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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Trabzon Airport
Intermediate
Fiat Egea or similar
Fiat Egea
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
WindyCar
$31.41 / per day
Trabzon Airport
Compact SUV
Fiat Egea Cross or similar
Fiat Egea Cross
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Wish Car Rental
$40.43 / per day
Trabzon Airport
Economy
Hyundai i20 or similar
Hyundai i20
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
WheeGo
$44.30 / per day
Trabzon Airport
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Essence Car Rental
$49.32 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Trabzon Airport
Premium SUV
Citroen DS7 Crossback or similar
Citroen DS7 Crossback
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avec Rent A Car
$81.44 / per day
Trabzon Airport
Standard
Peugeot 308 or similar
Peugeot 308
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Garenta
$88.04 / per day
Trabzon Airport
Compact Elite
Renault Megane or similar
Renault Megane
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$88.38 / per day
Downtown
Full-size
Fiat Egea or similar
Fiat Egea
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Pandora
$98.78 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 12:59 on 2024-06-17. 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
$65 per day
Average car rental length
8 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
9.2 / 10

Why rent a car in Trabzon?

Trabzon is a great place to explore. Boasting ancient architecture, historic landmarks, Black Sea shoreline, and impressive nearby mountains, it has something for every traveler. Its villages, forests, and secluded beaches, all easily reached with a rental car, are just as fascinating as the city itself. Popular with tourists, yet much less crowded than the beaches of the Turkish Mediterranean, like Antalya in the south of the country, Trabzon is a place for real adventures.

Trabzon

One-Way Car Rentals in Trabzon

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

  • From Trabzon to Samsun - 92 offers from $38.54 per day
  • From Trabzon to Erzurum - 25 offers from $38.84 per day

Top ways to enter Trabzon

  • Trabzon Airport: The primary airport of the Eastern Black Sea Region in Turkey, Trabzon Airport is served by 9 different airlines and offers flights to and from destinations in Europe and the Middle East. Conveniently, the airport is located just 8km (5 miles) east of the city center and can be reached in about 10 minutes by car.
  • Erzincan Airport: A small airport serving the city of the same name, Erzincan Airport only hosts domestic flights (as of 2019). Nevertheless, flying here can be a good option to reach Northeast Turkey from Istanbul or Izmir. The airport is located 250km (155 miles) south of Trabzon and can be reached in about 3 hours and 30 minutes.
  • Samsun Airport: Serving the largest Turkish city on the Black Sea coast, Samsun-Çarşamba Airport hosts a large number of domestic flights as well as flights to and from Germany, Russia, and Austria. Located 307km (190 miles) west of Trabzon, the airport can be reached in about four hours.
  • Batumi Airport: Located in neighboring Georgia near the border with Turkey, Batumi Airport is served by around 15 different airlines and has flights to a number of destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia. Batumi is located just 206km (128 miles) northeast of Trabzon and the distance between the two cities can be covered in under three hours. To travel from Batumi to Trabzon, you’d have to cross an international border, so first ask your rental car provider if they permit it. As many don’t, a good alternative can be to go by public transportation and then pick up a rental car upon arriving in Trabzon. 

City facts

Trabzon has a humid subtropical climate with warm, dry summers and mild, humid winters. The average temperature is 23°C  (74°F) in August, the warmest month, and 7°C  (45°F) in February, the coldest month. Trabzon is located right on the coast, but many of the villages and towns that surround it are at a much higher elevation in the nearby mountains where temperatures can be significantly lower.

Populated since the Iron Age, Trabzon area was first inhabited by Caucasian and Anatolian tribes. In 756 B.C.E., it became an Ancient Greek colony by the name of Trapezous. Later, the city was invaded by the Achaemenid Empire, Alexander the Great, the Romans, Persians, Goths, Byzantines, and Ottomans. Many of these varied historic influences can still be observed in the city’s traditions, legends, buildings and ruins, such as the Eugenius Aqueduct and St. Anne Church, and cuisine. 

