Car Rental in Ankara

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Citroen C-Elysee or similar
Citroen C-Elysee
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$16.41 per day
Ankara Airport Car Rental
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Pandora
$16.79 per day
Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Pandora
$16.79 per day
Downtown Car Rental
Compact
Renault Symbol or similar
Renault Symbol
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Pandora
$16.83 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Ankara Airport Car Rental
Full-size
Fiat Egea or similar
Fiat Egea
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Pandora
$16.85 / per day
Downtown Car Rental
Standard
Peugeot 301 or similar
Peugeot 301
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Pandora
$16.85 / per day
Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$17.02 / per day
Ankara Airport Car Rental
Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Pandora
$17.11 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 19:51 on 2022-05-19. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Turkish
Currency
TRY
Country code
90
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
90 km/h
56 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
8.3

Why rent a car in Ankara?

Ankara is a great place to visit. Although not as famous as Istanbul, from ancient sites to impressive architecture and awesome museums, Turkey’s capital has plenty of attractions. The city is close to a number of natural wonders, and with a rental car, you can even travel to the Black Sea or some of Turkey’s most famous sites such as Cappadocia.

Ankara Car Rental

One-Way Car Rentals in Ankara

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Ankara and drop off in another city include:

  • From Ankara to Istanbul - 293 offers from US$ 27.21 per day
  • From Ankara to Erzurum - 30 offers from US$ 53.61 per day
  • From Ankara to Izmir - 56 offers from US$ 31.61 per day
  • From Ankara to Adana - 139 offers from US$ 30.24 per day
  • From Ankara to Alanya - 8 offers from US$ 54.88 per day

Top ways to enter Ankara

  • Ankara Airport: Also called Ankara-Esenboğa, the airport handles around 16 million travelers every year, making it the fourth-busiest in the country. The airport is served by around 15 different companies, though most flights are provided by AnadoluJet, Turkish Airlines, and Pegasus Airlines. The airport is 26km (16 miles) north of the city center and can be reached in about 40 minutes.
  • Erkilet Airport: Serving the city of Kayseri, Erkilet Airport provides plenty of local connections as well as flights to and from countries like the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, and Iran. About 320km (199 miles) southeast of Ankara, the airport can be reached in 3 hours and 40 minutes.
  • Istanbul Airport: Opened in October 2018, it replaced Istanbul-Ataturk as the main airport serving Turkey’s largest city. With flights by tens of airlines to and from all parts of the world, it is expected to be one of the busiest airports in Europe. Located 480km (300 miles) northwest of Ankara, the airport can be reached in about five hours.
  • Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport: Named after the first female fighter pilot in the world, it is the smallest of the two Istnabul airports. The airport is the main hub of Pegasus Airlines, a Turkish low-cost carrier, and provides plenty of connections to and from destinations in Europe and Asia. 

Useful city facts

  • Although it is not located on the coast, Ankara has a Mediterranean climate with very hot summers and cold, snowy winters. The average high temperature is 30°C  (86°F) in August, the hottest month, and 4°C  (39°F) in January. Precipitation is very low from July to September and at its highest in April and May. The average elevation of Ankara is 938 m (3,077 ft). If Turkey is considered a part of Europe, this makes Ankara the second-highest capital in it (after Andorra la Vella). 
  • Inhabited since at least the Bronze Age, the area of Ankara has been home to such varied peoples as the Phyrgians, Celtic Galatians, Persians, Greeks, and many others. The city was part of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires. Ankara replaced Istanbul as the capital of Turkey in 1923. Its population at the time was around 70,000 at the time. Afterward, the city was enlarged according to government plans and is often considered a purpose-built capital. Today, nearly 5.5 million people live in or near Ankara.

Top destinations and activities

  • Kocatepe Mosque. The largest mosque in Ankara and one of the most famous religious buildings in Turkey, Kocatepe took 20 years to build and was finished in 1987. As impressive from the inside as it is from the outside, it dominates the city’s skyline and is one of the symbols of the city.
  • Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. Inhabited for thousands of years, the Ankara area has seen the rise and fall of many famous civilizations. The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations celebrates this rich and varied history with some of its oldest artifacts dating back all the way to the Stone Age. One of the best museums in Turkey, it should not be missed when visiting Ankara. Many ancient sites left by previous civilizations can also be visited in and around Ankara.
  • Anıtkabir. Located in the Anittepe borough of Ankara, Anıtkabir is the mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey. The imposing architectural complex features both Ottoman and ancient Anatolian motifs and is one of the most visited places in Ankara. Anıtkabir also features a museum where you can learn about the last hundred years of Turkish history.

