Istanbul Airport Car Rentals

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Overview

Thinking about getting a rental car in Istanbul? It’s a smart choice! Renting a car can save you money and make it easy to explore the city.

While public transportation is an option, having your own rental car is especially handy if you want to see interesting places nearby or take your time discovering historic spots in Istanbul.

Before you go ahead and book your rental car, we recommend reading through our guide to Istanbul Airport car rentals below.

Fast Facts

Language: Turkish, Kurdish, Arabic

Local Currency: The local currency in Istanbul is the Turkish Lira (TRY). We recommend withdrawing Turkish liras at one of the Istanbul Airport ATMs before arriving at your accommodations in Istanbul.

Driving Rules: The law states that driving must always be on the right-hand side of the road.

Turkey Country Code: +90 We recommend taking a look at these dialing instructions in case of emergencies.

Speed Limits: 50 km/h (31 mph) in the city, 90 – 140 km/h (56 – 87 mph) on open roads on major highways and roads.

Average Istanbul Gas Prices: Check the latest gas prices in Istanbul (Regular, Premium & Diesel). Note to tourists Please remember that Istanbul gas prices are shown in liters, not gallons. There are approximately 3.78 liters in 1 gallon.

Types of Car Rentals

Istanbul car rental options include everything from economy cars to compact SUVs and premium vans, with daily rental rates averaging around $30 USD per day.

🌟 Pro Tip: Deeply discounted rates can be found as low as $16/day with unlimited milage when searching for weekly car rentals!

Vehicle Type:Model:Rates P/D:
MiniKia Picanto or similar$16.60
EconomyRenault Symbol or similar$11.60
CompactFiat Egea or similar$12.80
IntermediatePeugeot 301 or similar$14.70
Standard SUVDacia Duster or similar$22
Compact SUVFiat Egea Cross or similar$21.30
Economy SUVDacia Sandero Stepway or similar$19.20
VanDodge Grand Caravan or similar$12.80
Station WagobFiat Fiorino or similar$13.90

Note: The two most important things to keep in mind when renting a car at Istanbul Airport is to always book ahead of your arrival and don’t be afraid to play with dates to find the best rates possible.

Car Rental Companies

The Istanbul Airport is home to a wide variety of car rental agencies including DMR CAR, EasyGo Car Rental, DRIVUS, GreenMotion, WindyCar, and more.

🚙 Car Rental Company:⭐ Rating (1-10):💰 Rates:
AddCar8.6 stars🔍 Check Rates
Autounion7.8 stars🔍 Check Rates
Autovia7.8 stars🔍 Check Rates
Avec Rent A CarN/A🔍 Check Rates
Central Rent A Car8.2 stars🔍 Check Rates
Circular car hire7.3 stars🔍 Check Rates
DMR CAR8.0 stars🔍 Check Rates
DRIVUS8.0 stars🔍 Check Rates
Dailydrive Rent A CarN/A🔍 Check Rates
EXPY Car Rentals8.3 stars🔍 Check Rates
EasyGo Car RentalN/A🔍 Check Rates
Ecovia8.3 stars🔍 Check Rates
Eren Rent A Car7.7 stars🔍 Check Rates
Essence Car Rental8.2 stars🔍 Check Rates
Europcar8.6 stars🔍 Check Rates
Garenta8.6 stars🔍 Check Rates
GreenMotion8.5 stars🔍 Check Rates
Gri Rent A CarN/A🔍 Check Rates
Hit8.2 stars🔍 Check Rates
KAR Rent A CarN/A🔍 Check Rates
Keddy8.2 stars🔍 Check Rates
Myn Rent A CarN/A🔍 Check Rates
Nissa Car Rental7.1 stars🔍 Check Rates
NoktAutos7.8 stars🔍 Check Rates
OTOQ5.7 stars🔍 Check Rates
Pandora7.1 stars🔍 Check Rates
Rent Go8.2 stars🔍 Check Rates
SIXT8.2 stars🔍 Check Rates
TorlakAutostars🔍 Check Rates
United Rent A Car7.6 stars🔍 Check Rates
WheeGo7.3 stars🔍 Check Rates
WindyCar7.8 stars🔍 Check Rates
Wish Car Rental8.3 stars🔍 Check Rates

Frequently Asked Questions

Below, you’ll find a list of the most commonly asked questions about car rentals at Istanbul Airport — from rental car requirements to vehicle types, insurance coverage, recommended car rental agencies and more.

What are the requirements to rent a car at Istanbul Airport?

Renting a car in Istanbul will require you to present a valid driver’s license held for a minimum of 1 year, depending on the car category. The minimum age for car rental in Istanbul is 21. Always be sure to check with the rental agency for their requirements before signing a car lease agreement.

Do I need an international license to rent a car in Istanbul?

No, you can rent a car in Istanbul and drive it for up to 6 months without requiring an International Driving Permit (IDP). That said, we recommend getting an International Drivers Permit (IDP) before arriving in Istanbul as a backup in case of an emergency.

How much money does it cost to rent a car in Istanbul?

Istanbul Airport car rental rates can be found for as low as $16 USD per day. Of course, rates vary depending on dates of travel, duration, type of vehicle, car insurance, and more.

How do I make a car rental reservation at Istanbul Airport?

We recommend to book your Istanbul Airport rental car online in advance by clicking here or by filling out the car rental widget located at the top of this page.

What type of car should I rent in Istanbul?

The size and type of the rental car that you rent in Istanbul will depend on the size of your group and your budget.

Here are six different types of vehicles you can rent at Istanbul Airport:

Car Rental Type:# of PassengersModel / Make:
Small Car (Mini, Economy)1-3Renault Symbol or similar
Medium Car (Compact)3-5Fiat Egea or similar
Large Car (Standard, Intermediate & Full-Size, Premium)3-5Renault Megane or similar
SUVs (Standard, Intermediate, Full-Size, Premium)5-7Dacia Duster or similar
Van (Mini, Compact, Full-Size)5-7Fiat Fiorino or similar

Do I need insurance for a rental car at Istanbul Airport?

We highly recommend purchasing full coverage car insurance for visitors who are planning on renting a car in Istanbul. At just $11.8 USD per day, this is an absolute no brainer. Learn more about what full coverage car insurance means and exactly what it covers below.

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