Car rental in Turkey

How to Get to Turkey

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Flights to Istanbul are carried out daily – both regular and charter (during the winter holidays) flights. From the end of December to the end of March, charters to Erzurum are also launched. Regular flights of Turkish Airlines with a mandatory connection in Istanbul are made to almost all major cities in the country. Travel time is 2.5-4 hours depending on the direction. For example, a regular direct flight Moscow – Ankara “Turkish Airlines” operate several times a week (flight duration – 3 hours). Pegasus Airlines fly more often, connections are in Istanbul, travel time is from 5 hours.

The nuance of Istanbul transfers: part of Turkish Airlines flights arrive at Sabiha Gokcen Airport, part – in Ataturk. When booking a connecting flight, it is important to calculate the time correctly, taking into account the fact that it takes about an hour to travel from Sabiha to Ataturk (if there are no traffic jams). Airlines usually provide free transfers between airports.┬áSee for other countries starting with T.

During the summer season, many regular and charter flights are sent to Turkey. Aircraft Moscow – Antalya (tickets from Turkish Airlines – 180 USD, from Aeroflot – 190 USD in one direction) and Moscow – Istanbul (140 USD one way from Pegasus Airlines, 150 USD – from Aeroflot) fly every day. With Pegasus Airlines, you can get from the Russian capital to Dalaman, Bodrum and Izmir, all flights with connections in Istanbul.

Fly to Antalya to the resorts of Kemer, Belek, Side and Alanya. To Dalaman – to Marmaris, Icmeler, Fethiye and Bodrum (transfer to the last – about 4 hours, therefore it is better to fly there directly). They go to Izmir to rest in Kusadasi.

You can also get to Turkey by water: ferries regularly run from Evpatoria to Zonguldak (tickets – from 100 USD), from Sevastopol – to Istanbul (from 250 USD), from Sochi – to Trabzon (from 130 USD).

Details on how to get to the popular regions of Turkey: Antalya, Cappadocia, Kemer, Manavgat, Marmaris, Oludeniz, Istanbul.

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It is most convenient to move between the cities of Turkey by buses – large tourist, air-conditioned, or compact dolmush. The first ones run on schedule and offer a level of service up to luxury; it is recommended to reserve tickets for popular destinations in advance. The second ones resemble our minibuses and set off when all the seats are full; there is no need to talk about any comfort, except for the seats. But dolmushes run even between very small settlements where there are no large buses.

On the trains of the Turkish Railways (off. site) it makes sense to travel along several popular routes. For example, to get from Istanbul to Ankara: tickets – from 75 TRY, travel time – from 4 hours. In other cases, the traveler will face inconvenient connections and the need to make a solid detour to get to their destination.

Finally, long distances within the country can be covered by plane: Turkish Airlines, Onur Air, Pegasus Airlines and Atlasjet flights connect all major cities in the country, and tickets are sold at reasonable prices. A flight from Istanbul to Ankara will cost from 300 TRY (in the air – about an hour), to Antalya – from 120 TRY (1 hour 15 minutes), to Bodrum – from 150 TRY (1.5 hours).

The transport network inside Turkish cities is quite developed: there are taxis, buses, dolmushi, in Ankara and Istanbul there is also a metro. Buses are private and municipal: in the first you can pay in cash, in the second you can travel with tickets purchased in advance (1.95-5 TRY). Standard opening hours are 8:00-0:00. Dolmush accepts only cash, the cost of the trip depends on the distance (on average – 5-10 TRY). The metro in Istanbul and the capital is both the usual subway and light metro lines connecting the main tourist areas. Trams also run around Istanbul – an excellent means of transportation to sights.

Travel tickets

IstanbulCard is a real find for rational tourists. You can buy it at special kiosks and vending machines at bus stops, railway stations, metro stations and airports. A card worth 10 TRY is replenished with any amount and allows you to get solid discounts on public transport. For example, a one-time bus trip will cost 3.50 TRY, with transfers within 2 hours, a progressive discount is provided.

Car rental in Turkey

To rent a car in Turkey, you must have a driver’s license, a cash deposit or a credit card (although the vast majority of services do not accept them), and you must also be over 21 years old. You can rent a car at a price of 35 USD per day, the rental price includes its delivery to the hotel and insurance. The car is issued with a full tank, in the same condition it must be returned.

While driving, you can not talk on a mobile phone without handsfree. Seat belts are mandatory for all passengers. The maximum allowable amount of alcohol in the blood is 0.05 g / l.

Car rental in Turkey