Top sights and activities

  • Hagia Sophia. A Greek Orthodox church which was first converted into a mosque and then into a museum, Trabzon’s Hagia Sophia, much like it’s more famous counterpart in Istanbul, is the most impressive building in the city. Made up of Corinthian columns, ceiling frescoes, a large bell tower, and a beautiful garden, it is a must-visit place when in Trabzon.
  • Bazaar Mosque. Known as Çarşı Cami Sokak in Turkish, it is the most impressive mosque in Trabzon. Influenced by the European architecture of the time, it was built in a gothic style. The mosque is located in the old Market District of Trabzon, an interesting relic of time that has seen a lot of renovation in the recent decades but still retains some of its old character.
  • Trabzon Museum. Located in the former mansion of a wealthy 19-th century banker, the city museum allows visitors to take a look at Trabzon’s long and fascinating history. There are plenty of objects from the Ottoman Empire as well as more ancient artefacts, like the bronze statue of Hermes, a Greek god of trade and merchants who was once worshipped in the city.
  • Zagnos Bridge and Valley Park. Nowadays, it’s a sprawling metropolis of about 800,000 if you include the suburbs, but the original Trabzon was a much smaller, walled settlement in what is now the western part of the city. Taking up a portion of this fascinating place is Zagnos, an aqueduct surviving from the Byzantine days, a popular park, and a neighborhood with many heritage buildings.

Traffic and parking

  • Unless specifically indicated otherwise, the speed limits are 120km/h (75 mph) on highways, 90km/h (556 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 plan 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 even in most EU countries. Keep that in mind when planning route ahead!
  • Turkey is overall a warm country, but during the winter the roads can be covered with ice, especially in the country’s mountainous regions. Do ask your car rental provider in advance if your vehicle’s tires will be equipped for the season.
  • Occasionally you might encounter police roadblocks and even military checkpoints, especially in Southeastern Turkey. They are there for your own safety, and 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 licence 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 a toll payment, including some motorways in the Trabzon area and in the wider Turkish Black Sea region. 
  • Most Turkish toll roads only permit an electronic, contactless payment from an electronic toll-payment transponder that’s in the car or by an electronic chip-sticker that’s on the car. This means that you cannot pay either with cash or by credit card for most toll roads (only a handful of newer ones 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. Contact your rental car provider in advance to find out more. 
  • The toll roads in Turkey are divided into 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 the car. The exact amount you’ll have to pay will depend on the specific road you drive on and on the distance your travel.
  • Find out more about toll roads in Turkey on the European toll road website

Ideas for day trips

  • Sumela Monastery. Also known as Black Mountain Monastery or the Monastery of the Virgin Mary, Sumela is one of the most interesting places to visit in the Trabzon area. Dangerously hanging on a steep rock for more than 1,700 years, it is a sight to observe from outside, but the inside of the monastery with yards in the shadow of a cliff, churches carved in stone, and ancient frescoes, is just as impressive. A place with a truly timeless feeling, Sumela is just 48km (30 miles) south of Trabzon and can be reached in about one hour.
  • Ordu. A well-known resort town (or rather, a village) on the Black Sea coast, Ordu is a beach lover’s paradise. One of the most relaxed places in Turkey, it offers long, beautiful beaches, impressive coves and cliffs, and great nightlife. The city’s old Greek district, made up of cute wood-framed houses, is also worth having a look. Located about 175km (108 miles) west of Trabzon, Ordu can be reached in just over two hours with most of the road taking you right along the Black Sea.
  • Munzur Valley National Park. Located in the Eastern Anatolian Mountains, Munzur is not only the largest national park in Turkey, it is also the one with the most biodiversity. Different types of plants, mammals, birds, and fish can be found here including bezoar ibex, brown bears, Caspian snowcocks, and Eastern imperial eagles. The park offers plenty of opportunities for hiking, rafting, and camping. Located about 380km (236 miles) from Trabzon, it takes about six hours to reach the park, so this one is more of a trip for at least a couple of days, but the long drive is definitely worth it. 
  • Uzungöl. A lake and a town of the same name, Uzungöl is another very popular place to take a day trip in the area. Located in a deep valley and surrounded by thickly forested slopes, the area has quickly become a popular hiking and trekking destination, with many tours taking off from the town. Those more inclined to enjoy leisure might want to stay in one of the lakeside bungalows or go on a fishing trip. The drive from Trabzon to Uzungöl takes about 90 minutes.

Most popular cars

The most popular rental car in Trabzon is the Renault Clio, closely followed by the Fiat Albea and the Citroen C Elysee. The most popular rental car types are economy, mini, and intermediate.

