Car Rental in Izmir

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Izmir Airport
Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Yours Car Rental
$19.73 / per day
Izmir Airport
Compact
Peugeot 301 or similar
Peugeot 301
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Express Car Rental
$20.59 / per day
Izmir Airport
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$21.13 / per day
Izmir Airport
Standard
Peugeot 301 or similar
Peugeot 301
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Pandora
$23.05 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Izmir Airport
Intermediate Van
Renault Express or similar
Renault Express
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$23.38 / per day
Izmir Airport
Economy Elite
Renault Taliant or similar
Renault Taliant
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
AddCar
$27.38 / per day
Izmir Airport
Compact Elite
Peugeot 301 or similar
Peugeot 301
  • 4
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ecovia
$32.71 / per day
Izmir Gaziemir
Full-size
Opel Astra or similar
Opel Astra
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
WheeGo
$37.49 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:09 on 2024-04-12. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Turkish, Kurdish, Arabic
Currency
TRY
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+90
Average car rental price
$26 per day
Average car rental length
9 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h or 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
90 - 140 km/h or 56 - 87 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.3 / 10
Average gasoline price
$1.14 per liter or $4.31 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.05 per liter or $3.98 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$1.24 per liter or $4.68 / 1 gallon

Why rent a car in Izmir?

Izmir is the right place to explore by a rental car. Having a vehicle here will let you to experience this huge, historic city in its fullness, and then continue your travels along the wider Izmir Province and the Turkish Mediterranean Coast.

Izmir

One-Way Car Rentals in Izmir

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

  • From Izmir to Istanbul - 396 offers from $26.66 per day
  • From Izmir to Kusadasi - 26 offers from $21.43 per day
  • From Izmir to Bodrum - 149 offers from $24.05 per day
  • From Izmir to Ankara - 148 offers from $28.85 per day
  • From Izmir to Antalya - 159 offers from $27.10 per day

Top ways to enter Izmir

  • Izmir Airport: Also known as Adnan Menderes Airport after a Turkish statesman, it serves about 13 million travelers every year. The airport is a large hub for the Turkish airline SunExpress and also has flights by around 20 other airlines (although some are only active seasonally). Izmir Airport is located 17 km (10.5 mi) south of Izmir city center and takes about 25 minutes to reach.
  • Bodrum Airport: Also known as Milas-Bodrum, the airport serving the famous beach tourism hub handles nearly three million travelers every year. There are flights by around 40 airlines, connecting Bodrum to destinations in both Western and Eastern Europe, as well as in the Middle East. Situated about 200 km (125 mi) south of Izmir, Bodrum Airport takes 2 hours and 30 minutes to reach.
  • Dalaman Airport: Serving another famous Turkish beach resort, Dalaman Airport handles about 4.7 million travelers every year. The airport has flights by around 30 different airlines, including low-cost carriers like Transavia, Lauda, and easyJet. Similarly to Izmir and Bodrum airports, Dalaman Airport is much more active during the warm months of the year. Located about 305 km (189 mi) southeast of Izmir, Dalaman Airport can be reached in 3 hours and 50 minutes.
  • By sea: Although there is a ferry service between Çeşme near Izmir and Athens in Greece, most rental car providers do not permit bringing a rental car on deck! If you’re taking a ferry from Greece to Izmir, a better idea is to travel without a rental car and to pick up one after arriving in Izmir. Unlike Greece, Turkey is no a member of the EU and the Schengen Area, so it’s also important to check in advance whether you need a visa to enter the country.

City facts

  • Izmir enjoys a typically hot Mediterranean climate. During summers, it is very common for temperatures to exceed 30 °C  (86 °F). The precipitation is close to non-existent in July and August. Winters are mild, but much more humid, with December and January seeing as many as 12 rainy days every year.
  • The history of human settlement in Izmir dates back to at least 6500 B.C. when Yeşilova Mound, an ancient human settlement, was established here during the late Stone Age. Later, the city was inhabited by ancient civilizations like Lydians, Persians, Macedonians, and Romans. Many fascinating historic sites that remain in and around Izmir and can be visited by travelers tell the story of the city’s history.
  • With a population of 2.97 million people, Izmir is the third-largest city in Turkey, behind only Istanbul and Ankara; another 1.4 million live in Izmir’s larger metropolitan area. The city is made up of eleven districts, some of which are culturally and historically distinct and fascinating to explore.

