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What to know about hiring a car in Turkey

If you plan to head outside the major cities during your visit to Turkey renting a car is the easiest way to get about. Luckily it couldn’t be easier to book your rental with Penguin Car Hire. Here’s what you’ll need…

Q: How old do you have to be to hire a car in Turkey?

A: It is necessary to be 21 years or older to hire a car in Turkey and you must have held your licence for a year or more. Drivers under the age of 25 may incur a surcharge.

Q: What licence is required?

A: An International Drivers Licence is required for visitors from some countries, including the UK. Check the requirements for your country before you leave for the most up-to-date information.

Q: What will I need to secure the booking?

A: As well as an appropriate driving licence, you will also need to provide your passport and visa if required. A credit card is necessary to confirm the booking and an amount will be taken as a security hold for the duration of the hire.

Q: What are the rules on children travelling in cars?

A: Children up to 150cm in height and 36kg in weight must travel in the back of the car. Children aged three or under must be seated in a child seat. Car seats can be hired from most rental companies but it is advisable to book in advance to ensure availability.

Q: Can I return my hire car at any time?

A: Returning a hire car outside scheduled office hours will usually incur a supplement. Check details with your rental company when you collect your car.

Q: Can I take a rental car outside Turkey?

A: Most car hire companies will only allow cars to be driven within Turkey. If driving from one country to another be sure to check you have the correct insurance and the paperwork needed to cross the border.

Q: Is it possible to arrange one-way car rentals?

A: It may be possible to arrange a one-way rental within Turkey but note that you will usually pay extra for this - but most hire companies do not permit international one-way rentals.