by Tom Brosnahan
Travel Info Exchange
Turkey is crowded
with car hire offices. Often
you can make arrangements on the
spot, but it's always good to have
an advance reservation to assure
you'll get the cheap rate and
the car you
It's especially important to have
a reservation if you want a car waiting
at your arrival airport.
Cars are not always available without
Use a Good Travel Agency!
I usually use one of my recommended travel agencies to arrange rental/hire cars for my many trips in Turkey. It's easier, it costs me no more, and I have an advocate if anything goes wrong. If there's a dispute with the car rental company, the agency is there to explain it all and to take my side.
I've used this advantage numerous times.
Also, if you use an agency for flights within Turkey, hotels, guides and other services, the agency knows how your whole trip fits together, and can help if you have to change anything.
The following agencies negotiate deals
with rental companies and may offer
good rates. More...
Argeus is a
very responsive and efficient full-service
travel agency. They can arrange to have a good car
waiting for you anywhere in Turkey (but especially Cappadocia),
rates. If you have any problem, you call
them and they fix it. More...
This excellent boutique travel
agency in Istanbul, a Fatih Seyahat company, can arrange for your hired car to
be waiting at the airport or ferry dock
so you needn't drive in the city—a very
good thing! They also have their own fleet of vehicles for hire with a driver, from minivans to midi-buses and full-size motor coaches. More...
Want to rent a car in the Ephesus area? Anker
Travel in Kuşadası will
have it ready for you when you land
at Izmir's Adnan
Menderes Airport, or
when you debark from your ship at Kuşadası, Çeşme or İzmir,
or when you descend from your bus;
have it delivered right to your hotel. A rental
car is the perfect way to visit Şirince and Euromos,
to visit Bodrum on
a day-trip, to make the Priene-Miletus-Didyma
Tour, and even to drive via Aphrodisias to Denizli and Pamukkale. More...
Best Rental Car Companies
If your trip is simple and if you'll be picking up and returning the car at the same location, you may want to use one of these solid car hire/rental firms, all TurkeyTravelPlanner.com partners.
Economy Car Hire, based in the UK, offers
inclusive rates, no insurance excess (no "deductible"), free
additional driver, and rental
locations all over Turkey. Click here for more information:
Among the biggest on the Internet, their website is easy to use (think: Booking.com) and their rates quite competitive. More...
Big, well-established and long-established, specialists
in Europe, with lots of cars available in Turkey. Their
website is a pleasure to use. More...
|No, you won't
find '55 Chevys for
you may see one in Istanbul if
On the open road in Turkey...