Car Hire in Istanbul

✓ No Hidden Costs ✓ 24/7 Support ✓ Free Cancellation
Istanbul, Turkey
Unable to find any location
Driver's country of residence is United States of America (USA) and age is 30-65
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30 - 65
  • 66
  • 67
  • 68
  • 69
  • 70
  • 71
  • 72
  • 73
  • 74
  • 75
  • 76
  • 77
  • 78
  • 79
  • 80+
500+ Trusted Providers:

Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Istanbul Bagcılar
Economy
Fiat Linea or comparable
Fiat Linea
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
DMR CAR
£ 9.78 per day
Istanbul Pendik
Compact
Citroen C Elysee or comparable
Citroen C Elysee
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
DMR CAR
£ 13.41 per day
Istanbul Pendik
Economy
Renault Clio or comparable
Renault Clio
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
DMR CAR
£ 13.98 per day
Istanbul Kadikoy
Economy
Renault Clio or comparable
Renault Clio
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
DMR CAR
£ 16.51 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Istanbul Airport
Economy
Hyundai i20 or comparable
Hyundai i20
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
£ 16.91 / per day
Istanbul Kadikoy
Compact
Renault Symbol or comparable
Renault Symbol
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
DMR CAR
£ 17.42 / per day
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport
Compact
Peugeot 301 or comparable
Peugeot 301
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Wish Car Rental
£ 18.22 / per day
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport
Mini
Renault Clio or comparable
Renault Clio
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Wish Car Rental
£ 18.22 / per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 10:47 on 2022-09-30.

Travel Information

Language
Turkish
Currency
TRY
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Dialing code
90
Budget car hire price
£ 31.06 / per day
Average car hire length
1 days
Speed limit within city centre
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Speed limit out of city centre
90 km/h
56 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Average gasoline price
£ 1.31 / 1 liter
Highest gasoline price
£ 1.45 / 1 liter
Lowest gasoline price
£ 1.07 / 1 liter

Why hire a car in Istanbul?

Straddling two continents, Istanbul is not just one of the largest cities in both Europe and Asia — it’s also one of the most interesting ones. From world-class landmarks to atmospheric side streets, layers of millennia-old history are waiting to be discovered.

Istanbul

One-way Car Hire in Istanbul

The most popular one-way car hire options for pick up in Istanbul and drop off in another city include:

  • From Istanbul to Antalya - 457 offers from £ 21.95 per day
  • From Istanbul to Kayseri - 210 offers from £ 29.12 per day
  • From Istanbul to Ankara - 327 offers from £ 21.80 per day
  • From Istanbul to Malatya - 97 offers from £ 38.00 per day
  • From Istanbul to Izmir - 405 offers from £ 22.87 per day

Top ways to enter Istanbul

  • Istanbul Airport. One of the busiest in Europe, Istanbul Airport is expected to serve about 70 million travellers in 2022. The airport is on the European side of the city, about an hour’s drive northwest of the centre.
  • Sabiha Gökçen Airport. Named after a famous female pilot, this is the smaller of the two international airports serving Istanbul but nonetheless handles more than 30 million travellers annually. The airport is on the Asian side, about an hour’s drive east of the centre.

Top destinations and activities

  • Hagia Sophia. Formerly the largest church on the planet, then a museum, and recently controversially turned into a mosque, the Hagia Sophia’s history is rather turbulent, but that only adds to its status as Istanbul’s most famous landmark. An architectural wonder, it is open to everyone and free to visit, though you should check the calendar of prayer times. 
  • Museum of Great Palace Mosaics. There is a wealth of archaeological institutions in Istanbul, but the Mosaics Museum is not only one of the most specialized, it is also among the most interesting ones. Almost all the mosaics on display have been unearthed among the ruins of the Great Palace complex and date back to the Byzantine era. Visit the official website to learn more about tickets and opening hours.
  • Rumelian Castle. One of the most famous castles of Turkey, Rumelihisarı is located right on the banks of the Bosphorus Strait and overlooks its waters from the European side. Dating back to the 15th century, it has suffered blockades and earthquakes but has always been restored back to its early magnificence.

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 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 petrol 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 your route!
  • Turkey is overall a warm country, but during winter roads can be covered with ice, especially in mountainous regions. Do ask your car hire supplier in advance if your vehicle’s tyres 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 need 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 paying a toll. This includes many motorways in the Istanbul area and in the wider Northwestern Turkey region. 

