Turkey has an extensive network of well-maintained roads linking its towns, cities and popular tourist areas. There has been, and continues to be, an investment by the Turkish government to improve the nation's roads. There are a small number of vehicles on the road in Turkey compared to international standards. Turkey offers a beautiful Mediterranean coastline, Roman ruins and castles and Izmir and Istanbul are active cities that retain their old world charm.
To rent a car in Turkey, you must be at least 21 years old (age may vary by car category) and have held your license for 1 year. Drivers renting a car under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge. A few car classes have a maximum rental age of 70 years. Seatbelts are mandatory but child safety seats are not mandatory.
Speed limits in Turkey are as follows: City 31mph/50kph Open Roads 56mph/90kph Highways 56mph/90kph
Rules of the Road
Traffic travels on the right and caution in rural areas is advised since you are likely to encounter farm carts and animals in the road.
Turkey does not have as many gas stations as does the rest of Europe. Stations are usually open 6am to 10pm and stations on the expressways are open 24 hours.
There are a few toll highways in Turkey.
There is no metered parking in Turkey. Parking officials monitor the streets and collect fees for on-street parking. Most cities have garages and public parking lots.
Car rental insurance varies widely, so please review the information below prior to making your reservation. Regulations of the country where you rent the car will be in effect for the duration of your rental.
All our car rental rates include fire and third party liability insurance. Our inclusive rates also provide collision and/or theft coverage at an advance purchase discount. You may elect to decline collision and theft coverage. If you plan to take advantage of coverage offered by your credit card, please contact your card issuer directly for details. Specific insurance information for your reservation will be printed on your confirmation voucher.
The following guidelines apply to rentals commencing in Turkey.
Fire and third party liability insurance is mandatory and is included in all rentals. Third party liability offers US$190,000 of liability coverage in case of damage or injury to people or property outside of the rental car.
Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and theft protection are included in our inclusive rates at a discount. CDW, if purchased at the rental counter, will cost approximately US$15 - US$25 per day. Theft protection, if purchased at the rental counter, will cost approximately US$5 - US$15 per day. CDW and theft coverage reduce the deductible (responsibility of the client) to US$400 - US$1000, depending on the vehicle type. Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) is available at the rental counter for approximately US$4 - US$10 per day. Super CDW may be offered locally to reduce the deductible as low as zero. Optional insurance coverage is available with select suppliers only, rates subject to change without notice.
Due to insurance regulations, there are restrictions on all car categories and on travel into certain countries. Please take a minute to ensure that your intended itinerary will be possible with the car you plan to rent.
Cars rented in Turkey may not be taken out of the country.
Domestic one-way car rentals are available and return fees range from US$0 - US$75. There are no international one-way rentals available from Turkey.