Car Rental & Rent a Car Deals in Istanbul

Here you can compare prices on rental cars in the city Istanbul, province Istanbul, Turkey. Find and book a rental car the easy way. When you rent a car from us, there are no surprises when you pick up the car on your arrival. Centrally located car rental companies like Sixt, Europcar, Avis, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty. All our prices include free mileage, airport fees, road assistance and obligatory insurances, taxes and fees. can help you find a cheap car rental and car hire.

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Car rental at Istanbul’s airports like Istanbul Atatürk Airport 12 km (7 mi), Istanbul Airport 33 km (20 mi), Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport 33 km (20 mi) and Tekirdağ Çorlu Atatürk Airport 87 km (54 mi), IST, train stations (Istanbul Sirkeci Terminal, Söğütlüçeşme, Göztepe, Seyrantepe, Vadistanbul, Feneryolu and Sirkeci Marmaray) and travel centers etc and ports/ferry terminals like Kadıköy Eminönü Steamboat, İdo Yenikapı Terminalı, Turyol Pier, Şehir Hatları Boğaz Pier, Eminonu Iskelesi, Port of Istanbul. We can offer a car rental service where every cost is included. There are no hidden fees or free cancellations/amendments up to 24-48 hours before you are supposed to pick up the car. An easy, straight forward and safe search for car rental online. With our search engine, you only need to write the name of the city, place etc. and you will immediately get a list of choices. Sixt on Halaskargazi Caddesi, Enterprise on Kocatepe Mahallesi Serin Apt Abdülhak Hamit Caddesi no 62 D 2, Garenta on Gümüşsuyu Asker Ocağı Caddesi D no 1, Budget on Harbiye Cumhuriyet Caddesi D no 50, Hertz on Kocatepe Abdülhak Hamit Caddesi no 76, Europcar on Kocatepe Topçu Caddesi no 1 D 1, Hertz Taksim Araç Kiralama on Gümüşsuyu İnönü Caddesi no 43 A, Avis on Harbiye Cumhuriyet Caddesi D no 50 A, Yakut Global on Akşemsettin Balipaşa Caddesi 60 A, Central Yenikapı on Katİp K Mah Kennedy Caddesi are the companies we compare in the city/country.

Facts about Istanbul

Information about the city Istanbul (Constantinople, Istambul, Byzantium, Istamboul, Constantinopolis, Stamboul, Constantinopoli, Stambul, Byzantion, İstanbul, Konstantinoupolis, Konstantinopel, Kustantiniyah, Κωνσταντινούπολις), located in Istanbul, Istanbul province, Turkey. It is the county seat in the region. 1th largest city/district when it comes to inhabitants in the region and the 1th largest town/community in Turkey. The community and town is about 39 meters (128 ft) above sea level. Larger surrounding cities/communities are Bağcılar (c. 724,300 pop), Skutari (c. 582,700 pop), Bahçelievler (c. 576,800 pop), Umraniye (c. 573,300 pop), Esenler (c. 520,200 pop) and Sultangazi (c. 436,900 pop). Small villages, communities and suburbs nearby are Kumburgaz, Boyalık, Şile, Selimpaşa, Celâliye, Çınarcık, Haseki, Aksaray, Süleymaniye and Findikzade. Whether you are visiting the city Istanbul just for one day or for a longer period, there is plenty to do. Read more further down. The town has about 14,804,100 (2015) inhabitants. Nearby metro (subway) stations are Şişli, Ayrılık Çeşmesi, Kadıköy, Şişhane, Osmanbey, Fıstıkağacı, Üsküdar and Taksim. Bus stop? These stations and stops are located in the city, Havalimani Transfer, Karaköy, Adli Tıp, Havataş transfer, Kocamustafapaşa Bus Stop, Emniyet and İETT Aksaray Peron Durağı. We also give tips on which companies offer rental cars in Istanbul.

Activities, Attractions and Sights

A few suggestions on events, attractions, museums, activities, experiences, places and destinations in Istanbul which are worth a visit during your vacation in the city. Malls like Imç çarşısı 3 blok, Aksa İş Merkez, İstanbul Bazaar, Ender, Kalvi Center, Imç çarşısı, Babaman Center, Ender Avm, Historia AVM and Çin pazarı are close by if you want to do some shopping. Beautiful churches or cathedrals not far away are Hagia Sophia, Nuruosmaniye mosque, Chora church and Blaue Mosque. Beautiful mosques and Islamic shrines not far away are Zeyrek Mosque, Blue Mosque, Laleli mosque, Süleymaniye mosque, Fatih mosque, Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque, Mercan Ağa Mosque and Sirkeci Müslihiddin. Serpent Column and Taksim Square are notable squares or large open spaces close by in the central parts of town.

