Car rental in Turkey

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Renting a car is a great way to see Turkey without the crowds of tourists travelling in the same sightseeing bus with you. 

A drive to Cappadocia, an area of spectacular volcanic scenery, canyons, and cave monasteries will be a great experience. And, of course, hot air balloon rides. 

It will be great to drive along the Antalya coast: Antalya, Alanya, Side, Kemer are popular resorts with excellent infrastructure. The trip is a delight for all travellers who will find here everything they like: azure seas, beaches, water parks, oranges, local cuisine, and clubs.

A rental car can take you to places that can’t be reached by public transport, and those are often the most interesting places.

Turkey has excellent roads with clear markings and signs at all forks clearly visible and duplicated in English. It's so easy to drive on Turkish roads that you won't get tired even after hours of driving.

What you need to rent a car in Turkey

The most popular cities for car hire in Turkey

Traffic regulations

Turkey uses international road signs, but instead of the mandatory stop sign “STOP”, the equivalent road sign “DUR” is used. Standard brown signposts lead to the sights. The traffic regulations are standard and easy to follow.

Police do not hide in ambushes, but stand openly on the highway, which can be considered unusual by some tourists. You may be stopped for an identity check even if you haven’t done anything wrong.

Toll roads

In Turkey, motorways connecting major cities, as well as some bridges and tunnels, are toll roads. The tools are relatively low: €1-3/100km for motorways, €1-3 for bridges over the Bosphorus, and €11-18 for bridges over the Sea of Marmara and the Dardanelles.

The toll is paid via an automatic gate system that detects the car, scans a special HGS sticker, transponder or car number and then charges the money from the linked account. If you want to use toll roads when renting a car, please notify the rental agent in advance to activate the HGS sticker.

Parking in Turkey

In large cities, free parking is only available near large shopping centres and public parks. You pay for parking in advance through an inspector in a yellow or orange vest. Municipal parking facilities are generally cheaper than private parking facilities. But there's always an available space at the private ones.

You can stop in paid parking areas for 15 minutes free of charge.

Gas stations

Gas stations are frequent on the highways. The fuel is slightly more expensive than the European average, but the quality justifies the price. There are such network gas stations as Shell, BP, Sunpet, and Lukoil.

If there are no attendants at the gas station, fill it up yourself: 

  • Insert the nozzle into the tank
  • Engage the latch on the handle to lock the fill lever open
  • Pay at the cashier's office.

Cash and cards are accepted. To pay in cash, you need local money.

Mobile service

The most important thing to remember is that you can't buy cheap SIM cards from unauthorised dealers in Turkey. It's a scam. On average, SIM cards cost 650-1000 Turkish Liras (~€18.60-28.60).

There are three providers in the country: Vodafone, Turk Telekom, and Turkcell. SIM cards are sold at the airport, in authorised retail stores, in large shopping centres, and other popular locations. But... the cost of the same SIM card will be different in different places.

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Yolanda
23.05.2024 19:35

Hello! Are there no cars at Kayseri airport without a delivery fee? Charges for delivery are 350€ making a 19€/day rental way too expensive.

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Iryna (Localrent)
24.05.2024 10:59

Good day! On our website, you can view offers from various local rental companies. Most of our partners are based in major cities such as Antalya, Dalaman, and Istanbul. We also have partners in Kayseri. However, the closer the rental dates, the fewer options are available. If there are no cars based in your selected pick-up location for your specified dates, our system will offer you options with delivery. Typically, the offers without delivery are listed at the beginning of the search results https://prnt.sc/Hd4a-qF1s_yU. Delivery is an additional fee for picking up or dropping off a car to/from a location where the rental company does not have an office and fleet. You can view more details here: https://prnt.sc/X16ILFtxPCO4 The final price for renting a car is exactly as shown in the calculation on the website. To provide more precise and prompt information regarding your query, we recommend contacting our support team. You can email us at [email protected] or use our online chat. We will be happy to assist you with any questions!

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Sead
13.02.2024 12:40

Hello, I see CDW is included in the price, is it covered in whole Türkiye?

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Iryna (Localrent)
14.02.2024 18:34

Hello! On our website, you can find cars with different types of coverage, which may be offered either for free and included in the rental price, or provided on a paid basis. The cost and type of insurance may vary even for similar models, as our website features cars from various rental companies. Insurance coverage applies within the territory of the rental country, but in order for it to take effect, it is necessary to comply with the conditions described on the page: https://localrent.com/en/turkey/terms/ as well as the rental agreement. If you have any further questions or need assistance, please don't hesitate to contact our customer support department at [email protected] or through the online chat. We are ready to assist you.

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Asimina
15.12.2023 13:54

Hello! I would like to ask you,if i can rent a car while i do not own credit/deposit card.I can pay for the car insurance and also show you my flight details . Thank you

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Iryna (Localrent)
15.12.2023 18:05

Good afternoon! To book a car on our platform, an advance payment is required, and this is typically done using a bank card. The deposit payment method is clearly outlined on each car's page under the information notes "Why?" and "Payment methods" https://prnt.sc/kJWGt-A6SFOt. During the booking process, you have the flexibility to choose the payment option that suits you best. Additionally, we offer car options that allow you to make a deposit while paying the rental amount in cash. To find these options, you can use the search filter labeled "cash payment" on our website. Rest assured that the remaining balance can be settled on-site according to the payment method specified in your voucher. If you have any further questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact us by email [email protected] .

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Caroline
25.09.2023 19:40

Good afternoon! What driving experience is required?

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Iryna (Localrent)
26.09.2023 12:38

Hello! At the time of renting a car, the driver must be 22 years old and have driving experience over 2 years.

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Michael
10.07.2024 16:43

my license is 1 month to 2 years, will that be accepted?

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Iryna (Localrent)
10.07.2024 20:12

Hello! Your request requires individual verification. Please contact our specialist via email at [email protected] or use our online chat, and our staff will try to assist you.

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D
19.07.2023 06:58

Hello. Can I drop off my car in Istanbul? How much will it cost?

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Iryna (Localrent)
19.07.2023 11:32

Hello! Our cars are based in various locations and cities. But you can order delivery to the city or location of your choice. To do this, select the desired pick-up and drop-off cities (can be different) in the search bar. You will see the available cars in that city sorted by the final price for the rent + delivery. The price of delivery depends on the city and the car.

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James
30.03.2023 18:42

Hello! Can I rent a car at the age of 22?

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Iryna (Localrent)
30.03.2023 20:08

Hello! Yes. If your driving experience is 2 years, you can rent a car.

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Ronald
10.11.2022 21:02

Good afternoon. Up to what age does a child need a child safety seat?

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Iryna (Localrent)
11.11.2022 10:12

Hello! A special child restraint system is required for passengers under 135 cm tall.

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Alexander
08.08.2022 12:41

Hello. The car has a CDW price of 0 euros. Does that mean the insurance will be free?

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Iryna (Localrent)
08.08.2022 15:27

Hello! That's right. This means that the insurance is already included in the rental price.