Car Hire in Bodrum
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Bodrum is a city in southwestern Turkey, more specifically in the province of Muğla. The city was founded by the ancient Greeks and in the past, there were different cultures and civilizations that dominated this important port city. Bodrum experienced various ups and downs in the past, but today it is a very attractive, cosmopolitan city that invites all kinds of tourists from all over the world.
It is one of the most attractive destinations on the Turkish coast. There are so many great things to see and do here that you will simply fall in love with this place. Bodrum offers a unique image with whitewashed houses and windmills that add to the already charming atmosphere. The city is an attractive destination for millionaires, but also for other tourists for example backpackers because the offer is really diverse and you can always find something for yourself.
The city is also known for its sandy beaches, which are very popular with tourists. But besides the beaches, you can also find many wonderful buildings in the city area. Another great advantage of Bodrum is that the city has a good connection to other Turkish cities. You can arrive either by plane or by boat, by bus or by car... it's up to you what kind of transportation you prefer, but one thing is for sure, renting a car is a great solution here. You can make your own plan and get around according to your own preferences and at your own pace.
Bodrum is also known for its great nightlife. There are numerous clubs and bars where you can party all night long. Also, there are many great restaurants in the city, so you can really find a perfect restaurant if you take your time and research well. But even if you go to the first restaurant you see, you will definitely find something delicious because the cuisine here is really good.
To sum it up, you can find everything in Bodrum: great beaches, excellent food, lively nightlife, many historical, cultural and religious sites, friendly locals, great atmosphere and much more - so if you are looking for a perfect destination for your holiday, you have it here. Bodrum will definitely not disappoint you. Fasten your seatbelts and drive safely!
Basic info and car hire in Bodrum
- Location: Province of Muğla, Turkey
- Population: 181,541
- Official language: Turkish
- Currency: Turkish Lira
- Weather: Bodrum has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate
- Internet coverage: Hotels, bars, restaurants, and cafés offer Wi-Fi.
- Road conditions: Most roads in Bodrum are in good condition.
- Car hire in Bodrum: The most common pick-up point for vehicles in Bodrum is at Bodrum Airport. Please note that prices vary frequently. It is best to book a car 3 to 8 weeks in advance of your desired pick-up date - this will ensure you get the cheapest rental rate. Alternatively, it is also possible to find cheap last-minute car hire. Find the best deal on car hire in Bodrum!
Driving in Bodrum
Renting a car is the best option here in Bodrum if you want to explore the peninsula properly. There are not many main roads around the city, so it is not very complicated to find your way around. When you enter the city, it is probably best to park the car and explore the city on foot. After you have explored the city centre, you can enjoy the magnificent views as you drive through this wonderful landscape. Of course, you should always pay attention to the road, especially because the locals drive quite fast, so you have to be extra careful, especially in curves.
Bodrum also has good connections to other parts of Turkey. So if you are planning a major road trip through this wonderful country, then Bodrum is an ideal starting point for your trip. However, if you are already on the road, then you should definitely put Bodrum on the list of cities where you will stop over and spend a few days - you will not regret it. Fasten your seatbelts and drive safely!
- Age limits: The minimum age to rent a car is 21 years old and with some suppliers for people over 75 years of age. There is no young drivers fee for any car groups. This information is visible in the search engine with Orbit Car Hire.
- International Driving Permit: In case your driver’s license is printed in the Latin alphabet, you do not normally need to have an International Driving Permit for Renting a car in Turkey. An International Driving Permit is required in addition to a National Driving License if the National Driving License you or any of the Additional Drivers hold is not identifiable as a Driving License, eg, it is in a non-Latin alphabet (eg Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese). It can also depend on the country or car rental company you are renting with. If you have found a car on our website, you can press the rental terms link from the supplier for more information about driving license requirements.
- Additional papers: Identification(passport or ID), a valid driving license, and valid proof of insurance. When you pick up your rental car you need to have your voucher with you.
- Additional requirements: Glasses (in case you need glasses, you must always have a spare pair in the car), light bulbs (are usually already in the car and are provided by the car rental company), 2 warning triangles, First aid kit, fire extinguisher.
- Children in the car: If you have a child as a passenger, there are stricter rules that you should follow in Turkey as a driver. An appropriate child restraint is used for children between 3 and 11 years old and less than 1.35 meters tall. As per the country’s laws, a 12-month-old child weighing up to 9 kg should be positioned in the safety seat at the back of the car with the baby’s head facing the rear windows.