Samatya sahil are beaches nearby if you want to relax and bask in the sun for a couple of days. Central race tracks and motor stadiums for horse racing and harness racing etc. are Veliefendi Racecourse. Make a visit to these historical ruins and places, city wall, Edirne Gate and City wall. Experience local culture at an amphitheatre, Cemil Topuzlu Open-Air Theater, they are located close to the town center. Near the city center are possibilities for experiencing plays, music and shows at Atatürk Cultural Center.

Like golf? Want to try out the local golf courses? Golf courses that are close to the city are e.g. Polonezkoy Country Club 26 km (16 mi). See local history and ancient monuments? Exciting antiquities, cultural heritage, ancient relics and older buildings that could be worth seeing are, Büyük liman, Yoros Castle, Hagios İoannes Studius Church, Yenikapı, Archeological Park, Aydos Aetos Castle, Ancient Substructures Hippodrom and The ruins of the lost city of Bathonea.

Foundations, Museums and Art Galleries

A day at the museums and art galleries of the city? These are located in the central parts of the city at Amcazade Külliyesi, Fethiye Museum, Grand Bazar, Istanbul Photography Museum, Türkiye İş Bankası Museum, Yahya Kemal Museum, Aziz Mahmud Hudayi Vakfi Gazanfer Ağa Medresesi Egitim ve Kultur Merkezi, Rezan Has Museum, Beyazıt Türk Hamam Kültürü Museum and The Museum of Turkish Calligraphic Art.

Gardens, Parks and Viewpoints

İstanbul İsveç Başkonsolosluğu, Alfred Heilbronn Botanical Garden, Zeytinburnu Tıbbı Bitkiler Playground and Açık Otopark are located within a walking distance if you want to enjoy and experience a botanical garden. Get an overview of the whole city at Galataport, Mozaic hotel, Cesme, View of the Bosphorus, Sarayburnu Manzarası and Zeyrek Cistern which are located within walking distance from the town center. Arkeoloji Park, Koyunbaba Park, Şenol Güneş Park, Numune Park and Fatih Park are relaxing green areas, park and plantings if you want to relax and have a picnic on the grass.

Concerts, Sports and Events

To watch and experience football, sports and concerts etc. you can visit Vodafone Park, Sinan Erdem Dome, Ahmet Cömert Sport Hall, Güngören Yahya Baş Stadium, Vefa stadyumu, Ülker Stadium (Fenerbahçe Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium), Feriköy Stadium, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Stadium, Bayrampaşa Çetim Emeç Stadium and Yıldıztabya Stadium. Cultural centers such as Istanbul Convention & Exhibition Center are located close to the town centre.

Palace, Fort and Castle

Manors and palaces worth seeing up close nearby in Istanbul, are Beylerbeyi palace, Çırağan palace, Topkapı Palace, Dolmabahçe Palace and Basilica Cistern. All within walking distance. Close to Istanbul there are castles worth seeing such as Gürsoy malikanesi, Yedikule Fortress (Yedikule Hısarı), Garipçe Castle, Kaligaria gate, Rumeli Fortress (Rumeli Hisar, Rumelihisarı, Rumelihisarıı), Anadolu Hisarı, Benim kalem evimmmm, Vefa, Rumeli Kavağı Tabyaları and Church of St Polyeuktos. Close by there are interesting forts, strongholds and fortresses such as, Süvari Birliği Nalbanthanesi.

Theme Parks, Zoo, Animal Parks and Water Parks

Looking for experiences and activities for the whole family? Experience an amusement park, water park or theme park, then there are these options, Feshane, Maltepe Lunapark, Vialand, Luna Park, LEGOLAND Discovery Center, Bostanci Lunaparkı, Aqua Dolphin. İstanbul Aquarium are aquariums, zoos, animal parks, tropicarium, tropical house and terrarium. Visiting an animal park with the family?

Car rental in airports nearby

Car rental in airports nearby: Car Rental Istanbul Airport, Compare Car Rental Istanbul Atatürk Airport and Rent a Car Cheap Sabiha Gökçen Airport. Compare the number of days you want, whether that be a week, weekend, rent for a day, a year, a whole month or a long-term rental in Istanbul.

Frequently asked questions about renting a car & car rental in Istanbul

Which car rental companies are near or in Istanbul?

There are over 10 car rental companies in Istanbul. Car rental companies such as Garenta on Gümüşsuyu Asker Ocağı Caddesi D no 1, Europcar on Kocatepe Topçu Caddesi no 1 D 1, Avis on Harbiye Cumhuriyet Caddesi D no 50 A, Central Yenikapı on Katİp K Mah Kennedy Caddesi, Yakut Global on Akşemsettin Balipaşa Caddesi 60 A, Sixt on Halaskargazi Caddesi, Hertz on Kocatepe Abdülhak Hamit Caddesi no 76, Enterprise on Kocatepe Mahallesi Serin Apt Abdülhak Hamit Caddesi no 62 D 2, Budget on Harbiye Cumhuriyet Caddesi D no 50, Hertz Taksim Araç Kiralama on Gümüşsuyu İnönü Caddesi no 43 A, etc.

