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    Driving Information Turkey

    Driving Licence Requirments

    To hire a car in Turkey, you must be at least 21 years old (age may vary by car category) and have held your license for 1 year.

    Age Restrictions in Turkey

    Turkey's age restriction for driving is 18 years, regardless of the location - you can pick up a car in Dalaman and many other places and in order to do so, you must be 21 years old. Drivers under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge. Drivers over the age of 70 cannot hire a few car classes.

    Driving Distances

    • Adana to Mersin - 89kms (1hour/10mins)

    • Bodrum to Dalaman - 191kms (3hours/10mins)

    • Marmaris to Bodrum - 165kms (2hours/45mins)

    Road Rules and Petrol Stations

    General Turkey driving information, laws rules and regulations:

    • Driving in Turkey is on the right hand side of the road.

    • Seat belts when driving a hire car in Turkey are mandatory.

    • The use of a mobile phone while driving is prohibited, with the exception of a hands-free system.

    • Drivers are to carry at all times while driving, a valid driver's licence, registration documents and insurance documents.

    • Dipped headlights must be used poor daytime visibility, and after sunset in built up areas when driving in Istanbul.

    • Petrol stations in Turkey open from 6am to 10pm with some stations in major cities and on the highway open 24 hours.


    There are only a few tolls in Turkey, so be sure to carry some loose change with you.

    Parking Information

    There is no metered parking in Turkey. Parking officials monitor the streets and collect fees for on-street parking. Most cities have garages and public parking lots.

    One-Way Car Hire

    Domestic one-way car rentals are available. There are no international one-way rentals available from Turkey. If you plan to drive with a Turkey car hire you can pick it up in one location and return it to another location but there are some restrictions that you need to check with your car hire supplier.

    Before hiring a car in Turkey, it is important to take the time to look through some of these rules and regulations about driving your car hire in Turkey to ensure you have the safest possible journey.

    Useful Links

    Turkey Airport Information

    Turkey Travel Information

    Turkey on Wikipedia

    Google Maps Turkey