Further destinations

  • Sinop. A cozy Black Sea town that has preserved much of its ancient heritage, Sinop is a great place to visit. The city’s main attractions are its scenic beauty, its relaxed atmosphere, and its great restaurants, but there are also landmarks such as the Statue of Diogenes that shows the famous Greek philosopher holding a lamp, supposedly looking for an honest man. Located 480km (298 miles) west of Trabzon, Sinop can be reached in about six hours.
  • Georgia. Still something of a mystery to some western travelers and a favorite vacation spot for many others, the mountainous Caucasian country is a truly stunning place to visit. From breathtaking mountains and ancient monasteries to valleys of vineyards and proud, yet impossibly hospitable locals (who cook impossibly delicious national foods), it remains a special place to visit. Batumi, Georgia’s largest coastal city, is located just 206km (128 miles) northeast of Trabzon and can be reached in about three hours. You’d have to cross the international border between Turkey and Georgia, though, so first make sure your car rental provider permits it. Many won’t, so another option is to go by public transportation and pick up a rental car after arriving in Batumi. Also, check to see if you need a visa, as the entrance requirements can be quite different from those for Turkey depending on your citizenship. 
  • Van. Inhabited since prehistoric times and as important to the Turks as it is to the Kurds and Armenians, the city of Van on the shore of a salt lake of the same name is one of the most important attractions in Eastern Turkey. More than 1,600m (5,250ft) above sea level and surrounded by stunning mountains, it has a hilltop fortress and the ancient Varagavank Monastery. About 640km (397 miles) southeast of Trabzon, the lake can be reached in nine hours.
  • Cappadocia. Although it is a full day’s drive away — it takes about nine hours to get there ë traveling to Cappadocia is absolutely worth your time. Located in the center of the country, this region is famous for its otherworldly landscapes, rock-cut buildings, ancient sites, and skies full of hot air balloons.

Car Rental Prices in Trabzon

  • Station wagons - from $63 per day
  • Large cars - from $31 per day
  • Medium cars - from $40 per day
  • Vans - from $86 per day
  • Premium cars - from $129 per day
  • Small cars - from $40 per day
  • SUVs - from $40 per day

Money-saving tips

Try these tips to get a great rental car in Trabzon:

  • 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 Trabzon is the cheapest in January when renting a car is about 46% cheaper than the yearly average and a whole 70% cheaper than renting a car in October.
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Map of Car Rental Locations

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

Car rental prices in Trabzon 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 Trabzon
$24.66
January
$27.78
February
$22.92
March
$33.12
April
$30.26
May
$54.68
June
$62.45
July
$53.17
August
$37.48
September
$27.48
October
$23.11
November
$22.78
December
The cheapest month to rent a car in Trabzon is December (when prices average $22.78 per day). This is 35% cheaper than the yearly average and 64% cheaper than renting in July (when prices average $62.45).

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 Trabzon?

How long travelers keep their rental cars for varies from month to month: in July, the average renter keeps their car for 9 days, and in January, they keep their car for 6 days.
Average number of rental days in Trabzon
6
January
8
February
7
March
6
April
7
May
8
June
9
July
8
August
7
September
7
October
6
November
7
December

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

Based on the number of searches by our customers, the most popular month for renting a car in Trabzon is July, and the least popular is March.
Monthly searches in Trabzon by pick-up date relative to the average
18%
January
11%
February
10%
March
53%
April
56%
May
195%
June
367%
July
258%
August
131%
September
55%
October
21%
November
24%
December

Car Rental Information

Car rental locations 2
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers Wish Car Rental, Nissa Car Rental, WindyCar, WheeGo, DMR CAR
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Large cars
Lowest price $31 per day
Cheapest supplier WindyCar

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Wish Car Rental Peugeot 301 4 3 Medium cars
Wish Car Rental Fiat Egea 5 2 Medium cars
WindyCar Hyundai i20 5 3 Small cars
WheeGo Hyundai Bayon 4 2 Large cars
Wish Car Rental Renault Clio 5 2 Small cars
WheeGo Hyundai i20 4 2 Small cars
Wish Car Rental Renault Clio 4 2 Medium cars
Nissa Car Rental Renault Clio 4 2 Medium cars
Nissa Car Rental Dacia Duster 5 2 SUVs
Wish Car Rental Fiat Fiorino 5 2 Small 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.

