A car hire in Turkey gives you the freedom to explore the seven regions of the country, whilst sampling the culture and food along the route. Seek out the amazing beaches with around 8,000 km of coastline to choose from, discover the cities, visit the European and Asian continents on the same day.
Turkey neighbours 8 other countries, along with the Black Sea located in the north, the Aegean Sea in the east and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. The fusion of eastern and western traditions will provide you with unforgettable experience. Car hire in Turkey allows you to experience all this impressive country has to offer.
Begin your adventure with a car hire in Istanbul, a unique blend of east and west. Despite Istanbul not being the capital, it provides you with the bustle and excitement of any big city. Istanbul is located on both sides of the Bosphorus strait, you can cross it by boat and find yourself in another continent. Visit the Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Museum. The Blue Mosque is a must and all are within walking distance of each other. Unwind in a Turkish bath, you will find over 50 baths in Istanbul ranging from the traditional and hammams to the more modern spas.
Leave Istanbul behind and head to steeped in history Turkey's capital Ankara. Visit the citadel along with other archeological sites there. Then drive south towards Pamukkale where you can marvel at the natural springs. Continue south, relax and take in the rustic Turkish Riviera of Bodrum and the beaches along the way to Phocaea.
The majority of bridges and motorways in Turkey now have tolls operated by HGS. These tols allow you to pass quickly without stopping. All hire cars should come with them, however confirm this with your rental company. The charges are applied automatically to the credit card. Tolls are not expensive.
You can drive a car in Turkey at age 18, the majority of car rental companies will insist that you be at least 21 to rent a car, although this varies from supplier to supplier. An extra charge applies if you are under 25 years old, check with your supplier.
Turkish Lira (TRY) is the official currency in Turkey. All major credit cards are widely accepted throughout Turkey. They do use the European Chip and PIN system, ensure that you have informed your bank of your travel dates otherwise your card may be refused!
Turkey is in the EET, Eastern European Time zone. Normally Turkey is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2) and 3 hours ahead in the summer during daylight savings months.
Turkey uses the continental round two pin plug. Voltage is 220 V 50Hz. Pack the adaptors in your suitcase before you leave on your road trip.
A visa is required by everyone who intends visiting Turkey. Tourist visas can be applied for online. All British passport holders require a minimum of two months on their passport after their last day of stay. More information can be found here at the Turkish Consulate.
There is a British Embassy in Ankara along with a Consulate in Istanbul. Further information for both can be found here at the British Embassy Ankara.
The British Embassy in Ankara is located at:
Address: Sehit Ersan Caddesi 46/A Ersan Caddesi 46/A Çankaya Ankara Turkey
Telephone: +90 312 455 33 44