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

All hired cars have to be equipped either with a transponder or with a sticker. Some car suppliers might charge an extra fee for this service. Do contact your car supplier 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 your car. The exact amount you’ll have to pay will depend on the specific road you drive on and the distance you travel.

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

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Ormanya. A town, a park, and a wildlife rehabilitation centre, Ormanya is one of the nicest green escapes near the megalopolis that is Istanbul. In addition to native mammal and bird species, you can come across more exotic ones like antelopes and alpacas. The drive  from the city takes about 90 minutes.

Most popular cars

The most hired car in Istanbul is the Fiat Egea, followed by the Renault Symbol and the Ford Fiesta. The most popular car types are compact, economy, and mini.

Car Hire Prices in Istanbul

  • Station wagons - starting at £ 61 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 69 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 46 per day
  • People Carriers - starting at £ 130 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 37 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 95 per day

Money-saving tips

These are some good methods to save money on your car:

  • Compare rates of different car providers
  • Book your 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 Istanbul is the cheapest in May.

Top 8 Cities near Istanbul

  1. 466.7 km / 290.0 miles away
  2. Izmir starting at £ 35.82 per day
    330.9 km / 205.6 miles away
  3. Dalaman starting at £ 18.64 per day
    468.3 km / 291.0 miles away
  4. 319.9 km / 198.8 miles away
  5. Kayseri starting at £ 22.80 per day
    581.1 km / 361.1 miles away
  6. Bodrum starting at £ 23.09 per day
    429.9 km / 267.1 miles away
  7. Kusadasi starting at £ 29.94 per day
    380.1 km / 236.2 miles away
  8. Marmaris starting at £ 32.41 per day
    460.0 km / 285.8 miles away

Top 18 Destinations around Istanbul

  1. Istanbul Pendik starting at £ 11.04 per day
  2. Istanbul Airport Sabiha Gokcen starting at £ 18.22 per day
    2.5 km / 1.5 miles away
  3. Istanbul Kartal starting at £ 29.52 per day
    7.5 km / 4.6 miles away
  4. Istanbul Bostanci starting at £ 113.40 per day
    16.5 km / 10.3 miles away
  5. Istanbul Kadikoy starting at £ 16.51 per day
    18.6 km / 11.6 miles away
  6. Istanbul Taksim starting at £ 26.12 per day
    28.8 km / 17.9 miles away
  7. Istanbul Kanyon Shopping mall starting at £ 32.41 per day
    29.7 km / 18.4 miles away
  8. Istanbul North starting at £ 33.31 per day
    33.7 km / 20.9 miles away
  9. Istanbul Yenibosna starting at £ 30.14 per day
    39.1 km / 24.3 miles away
  10. Istanbul Bagcılar starting at £ 9.78 per day
    40.9 km / 25.4 miles away
  11. Istanbul Bahcesehir starting at £ 43.72 per day
    53.1 km / 33.0 miles away
  12. Istanbul Beylikduzu starting at £ 31.11 per day
    53.5 km / 33.2 miles away
  13. Istanbul Arnavutkoy starting at £ 24.98 per day
    57.0 km / 35.4 miles away
  14. Canakkale Airport starting at £ 30.94 per day
    256.2 km / 159.2 miles away
  15. Ankara Mevlana Bulvard starting at £ 30.14 per day
    315.4 km / 196.0 miles away
  16. Ankara Airport starting at £ 26.71 per day
    325.6 km / 202.3 miles away
  17. Izmir Airport starting at £ 24.20 per day
    343.0 km / 213.1 miles away
  18. Izmir Airport Domestic (ADBT02) starting at £ 46.39 per day
    343.0 km / 213.1 miles away

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car in Istanbul?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car in Istanbulfluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car in Istanbul
£ 35.43
January
£ 30.27
February
£ 20.80
March
£ 25.92
April
£ 17.44
May
£ 25.22
June
£ 38.48
July
£ 29.49
August
£ 19.66
September
£ 30.61
October
£ 50.76
November
£ 47.44
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in Istanbul is May with prices starting at £ 17.44 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is November with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 50.76. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 31. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

What is the usual period for which people keep their hire cars, on average, in Istanbul?

Hirers picking up a car in Istanbul keep them for an average of 14 days during in December, while those picking up their cars in April keep them for an average of 8.
Average Hire Length in Istanbul
11
January
10
February
10
March
8
April
10
May
8
June
10
July
8
August
8
September
9
October
9
November
14
December

What month is the most favoured for hiring a car in Istanbul?