Top destinations and activities

  • Konak Square. The main meeting place and the beating heart of the city, Konak Square is home to Izmir’s most famous landmark, its clocktower. You can also visit the beautiful Konak Yali Mosque and try your bargaining skills at the Kemeraltı Bazaar that are both right next to the square.
  • Alsancak. Made up of a network of small, narrow streets, Alsancak is the one place in Izmir where its Greek heritage still lives through its old mansions and other buildings. If you’re looking for a more Turkish flavor, visit one of the countless shisha bars that are located here.
  • Kordon. The beautiful promenade along the Aegean Coast is a perfect place to go on a long stroll, meet locals, enjoy the shade of a palm tree or visit a local restaurant.
  • Atatürk, His Mother and Women's Rights Monument. A relatively modern landmark that celebrated the 50th birthday of its completion in 1973, the monument is dedicated to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey, as well as to the broader movement of the emancipation of the Turkish women that he championed. As of 2018, the monument is accompanied by the neighboring Respect for Women Museum which has already received numerous international awards during its short time of existence.

Traffic and parking

  • Unless specifically indicated otherwise, the speed limits are 120 km/h (74.5 mph) on highways, 90 km/h (55.9 mph) on two-lane roads, and 50 km/h (31 mph) in populated and built-up areas.
  • It is illegal to use the 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 a very expensive petrol, with prices higher than even in the most EU countries. Keep that in mind when setting out a route ahead!
  • Turkey is overall a warm country, but during winter roads can be covered with ice, especially in mountainous regions. Do ask your car rental provider in advance if your vehicle’s tires will be equipped for to the season.
  • Occasionally you might encounter police roadblocks and even military checkpoints, especially in Southeastern Turkey. They are there for your own safety, and on 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 licence ban.
  • The insurance and car documentation needs to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • If you’re the driver, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • The general emergency number is in 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 require a toll payment, including many motorways in Izmir area and in the wider Turkish Aegean region. 

Most Turkish toll roads only permit an electronic, contactless payment from an electronic toll-payment transponder that’s in a car or by an electronic chip-sticker that’s on a car. This means that you cannot pay either by cash or credit card for most toll roads (only a handful newer ones will permit that). 

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

The toll roads in Turkey are divided in 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 the toll roads in Turkey on the European toll road website.

Ideas for day trips

  • Beaches. The Izmir’s long history is fascinating, but, let’s be honest, the main attraction of the Izmir Province is its long and beautiful Aegean Coast. With a rental car you can easily reach many nearby beaches, Foça, Dikili, Urla, and Seferihisar being among the most famous ones.
  • Tire. Known both for its fancy seafood and its no-nonsense meatballs, Tire is a real Turkish foodie destination. Time your travels to arrive her on Tuesday when the city’s open market takes place, then proceed to visit the even smaller fishing villages up or down the coast. 
  • Sardis. Just 40 minutes drive northeast of Izmir and next to the large city of Izmir, the ancient town of Sardis is a timeless and mythical place. Observe the ruins of the streets once inhabited by Ancient Greeks and Lycians, then go on a long walk in a nearby forest that encloses Mount Sipylus.

Most popular cars

The most popular rental cars in Izmir are the Renault Clio, the Fiat Albea, and the Citroen C Elysee. The most popular rental car types are compact, economy, and intermediate.

Further destinations

Find out more about traveling aroudn Turkey with a rental car with our complete guide.

  • Istanbul. Beautiful, rich in history, and really, really huge, Turkey’s largest city is a place like no other. Explore both its Asian and its European side, visit one of the countless historic sites, or simply get lost in its crazy atmosphere. Istanbul is about six hours drive north of Izmir.
  • The coastline. The beaches near Izmir are great, but it gets even better as you drive down along the coast. Both the Aegean beach towns and its Mediterranean counterparts offer everything from popular spots for partying and doing water sports to rugged, more remote terrain for those who seek it. Marmaris, Antalya, and Alanya are some of the standout places.
  • Ankara. Despite being located in the steppe, Ankara is a very green capital thanks to its many forests and parks. It also offers interesting architecture from both old and recent times, a number of impressive mosques, and interesting museums. 

Car Rental Prices in Izmir

  • Station wagons - from $28 per day
  • Large cars - from $23 per day
  • Medium cars - from $21 per day
  • Vans - from $23 per day
  • Premium cars - from $62 per day
  • Small cars - from $20 per day
  • SUVs - from $24 per day

Money-saving tips

These are some of the tricks you can try to land an affordable rental car in Izmir:

  • Compare 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 on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Izmir is the cheapest in December when renting a car is about 50% cheaper than the yearly average and a whole 65% cheaper than renting a car in July.
This information was written, fact-checked, and/or translated by our content creators.

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  18. 727 km / 451.7 miles
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  20. 868.4 km / 539.6 miles

Map of Car Rental Locations

What is the cheapest month to rent a car in Izmir?

