There is no better way to see everything Istanbul has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your National rental car. Stop wasting your vacation waiting on the bus, or wasting money here and there with ride-shares or taxis. When you have access to your own vehicle, you can drive anywhere you want to go, when you want. Make your next trip to Turkey even better with a National rental car.
CarRentals.com puts you in the driver's seat
With everything to do in and around the Istanbul area, you'll be wanting to take in more than the area surrounding your hotel while on your trip. Whether you are wishing to have dinner at that new restaurant across town or check out some of the local hot spots, you'll want your own auto to take in as much as possible during your trip. Whatever you have planned in Istanbul, if you want to get the most out of your time in the city, having your auto is key.
Originally founded by 24 independent rental car agents in 1947, National has grown from 60 locations in the United States to over 2,000 locations worldwide. National offers everything luxury to compact, allowing you to pick the ideal automobile for your upcoming vacation.
What you need to know about car rentals
How do I get an Istanbul National car rental at a great rate?
We try to get you the best price, no matter when you book. But reserving your car ahead of time can help you save even more. Be sure to check the mileage policy and keeping it to one driver will reduce your expense.
What do I need to bring when I get my car in Istanbul?
Make sure to carry with you your driver's permit and a credit card in your name.
What's Istanbul's minimum age to rent a car?
Most suppliers in Istanbul set the minimum age to rent a car at 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles (luxury, SUVs, etc.), may have an added fee if you are under 25. Take time to go over National's policies to know what the total cost is before you book.
Is there a particular car I should get for my trip to Istanbul?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Istanbul. Economy or compact cars are good for short drives and are easier to park. If you are traveling with coworkers, then a mid-size vehicle or SUV will have enough room for all of you and offer a more comfortable ride on longer trips. Those looking for a bit of luxury on their Istanbul vacation can choose a higher-end category like a Mercedes C-Class or Cadillac XTS or similar.
Is insurance required when you rent a car in Turkey?
In Turkey you do need to have insurance before you rent from National. Many of the major credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover) typically offer coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles, like trucks or SUVs. It is best to find out by calling your credit card company to find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Istanbul. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my National car rental?
National does require a deposit when you book your rental car. National will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your car for your trip to Istanbul. Please be aware that the deposit may vary greatly depending on the make and model of the rental.
What is the fuel policy on my National car rental?
We suggest a full tank policy. You should get into your car with full tank, and you should bring it back it topped off. If you want to save some money, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car to National.
Should I get unlimited miles when I drive in Istanbul?
Istanbul certainly has its charms, but you may want to take to the road again after you've checked off all the activities in Istanbul.
Can I get a one-way rental from National?
National usually offers one-way rentals. You may find it easier to drop off your rental car at another National. However, there is typically an additional charge when you choose one-way.
Reserve your ride today!
With so much to do and see in Istanbul, having your own automobile lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to discover more of Turkey, you can leave when you want to, without waiting for your ride to pick you up or figuring out a bus schedule.
Before your next business or leisure trip, book your National Istanbul rental car and visit all the items on your itinerary at your leisure. Go through CarRentals.com and drive the open road in Istanbul, Turkey.