Where to Rent a Car in Turkey

Last Updated on April 20, 2022

Turkey is crowded with car hire offices. Often you can make arrangements on the spot, but it's always good to have an advance reservation to assure you'll get the cheap rate and the car you want.

It's especially important to have a reservation if you want a car waiting at your arrival airport. Cars are not always available without a reservation.

1. Use the Best Rental Car Companies

If your trip is simple and if you'll be picking up and returning the car at the same location, you may want to use one of these solid car hire/rental websites, which can be found here:

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2. Use a Good Travel Agency!

I often use one of my recommended travel agencies to arrange rental/hire cars for my many trips in Turkey. It's easier, it costs me no more, and I have an advocate if anything goes wrong. If there's a dispute with the car rental company, the agency is there to explain it all and to take my side.

I've used this advantage numerous times.

Also, if you use an agency for flights within Turkeyhotelsguides and other services, the agency knows how your whole trip fits together, and can help if you have to change anything.

Best Travel Agencies

The following agencies negotiate deals with rental companies and may offer good rates. More...

Pupa Travel 

Pupa Tourism is a highly recommended, all-around agency available to make any arrangements for you anywhere in Turkeyquality guided tours, hotel reservations, car rental, airport pick-up and more. Pupa is one of the best staffed agencies in country with personnel in Istanbul, Cappadocia, and Ephesus. If you’re accustomed to premium, no-compromise travel experiences, they understand you, and they can fulfill your requirements.

Argeus Tourism & Travel

Argeus is a very responsive and efficientfull-service travel agency. They can arrange to have a good car waiting for you anywhere in Turkey (but especially Cappadocia), at competitive rates. If you have any problem, you call them and they fix it.

Efendi Travel

This excellent boutique travel agency in Istanbul, a Fatih Seyahat company, can arrange for your hired car to be waiting at the airport or ferry dock so you needn't drive in the city—a very good thing! They also have their own fleet of vehicles for hire with a driver, from minivans to midi-buses and full-size motor coaches.

Anker Travel

Want to rent a car in the Ephesus area? Anker Travel in Kuşadası will have it ready for you when you land at Izmir's Adnan Menderes Airport, or when you debark from your ship at KuşadasıÇeşme or İzmir, or when you descend from your bus; or have it delivered right to your hotel. A rental car is the perfect way to visit Şirince and Euromos, to visit Bodrum on a day-trip, to make the Priene-Miletus-Didyma Tour, and even to drive via Aphrodisias to Denizli and Pamukkale.

—Tom Brosnahan

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