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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Izmir Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 2x
  • No
  • Man.
Rhodium
$10.24 / per day
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport Car Rental
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 4x
  • 3x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Pandora Car Hire
$13.07 / per day
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport Car Rental
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 4x
  • 3x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Pandora Car Hire
$13.07 / per day
Istanbul Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat Albea or similar
Fiat Albea
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Pandora Car Hire
$13.22 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Istanbul Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Citroen C Elysee or similar
Citroen C Elysee
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Pandora Car Hire
$13.23 / per day
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat Albea or similar
Fiat Albea
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Pandora Car Hire
$13.31 / per day
Dalaman Airport Car Rental
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Pandora Car Hire
$14.03 / per day
Dalaman Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Citroen C Elysee or similar
Citroen C Elysee
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Pandora Car Hire
$14.27 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Travel information

Language
Turkish
Currency
TRY
Country code
90
Average car rental length
7 days
Economy car rental price
$32.28 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
90 km/h
56 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Why rent a car in Turkey?

Turkey is an amazing destination to explore by car. From stunning mountains to coasts of the Black Sea and the Mediterranean to great cities and distinct cultural regions, it is one of the most diverse countries on earth. Having your own ride will also give you the freedom to explore the countryside where the true Turkish hospitality (and some of the best traditional food) can be found.

Turkey Car Rental

Top ways to enter Turkey

  • Istanbul Atatürk Airport: Turkey’s largest international airport, one of the busiest in Europe, serves flights to and from destinations in all the world continents.
  • Antalya Airport: The main access point to Turkey’s Mediterranean beaches, Antalya Airport serves flights to many countries in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
  • Dalaman Airport: Small but cozy, this international airport is another point of access to the Turkey’s southwest coast.  
  • By land: If your rental car provider permits it, it’s possible to rent a car in a neighboring country and then drive to Turkey. Do keep in mind, however, that different visa requirements may be in place for citizens of different countries. It is a good idea to contact your Ministry of Foreign Affairs in advance to find out about any international borders that you’d like to cross. Some large international airports near Turkey are Thessaloniki Airport in Greece, Sofia Airport in Bulgaria, and Tbilisi Airport in Georgia.

Top cities and places to visit

  • Istanbul: Mixing the best of Asia and Europe, Istanbul is one of the most fascinating cities in in the world.
  • Izmir: Historic and monumental, this port city still has many remnants of its ancient past.
  • Mediterranean Coast: From Marmaris in the west to Iskenderun in the east, the Turkish Mediterranean is the largest tourist attraction in the country.
  • Black Sea Coast: Black Sea coastal area is wild and beautiful, and the cities of Trabzon and Samsun are very much worth a visit. 
  • Lake Van and Eastern Turkey: Lake Van and the city of the same name can be a starting point for your explorations of Eastern Turkey, a more rural, but fascinating region that is home to different cultures.
  • Ephesus: Located near the town of Kusadasi, Ephesus is one Turkey’s main tourist draws. At one time it was both the second largest and second most important city in the Roman Empire. Now it is an archaeological park worthy of hours of strolling around.  
  • Bodrum: A popular tourist spot located on the Agean coast, Bodrum offers both historical landmarks and great beaches. The city can be reached by sea from Kos and Rhodes, Greek Islands nearby, and travelers can pick up rental cars at the Port of Bodrum. Nearby Mamaris also on the Turkish Riviera is certainly worth the drive from Bodrum.

Most popular rental car

The most popular rental car in Turkey is the Hyundai i20, followed by the Ford Fiesta and the Opel Corsa.

Crossing Borders

Turkey is bordered by Greece, Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan (via its exclave of Nakhchivan), Iran, Iraq, and Syria. The border with Armenia is closed.

Each of these countries have their own visa policy. Depending on your citizenship, you may need a visa or may not even be permitted to cross the border. We strongly advise getting in touch with your Ministry of Foreign Affairs in advance to find out whether you can enter any specific country in the region. Generally speaking, Greece, Bulgaria, and Georgia are the most accessible neighbors of Turkey, but the ability to cross any specific border still depends on your citizenship and the visa policy of the specific country.