- Driving side of the road: Right hand
- Lights: If you are from the UK you need Headlamp converters (stickers you put on your headlights when you're driving on the right, so your lights don't dazzle motorists coming the other way)
- General speed limits: Urban areas: 50 km/h, Double lane roads: 90 km/h, Motorways: 120 km/h
Car Hire in Bodrum
Most popular car hire at Bodrum
The most selected hire car in Bodrum is the Fiat 500, Renault Clio or Opel Corsa. Renault Captur is also being a popular option. The most popular car types in Bodrum are mini and economy.
Popular Driving Routes
Popular One-Way car hire from Bodrum
Want to rent a car for a one-way trip? No worries! Orbit Car Hire offers a variety of one-way Car Hire options in many locations outside of Bodrum. One-way car rental is ideal for cross-town or cross-country travel, saving time by not returning to your original location. Start your reservation with Orbit Car Hire and find great options on one-way car hire at locations across the Turkey.
Bodrum-Bitez (7km with approximately 15 minutes of drive)
Bodrum-Mazi (48km with approximately 1 hour of drive)
Bodrum- Güllük (41km with approximately 45 minutes of drive)
Bodrum-Ajdin (178km with approximately 3 hours of drive)
Popular day trips from Bodrum
Bodrum Boat Trip Excursion, Bodrum Dalyan and Turtle Beach Excursion, Bodrum Quad Safari Excursion, Bodrum Jeep Safari Excursion, Bodrum Scuba Diving Excursion, Bodrum Horse Safari Excursion, Bodrum Rafting Excursion, Bodrum Village Tour Excursion...
What to see in Bodrum
There are really many great things to see and do in Bodrum. There is something for everyone in this city.
If you like museums, you should definitely visit the Museum of Underwater Archaeology, where you can learn a lot about the treasures found on the seabed. It is located inside Bodrum Castle and you can see many amazing finds from different eras and civilizations there.
Another great place to visit is the Castle of St. Peter or the Castle of Bodrum. This amazing fortress was built by the Knights Templar, but over time it changed many owners and served different purposes. Today it is mainly a tourist attraction with fabulous views of the surrounding area.
The Mausoleums of Halicarnassus are the remains of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This place is simply amazing and you really should not miss it when you are in Bodrum.
If you are not so interested in history, for example, you should take a one-day boat trip around the Bodrum Peninsula. This is a great experience. You can also try snorkelling, for example. And by boat, you can reach places on the coast that are not accessible from the interior.
There is plenty to see and do in the old town of Bodrum and that includes shopping. If you are looking for a place to shop, be sure to head to the old town.
Bodrum is also famous for its windmills. This is actually the trademark of this city. If you head to the coast and seek out these windmills, you will enjoy fantastic views and a truly amazing and tranquil atmosphere for your body and soul.
If you go deeper into the interior of the peninsula, you will also find some picturesque villages, such as Akyarlar.
Other places of interest in Bodrum: Bodrum Amphitheatre, Bodrum Bar Street, Yahsi Beach, Zeki Mueren Art Museum, Bodrum Deniz Muezesi (Maritime Museum), Bitez Beach, Pedasa, Bodrum Harbour, Bardakçı Koyu (Bardakci Cove), Myndos Gate, Midtown Shopping Centre, Orak Island...
Drive your rental car beyond Bodrum
Turkey is one of the most popular destinations for tourists and travellers from all over the world. This colourful country has so many different things to offer. You can either explore the Mediterranean coast, visit impressive mosques, explore amazing cities and breathtaking natural landscapes, enjoy delicious cuisine, have an unforgettable shopping experience and much more.
Turkey is divided into 7 main regions and each of them is unique and different from the other six. In each region, you can find something for yourself. In every single region of Turkey, there are both big cities and beautiful untouched nature. The regions are the Eastern Anatolia region, Central Anatolia, the Black Sea region, the Mediterranean region, the Aegean region, the Marmara region and the Southeastern Anatolia region. It is good to know that Turkey has something to offer no matter when you come here. Many people know Turkey only for its cuisine, cities and monuments, but there are many other things in Turkey that will surprise you. For example, you can go skiing, because there are some excellent ski resorts. One of the most popular mountain destinations in Turkey is Palandoken, which is located in the eastern region of Erzurum and is also the highest mountain in the country with 3125 metres. But there are also some other popular ski resorts that you can visit, for example, Saklikent Ski Resort - Antalya, Uludag Ski Resort - Bursa, Ilgaz Mountain Resort - Kastamonu, Davraz Ski Centre - Isparta, Erciyes Ski Resort - Kayseri...
The largest city in the country is Istanbul, while the capital is Ankara. One of the most interesting facts about Istanbul is certainly the fact that this city is located on two continents, in Europe and in Asia, the two sides being connected by the Galata Bridge. Istanbul is divided by the Bosphorus: the west bank is in Europe and the east bank is again in Asia.