Traffic and parking tips

  • Unless specifically indicated otherwise, the speed limits are 120km/h (75 mph) on highways, 90km/h (56 mph) on two-lane roads, and 50km/h (31 mph) in populated and built-up areas.
  • It is illegal to use a mobile phone while driving.
  • On regional roads, there might be fewer gas stations than on the national highways. Never stay too low on gas and always set out your route in advance to know the location of the next gas station.
  • Due to high taxes, Turkey has very expensive petrol, with prices higher than in most EU countries. Keep that in mind when planning your route!
  • Turkey is, overall, a warm country, but during winter, roads can be covered with ice, especially in mountainous regions. Ask your car rental provider in advance if your vehicle’s tires will be equipped for the season.
  • Occasionally you might encounter police roadblocks or military checkpoints, especially in Southeastern Turkey. In most cases they will only check your license and warn you about any potential danger that might lie ahead. 
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.05% if you’re driving alone and 0.00%. Exceeding the limit can lead to large fines and a license ban.
  • Proof of insurance and the car’s documentation needs to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • When driving, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • The general emergency number is 112. The police number is 155, the fire brigade number is 110, and the forest fire number is 177.

Toll roads

Driving on most national motorways, as well as some bridges and tunnels in Turkey, requires payment of a  toll. 

Most Turkish toll roads only accept electronic, contactless payment from an electronic transponder that’s in a car or by a sticker with an electronic chip affixed to the car’s windshield. This means that you cannot pay either by cash or credit card for most toll roads. 

All rental cars have to be equipped either with a toll transponder or sticker. Some rental car providers might charge an extra fee for this service. contact your rental car provided in advance to find out more. 

The toll roads in Turkey are divided among HGS, the High-Speed Passage System (Hızlı Geçiş Sistemi in Turkish), and OGS (Otomatik Geçiş Sistemi in Turkish). On HGS roads, you can pass through the toll area at a higher speed. On OGS roads, you need to slow down as you go through a toll gate and the toll payment is registered through the electronic transponder that’s in a car. The exact amount you’ll have to pay will depend on the specific road you drive on and on the distance of your travels.

Find out more about toll roads in Turkey on the European toll road website.

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Ataturk Forest Farm and Zoo. A large park located in a very picturesque place, the forest farm and zoo is a great place to escape the big city. It has something for everyone - from farms run by local peasants to walking paths, restaurants, and a brewery. The zoo houses both native and exotic animal species like cheetahs, snow leopards, and vultures. Located just 8km (5 miles) west of Ankara’s city center, the farm and zoo can be reached in about ten minutes.
  • Beypazarı. A small and picturesque town northwest of Ankara, Beypazarı is a favorite place to visit for many of the travelers who known the Ankara region well. The town is famous for its traditional architecture, healing mineral waters, delicious sweets, and Beypazarı Valley which surrounds it. Located 100km (62 miles) from Ankara, Beypazarı can be reached in about 1 hour and 20 minutes.
  • Boğazkale. Located near the modern town of Boğazkale are the ruins of the ancient city of Hattusa. Founded about 2,600 years ago, it served as the capital of the Hittite Empire, one of the earliest empires on the planet. Visitors can see the ruins of ancient landmarks like the Lion Gate; others, like the Hattusa city walls, have been reconstructed. Located 190km (118 miles) east of Ankara, Hattusa can be reached in about 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car in the Turkish capital is the Fiat 500, although many travelers also pick the Toyota Yaris and the Ford Fiesta. The most popular rental car types are economy, standard, and compact.

Further destinations

  • The Black Sea coast. Known as Karadeniz in Turkish, the Black Sea, and its long impressive beaches is the dominant feature (and main tourist attraction) of Northern Turkey. The Turkish Black Sea coast stretches from the border with Bulgaria in the west all the way to the border with Georgia in the east. From scenic historic attractions like Amasra to resort towns like Akçakoca, there’s something for every traveler to enjoy. The latter is just 270km (168 miles) north of Ankara and can be reached in about three hours. You can explore the rest of the shoreline from there.
  • Istanbul. Spanning two continents, Turkey’s largest city is as famous for immense landmarks such as Hagia Sophia and the Grand Bazaar as it is for its narrow winding side streets and traditional Turkish baths. A place like no other, it can be explored for weeks, if not months, without bordem. Located 450km (280 miles) northwest of Ankara, Istanbul can be reached in about five hours.
  • Cappadocia. Visiting Cappadocia, a historic region in Central Anatolia, can feel like going to a different planet. Made up of otherworldly rock formations, cave churches, deep canyons, and underground cities, it takes an effort to get to but is still a must-visit place if you’re in Turkey. Located about 280km (173 miles) southeast of Ankara, Cappadocia can be reached in about 3 hours and 40 minutes.

