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Cheap Car Rentals in Istanbul from $19

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Istanbul with a pick-up date of 10/3 and drop-off date of 10/11. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental.
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Istanbul car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in Istanbul. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on julio 18, 2024.

Most popular company

GREENMOTION

Price of gas per gallon

$4.92

Average price per day

$46

Cheapest price per day

$19

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Istanbul?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Istanbul and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on julio 18, 2024.

January

$18

February

$19

March

$20

April

$26

May

$24

June

$37

July

$40

August

$40

September

$27

October

$21

November

$18

December

$19

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Istanbul is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is July. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Compare available car types for rental in Istanbul

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in Istanbul to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on julio 18, 2024.

Small cars

$22 - $46

All Car Types

$41 - $78

To rent a small car in Istanbul, Türkiye, you would pay an average price of $29/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a small car in Istanbul, Türkiye (~$22/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$46/day). In fact, January is about 27% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for Istanbul. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Istanbul, renting a small car saves you 46% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Istanbul small car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in Istanbul, Türkiye, you would pay an average price of $46/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in Istanbul, Türkiye (~$31/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$94/day). In fact, January is about 33% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for Istanbul. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Istanbul, renting a medium car saves you 17% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Istanbul medium car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a large car in Istanbul, Türkiye, you would pay an average price of $107/day. March is the cheapest month to rent a large car in Istanbul, Türkiye (~$82/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$144/day). In fact, March is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for Istanbul. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Istanbul, renting a large car is 50% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Istanbul large car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in Istanbul, Türkiye, you would pay an average price of $53/day. May is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in Istanbul, Türkiye (~$38/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$70/day). In fact, May is about 29% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Istanbul. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Istanbul, renting a SUV saves you 4% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Istanbul SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in Istanbul, Türkiye, you would pay an average price of $83/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a van in Istanbul, Türkiye (~$50/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is September (~$144/day). In fact, November is about 41% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van rental for Istanbul. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Istanbul, renting a van is 35% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To rent a luxury car in Istanbul, Türkiye, you would pay an average price of $164/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in Istanbul, Türkiye (~$122/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$246/day). In fact, February is about 27% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for Istanbul. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Istanbul, renting a luxury car is 67% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Istanbul luxury car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

Toyota Yaris$19/day
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Nissan Versa$19/day
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Toyota Yaris$23/day
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Tips for renting a car in Istanbul

Browse helpful tips for renting a car in Istanbul including age restrictions, car type suggestions and more. Tips were last updated on julio 18, 2024.
  • Renting a car in Istanbul is an ideal way to explore the Turkish city. Istanbul is a relatively large city, so a car rental offers the best means of transport because you can drive to some areas inaccessible by public transport. You’ll avoid the congestion and hassle of using public transport. You can drive to Bursa, a popular city known for its historical significance as the first capital of the Ottoman Empire, or head to Sile and Agva, two charming Black Sea coastal towns known for their beautiful beaches, lush forests, and relaxing atmosphere.
  • If you’re visiting Istanbul, you’ll fly into Istanbul Airport (IST), around 26 miles from Istanbul's downtown area (Sultanahmet area). The airport hosts several local and international car rental agencies, including Avis, Avec Car Rental, Castle, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Elitcar, Dokay, Payless, Hertz, Rent Go, Sixt, Ülger Rent a Car, Çizgi Rent a Car, Green Motion, and Goldcar. All the car rental counters are in Arrivals Area.  An alternative airport is İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW), around 20 miles southeast of the city center. The airport hosts various car rental agencies in the terminal building, Arrivals Level.
  • You must be 21 years old to rent a car in Istanbul. Some car rental agencies have a 25 years age limit. You’ll incur a young driver’s fee if you are under 25. To rent a car in the city, you must provide a driver’s license that has been valid for at least a year, additional identification documents, and a credit card issued by a major provider. An International Driving Permit is essential when renting a car in the city since English is not the primary language.

Top rental agencies in Istanbul

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Istanbul known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Istanbul. Reviews were last updated on julio 18, 2024.
Browse through some of the top rental car agencies in Istanbul, including Garenta, Autounion Car Rental and Europcar in Istanbul. Skim reviews, rental company locations, prices, and more before making your decision.

Garenta

39 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Autounion Car Rental

10.0
Wonderful
2 reviews9 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Europcar

8.0
Very good
2 reviews9 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

8.0

Sixt

7.1
Good
21 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.5

Overall

7.1

Pick-up/drop-off

7.0

Value

7.2

GREEN MOTION

7.0
Good
3 reviews12 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

6.8

Overall

6.8

Pick-up/drop-off

6.2

Value

7.3

Avis

6.3
Okay
16 reviews12 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

6.3

Overall

6.0

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

5.8

Avec Car Rental

4.8
Mediocre
2 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

5.2

Comfort

4.8

Overall

4.8

Pick-up/drop-off

4.0

Value

4.8

Budget

4.8
Mediocre
11 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

5.7

Comfort

4.8

Overall

4.7

Pick-up/drop-off

5.4

Value

4.8

Best Istanbul car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Istanbul. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in Istanbul with an average daily rate of $34. Data was last updated on julio 18, 2024.
These are the best deals we've found on rentals cars in Istanbul. If these deals don't completely appeal to you, check back soon for alternative offers.
Toyota Yaris$19/day
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Toyota Yaris
Nissan Versa$19/day
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Mazda Mazda3$21/day
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Mazda Mazda3

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Istanbul, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on julio 18, 2024.
  • What is it like driving in Istanbul?

