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    Car Hire Istanbul

    Journey through Istanbul with Car Hire

    Save on your next car hire in Istanbul with Auto Europe. We offer the most competitive rates on the market, 60 years of experience and the highest level of customer service. Compare major suppliers with Auto Europe to find the best price and vehicle for your holiday in Istanbul.

    What better place to spend your holiday than a city awarded the titles of "World's Hippest City" and the "City of the World's Desire"? Situated in the far north west of Turkey and split across the Bosphorus, a straight connecting the Sea of Marmara to the Black Sea, Istanbul has long been considered an exotic, magnetising city. Turkey sits delicately on the edge of Eastern Europe and the Middle East; a location which contributes tremendously to the coalescence of cultures you'll find in Istanbul. Wake to the call of the morning prayer from one of the grandiose mosques scattered throughout the city and enjoy a traditional Turkish breakfast before exploring the city's many wonders. Visit the Blue Mosque, an icon of Ottomon architecture, then head to the Hagia Sophia (also known as Aya Sofya) to browse Ottoman and Byzantine-era artefacts. James Bond fans will want to stop by the Basilica Cistern, also known as Istanbul's "sunken palace", which was featured in the film From Russia with Love. Take a tour of the Istanbul Hippodrome, once the major hub of the city, and spend a few hours browsing Istanbul's famed Grand Bazaar where you can barter with vendors for spices, jewellery, pottery and much more!

    If you're travelling outside of Istanbul, head to the gorgeous seaside town of Sile, located just over an hour from the city. Sile is known for its fresh seafood, incredible scenery and unique local cotton, called "Sile Bezi". Take a ferry to The Princes' Islands, or the more remote Marmara Islands, for some no doubt welcome respite from the chaos of the city. If you're keen to explore more of Turkey, visit is the city of Edirne, named the capital of the Ottoman Empire prior to Istanbul. Also worth a visit is Çanakkale, a charming city located on the Straits of Dardanelles, which serves as an ideal base for those who wish to visit the sites of Ancient Troy and the Gallipoli World War I memorials.

    Suppliers and Depots

    Our car hire suppliers in Istanbul include Budget, Europcar and Fox Rent A Car.

    Auto Europe have supplier depots conveniently located at both Istanbul Ataturk International Airport and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport. Additionally, we have a number of depots at locations throughout the city. Enter your details in the search form to find the best vehicle and location for your next holiday in Istanbul.


    Parking in Istanbul

    As with many cities, parking near the city centre can be a bit of a struggle. Many visitors state that street signs are not very common and it's normal to ask for directions, as even locals do. If possible, park at your hotel or a long term car park, such as the airport, and walk while touring the city centre.

    All toll roads in Turkey have been converted to the High-Speed Toll System, known as HGS. This means that you must have an electronic toll-payment device in your car. As suppliers may handle HGS payment differently, please enquire with Auto Europe at the time of booking and confirm all details with your supplier when you pick up your vehicle.

    Driving Distances

    • Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk International Airport (20km approx. 25min)
    • Istanbul to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (50km approx. 45min)
    • Istanbul to Sile (80km approx. 1hr 20min)
    • Istanbul to Edirne (240km approx. 2hr 25min)
    • Istanbul to Çanakkale (512km approx. 7hr 45min)

    Car Hire in Istanbul with Auto Europe

    Book your car hire in Istanbul with Auto Europe over our safe, reliable and secure online booking system. Our exceptional customer service and Beat Rate Guarantee assure the best savings and quality of service on your car hire. For more information, read our Car Rental FAQ page, read our Terms and Conditions, or Contact Us.