Many car rental providers in Turkey do not permit crossing the national border in the rental car. Make sure you look up this policy on your rental terms and agreements. Learn more about cross-border rentals in our FAQ section.  

Most governments and international institutions strongly advise against all non-essential travel to Syria and Iraq as military conflicts are ongoing in both countries.

Most popular types of rental car

The most popular car type in Turkey is Economy, followed by Compact and Mini. 

Turkey is a mountainous country, so if you plan to drive outside large cities, some terrains might be challenging and picking a larger rental might be a good choice.

Top driving routes

  1. Istanbul - Antalya (698 km / 434 mi) The road from the country’s largest city to the Mediterranean coast will let you see much of the Western Turkey on the way. 
  2. Istanbul - Ankara (451 km / 280 mi) Although the distances in Turkey can be quite long, you can do this route in under five hours.
  3. Ankara - Izmir (586 km / 364 mi) The route between Izmir and Ankara will take you about seven hours, but you can break it up by visiting some of the small Turkish villages and nature areas on the way.

How can I save money on my rental car?

You can do a number of things to get a good car rental deal in Turkey:

  • Compare rates
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements

Top 20 Most Popular Cities in Turkey

Car Rental in Istanbul from $13.19 per day
Car Rental in Izmir from $7.18 per day
Car Rental in Dalaman from $14.39 per day
Car Rental in Ankara from $14.52 per day
Car Rental in Trabzon from $21.82 per day
Car Rental in Bodrum from $14.54 per day
Car Rental in Kayseri from $20.37 per day
Car Rental in Adana from $18.58 per day
Car Rental in Gaziantep from $24.41 per day
Car Rental in Samsun from $19.19 per day
Car Rental in Konya from $23.98 per day
Car Rental in Sivas from $18.94 per day
Car Rental in Gazipasa from $55.98 per day
Car Rental in Nevsehir from $23.82 per day
Car Rental in Erzurum from $27.58 per day
Car Rental in Diyarbakir from $25.72 per day
Car Rental in Denizli from $39.53 per day
Car Rental in Mardin from $30.12 per day
Car Rental in Hatay from $26.38 per day

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Turkey?

The cost of renting a car in Turkey depends on the time of year. This graph compares price changes from month to month in order to find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Turkey
$31.97
January
$27.94
February
$31.79
March
$37.17
April
$36.15
May
$39.98
June
$41.35
July
$47.44
August
$57.89
September
$60.61
October
$96.63
November
$79.50
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Turkey is February — prices start from $27.94 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 43% cheaper than the year’s average and 71% cheaper than renting a car in the month of November (when prices start at $96.63 for a Compact class). This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. The exact price for your trip will depend on the length of your rental and the number of days until your rental period begins. Just enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers.

What’s the average rental length in Turkey?

Average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in January — an average of 11 days. The shortest are in October — an average of 5 days.
Average Rental Length in Turkey
11
January
8
February
7
March
8
April
9
May
7
June
7
July
8
August
6
September
5
October
7
November
8
December

What’s the most popular time for renting a car in Turkey?

Discover Car Hire users search a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in Turkey. The most popular month is July, while the least popular is October.
Turkey Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
68%
January
66%
February
75%
March
97%
April
110%
May
181%
June
203%
July
158%
August
67%
September
58%
October
59%
November
60%
December

Our Customers Reviews

April 15, 2019
Lovely country with lovely people! Defo going back
April 4, 2019
Download local maps using hotel's WiFi and then use your phone on flight mode only for GPS to work for free. Get right away from the touristy bits for a real experience of Turkey, you won't regret it, and the scenery is staggering!

Top 13 Suppliers for Turkey in 2019

SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9.2
BABADAN RENT A CAR&TRAVEL AGENCY
BABADAN RENT A CAR&TRAVEL AGENCY
Excellent 8.7
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Excellent 8.5
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.5
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.3
Pandora Car Hire
Pandora Car Hire
Excellent 8.3
Essence Car Rental
Essence Car Rental
Excellent 8.2
Nokta rent a car
Nokta rent a car
Very good 7.8
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 7.6
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Very good 7.1
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.1
GRS CAR RENTAL SERVICES
GRS CAR RENTAL SERVICES
Very good 7.1
Surprice
Surprice
Good 6

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