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Car Rental Istanbul

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Car Rental Istanbul

EasyTerra Car Rental Istanbul is an independent car rental comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car rental companies so as a customer you can always reserve your rental car through us at a competitive rate.

Car rental offers in Istanbul

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in Istanbul.
  • For example: Fiat Panda
    Mini class
    For example: Fiat Panda
  • Popular category
    For example: Renault Symbol
    Economy class
    For example: Renault Symbol
  • For example: Fiat Egea
    Compact class
    For example: Fiat Egea
  • For example: Citroen C-Elysee
    Intermediate class
    For example: Citroen C-Elysee
  • For example: Volvo S60
    Standard class
    For example: Volvo S60
  • For example: Dacia Lodgy
    Full-size class
    For example: Dacia Lodgy
  • For example: DS7 Crossback
    Luxury class
    For example: DS7 Crossback
  • For example: Ford Tourneo Courier Diesel
    Station wagon class
    For example: Ford Tourneo Courier Diesel

Car rental companies in Istanbul

Below are the car rental companies in Istanbul with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.
  • Europcar
    8 (5988)
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  • Budget
    7.6 (7743)
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  • Carwiz rent a car
    7.6 (269)
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  • Alamo
    7.2 (7109)
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  • Goldcar
    5.9 (4094)
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Car rental companies in and around Istanbul

If you are looking for a rental car in Turkey, but in a city other than Istanbul, please click through to the Car rental Turkey page, where you can choose in which city in Turkey you want to rent a car.

Car rental locations in Istanbul

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Location information for Istanbul

Introduction

Istanbul (formerly: Constantinople) is the largest and most colorful city of Turkey, with a rich history and many interesting things from the Byzantine and Ottoman eras. Examples are the Topkapi Palace and the Hagia Sofia, which originally was a Christian church and which is now a Mosque. The Ottoman Süleymaniye Mosque is also very much worth a visit. Furthermore, Istanbul is a shopping paradise, for example in the Big Bazaar and the Egyptian Bazaar and the surrounding streets.

Population

Officially, Istanbul has 8 million inhabitants, but in reality the number is probably higher. The city has a very international population. In addition to the Turkish majority there are traditionally many Greeks, Armenians and Jews in the city.

Location

Istanbul is the only city in the world that is located on two continents: Europe and Asia. The city is situated on the two banks of the Bosporus, the narrow connection between the Black Sea and the Sea or Marmara (which in turn is connected to the Mediterranean). The oldest part of the city is located on the west bank.

Economy

Due to its location, the city is the economic centre of Turkey. In recent years, the has emerged tremendously (it is considered one of the 'emerging markets'), and Istanbul is the engine. Of course, trade plays an important role, but there is also a great deal of industry. There is an extensive food industry (among other things olive oil), clothing and textile is produced and the city also has an electronics industry and machine factories. In addition, cars are being assembled and glass and paper are produced.
Tourism is also very important to the local economy.
Turkey wants very much to join the European Union because of the economic opportunities it will provide, but within the European Union there is much resistance to such a move.

Airports

Atatürk International Airport is Istanbul's main international airport. It is located some 20 kilometres to the south-west of the city centre, in the European part of Istanbul. Because this airport was unable to cope with the growth in air traffic, a second was built in the Asian part of the city, Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. Except by Turkish Airlines, this airport is used a lot by budget airlines (for example to Eindhoven Airport).
There are plans for a third international airport to the north of the city, near the business district.

Public transport

Taxis (yellow) offer a cheap form of transport in Istanbul. They all have meters; at night (midnight to 6 am, they use a double rate. Even cheaper are the dolmu? Buses that follow fixed routes.
The city b uses are the cheapest, Istanbul has an extensive bus network. As a visitor you will use the T4 line the most, which connects the entertainment centres of Sultanahmet and Taksim Square.
The metro consists of only two lines: one to the north and one to the south (including to Atatürk Airport). The metro is connected to the tram that crosses the Galata bridge. There is a regular ferry service between the European and Asian parts of the city.
A fixed rate is used for the public transport system, independent of the distance you travel.

Traffic and Parking

Chaotic is the only word that one can possibly apply to the traffic in Istanbul. In the morning and evening rush hour, the two bridges over the Bosporus and the bridge across the Golden Horn are filled with cars. Be patient and make the best of it: enjoy the magnificent view from these bridges. If you go across one of the bridges from the European to the Asian part of the city, you have to pay a toll, the other way around is free. For the Bosporus (Bogaziçi) Bridge you need an electronic toll ticket. For the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, you can also pay cash.

In Istanbul's traffic, patience really is a virtue. The rules are roughly the same as those that apply in European countries, but preciously few people obey them. Add to that the fact that finding a place to park in the city centre is difficult, if not impossible. In addition, you may run into the car mafia: you pay to avoid having your car damaged. However, the amounts are usually quite low, and they will guard your car! Illegally parked cars are clamped.

In short: unless you have experience driving in a chaotic city, you may prefer to park your car at your hotel and use it to explore the surrounding area.

Hotels

The cheapest hotels and guest houses are to be found in the old part of the city (Sultanahmet). There are also some more expensive hotels in that area, but the best hotels are located on the Bosporus, both on the European and on the Asian side. Istanbul annually attracts many visitors, and because it is the country's economic centre, there are also many business people who visit the city. We recommend booking your hotel room in advance.

External Sources

For more information about Istanbul, we recommend Google, and the following sources:

Practical information

  • Currency
    Turkish lira
  • Driving direction
    Right
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    110 km/h
  • Language
    Turkish
  • Popular car category
    compact
  • Popular rental companies
    Alamo

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
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). Which car rental companies are compared by EasyTerra Car Rental? at this location
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