)
There are lots of direct domestic flights to Milas Bodrum Airport from many big cities in Turkey. From Istanbul you can fly via Turkish Airlines (www.thy.com) and Pegasus Airlines (www.flypgs.com).
There are also lots of direct international charter flights and cheap flights from numerous European cities and UK to the Milas Bodrum Airport. Other international flights are mostly being made through Istanbul and Izmir.
Here’s how you can get to Gumbet from the airport:
1. Private Airport Transfer
Arrange a private airport transfer in advance for a hassle-free and comfortable journey to Gumbet. Several reputable transfer companies, such as Hoppa, Raintransfers, and Bodrum Airport Transfers, offer reliable services with professional drivers and comfortable vehicles.
Taxis are readily available at the airport, and they provide a convenient option for reaching Gumbet. Make sure the taxi meter is running, or agree on a fare beforehand to avoid any surprises. The journey from Bodrum Milas Airport to Gumbet takes approximately 45 minutes, depending on traffic.
3. Car Rental
If you prefer the flexibility of having your own transportation, consider renting a car at Bodrum Milas Airport. Several well-known car rental companies have desks at the airport, offering a wide range of vehicles to suit your needs. Having a car allows you to explore not only Gumbet but also other nearby attractions at your own pace.
4. Public Transportation
While there is no direct public transportation from Bodrum Milas Airport to Gumbet, you can take a taxi or shuttle to Bodrum city center and then continue your journey from there. Local minibusses, known as dolmus, operate regular services between Bodrum and Gumbet, making it an affordable option.
There are regular two ways ferryboat services to the Greek islands of Cos and Rhodes. Bodrum & Gumbet also connected to Knidos, Didim & Dalyan with boat service that are all departure from Bodrum harbour. (Bodrum Ferryboat Agency:(+90-252) 316 0882 ;Bodrum Express (Sea Bus):(+90-252) 316 10 87))
There are many bus companies operating between many major Turkish cities and Bodrum. It takes about 12 hours from Istanbul, 4 hours from Izmir and 10 hours from Ankara.
Gumbet is located 3 km. from central Bodrum and there are 24 hrs. regular dolmus (minibus) services from between Bodrum and Gumbet. Bodrum Bus Terminal is located in central Bodrum. (Bodrum Bus Terminal: +90 252 316 26 37)
Tips for a Smooth Journey
Here are some essential tips to ensure a smooth and enjoyable journey to Gumbet:
- Research and plan your transportation options in advance to find the most suitable and convenient option for your travel preferences.
- Check the schedules and availability of flights, buses, or ferries to coordinate your arrival with your accommodation arrangements.
- Be mindful of the local transportation customs and etiquette, such as negotiating taxi fares or understanding the dolmus system.
- If you’re traveling during peak seasons, book your transportation tickets or services in advance to secure your preferred options and avoid last-minute inconveniences.
- Keep important travel documents, such as passports, visas, and transportation tickets, easily accessible throughout your journey.
Airport Transfers to/from Gumbet
If you are a group or a family with kids or having lots of luggage with you, than we highly recommend you to take private transfers for your hotel as they offer a fixed rate, comfortable and safe transfer to your hotel in Gumbet. The Havas airport shuttles will bring you to at the Intercity Bus Terminal of Bodrum and you’ll need to take a taxi from there again which will harder for you with your kids and luggage. But private transfers drives you just to the entrance of your hotel.
When you take private transfers, the driver also meets you inside the airport terminal with your name written on a plate. And he accompanies you for the transfer and also he helps you with your luggage like where to take them and even carry them to the shuttle. And as there is a fixed price, you will not have to worry or deal with price calculations.
We highly recommend Tranigo (a Turkish company operating since 1996, and partnered with renowned names like Hertz, Thrifty, Budget, and many reliable and efficient local suppliers) as we recently booked with them had a great trip to our hotel.
It offers low-priced, fixed rate private shuttles that include meet-and-greet airport pickups and luggage assistance. Their large selection of comfortable taxis, minivans, luxurious cars and 6-19+ passenger minibuses can match any need while ensuring quick and safe travels to and from Bodrum airport (BJV).