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Car Rental Companies in Istanbul

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Car Rental Companies in Istanbul

I am planning a trip to Turkey in October. The main idea is to arrive to Istanbul and spend a day there, then travel by car to Marmaris and then back to Istantbul for a couple of days again and fly out of Istanbul. I am looking for suggestions on a good, dependable car rental service people can suggest from which we will be renting a car in Istanbul and returning back to Istanbul.

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1. Re: Car Rental Companies in Istanbul

Istanbul has a very modern and effective public transport network that would nullify the need for private transport getting to and from sites. Here is the rail & metrobus network of Istanbul …wikimedia.org/wikipedia/…29.png

Istanbul has a lot of traffic and you would spend a lot of downtime waiting trying to get to and from places.

There are multiple daily flights from both of Istanbul's airports to Marmaris & back.

Check out below site for car rental prices and options

http://www.economycarrentals.com/

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Thank you ResmeN, I really appreciate the help. And can assure you that I don't plan on renting a car while in Istanbul especially now that I have seen the bus&rail map.

As far as the flight go, form my research it seems a lot cheaper to buy 4 round trip tickets from Istanbul to Marmaris as oppose to renting a car for 8-9 days. Am I wrong? Thank you for the car rental link. I have already looked at this company and loved their prices, but not sure how reliable is their service.

Thank you

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3. Re: Car Rental Companies in Istanbul

MashaKarpenko, that car rental site acts as a middleman/broker on behalf of many rental companies throughout the world.

The service received by the actual rental company can sometimes be iffy but based on their low prices I wouldn't worry too much.

There are multiple daily flights using Turkish Airlines & Onur Air from Istanbul (IST) airport to Dalaman (DLM) for 70-100 lira per person

There are multiple daily flights using Pegasus Airlines from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) airport to Dalaman for 70 lira per person

There are multiple daily flights using Turkish Airlines from DLM to IST for 70-80 lira per person

There are multiple daily flights using Turkish Airlines from DLM to SAW for 50-80 lira per person

http://www.turkishairlines.com/

http://www.flypgs.com/en/

http://www.onurair.com/en/default.aspx

Return flights for 4 of you will cost 600 lira. These prices are all during October

Daily car rental will cost anywhere from 80-150 lira depending on the type of vehicle.

Lets say it costs 120 lira per day X 9 days = 1080 lira

Here is the road route from Istanbul to Marmaris which is roughly 830km each way X 2 = 1660km

http://goo.gl/maps/Ab0OT

Based on that amount of driving you'd chew through a little over 2 tanks of fuel which will cost around 600 lira.

Looking at the sums flying is cheaper however it is up to you to decide which you would rather go for which is to go on a road trip stopping by places new to yourselves giving you a different taste of the country or to fly and then rely on public transport & taxis to get you to & from places once in Marmaris.

If all you intend to do in Marmaris is get a tan and laze at the beach you're better off flying.

Edited: 01 August 2014, 00:20
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4. Re: Car Rental Companies in Istanbul

Hi,

It's not an efficient plan unless you're planning stopovers on route. Simply fly to Dalaman and rent a car. All multi national rental companies available in Turkey (Avis, Europcar, Hertz etc.)

If you're planning stops on route, rent a car at airport. Wherever you stay, hotel staff will help for parking.

Alper

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