Car Rental Prices in Ankara

  • Station wagons - from $28 per day
  • Large cars - from $40 per day
  • Medium cars - from $34 per day
  • Vans - from $74 per day
  • Premium cars - from $113 per day
  • Small cars - from $26 per day
  • SUVs - from $54 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

Getting a cheap rental car in Ankara is easier if you follow these tips:

  • Compare the rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Ankara is the cheapest in March when renting a car is about 73% cheaper than the yearly average. Come visit Turkey in the early spring!

Top 16 Cities near Ankara

  1. 356.1 km / 221.2 miles away
  2. Antalya Car Rentals from $12.74 per day
    380.5 km / 236.5 miles away
  3. Izmir Car Rentals from $31.74 per day
    515.5 km / 320.3 miles away
  4. Dalaman Car Rentals from $17.47 per day
    490.8 km / 304.9 miles away
  5. Kayseri Car Rentals from $35.24 per day
    266.3 km / 165.5 miles away
  6. 562.7 km / 349.7 miles away
  7. Gaziantep Car Rentals from $45.12 per day
    525.6 km / 326.6 miles away
  8. Trabzon Car Rentals from $16.95 per day
    606.8 km / 377.1 miles away
  9. Adana Car Rentals from $13.77 per day
    391.3 km / 243.2 miles away
  10. Konya Car Rentals from $20.43 per day
    214.1 km / 133.0 miles away
  11. Gazipasa Car Rentals from $21.60 per day
    402.2 km / 249.9 miles away
  12. Samsun Car Rentals from $15.16 per day
    354.9 km / 220.5 miles away
  13. Nevsehir Car Rentals from $25.02 per day
    219.8 km / 136.6 miles away
  14. Denizli Car Rentals from $22.18 per day
    354.2 km / 220.1 miles away
  15. Marmaris Car Rentals from $25.38 per day
    518.7 km / 322.3 miles away
  16. Kusadasi Car Rentals from $25.75 per day
    526.8 km / 327.4 miles away

Top 18 Locations near Ankara

  1. Ankara Airport Car Rentals from $16.79 per day
    32.4 km / 20.1 miles away
  2. Konya Airport Car Rentals from $20.43 per day
    214.1 km / 133.0 miles away
  3. Nevsehir Airport Car Rentals from $25.02 per day
    219.8 km / 136.6 miles away
  4. 266.3 km / 165.5 miles away
  5. Kayseri Airport Car Rentals from $15.13 per day
    266.3 km / 165.5 miles away
  6. 312.9 km / 194.4 miles away
  7. Istanbul Pendik Car Rentals from $13.29 per day
    315.4 km / 196.0 miles away
  8. Istanbul Kartal Car Rentals from $17.10 per day
    322.7 km / 200.5 miles away
  9. Istanbul Bostanci Car Rentals from $136.48 per day
    331.9 km / 206.3 miles away
  10. Istanbul Kadikoy Car Rentals from $19.87 per day
    333.9 km / 207.5 miles away
  11. 343.4 km / 213.4 miles away
  12. Istanbul Taksim Car Rentals from $21.78 per day
    343.7 km / 213.6 miles away
  13. Istanbul North Car Rentals from $36.35 per day
    348.2 km / 216.3 miles away
  14. Denizli Airport Car Rentals from $22.18 per day
    354.2 km / 220.1 miles away
  15. 354.3 km / 220.2 miles away
  16. Samsun Airport Car Rentals from $15.16 per day
    354.9 km / 220.5 miles away
  17. 356.2 km / 221.3 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Ankara?

Car rental prices in Ankara vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Ankara
$30.26
January
$23.28
February
$18.51
March
$36.90
April
$30.32
May
$28.30
June
$23.89
July
$25.39
August
$129.67
September
$132.39
October
$174.68
November
$174.68
December
The best month to rent a car in Ankara is March (when prices for an Economy class start from $18.51). This is 73% cheaper than the yearly average and 89% cheaper than renting in November (when rental prices start at $174.68 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Ankara?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in May, travelers rent a car for an average of 18 days in July, the average rental period is 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Ankara
13
January
12
February
12
March
8
April
18
May
8
June
4
July
5
August
5
September
6
October
12
November
6
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Ankara?