    Driving in Istanbul can be an easy and challenging experience. The city has well-maintained roads, and the entire road network is generally good. Istanbul is a relatively large city with heavy traffic, so some drivers can find it challenging to navigate. Some streets have narrow roads, and you may encounter high human and motorized traffic. The city has pedestrian-only zones, such as the Sultanahmet area, where cars are prohibited. Traffic rules in Istanbul are similar to those in most countries, with clear signage, defined speed limits, and traffic lights in major centers. Observe caution when driving in the city center and slow down as you approach intersections and highly-populated zones.

  • Which roads are the busiest during rush hour in Istanbul?

    Istanbul is a highly-populated city, so rush hour is common, especially during morning and evening commutes. Morning rush hour in Istanbul usually starts as early as 7 am until 9:30 am, while evening rush hour starts to peak from 4 pm to 9 pm. The busiest roads in Istanbul during rush hour include Trans-European Motorway (TEM), especially in the regions around the Atatürk Airport and the Sabiha Gökçen International Airport; Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, a bridge that connects Istanbul's European and Asian sides; and the E5 Highway, mainly in the areas around the Taksim Square and the Sultanahmet Square. Leave early or plan your trip in advance to avoid getting caught up in traffic.

  • Are there toll roads in Istanbul?

    Istanbul has several toll roads, including bridges, motorways, and tunnels. Tolls are paid through electronic systems with sensors. Vehicles must have an HGS (Fast Passing System) tag or the OGS (Automatic Passing System) onboard unit for payment. Toll roads in Istanbul include the Otoyol 4 (O-4), a toll road connecting the European and Asian sides of Istanbul; the Otoyol 7 (O-7), which connects Istanbul Grand Airport and the Sabiha Gökçen International Airport; and the Otoyol 1 (O-1), which connects Istanbul city center to the Black Sea coast. Cash payments are not accepted on Istanbul toll roads, so confirm if your rental car is equipped with an HGS or OGS electronic sensor. Check your car rental agency’s policies on the use of toll roads.

  • What is the cheapest rental car found in Istanbul?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $46/day when booking a rental car in Istanbul. The best deal a user found was for $23/day from Ok Mobility, booked on Jul. 14.

  • What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Istanbul?

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Istanbul from the following companies over the past two weeks: ADDCAR RENTAL ($19/day), CarWiz ($19/day), and Pandora Car Hire ($21/day).

  • Which car rental company is considered to be the best in Istanbul?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Autounion Car Rental (10.0 rating), Garenta (10.0 rating) and Alamo (8.1 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Istanbul.

  • What are gas prices like in Istanbul?

    The average gas price in Istanbul is $4.92/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $58 and $84 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Istanbul for a week from GREEN MOTION ?

    GREEN MOTION is one of the most popular car rental companies in Istanbul, offering car rentals for around $247 per week on average.

  • How far in advance should I rent a car in Istanbul for the best price?

    Booking early can save you upwards 30% on your rental. Booking your vehicle at least 7 days in advance can you get you a great below-average price in Istanbul.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Istanbul?

    Yes, cars are available to be rented out for an entire month in Istanbul.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Istanbul for a month?

    You can potentially save up to 63% on a month-long rental by booking with Ok Mobility. Ok Mobility is the cheapest rental company available within the next few months. Renting a car in Istanbul can cost you on average $1,058 a month or $35 a day. For extended stays in a location, this option will usually save you the most.

  • How much is a car rental in Istanbul for a weekend?

    $61 is typically the average cost for a rental car for the weekend in Istanbul, though this could vary depending on the time of year. If you’re on a budget when traveling to Istanbul, then opt for a Economy rental vehicle - these tend to be the most affordable on weekends. In the month of August, you can expect to find car rental prices on Cheapflights for as low as $51/day.

  • What car do most people rent in Istanbul?

    The most popular car to rent while in Istanbul is the Fiat Tipo, which is a Compact vehicle.

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Small car rentals in Istanbul

Find small car rental deals in Istanbul from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car rentals in Istanbul cost an average of $24 per day. Price data was last updated on julio 18, 2024.
Hyundai i10$20/day
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Hyundai i10$20/day
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Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10$22/day
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Hyundai i10

Car rentals by fuel type in Istanbul

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Istanbul. Currently, Electric cars are the cheapest to rent in Istanbul. Deals were last updated on julio 18, 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Istanbul. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Electric being the cheapest ($18+).

Electric

Electric

Gas/Diesel

Gas/Diesel

Hybrid

Hybrid

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