But of course, there are really countless sights worth visiting in this country. If you are taking a road trip through Turkey, you really should have a good plan because there are so many destinations to visit and so many different things to see and do in each of these places that you just can not go everywhere. It's good to get well informed and then visit the places according to your own preferences and at your own pace. Here are some suggestions: Goebekli Tepe (Potbelly Hill), the ancient Greek city of Ephesus, the Greek temple of Artemis, the archaeological site of Bergama Acropolis,. The ancient city of Aphrodisias, Ankara, Istanbul, Izmir, Antalya, Edirne, Bursa, Cesme, Bodrum, Konya, Urfa, Cappadocia, the Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya) Mosque, the Topkapı Palace, Pamukkale, Mount Nemrut, Oeluedeniz, Aspendos, Patara, Ani, Safranbolu, the Sumela Monastery...
If you are planning a visit to Turkey, you can be sure that you will have a great time. This country really has so many different things to offer that every tourist and traveller will find something for them here. You can either explore the history by visiting museums, historical sites, monuments, etc. Or you can come here to spend an active holiday with numerous sports activities that you can do here. You can also just come here and relax on the beaches, in spas or wellness facilities... then you can explore the untouched nature and eat delicious food, so as written, there is something for every type of traveller. Fasten your seatbelts and drive safely!
Where to eat, drink, and party in Bodrum
Bodrum is also famous among gourmets because there are many great restaurants in this city. The cuisine here is light and very tasty. Bodrum, like all of Turkey, is also known for its great desserts, so lovers of sweets will definitely get their money's worth here. But of course, there is something for everyone here in Bodrum.
Best restaurant in Bodrum
Dinc Restaurant Cafe&Bar
Sultan Bahce Restaurant
Demeter Bar & Restaurant
OTANTIK OCAKBASI KEBAB,STEAK&GRILL HOUSE
What you need to know about renting a car
What do I need to hire a car in Turkey?
A credit card in the name of the main driver needs to be presented. A security deposit may be required while renting a car so the credit card must have sufficient funds. You can find details about the security deposit listed while booking the vehicle as well as on your voucher. It is important to have a valid driving license with the name of the main driver as well as additional drivers when it applies. An International Driving Permit is required in addition to a National Driving License if the National Driving License you or any of the Additional Drivers hold is not clearly identifiable as a Driving License, eg, it is in a non-Latin alphabet (eg Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese). It can also depend on the country or car rental company you are renting with. If you have found a car on our website, you can press the rental terms link from the supplier for more information about driving license requirements. You will need to have identification with you such as a passport and ID cards. When you pick up your rental car you need to have your voucher with you.
How old do I need to be to rent a car in Turkey?
The minimum age to rent a car is 21 years old and with some suppliers for people over 75 years of age. There is no young drivers fee for any car groups. This information is visible in the search engine with Orbit Car Hire.
Do I need car insurance in Turkey?
Insurances are very important when renting a car and can be different between countries. When renting a car in Turkey with Orbit Car Hire the prices will include mandatory insurances in the country.
Do I need a credit card to rent a car in Turkey?
In most cases, a credit card is required to be presented in the name of the main driver. A security deposit may be required when renting a car so it is important to have sufficient funds on the credit card. When searching for a car at Orbit you can see credit card requirements from all our suppliers.
Do I need an international driving license in Turkey?
In case your driver’s license is printed in the Latin alphabet, you do not normally need to have an International Driving Permit for Renting a car in Turkey.
How do I find the cheapest car hire in Turkey?
You can find cheap car hire by comparing prices with all major car rentals at Orbit Car Hire. A good idea can be to book in advance as the prices can increase closer to the travel period.
What is the cheapest rental car in Turkey?
You will find the mini car category or economy cars to be the cheapest car categories. Vehicles such as Renault Clio and Hyundai i20 often provide the best prices.
What is the best car rental company in Turkey?
You may find excellent service provided by companies such as Alamo, Enterprise, Europcar, Keddy, Auto union, Pandora Car Hire and NoktAuto rent a Car Companies.
What types and makes of rental car deals can I find in Turkey?
You will find car types such as mini, economy, compact, Full-Size, and luxury cars. Popular rental cars are Hyundai i20, Renault Clio, Peugeot 308, Ford Fiesta.
Does my rental car have unlimited mileage when I book it for Turkey?
Most car rentals in Turkey offer unlimited mileage in their offers.
Is it safe to hire a car in Turkey?
It is perfectly safe to hire a car in Turkey. Driving in Turkey can be a challenge, but it is completely safe.
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