Compare the cheapest options, most easy to find and safest options for Istanbul Airport rent a car.
Istanbul Airport is one of the biggest and most visited airports in Europe right now, and Istanbul one of the most visited cities in the world. As there is so much to see, and its roads are of good quality and safe (though its traffic may be messy!), renting a car is a great idea.
However renting a car in a foreign country can be a proper hassle, and finding out where to go is always an issue for a first-time traveller. Therefore we wrote this short guide on Istanbul Airport rent a car.
In this article we will discuss:
- Where to find Istanbul Airport rent a car
- What are the prices of renting a car in Istanbul Airport?
- Do I need to pre-book my rental car in Istanbul Airport?
- How to travel further after renting a car in Istanbul Airport
- Where to return your rental car in Istanbul Airport?
Where to find Istanbul Airport rent a car?
The car rental offices in Istanbul Airport are fairly easy to find. After passing trough passport control and collecting your luggage, you will enter the main arrival terminal trough a door. After this door, proceed right and you will see all car rental offices conveniently located.
There are many, and visiting them in person will certainly not get you the best deal as they know you are in need and do not have many options. Therefore its highly recommended to use a website such as rentalcars to pre-book your car and get the best deal, and to avoid potentially dodgy car rental companies.
The main Istanbul Airport rent a car companies such as Hertz, Sixt, Europcar, Goldcar, Budget and many other well-known and more local companies are available, and you will be able to pre-book a car within your budget with a reliable provider.
What are the prices of renting a car in Istanbul Airport?
As anywhere else the prices of Istanbul Airport rent a car will depend on the season, availability and type of car rented. Cars can be rented for as little as 15 USD/14 EUR daily if booked well ahead. It is recommended to rent your car as soon as you know your travel days to get the best price.
Do I need to pre-book my Istanbul Airport rent a car?
Short answer: yes. It is strongly recommended to book your car rental in Istanbul airport ahead. You will get the best price, have time to choose a company and you will guarantee your car to be ready upon arrival. Use our tool below to choose from the best deals to rent a car in Istanbul Airport.
How to travel further after renting a car in Istanbul Airport?
Turkey has many amazing sights and the possibilities of where to go with your rental car are virtually unlimited. It is highly recommendable to arrange a travel insurance on forehand for peace of mind while travelling trough Turkey with a rental car.
Turkey and Istanbul are safe, and you will generally find great food, culture and warm and friendly people. Enjoy and feel free to share your experiences in the comments below.
Check below for links to other relevant articles we wrote, including on how to get into the lounge in Istanbul Airport, and how to travel further after renting your car.
Where to return your rental car in Istanbul Airport?
Important: The location to return your rental car in Istanbul Airport, is called “rent a car Teslim noktasi” in Istanbul airport. The signage is not always as clear. The google location below will lead you to that exact location for your conveinience. Useful if you do not want to waste time to catch your flight!
Istanbul airport car rental return location: https://goo.gl/maps/MoaTFwpvJHeSWaVs5
We have also written an article with tips and tricks on how to travel around Turkey by rental car, train, bus or plane.
Want to stay in the lounge in Istanbul Airport? Click here for our guide on how to find the Istanbul Airport Lounge, and how to get in.