Car rental prices in Izmir vary by time of year. This graph shows the average prices per month to help you find the best time of year to rent.
Average rental costs per day in Izmir
$12.44
January
$14.56
February
$16.64
March
$30.97
April
$23.06
May
$35.59
June
$40.38
July
$40.55
August
$27.11
September
$20.14
October
$17.02
November
$13.76
December
The cheapest month to rent a car in Izmir is January (when prices average $12.44 per day). This is 49% cheaper than the yearly average and 69% cheaper than renting in August (when prices average $40.55).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

What’s the usual rental length in Izmir?

How long travelers keep their rental cars for varies from month to month: in February, the average renter keeps their car for 10 days, and in April, they keep their car for 7 days.
Average number of rental days in Izmir
8
January
10
February
9
March
7
April
8
May
9
June
10
July
10
August
10
September
9
October
9
November
10
December

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

Based on the number of searches by our customers, the most popular month for renting a car in Izmir is August, and the least popular is February.
Monthly searches in Izmir by pick-up date relative to the average
51%
January
38%
February
56%
March
115%
April
89%
May
128%
June
148%
July
193%
August
178%
September
96%
October
39%
November
69%
December

Car Rental Information

Car rental locations 14
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers Hello Car Rental, Carnet Car Rental, Circular car hire, Hit, Express Car Rental
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, Large cars, SUVs
Lowest price $20 per day
Cheapest supplier Yours Car Rental

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Hello Car Rental Fiat Egea 4 4 Medium cars
Carnet Car Rental Renault Clio 5 2 Small cars
Circular car hire Renault Clio 5 2 Small cars
Hello Car Rental Renault Clio 5 3 Small cars
Hello Car Rental Peugeot 301 4 4 Large cars
Carnet Car Rental Hyundai i20 5 2 Small cars
Hello Car Rental Hyundai i20 5 2 Small cars
Carnet Car Rental Citroën C Elysee 4 3 Large cars
Erboy Rent A Car Renault Clio 5 2 Small cars
Circular car hire Peugeot 301 4 2 Large cars

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United Kingdom
Mercedes-Benz Vito
December 28, 2023
Visited some nice historic places.
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
October 19, 2023
family visit
Israel
Renault Clio
October 16, 2023
All the cities we visited were amazingly friendly and fun
Netherlands
Renault Clio
October 13, 2023
We stopped for many sightings en it was great.
Turkey
Renault Megane
September 25, 2023
Family visit
Mexico
Fiat Egea
September 24, 2023
Excellent. We enjoyed everything.
Australia
Hyundai i20
September 17, 2023
Car was great for going to many sites and coves.
France
Renault Clio
September 14, 2023
Went to Efeso and Pamukkale and enjoyed the friendliness of every single person we met
Italy
Fiat Fiorino
August 11, 2023
Very good communication with secretary. Every necessity are resolved
Australia
Peugeot 301
June 28, 2023
We went to so many places just not possible without a vehicle. Fantastic way to travel for us.
Russian Federation
Fiat Egea
September 1, 2022
A lot of sightseen places around cities
Turkey
Hyundai i20
September 15, 2019
Definitely place to visit city before you die.Alacati is great.Quality foods,music and beaches!
United Kingdom
Opel Corsa
September 5, 2019
Really good idea to hire a car in this area, the roads are good, and you can find al kinds of secret beaches! Also, parking it really easy, you can park pretty much anywhere!
United Kingdom
Fiat Linea
August 28, 2019
renting car was really good choice, we had chance to visit a lot of places such as fethiye,gocek, dalyan and more... it is worth it every penny we spend to rent a car, thanks again
Kuwait
Hyundai i20
July 6, 2019
One of the nice places that you spend your time in
United Kingdom
Citroen C Elysee
January 22, 2019
Izmir is an experience to drive in!
United Arab Emirates
Ford Fiesta
December 27, 2018
Izmir has nice roads and drivers are very responsible. Without a car, it is tough to get around.
India
Kia Sportage
October 9, 2018
We went to Izmir, Ephesus, pamukkale and bodrum. Definitely need a car if you want to explore these places properly. The roads in Turkey were superb which made driving a pleasure.
Saudi Arabia
Dacia Lodgy
September 6, 2018
Definitely recommend every body especially family group must visit İzmir and related cities such as Cesme and Kuşadası due to imaging natural beauty things of water, see and large green area and freshwater and virgin sand beaches everywhere around İzmir. Regards
Saudi Arabia
Kia Sportage
August 29, 2018
Wonderful city with alot of potential and activities
Singapore
Kia Sportage
July 12, 2018
We didn't spend much time in Izmir but had an awesome pide (Turkish pizza) in Selçuk near the carpark.