While travellers visit Istanbul year-round, the most popular month for hiring a car is September, and the least popular is October.
Popularity of Car Hire in Istanbul by Monthly Searches
172%
January
149%
February
166%
March
86%
April
73%
May
48%
June
49%
July
70%
August
173%
September
32%
October
97%
November
86%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
GreenMotion Renault Clio 5 1 Small cars
Goldcar Hyundai i20 4 1 Small cars
Eren Rent A Car Fiat Egea 4 2 Medium cars
Pandora Peugeot Traveller 5 3 People Carriers
Pandora Renault Clio 4 2 Small cars
GreenMotion Citroen C-Elysee 4 1 Small cars
Wish Car Rental Renault Clio 5 2 Small cars
Keddy Dacia Duster 5 3 SUVs
Autounion Hyundai I20 5 2 Small cars
Wish Car Rental Peugeot 301 4 3 Medium 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. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United Kingdom
Renault Clio
10 September 2022
I went to konya, Kapadokya, Bursa etc. Great places Beautiful natural scenery. Love to drive Great clean roads. Excellent service stations. Fuel prices same n the motorway As in the cty😇😇
United Kingdom
Fiat Egea
8 February 2022
Car Model is good but conditions is not good
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
15 January 2022
Thank you green motion you are the best in SAW
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
15 June 2021
Istanbul is a lovely city I recommend it.

Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
National
8.52 / 10
Lowest rated company
Hit
6.56 / 10
Total number of reviews
27
Total rental companies
29
Average daily price
£ 31.06
Lowest daily price
£ 7.94
Total cars available
957

