Travelling on the frequent Dolmus services is a great way to get around Fethiye town and beyond to places such as the Turkish jewel in the crown resort of Oludeniz, Saklikent and Calis beach.

We explain how the colour coding can help you choose the right bus, how to pay and how to get off.

The Dolmus services in Fethiye are run via a cooperative of private owner / drivers. The services are reliable and timely.

Find the Right Bus

You can flag down a Dolmus any where along its route. Make a clear signal with your hand.

Drivers will often beep their horn or flash their lights to attract your attention if you are looking away. If that dolmus is not the one you want just ignore as any other gesture might make the driver think you want to get on!

Fethiye Dolmus use a colour coding system to help users to make sure they flag down the right bus and cut wasted stops and reduce congestion.

The colours are as follows:

Gocek – Burgundy

Calis – Navy Blue

Travel around Fethiye using the colour coded Dolmus. These are headed for Calis via two different routes.
Travel around Fethiye using the colour coded Dolmus. These are headed for Calis via two different routes.

Tasyaka – Karagozler – Orange

Oludeniz / KayaKoy / Hisaronu – White

Yenievler / Patlangic / Calica – Pale Blue

Travel around Fethiye using the colour coded Dolmus. This one is for Patlangic Eldireck
Travel around Fethiye using the colour coded Dolmus. This one is for Patlangic Eldireck

Okultasiti (School bus) are purple

Yaniklar / Ciftlik – Black

Saklikent – Bright Green

Kemer – Silver

Esenkoy / Karamersin – Yellow

Travel around Fethiye using the colour coded Dolmus. Yellow is for Esenkoy
Travel around Fethiye using the colour coded Dolmus. Yellow is for Esenkoy

Kumulova/Karader – Red

Uzumlu – Green

dolmus uzumlu
dolmus uzumlu

Do you know any others?

Pay the Right Amount

Dolmus are required to publish their prices on the bus – see below. Give the driver the money. No tickets are issued.

Pay when you get on or when you get off.

Get Off at the Right Place

If you do not speak Turkish a simple ‘stop’ will normally be all that is needed to get the driver to stop at the next convenient place and drop you off.

Etiquette

Men sit next to men and women with women.

The young give up their seat for the elderly.

Security

Dolmus are a safe way to travel but on busy routes keep hold of your valuables as pick pockets do operate from time to time.

15 COMMENTS

  1. There is a red one for Kumulova/Karadere (I hope spelling is right) and green for Incirkoy/Uzumlu

    • We do explain how to get to Dalaman to catch a bus to other towns. Of course taxis or private transfer will take you anywhere you want to go.

  2. We live in deliktas and the Tasayaka bus goes up past us but every time we ask for deliktas the drivers will not let us on does anyone know why

  3. Deliktas bus is very bad as they seam to have a mind of their own.
    1 Not sticking to the time table .
    2 Not turnig up.at all..
    3 Some times the last bus from Fethiye to Deliktas does not turn up
    4 Sundays the buses run one every hour, there again some times they do not turn up.

    What is going on ?

    • If you are travelling from Fethiye pick up the Fethiye – Antalya coastal route midi bus. Regular departures from the Fethiye bus station. Fare is a around a fiver.

  4. thank you Iain M. very helpful. as a returning visitor every year ( 4 now ). always looking to explore by bus. peter

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