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Erboy Rent A Car
8.5 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
RightCars
5 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
45
Total rental companies
49
Average daily price
$25.68
Lowest daily price
$19.73
Total cars available
1047

Top 49 Suppliers in Izmir in 2024

Erboy Rent A Car
Erboy Rent A Car
Very good 8.5 / 28 reviews
1 location
$43 - $109
Budget
Budget
Very good 8.1
1 location
SIXT
SIXT
Good 7.8 / 6 reviews
2 locations
$55 - $275
Viaggiare
Viaggiare
Good 7.8
1 location
$57 - $172
Europcar
Europcar
Good 7.7 / 59 reviews
1 location
$25 - $84
drive365
drive365
Good 7.7
1 location
$33 - $61
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.7
1 location
National
National
Good 7.7
1 location
Garenta
Garenta
Good 7.6 / 4 reviews
3 locations
$27 - $74
Cargini
Cargini
Good 7.6 / 1 review
1 location
EXPY Car Rentals
EXPY Car Rentals
Good 7.6 / 1 review
1 location
Ziraat Filo
Ziraat Filo
Good 7.6 / 1 review
1 location
$43 - $59
Avis
Avis
Good 7.6
2 locations
Gri Rent A Car
Gri Rent A Car
Good 7.6
1 location
Carnet Car Rental
Carnet Car Rental
Good 7.5 / 108 reviews
1 location
$45 - $121
Wish Car Rental
Wish Car Rental
Good 7.5 / 60 reviews
1 location
Avec Rent A Car
Avec Rent A Car
Good 7.5 / 3 reviews
2 locations
$22 - $564
CarQ
CarQ
Good 7.5
1 location
AddCar
AddCar
Good 7.4 / 46 reviews
1 location
$27 - $58
Express Car Rental
Express Car Rental
Good 7.4 / 6 reviews
1 location
$21 - $43
EasyGo Car Rental
EasyGo Car Rental
Good 7.4 / 2 reviews
1 location
$46 - $85
Yours Car Rental
Yours Car Rental
Good 7.4 / 2 reviews
1 location
$20 - $109
WindyCar
WindyCar
Good 7.3 / 43 reviews
2 locations
$27 - $173
Rent Go
Rent Go
Good 7.3 / 8 reviews
5 locations
$36 - $174
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Good 7.3
1 location
Pandora
Pandora
Good 7.2 / 103 reviews
2 locations
$23 - $85
Ecovia
Ecovia
Good 7.2 / 5 reviews
1 location
$33 - $49
Alamo
Alamo
Good 7.2 / 4 reviews
1 location
$29 - $258
Keddy
Keddy
Good 7.1 / 63 reviews
1 location
$23 - $75
WheeGo
WheeGo
Good 7.1 / 16 reviews
2 locations
$29 - $53
York Car Rental
York Car Rental
Good 7.1
1 location
$36 - $1136
Enterprise
Enterprise
Good 7 / 9 reviews
3 locations
$32 - $295
Nissa Car Rental
Nissa Car Rental
Satisfactory 6.8 / 30 reviews
11 locations
$31 - $219
Autounion
Autounion
Satisfactory 6.8 / 9 reviews
3 locations
$30 - $162
Hello Car Rental
Hello Car Rental
Satisfactory 6.7 / 109 reviews
1 location
$46 - $103
Circular car hire
Circular car hire
Satisfactory 6.4 / 132 reviews
2 locations
$62 - $244
Hit
Hit
Satisfactory 6.4 / 115 reviews
1 location
$55 - $60
Surprice
Surprice
Satisfactory 6.4 / 63 reviews
1 location
$60 - $144
Novacar
Novacar
Satisfactory 6.3 / 16 reviews
1 location
$53 - $215
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Satisfactory 6.2 / 75 reviews
1 location
$21 - $49
Essence Car Rental
Essence Car Rental
Satisfactory 6.2 / 55 reviews
1 location
$41
Matcar Rental Turkey
Matcar Rental Turkey
Satisfactory 6.2 / 25 reviews
1 location
$24 - $175
AloCar
AloCar
Poor 5.9 / 64 reviews
1 location
$47 - $94
OTOQ
OTOQ
Poor 5.9 / 4 reviews
1 location
$72 - $421
Autovia
Autovia
Poor 5.7 / 14 reviews
1 location
$36 - $53
United Rent A Car
United Rent A Car
Poor 5.7 / 14 reviews
1 location
$2100 - $2310
Goldcar
Goldcar
Poor 5.5 / 89 reviews
1 location
$23 - $27
Carwiz
Carwiz
Poor 5.2 / 46 reviews
1 location
$35 - $79
RightCars
RightCars
Poor 5 / 45 reviews
1 location
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