The most popular month for renting a car in Ankara is January, and the least popular is June.
Popularity of Car Rental in Ankara by Monthly Searches
235%
January
216%
February
223%
March
113%
April
82%
May
June
July
August
48%
September
44%
October
125%
November
115%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
GreenMotion Hyundai i20 4 2 Small cars
Pandora Peugeot 301 5 1 Large cars
Pandora Fiat Egea 5 1 Large cars
Pandora Renault Clio 4 2 Small cars
Keddy Renault Clio 4 2 Medium cars
GreenMotion Citroen C-Elysee 4 1 Small cars
Keddy Fiat Egea 5 2 Medium cars
Essence Car Rental Fiat Egea 4 2 Medium cars
Europcar Fiat Egea 5 2 Medium cars
Pandora Ford Tourneo Courier 5 3 Station wagons

Top 21 Suppliers in Ankara in 2022

National
National
Excellent 8.5
+903123982166
SERVICED BY ENTERPRISE
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
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Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5 / 2 reviews
+903123982034
Esenboga Havalimani Ic Hat
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
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Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.4 / 21 reviews
+903123980503
Ankara Esenboga Airport,Esenboğa Havalimanı İç Hatlar Gelen Yolcu Terminali No:GeK0507 06750 Akyurt/Ankara
Working hours
Mon:00:01-23:59
Tue:00:01-23:59
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Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.3 / 3 reviews
+903123982166
ANKARA ESENBOGA AIRPORT, DOMESTIC FLIGHTS TERMINAL
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.3 / 7 reviews
+903123982166
DOMESTIC FLIGHTS TERMINAL,
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.3 / 1 reviews
+902162665101
Arrival Hall
ACARENT
ACARENT
Excellent 8.3
+905496477250
Ankara Esenboğa Airport Arrivals
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:00
Tue:08:00-22:00
Wed:08:00-22:00
Thu:08:00-22:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
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Nissa Car Rental
Nissa Car Rental
Excellent 8.2
+905496477250
Ankara Esenboğa Havalimanı, Balıkhisar Mh., Özal Bulvarı, Akyurt, Ankara
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
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GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Excellent 8.2 / 32 reviews
+908503031675
Kizilirmak Mahallesi, 1443. Cd. No 15/3, 06510 Cankaya, Ankara
Working hours
Mon:09:00-19:00
Tue:09:00-19:00
Wed:09:00-19:00
Thu:09:00-19:00
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Sun:09:00-19:00
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Excellent 8.2 / 1 reviews
+905071216284 / +908503043527
Aziziye Mah. Hosdere cad. 46 B Cankaya
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
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Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8 / 14 reviews
+903123980503
Ankara Esenboga Airport,Esenboğa Havalimanı İç Hatlar Gelen Yolcu Terminali No:GeK0507 06750 Akyurt/Ankara
Working hours
Mon:00:01-23:59
Tue:00:01-23:59
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Hit
Hit
Excellent 8
08503081010
Basınevleri, Basın Cd. 25/A, 06010 Keçiören/Ankara, Türkiye
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Excellent 8
+908508408444
Ankara Airport, Arrivals Terminal
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7.9 / 2 reviews
+9005368619848
Ankara Esenboga Airport
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Pandora
Pandora
Very good 7.7 / 15 reviews
+905013545629
Saray Cumhuriyet, Şht. Musa Kaplan Cd., 06146 Pursaklar/Ankara, Turkey-
Working hours
Mon:07:30-22:00
Tue:07:30-22:00
Wed:07:30-22:00
Thu:07:30-22:00
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Sun:07:30-22:00
GRS CAR RENTAL SERVICES
GRS CAR RENTAL SERVICES
Very good 7.7
+905360751277 / +905360751275 / +905447477227
Esenboğa International Airport
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:59
Tue:08:00-23:59
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NoktAutos
NoktAutos
Very good 7.7 / 3 reviews
+905326738753 / +905333202775
Balıkhisar Mh., Özal Bulvarı, Akyurt, Ankara
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
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Essence Car Rental
Essence Car Rental
Very good 7.7 / 19 reviews
+902126036585 / +908502596232
Esenboğa Merkez, Balıkhisar Mh. Havaalanı Girişi, 06970, Ankara
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
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Surprice
Surprice
Very good 7.5
+902424631023 / +905302247575
Balikhisar Mah. Koyici Kume Evleri No:226
Working hours
Mon:00:01-23:59
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Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.4 / 17 reviews
+905368619848
Esb On-Airport. Balikhisar Mh., Özal Bulvari Akyurt / Çubuk / Ankara
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
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Circular car hire
Circular car hire
Very good 7 / 16 reviews
+905336869710 / +905534848484
Balıkhisar, Esenboğa Hava Limanı Iç Ve Dış Hatlar, 06760 Çubuk Akyurt, Ankara
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
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