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  • Boycar Rent a Car

    9.5 (1)
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  • Garenta

    8.4 (1)
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  • Hertz

    7.9 (5743)
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  • Sixt

    7.9 (2579)
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  • Enterprise

    7.8 (1610)
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  • Alamo

    7.7 (7470)
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  • Europcar

    7.5 (6715)
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  • Budget

    7.5 (8488)
  • Green Motion

    7.4 (1574)
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  • Carwiz rent a car

    7.2 (330)
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  • Avis

    7 (4911)
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  • SurPrice car rentals

    7 (403)
  • addCarRental

    6.8 (91)
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  • Global Rent a Car

    6.5 (133)
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  • InterRent

    6.4 (5756)
  • Goldcar

    5.6 (4741)
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  • Circular car hire

    4.6 (8)
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Izmir Guide

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The Turkish city of Izmir tries hard to impress, and if you give it a chance, it will. Located along the western coast of Anatolia, Izmir was once Smyrna, the ancient Greek city in Anatolia. However, following Ataturk’s conquest of Turkey, the city was left severely battle-scarred. Much of Izmir is now a developed, modern metropolis with a Mediterranean, rather than a Turkish, ambiance. The city is surrounded by a bay and a mountain range, as well as by beautiful Aegean towns, easily reachable with a car rental.

Who to Book With
Izmir is a big transport hub in the Central Aegean coast of Turkey. Car hire companies are widely present in the city. They include Sixt, Alamo, Budget, Hertz, National and Europcar. You will encounter the same companies when you book car online, which is usually cheaper. Those who wish to rent a vehicle on the ground can simply head to the historic Konak district, where the offices of several car hire firms can be found.

Best Time to Go
It can get freezing in Izmir in the winter, with temperatures below 0°C made even worse by the rains. Summer can be unbearable too, as the weather gets very dry and hot. Therefore, the best times to visit are in the spring or autumn.

Need to Know Essentials
When getting your rented vehicle, you will have to show the following:

- Identification
- A photo licence or an International Driving Permit
- The credit card of the renter
- Online booking confirmation

For more info read our FAQ's.

Being the transport hub of the country’s Central Aegean region, Izmir is surrounded by many major roads. Three major highways connect Izmir to Çevre Yolu, Aydın Otoyolu and Çeşme Otoyolu. Once in the city, it must be noted that local drivers can be aggressive. Utmost caution must be taken by visiting drivers.

Our guide to Turkey can provide more information on this topic.


The public transport system in Izmir is integrated, in that payment for any 90-minute window of travel covers all forms of transport. Local public transport includes buses, the metro and ferries. Private taxi cabs are also widely available for hire.

The Izmir Metro covers many parts of the city. It is currently nine miles long, but extensions are underway. It begins in Hatay, just south of the metropolitan area, and goes northeast towards Bornova. The base fare is around £0.40, although when the Kentkart (Citycard) pass is used, it is only £0.30. There is also a commuter service, called the IZBAN, with two lines running across the city. The Northern Line covers the districts in the northern Izmir all the way to Aliaĝa, while the southern line covers the southern districts, stopping Adnan Menderes Airport before terminating at Menderes. Fares on this line are just £0.60.

Taxi cabs roam the city, and fares tend to be very reasonable. Many private companies are available, including Topcu Taxi, Hilton Taxi, An Taxi, Birlik Taxi, Atakent Taxi and several others. Fares are set for the usual destinations. From Izmir Airport to Kusadasi, a resort town south of Izmir, the fare is around £43.

About 1,500 buses ply different routes within and around Izmir. Buses are run by ESHOT, with tickets sold at street kiosks and on the buses themselves. Fares are around £0.70, and the major stations are in Montrö Meydanı and Konak.

Izmir is wrapped around a gulf, making ferry travel an effective means of transport for both locals and visitors. The major ports are Konak, Alsancak and Pasaport, and a ticket (token) costs about £1.


Izmir provides a great base from which to explore the Central Aegean. Motorways and roads connect it with many great destinations along Turkey’s Mediterranean coast. Many cities here resemble Greek or Italian seaside towns more than Turkish metropolises. The region has a history dating back to antiquity, and many destinations close to Izmir have a number of preserved historical sites. Nice beaches and laidback seaside towns are also within easy reach.

Recommended Drives

Foça - This is a favourite seaside destination among locals of Izmir, but still relatively unknown to the outside world. It is an easy drive to the north of the city. In Foça, visitors will find a well-preserved old town as well as great swimming and snorkelling spots.

Çeşme - Another seaside town close to Izmir, is quite famous with foreign tourists visiting the Central Aegean region of Turkey. The city has an imposing old citadel and a preserved old quarter. Kite surfing and windsurfing are popular activities here.

Selçuk - This is a daytrip destination that is well worth any visitor’s time. It is jam-packed with historical sites, the most prominent of which is the spectacularly-preserved Roman city of Ephesus. A Byzantine citadel and a Roman aqueduct can also be found here.

Practical information

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    Turkish lira
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  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    110 km/h
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What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

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  • Garenta
  • Hertz
  • Sixt
  • Enterprise
  • Alamo
  • Europcar
  • Budget
  • Green Motion
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  • Avis
  • SurPrice car rentals
  • addCarRental
  • Global Rent a Car
  • InterRent
  • Goldcar
  • Circular car hire
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