Local Transportation in Marmaris
Local ‘Dolmus’ (translated as “stuffed”) minibus runs to the center of every resort in Turkey. In Marmaris, Siteler dolums 2 TL fee is approximately 70 pence or 0.86 EURO. Icmeler dolmus 2.50 TL fee is approximately 85 pence or 1.05 EURO. The dolmuses in Marmaris are colour-coded: Marmaris intra-town minibuses are green; Marmaris – Icmeler minibuses are orange; Marmaris – Beldibi minibuses are bordeaux; Marmaris – Armutalan minibuses are blue; Marmaris – Yalanci bay minibuses are pink colours.
There are bus stops along the route, as of 2002 the minibuses should stop only at these assigned stops. Yet most minibus drivers follow the old system, which is get on anywhere and get off anywhere: all you do is flag down a dolmus as you see it approaching. If it is stuffed, you will have to wait for the next one to come along. The fare for the journey is written on a sign above the driver and you pay as you board the minibus.
To travel further a field, to the bay of Turunc, Hisaronu, Gokova or Datca, you will need to go the Marmaris Bus Station on the outskirts of town or hire a car. For covering greater distances, there is a variety of bus lines and companies to choose from. There are ticket sales offices for these bus lines located at the northern end of the Tansas Shopping Center.
Taxis are recognized by their yellow colour. The fare shown on the meter reads according to the distance travelled. Yet it is better to take a dolmus – taxis could be expensive in resorts!