Istanbul Ataturk International Airport (IST)
Car Hire / Rental
Supplied with major car hire companies, Istanbul Ataturk International Airport (IST) is home to a fleet of rental cars. The roads around the city and farther afield are in good condition if you plan on visiting the countryside.
There are eight car rental firms represented at Ataturk International Airport, all of which are listed below, and further local operators can be found within the city of Istanbul itself.
All of the car hire desks at Istanbul Ataturk Airport are located in the Arrivals area of the International Terminal, close to the Baggage Reclaim area.
Speed limits in Istanbul, Turkey
Urban areas: 50 kph / 30 mph
Open roads: 90 kph / 55 mph
Motorways / highways: 120 kph / 75 mph
Car Rental, Driving and Parking in Istanbul
Driving around Istanbul can be slow and most routes generally take considerably longer than maps of the city might suggest. Rush hours can be especially busy, with a number of bottlenecks causing traffic delays. Locals driving around Istanbul and Turkey tend to be fairly aggressive and ignore many traffic rules. Taxi drivers appear to rule the roads around Istanbul and regularly hoot their horns, touting for business.
Parking in and around central Istanbul is generally insufficient and there is a lack of covered parking garages. Many mid-range hotels close to the city centre either offer car parks or are sited close to parking areas. Street parking is also available in various locations, with parking meters nearby.
Istanbul Ataturk International Airport (IST) Car Rental Companies
The car hire offices below can all be found at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport:
- Airport Tours
- National Car
Ataturk International Airport (IST) Car Rental