Turkey
Renault Clio
May 31, 2024
best trip ever with the car
Saudi Arabia
Fiat Egea
October 13, 2023
Pleasant
Saudi Arabia
Volkswagen Polo
August 9, 2023
good but when i was going to uzungol area , my front windshield hitted by small rock and make some damage they cutted 1200 sr saudi riyals
Saudi Arabia
Ford Tourneo Courier
August 2, 2023
Everything was fine, but due to the low torque of the car, it was difficult to reach some natural heights
Indonesia
Hyundai Bayon
July 8, 2023
Nature spot in Trabzon, Rize, Uzungol is awesome!
United Arab Emirates
Dacia Duster
July 2, 2023
Mountains, rafting and nature.
Turkey
Honda City
June 28, 2023
customer photo
Saudi Arabia
Renault Clio
September 30, 2022
They make up grad for me.. Thanks for that
Saudi Arabia
Fiat Egea
August 21, 2022
Really Trabzon is a beautiful city and I visited Uzungöl and the nearby villages were very interesting and attractive
United Arab Emirates
Fiat Egea
August 9, 2022
Go to remote places
Netherlands
Ford Puma
June 18, 2022
Uzungöl Sümela manastırı Zil kale Ayder Yaylası Atatürk köşkü
Jordan
Hyundai Accent
June 28, 2021
i visited Trabzon and stayed in Rize Rize gives great access to many enjoyable places around 60-90 min drive
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Avec Rent A Car
8.3 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Surprice
5.6 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
14
Total rental companies
33
Average daily price
$65.26
Lowest daily price
$31.41
Total cars available
327

Top 33 Suppliers in Trabzon in 2024

Avec Rent A Car
Avec Rent A Car
Very good 8.3 / 18 reviews
1 location
$81 - $129
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.2 / 15 reviews
1 location
$65 - $249
TorlakAuto
TorlakAuto
Very good 8.1
1 location
$344
AddCar
AddCar
Good 7.8 / 2 reviews
1 location
$119 - $218
Eternalrental
Eternalrental
Good 7.8 / 1 review
1 location
$103 - $196
Budget
Budget
Good 7.8
1 location
Essence Car Rental
Essence Car Rental
Good 7.7 / 13 reviews
1 location
$49 - $112
National
National
Good 7.7
1 location
Avis
Avis
Good 7.6 / 3 reviews
1 location
Cizgi Rent A Car
Cizgi Rent A Car
Good 7.6
1 location
Nokta rent a car
Nokta rent a car
Good 7.6
2 locations
Ozan Car Rental
Ozan Car Rental
Good 7.6
1 location
$89 - $137
Worldrive
Worldrive
Good 7.6
1 location
$59 - $171
Garenta
Garenta
Good 7.5 / 3 reviews
1 location
$88 - $185
Gri Rent A Car
Gri Rent A Car
Good 7.5 / 1 review
1 location
$62 - $155
Wish Car Rental
Wish Car Rental
Good 7.4 / 214 reviews
1 location
$40 - $98
Rent Go
Rent Go
Good 7.4 / 9 reviews
1 location
$55 - $226
WindyCar
WindyCar
Good 7.3 / 54 reviews
1 location
$31
WheeGo
WheeGo
Good 7.3 / 44 reviews
1 location
$44 - $69
Europcar
Europcar
Good 7.3 / 13 reviews
1 location
$65 - $157
Circular car hire
Circular car hire
Good 7.2 / 17 reviews
2 locations
$85 - $336
Enterprise
Enterprise
Good 7.2 / 3 reviews
1 location
$178 - $352
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Good 7.2
1 location
$104 - $141
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Good 7.1 / 21 reviews
1 location
$156
Carnet Car Rental
Carnet Car Rental
Good 7
1 location
Hit
Hit
Satisfactory 6.9 / 7 reviews
1 location
NoktAutos
NoktAutos
Satisfactory 6.7 / 17 reviews
1 location
Carwiz
Carwiz
Satisfactory 6.7
1 location
$55 - $119
Yours Car Rental
Yours Car Rental
Satisfactory 6.5
1 location
Pandora
Pandora
Satisfactory 6.4 / 34 reviews
2 locations
$92 - $246
Alamo
Alamo
Satisfactory 6 / 39 reviews
1 location
$145 - $286
Nissa Car Rental
Nissa Car Rental
Poor 5.9 / 91 reviews
2 locations
$63 - $199
Surprice
Surprice
Poor 5.6 / 7 reviews
1 location
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