Do I need a credit card for car rental in Istanbul?

You can make a booking without a credit card. Note that, even if you choose to pay by debit card, you will have to provide a valid credit card in the driver’s name at the time of pick-up in Istanbul, since the rental agent requires a credit card from which to take the rental deposit. Credit cards accepted for pick-up are MasterCard, Visa, and in some cases American Express.

What types of car can I rent in Istanbul?

The range of cars varies during the season but you can usually rent car types such as fullsize cars, compact elite, small-medium truck-lorry, intermediate elite, fullsize elite, 7 seater minivan, jeep, minivan, mini cars, exotic cars, minibus, medium suv, premium cars, standard cars, large truck-lorry, compact cars, intermediate, hybrid cars, 9 seater minivan, moped, cargo van, suv, economy elite, estate, special cars, 5 seater minivan, mini elite, economy cars, convertible, luxury cars, small suv, luxury elite, electric cars in Istanbul.

What is the cheapest car rental company in Istanbul and Turkey?

In the past 14 days, the cheapest rental cars in Turkey on were found at Windy, Euronet, Essence,, Fox Rent A Car, Central, Ayt Car and Turibo.

What is the best rental car company in Istanbul and Turkey?

Based on ratings and reviews on, the best car rental companies in Turkey are Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Budget and Sixt.

Which additional charges could apply?

Please note that each car rental agent has its own policy on additional charges which will be clearly stated in the rental conditions at the time of booking. Generally, additional charges may be applied for: out-of-hours pick-up/drop-off, border crossing, one-way rentals, young drivers or senior drivers and winter tyres. Any additional charges will need to be paid directly at the rental desk in the local currency in Istanbul.

How much do you charge for excess?

The excess amount depends on the car rental agent and the rented vehicle and it will be refunded within 10-28 days after the rental if there has been no damage. Cartrawler offer damage refund insurance in association with our insurance partners, which will allow you to claim for reimbursement in the event that you have been charged for collision damage or theft in Istanbul. This damage refund insurance can be purchased at the time of booking.

Can I rent a car if I’m under 25 or over 75?

Yes, most car rental agents have a minimum age limit of 21 years for rentals. However, requirements may vary depending on the car rental agent and destination country. Please note that there may be additional charges if the main driver is under 25 or over 75 years old to cover the extra insurance cost. Any additional fee will be mentioned at the time of booking under summary of charges before you confirm the reservation in Istanbul.

Where can I purchase car rental insurance? recommend purchasing the damage refund insurance at the time of booking. Our insurance partners offer a complete damage refund insurance package which is up to 50% cheaper than what you would pay at the rental supplier’s desk in Istanbul. The insurance cost and conditions will be displayed at the time of booking.

Are there extra charges for drop-off at a different location?

Yes, in most cases the car rental agent will charge an extra fee if you wish to return the vehicle at a different location then Istanbul. will clearly state whether the one-way fee is included in the rental price or what additional cost may arise at the time of booking.

Which optional extras are available?

The availability of optional extras depends on the car rental agent in Istanbul and even if they are booked online they are not guaranteed. The following extras can be booked on Additional driver, Booster seat, Child toddler seat, Infant child seat, GPS – Satellite Navigational System, Ski Rack, Snow Chain Set, Snow Tyres, Wi-Fi Access, Luggage / Roof Rack. Please note that most of the optional extras are not included in the rental price and can be purchased at the time of booking or at the rental desk. The cost of the optional extras are displayed at time of booking in the Rental Conditions.

Which documents do I need to bring to the rental desk?

The rental voucher we will send you as part of the booking confirmation contains all documents required at the time of pick-up in Istanbul. In most cases, in order to release the reserved vehicle, you need to bring: Credit card in the name of the driver. Credit cards accepted for pick-up are MasterCard, Visa, and in some cases, American Express. Please consult your Booking Confirmation for list of accepted Credit Cards. Driving licence. Please note that only a full licence held for minimum of 1 year with no major endorsements will be accepted. Read more about requirements for driving licence. Booking voucher. This will be sent to you within 48 hours after booking and must be printed out. Any other forms of identification requested by the car rental agent in their terms and conditions. Details can be found on your rental voucher from

Car rental companies in Istanbul, Turkey

To find the best price, we compare the following companies; Hertz, Ayt Car, Windy, National, Sixt, Global, Alamo, Avis, Rent Go, Europcar,, Euronet, Turibo, Enterprise, Goldcar, Sun Rent A Car, Surprice, Budget, PNR Rent a Car, Circular, Right Cars, Thrifty, Fox Rent A Car, Avec, Payless, Erboy Rent a Car, Essence, Garenta, Rhodium, InterRent, Green Motion, Hawk, Central and Oscar. You can usually find the largest selection at airports such as Istanbul Airport, Istanbul Atatürk Airport, Sabiha Gökçen Airport and Tekirdağ Çorlu Airport. The large companies usually have offices adjacent to the airport.

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