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Istanbul Car Rental Deals

As a leader in the global market, SIXT is pleased to offer our premium car rental in Istanbul. We provide affordable rates on a diverse selection of top brand luxury and economy rental cars. We have multiple convenient locations where you can rent a car in Istanbul and get the means to move about the city independently. We are present at both airports, including Istanbul Ataturk Airport and Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport. Our extensive fleet can cater to a variety of mobility needs, no matter if renting a car for a family vacation, a business trip, or weekend getaway.


Top Tips for your SIXT rental in Istanbul

Besides our locations at the Istanbul Airports, we also have other well-placed branches for your convenience. You can rent a car in Taksim at the Hilton Hotel which puts you right at the heart of the modern side of the city, as well as from our Sixt branch at the Alkent Shopping Center, not far from the Etiler metro station and close to lots of great shopping options.

For those wanting more flexibility with their travels, take advantage of our 24 hour pick up and return services provided at our Istanbul Ataturk Airport and Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport branches. Decide which location suits you best and then head to our simple bookings page to make your reservation online and do a quick price comparison of the rental cars on offer. Please be aware that as specific cars are subject to availability we can only guarantee you to receive a rental vehicle in the car category you selected.

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Our Service

All our branches offer a premium fleet of up-to-date rental cars from leading brand manufacturers. With our attractive rates you can get behind the wheel of a BMW or Mercedes-Benz sedan for less than you might expect. At our Istanbul Ataturk Airport location you also have the ability to rent a minivan like a BMW X3, which can sit up to five and offer ample leg and luggage room. We also provide the chance to optimize your rental experience with deals on a range of useful add-ons. Include extras like child seats, GPS, additional drivers and coverage options. Other optional features include Theft Protection and Tire- and Windscreen Coverage.

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Traffic Information

Driving in Istanbul can be challenging for newcomers to the city. Besides the often congested traffic, locals tend to not hold fast to road rules and regulations. It is a good idea to book at GPS to avoid the many one way streets you will otherwise encounter. Parking can be limited as well, so make sure your hotel has designated parking spaces or look into ones that have valet services. While out and about you can look for covered or open air parking lots, especially in business and commercial districts like Taksim.

The main roadways are the O-1, O-2, O-3, and O-4. The O-1 is an inner ring which crosses the 15 July Martyrs Bridge, popularly called First Bosphorus Bridge, which connects Ortaköy on the European side to Beylerbeyi on the Asian side. The outer ring, O-2 crosses the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, or Second Bosphorus Bridge, and spans the Bosphorus Strait. A Third Bosphours Bridge, Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, connects the two continents from near to the Black Sea and Beykoz on the Asian side. Getting between both halves of the city is also possible with the Eurasia Tunnel connecting Kazlıçeşme and Göztepe. Be aware that most bridges are tolled routes and only accept electronic payments. The European E80 runs through Istanbul as well.

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Sixt Tips

When you rent a car in Istanbul you can set off to freely explore at your own pace. Tour around this vast city, visiting the attractions found on both its European and Asian sides. Soak up the rich culture and history while you enjoy the plethora of shopping and dining destinations. You can visit fantastic museums like the contemporary art at the Istanbul Modern or spend time in lavish historic palaces. There are also an abundance of churches and mosques to marvel at like the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. You can also take day trips from Istanbul with your car rental to escape the hustle and bustle of this very vibrant city. Grab some fresh air and a bit of quiet at the Black Sea or in the nearby forests.

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Sightseeing Destinations

Emirgan Park and Sakıp Sabancı Museum

Get great views of the Bosphorus while enjoying some fresh air in the large Emirgan Park. This beautiful public park offers a perfect way to spend the day outdoors. Along the walking paths you can see wonderfully restored Ottoman mansions plus enjoy the park's decorative ponds, flora and fauna. While in the area you can also visit the Sakıp Sabancı Museum, which houses an impressive collection of calligraphic works.

Distance to Emirgan Park

  • From Istanbul Ataturk Airport via E80: 21.7 miles, about 35 minutes
  • From Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport via E80: 27.6 miles, about 36 minutes
  • From Istanbul Taksim via Yeni Riva Yolu: 20.4 miles, about 50 minutes

Anadolu Kavağı

For a relaxed weekend or a day trip to escape the Istanbul crowds head to the idyllic seaside village of Anadolu Kavağı. En route stop off at Yuşa Hill, the highest hill in Istanbul, and a place believed to host the grave of the prophet Joshua. Once in the village check out Yoros Castle before a meal of fresh fish along the water.

Distance to Anadolu Kavağı

  • From Istanbul Ataturk Airport via E80: 53 miles, about 55 minutes
  • From Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport via E80: 33.5 miles, about 50 minutes
  • From Istanbul Taksim via Büyükdere Cd.: 13.8 miles, about 35 minutes
  • From Istanbul Etiler: 5.8 miles, 23 minutes
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Business Travel

Istanbul is a big player in the Turkish economy. It is home to the sole stock exchange entity of Turkey, the Borsa Istanbul, found in the İstinye quarter of the Sarıyer district. Levant and Maslak, both on the European side of the city, are two of the main business districts and compete with each other for the tallest skyscrapers. The city is host to three major shipping ports as well. Istanbul's tech and e-commerce sector is ever-growing and has been dubbed the Digital Bosphorus. Its startup scene already has its success stories such as Yemek Sepeti, an online food ordering platform. There are three clusters in the city where big industry events take place: the Airport and Exhibition District, the Business and Finance District, and Conference Valley.

Distance to Istanbul Convention & Exhibition Centre (ICEC)

  • From Istanbul Ataturk Airport via D100: 15.6 miles, about 35 minutes
  • From Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport via E80: 27 miles, about 40 minutes
  • From Istanbul Etiler via Barbaros Blv: 3.4 miles, 17 minutes

Distance to WOW Convention Center

  • From Istanbul Ataturk Airport: 2.4 miles, about 10 minutes
  • From Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport via E80: 36.2 miles, about 1 hour
  • From Istanbul Taksim via D100: 13.7 miles, about 40 minutes

Why rent with Sixt?

Why rent with Sixt?
  • New cars - on average 3 months old
  • Premium fleet of german cars
  • Car rental made quick and easy
  • Unlimited miles on standard vehicles
  • Free cancellation when you pay on arrival
  • Friendly 24/7 customer service

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