Car rental in Izmir

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Izmir is a beautiful and cosy city but it doesn't have as many attractions as Istanbul or even Antalya. You can't do without a car here because most interesting places are 40-80 kilometres away.

One of such places is the town of Çeşme, 80 km from Izmir. A heavenly place with beautiful and clear bays surrounded by fig groves and anise fields. The sights include the ancient Genoese fortress and the Caravanserai. On the way to Çeşme, you will come across the Balçova Hot Spring, a place for recreation.

40 km from Izmir is the Karabel Pass with the Hittite relief (Hitit Kabartması) carved in the rock. You can watch flamingos and pelicans at Izmir Bird Paradise Nature Reserve, 40 km away.

In Izmir, you will need a car for trips to the beaches and local outlet stores for cheap shopping. It is fun to drive in the city with good roads no traffic jams.

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What you need to book a car

  • Driving license
  • ID or passport
  • Bank card

Traffic regulations in Izmir

There are only a few traffic police checkpoints. The traffic is monitored by video cameras located literally everywhere. So, it's best to avoid violating the traffic regulations. Fortunately, this won't be difficult because the traffic regulations here don't differ too much from those in the rest of Europe. Watch the speed limit signs carefully. You can exceed the speed limit by no more than 10% or you will be fined.

Toll roads in Turkey

Expressways, some bridges and tunnels in Turkey are toll roads. The toll is collected at special gates that recognise cars as they pass through, read a special sticker, transponder or licence plate, and charge the toll.

If you want to drive a rental car on toll roads, let the rental agent know in advance so that they can activate the payment system.

Parking

Most car parks in the city are chargeable and marked with an “Otopark” sign. You pay to the attendant wearing a yellow vest.

Petrol stations

There are numerous petrol stations in and out of the city. There are also many petrol stations on the highways. Fuel prices vary within 10%. Payment is accepted both in cash and by card.

Mobile service

If you need a local SIM card, you can get one at the office of the following providers: Vodafone, Turk Telekom or Turkcell. It is not a good idea to buy SIM cards on the street.

8 Comments
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Megan
28.08.2023 17:07

Good afternoon. If I find defects on the card when the picking it up, will they be mentioned in the agreement?

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Iryna (Localrent)
28.08.2023 19:59

Hello! Yes. We recommend that you carefully inspect the car from all sides (paying special attention to the parts with damages/scratches), make notes of the existing damages in the car acceptance certificate, and take photos.

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Tammy
17.03.2023 07:38

Hello. What is the rental payment currency?

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Iryna (Localrent)
17.03.2023 14:04

Hello! Rental companies accept both euros and Turkish lira, whatever you prefer.

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Thomas
03.10.2022 23:33

Can I pay for the rental with my bank card or only in cash?

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Iryna (Localrent)
04.10.2022 12:14

Hello! In the profile of each car, you will find the information on how you can pay the deposit and the remaining amount. When you arrive, you can choose a car with a suitable payment method.

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Anna M
21.04.2022 13:12

Hello! We want to book a car on your website and we need a child safety seat. How do we know if it's available?

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Iryna (Localrent)
21.04.2022 16:52

Hello! The available equipment is listed in the car description. So, if a child safety seat is included in your order, you will get it.