The daily rental fee
Damage Waiver (CDW) are the costs
we look most closely at, but other
fees and taxes can increase the cost
of car rental substantially. Keep
these in mind:
Besides CDW there's PAI, LFC and Theft. More....
You may have to pay a fee of around TL8
for an additional driver to be listed on the insurance
documents. The exception is Economy Car Hire
Some rental agencies charge a fee for use of a toll transponder or toll sticker required for driving on Turkey's Otoyols (toll highways). The fee may be about EUR3.50 per day or EUR24 per week. This is in addition to the tolls charged to the transponder.
If you do not plan to travel on otoyols, you can avoid this fee. Plan your route and see if it is preferable to travel on otoyols. In Cappadocia, you probably won't need the transponder. Traveling between İzmir's Adnan Menderes Airport and Selçuk, Ephesus, Şirince and/or Kuşadası, the otoyol is faster, but you can avoid tolls by following the older D550 highway. More...
Child Safety Seat
The larger rental companies should have these available
at an additional fee (perhaps as much as TL15
per day. Reserve yours in advance just to be sure.
You may choose to rent a Global Positioning System (GPS) device from the car rental company—or you may bring your own, or use your smartphone. More...
If your rental company provides a mobile Wifi Internet device, you will probably have to pay a daily fee for its use.
If you do not return your car to the point where
you picked it up, you may have to pay
fee of around US$0.38 per kilometer (US$0.62
per mile) for the distance from the company office
to the point of pick-up. This can add up to a substantial
If you drive from Cappadocia to Ephesus,
a distance of about 800 km (497 miles)
an itinerary), the "transfer
fee" to return the car to its
point of origin in Cappadocia might
be as much as US$300.
Consider the cost
of fuel when deciding whether
to rent- here, return-there. It may
be cheaper to
pay the transfer/return fee rather
than to drive the car back yourself
when you consider the cost of fuel,
and rental and insurance charges
for the time it takes you to drive
the car back. Or, if there are three
or more travelers sharing the rental
car, it may be chaper to drive than
to take alternative means of transport. More...
—by Tom Brosnahan