Car rental - Istanbul, Istanbul Ataturk Airport

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Pandora Car Hire
$16.00 / per day
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Essence Car Rental
$17.00 / per day
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5x
  • 4x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Global Rent a Car
$22.00 / per day
Fiat Egea or similar
Fiat Egea
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
$26.00 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Economy Elite
FIAT LINEA or similar
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
$28.00 / per day
Nissan Qashqai or similar
Nissan Qashqai
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
$42.00 / per day
Ford Transit Minibus or similar
Ford Transit Minibus
  • 9x
  • 4x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
$51.00 / per day
Honda CR-V or similar
Honda CR-V
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Nokta rent a car
$69.00 / 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.

Airport Car Rental

Pick up your rental car right at Istanbul Atatürk Airport! Get to know Istanbul’s past—visit the world-famous Hagia Sophia and historical sites like the Theodosian Walls of Constantinople. And make sure to drive over Bosphorus Bridge. You’ll be traveling between two continents, Europe and Asia!

If you need a break from all the history, enjoy Istanbul at a slower pace by driving your rental through its older neighborhoods. Each has a history and character of its own. Stop at coffee shops and restaurants, sample local favorites like balik ekmek or kumpir, try some lokum, and don’t forget the delicious street food. When you’re ready for the hustle and bustle again, enjoy an unforgettable shopping experience at one of Istanbul’s markets or bazaars, all located in the Old City peninsula.

Istanbul is magnificent, but Turkey has even more to offer. Drive your rental car to the beaches of Antalya, visit the otherworldly sites of Cappadocia or travel to neighboring Greece or Bulgaria! You can even pick up your rental car at Istanbul Airport and drop it off in a different city. Start your adventure now!

Istanbul Ataturk Airport is also known as İstanbul Atatürk Havalimanı.

Top international routes

Main airlines

Turkish Airlines, Atlas Global, Onur Air, Iraqi Airways, Pegasus Airlines, and Air Algerie


The domestic terminal and the international terminal are interconnected, and it’s possible to walk between them, the walk taking about 15 minutes.


Istanbul Ataturk Airport is 24 km (15 mi) west of the city center. Atatürk Havaliman Cd., Rauf Orbay Cd., and Kennedy Cd. are the main streets connecting the airport to the city.

Top car rental companies

National, Europcar, Alamo, ACE Rent a Car, Enterprise, and SIXT

Car rental desks

Most are located in the landside area of the international terminal arrivals hall.

Services and Facilities

You’ll find a wide variety of cafeterias, bars, and restaurants, many stores and duty-free shops, various lounges, banks with ATMs, three lost luggage offices, a health clinic, a pharmacy, and multiple prayer rooms. The airport’s facilities are disabled friendly. There are two luggage storage offices, one on the arrivals floor of the domestic terminal and one on the arrivals floor of the international terminal—both are open 24/7. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

Shell, one of the gas stations closest to Istanbul Ataturk Airport, is located at Yeşilköy Mahallesi, Atatürk Havalimanı Cd., 34149, can be reached in less than ten minutes, and is open 24/7. There are many other gas stations near the airport.

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Travel information

Country code
Average car rental length
11 days
Economy car rental price
$22.94 / per day
Traffic direction
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

Airport info

  • Getting to the airport 6.9
  • Departure and check-in 7.3
  • Terminal facilities 6.9
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 4.8
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.6
  • Lounge 6.2

Istanbul Airport Ataturk (IST)

  • Airport name: Istanbul Airport Ataturk (IST)
  • Airport type: Public / Civil
  • Airport Size: Large Airport
  • Elevation AMSL: 50 m / 163 ft
  • Runway Surface: Concrete
  • Passengers (per year): 63,727,448
  • Distance from City: 14.9 miles / 24 km W of town
  • Airport Hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: +90 212 465 55 55
  • Email:

When are car rental prices cheapest at Istanbul Ataturk Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Istanbul Ataturk Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.

The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Istanbul Ataturk Airport is February when prices for Economy start from $24.97. You can see that this is 36% cheaper than the yearly’s average and 62% cheaper than renting a car in August (when rental prices start at $64.98 for Compact). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Istanbul Ataturk Airport?

Travel lengths differ from one month to another. In January the average rental period is 14 days, while in April, the average rental period is only 8 days.

Which is the busiest car rental month at Istanbul Ataturk Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Istanbul Ataturk Airport in July, while the fewest number of travelers rent in October.

Top 20 Locations near Istanbul Ataturk Airport

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Car Rental at Samsun Airport from $23.00 per day
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Car Rental at Sivas Airport from $16.00 per day
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Top 6 Best Istanbul Ataturk Airport Suppliers in 2018

Exceptional 9.2
Atatuerk Intl. Arrival Hall
Excellent 8.5
Excellent 8.3
Excellent 8.0
0090 242 463 10 23 / 0090 530 224 75 75
Very good 7.6
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Very good 7.0
+90 507 121 6284, +90 850 304 3527
Yesilkoy, Bakirkoy

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