Ankara is the capital of Turkey. It's however not the largest city of the country, which is Istanbul. In the city many remainders can be found from the Greek, Roman and Byzantine times. Ankara also has a pleasant, old center and many interesting museums.
The city has over four million inhabitants.
Ankara is centrally located in Turkey on the Anatolian plateau at about 350 kilometres southeast of Istanbul. The oldest part of the city was built on the left bank of the Ankara Çayı. The last few years the city has grown tremendously. A hundred years ago, before Atatürk proclaimed Ankara capital, the city only had some tens of thousands inhabitants; now there are more than four million. So there are vast suburbs.
Istanbul is the economic heart of Turkey. Ankara is mainly relying on its status of capital. The city council therefore plays an important role as does education. The city also functions as the trade center for products from the surrounding agrarian region.
Esenboğa International Airport is located 28 kilometers northeast of the city. The recently completely renovated airport is easily reachable by rental car from the beltway around Ankara (O-20). The exit to the airport (via D-140) is clearly indicated.
Ankara has a good public transport system. Busses run very frequently. They are however often crowded during rush hour. The same applies to the metro. Turkey's capital disposes of two metro lines that meet at Kızılay station.
Traffic and Parking
Especially in the old center with a lot of one-way streets, it can be difficult to find your way around. Finding a parking space in the street is also difficult. Fortunately there are various parking garages (Otoparkı) in the city center where you can park your rental car safely and for a reasonable price.
Ankara offers a good supply of accommodation. Cheap guesthouses are mostly found in the Ulus district, in the old town center. Ankara is not a tourist draw such as Istanbul. In general you therefore don't need to book your hotel room long time in advance.
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Frequently asked questions
Is EasyTerra Car Rental the cheapest?
Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.
What do I need to do when picking up a car?
To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
Are there any additional costs?
Our rates are all-inclusive. Our reservation department will inform you in advance should additional costs apply. You can always cancel your booking free of charge if you do not agree (this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the car hire period).
What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
What is a worry-free label?
This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.
How can I change or cancel my reservation?
You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).
When will I get a confirmation of my booking?
Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).
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