Top 29 Hire Companies in Istanbul in 2022

National
National
Outstanding 8.5
+902169702937
Sabiha Gokcen Airport
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Nokta rent a car
Nokta rent a car
Outstanding 8.4
+908503080658
tayakadın Mahallesi, 34283 Arnavutkoy/Istanbul
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Cargini
Cargini
Outstanding 8.4 / 1 reviews
+905355420105
Yenişehir mh. sümbül sk. starport rezidans 110/10 pendik istanbul
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
AloCar
AloCar
Outstanding 8.4
+905543497714
Orhanlı Mahallesi Fettah Başaran Caddesi Kayalık Sokak Asf Depo No: 7 - 7, Orhanlı-Tuzla-Istanbul
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.2 / 35 reviews
+902129702937
Tayakadın Mahallesi, Terminal Caddesi 1, 34283 Istanbul
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.2 / 22 reviews
2129703936
Alibeykoy Vardar Bulvari No 11, D 5 Eyupsultan Istanbul
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.2 / 61 reviews
+902162665107
Harbiye, Cumhuriyet Cd. NO:50/C, 34367 Şişli/İstanbul
Wish Car Rental
Wish Car Rental
Outstanding 8.2 / 26 reviews
+904446129
Sanayi, 34906 Pendik/İstanbul, Turkey
Working hours
Mon:00:01-23:59
Tue:00:01-23:59
Wed:00:01-23:59
Thu:00:01-23:59
Fri:00:01-23:59
Sat:00:01-23:59
Sun:00:01-23:59
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Outstanding 8.2 / 5 reviews
+908503043527 / +905071216284
Sanayi Mahallesi, 34906 Pendik
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
EXPY Car Rentals
EXPY Car Rentals
Outstanding 8.2 / 12 reviews
+905347967307
Tayakadın Mah. Terminal Cad. No:1, 34277 Arnavutköy/Istanbul
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
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
ACARENT
ACARENT
Outstanding 8.2 / 1 reviews
+902122736060
Sanayi, 34906 Pendik/İstanbul, Turkey
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
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
CarQ
CarQ
Outstanding 8.1 / 5 reviews
+905355420105
Sanayi, 34906 Pendik/İstanbul, Turkey
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8 / 141 reviews
+902122547710 / +902122547154
Vişnezade Mahallesi, Kadırgalar Caddesi, Beşiktaş Vodafone Park No:18 G 3 Kapı, 34357 Beşiktaş/İstanbul
Working hours
Sat:11:00-18:00
Sun:11:00-18:00
Autounion
Autounion
Outstanding 8 / 167 reviews
+905054725997 / +902122736060
My Agaoglu 212, Mahmutbey, Tasocagı Yolu No:1, 34218 Bagcılar/Istanbul
Working hours
Mon:09:00-18:30
Tue:09:00-18:30
Wed:09:00-18:30
Thu:09:00-18:30
Fri:09:00-18:30
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Outstanding 8 / 6 reviews
+908508408444
Tayakadın Mahallesi Terminal Cad.Havalimanı Terminal Binası Apt.No:1 820448, 34277 Arnavutköy/İstanbul
Keddy
Keddy
Great 7.9 / 177 reviews
+905307608498 / +9008503770377
Tayakadın Mah. Terminal Cad. No:1, 34277 Arnavutköy, İstanbul
Working hours
Mon:00:01-23:59
Tue:00:01-23:59
Wed:00:01-23:59
Thu:00:01-23:59
Fri:00:01-23:59
Sat:00:01-23:59
Sun:00:01-23:59
AddCar
AddCar
Great 7.7 / 8 reviews
+905302495233 / +905319378085
Sanayi Pegasus Ekopark Ic yolu 34906 Pendik
Working hours
Mon:09:00-18:00
Tue:09:00-18:00
Wed:09:00-18:00
Thu:09:00-18:00
Fri:09:00-18:00
Sat:09:00-18:00
Sun:09:00-18:00
DMR CAR
DMR CAR
Great 7.6 / 30 reviews
+908503056500
Vale Teslimatı
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Great 7.5 / 260 reviews
+902166062177
Soganlik Yeni Mah, Behcet Kemal Caglar Sok, No:4/1, Kartal
Working hours
Mon:09:00-19:00
Tue:09:00-19:00
Wed:09:00-19:00
Thu:09:00-19:00
Fri:09:00-19:00
Sat:09:00-19:00
Sun:09:00-19:00
Pandora
Pandora
Great 7.5 / 245 reviews
+905324154478
Yenişehir Mh. Millet Cd. Sümbül Sk. No:10 Kurtköy
Working hours
Mon:07:30-22:00
Tue:07:30-22:00
Wed:07:30-22:00
Thu:07:30-22:00
Fri:07:30-22:00
Sat:07:30-22:00
Sun:07:30-22:00
Nissa Car Rental
Nissa Car Rental
Great 7.4 / 20 reviews
+905496477250
Tayakadın,Terminal Caddesi No:1, 34283 Arnavutköy, Istanbul
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Essence Car Rental
Essence Car Rental
Great 7.3 / 87 reviews
+902126036585
34283 Tayakadın, Terminal Caddesi, Istanbul
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Carwiz
Carwiz
Great 7.2 / 22 reviews
+905551957527
Orhanlı Mah. Fettah Başaran Cad. Kayalık Sok. No :1 Tuzla / İstanbul, 34956
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:00
Tue:07:00-21:00
Wed:07:00-21:00
Thu:07:00-21:00
Fri:07:00-21:00
Sat:07:00-21:00
Sun:07:00-21:00
NoktAutos
NoktAutos
Great 7.2 / 78 reviews
+908503080658
E-5 Karayolu Üzeri, Hadımköy Kavşağı, Gökevler Mah, 2312 Sk. 18. Blok, 34522 Esenyurt/Istanbul, Kat: 22 D: 198
Working hours
Mon:10:00-18:59
Tue:10:00-18:59
Wed:10:00-18:59
Thu:10:00-18:59
Fri:10:00-18:59
Sat:10:00-18:59
Sun:10:00-18:59
Circular car hire
Circular car hire
Great 7.1 / 83 reviews
+905327274888 / +905554357060 / +905331361300
Sanayi, Sabiha Gökçen Havaalanı, 34906 Pendik, Istanbul
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Eren Rent A Car
Eren Rent A Car
Great 7.1 / 24 reviews
+905412713077
Fatih Mahallesi Dr Hilmi Demirci Caddesi No:1/1, Arnavutkoy Fatih, Istanbul
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Goldcar
Goldcar
Great 7 / 108 reviews
+902164443803
Tayakadın Mahallesi, Terminal Caddesi No:1, 34283 Arnavutköy/İstanbul
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
Surprice
Surprice
Good 6.9 / 20 reviews
+902424631023 / +905302247575 / +905302247574
Tayakadin Mahallesi, Cengiz Topel Cd., 34283 Arnavutkoy, Istanbul
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
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
Hit
Hit
Good 6.6 / 17 reviews
+905491543434
Millet Cad Sumbul Sok. No 6/1 A Blok Ofis No 10 Sweet Life Residence, 34912 Pendik/Istanbul, Türkiye
Download App
Book and manage your booking on the go
Please select a pick-up location and dates