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Erzurum is a city in Turkey, more precisely in the region of Eastern Anatolia. It is also the largest city and the capital of Erzurum province. This city has a long and turbulent past with many ups and downs. It changed several names and was dominated by different cultures and civilizations. Today it is a multinational city with many interesting things to see and do. In the past, the city was often attacked by various invaders who wanted to occupy this area. Erzurum has always managed to fight back and remain independent, so today it still belongs to Turkey and is an important hub for all kinds of tourists and travellers coming to Eastern Turkey. From here there are very good connections to other parts of the country.
Today Erzurum is a modern city with beautiful architecture and various historical, cultural and religious sites. It is located at an altitude of 1900 metres, which makes this charming place even more unique. It is really fun to explore the city and its surroundings. There are so many interesting things to see and do here that every traveller or tourist will find something for themselves. There are many great museums where you can learn more about the history of this city, this region and even this country. There are also some great galleries as the art scene here in Erzurum has always been well developed and plays an important role in daily life. There are also many great opportunities for various sports activities, especially around the city. There are many natural sites that are worth visiting and when you visit these natural sites, you will have a great opportunity to try some sports activities here. This is especially suitable for people who prefer an active holiday.
Renting a car is a perfect solution if you want to take a road trip around Eastern Turkey. There are so many wonderful places in this part of the country and the most important thing is that these places are very well connected to Erzurum, so you will have no problems navigating from here. All you need to do is to get well informed. Based on this information, you can create your own itinerary according to your own preferences and at your own pace. One thing is for sure: you will not be disappointed. If we then add the great gastronomy that is a hallmark of Turkey, you have a perfect destination for your holiday. Buckle up and drive safely!
Basic info and car hire in Erzurum
- Location: Eastern Anatolia, Turkey
- Population: 367,250
- Official language: Turkish
- Currency: Turkish Lira
- Weather: Erzurum has a humid continental climate
- Internet coverage: Hotels, bars, restaurants, and cafés offer Wi-Fi.
- Road conditions: Most roads in Erzurum are in good condition.
- Car hire in Erzurum: The most common pick-up point for vehicles in Erzurum is at the Erzurum 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 Erzurum!
Driving in Erzurum
Renting a car here in Erzurum is the best option if you want to explore this region properly. When you enter Erzurum city, you can park your car and explore the city centre on foot. After exploring this part of Erzurum, it is best to sit in your car and continue driving according to your plan. The roads here are in a good condition, so all you have to do is follow the rules and obey all the traffic signs. If you do all that, you will have no problems driving here. You should be extra careful because the locals sometimes drive quite fast and like to overtake other vehicles on the curves, so it is good to keep your focus on the road at all times.
There are so many wonderful places outside the city that you can not reach by public transportation, so a rental car is by far the best option. Especially if you are planning a major road trip through this part of the country, Erzurum is a perfect starting point for your trip. But if you are already on the road, you should definitely put this charming city on your list of places to stop and spend a few days.
It is also good to know that Erzurum is located at an altitude of 1900 metres, which means that there are some mountain roads around the city. These roads offer breathtaking views of the landscape of this area, but it is also important to be extra careful and reduce your speed according to your capabilities, especially if you are not used to driving on mountain roads.
- 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 Erzurum
Most popular car hire at Erzurum
The most selected hire car in Erzurum is the Fiat 500, Renault Clio or Opel Corsa. Renault Captur is also being a popular option. The most popular car types in Erzurum are mini and economy.
Popular Driving Routes
Popular One-Way car hire from Erzurum
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 Erzurum. 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.
Erzurum-Trabzon (262km with approximately 3,5-4 hours of drive)
Erzurum-Rize (252km with approximately 3,5 hours of drive)
Erzurum-Batumi (263km with approximately 4,5 hours of drive)
Erzurum-Erzincan (188km with approximately 2,5 hours of drive)
Popular day trips from Erzurum
Ani, Kars, Kaçkar Mountains, Mt Ararat, Doğubayazıt...
What to see in Erzurum
There is a wide range of sights and activities in Erzurum. It is a very lively city with a large university where students from all over the country study. This adds a youthful spirit to this already modern city, where modernity and history blend perfectly.
Erzurum Castle is one of the main attractions of the city. This majestic fortress was built in the 5th century by the Romans. Inside the castle, there is a small mosque and a clock tower. These are two of the first examples of Turkish architecture and therefore this building is of great importance not only for Erzurum but for the whole of Turkey. Near the castle, there are two other architectural sights that are of great importance: the Çobandede Bridge built in 1297 and Ruestempaşa Bedesteni.
Another important building for the city and its surroundings is undoubtedly the Twin Minaret Madrasa. This is a really important place for Turks, both historically and religiously. It is one of the most visited buildings in the city and undoubtedly the holiest.
Other places you should visit here: Twin Minaret Madrasa, Palandoken Mountain, Tortum Waterfall, Yakutiye Medresesi, Erzurum Kongre ve Milli Mucadele Muzesi, Ataturk House Museum, Tortum Lake, Ulu Cami, Ataturk House Museum, Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, Aziziye Tabyalari, Abdurrahman Gazi Tomb...
Drive your rental car beyond Erzurum
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 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 Erzurum
Turkey is one of the capitals of gastronomy. The cuisine here is a mixture of different styles and different nations and that is what makes Turkish cuisine so special. Erzurum is a famous Turkish destination for gastronomy. There are so many different restaurants here with wonderful Turkish cuisine. But of course, there are also many restaurants where you can order menus from other parts of the world.
When you are here in Erzurum make sure to try out Cag Kebabi – Koc Cag Kebap, Et Doner – Dönerci Hacı Baba, Sis Kofte – Emir Seyh Nedim Koftecisi, Kadayif Dolmasi – Muammer Usta, Soup – Corbacilar Sokagi.
Best restaurant in Erzurum
Donerci Hacl Baba
Kadayifci Muammer Usta
Gel-Gor Cag Kebabi
What you need to know about renting a car
How do you make a booking with Orbit Car Hire?
You can easily book your vehicle with Orbit Car Hire. First, you must choose the date and location of your rental in our booking form. In the next step, you can pick the vehicle you want from the list. After filling out the personal information form, there is a step where you choose the payment method and fill in your credit card information. Finally, you can print out your voucher needed at pick-up time.
What are the charges for security deposits?
Every car rental has a security deposit policy. You will find the information about the security deposit while booking the vehicle or on your voucher.
What if I would like to change my booking?
How do I cancel my booking?
You can cancel your booking free of charge at least forty-eight hours before your rental is due to start. For further information, please read the Conditions of Use. Our customer service team will address your requests in due time:
- Phone:+44 20 8089 0089
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
When do I pay for the rental car?
You pay a small deposit when making the booking as a guarantee. The remaining balance is paid when you pick up your rental vehicle. Please keep in mind that the payment at the counter is paid in local currency.
What is included in the price?
Most of the reservations made by Orbit Car Hire include unlimited mileage, local tax, mandatory fees, and collision damage waiver. In steps 1 and 2 in the booking process or on your voucher, you can see all the details about your booking inclusions.
Are there any hidden fees?
There are no hidden charges! All mandatory surcharges and fees are presented in the 3rd step of the booking process and our Terms and Conditions. Please note that additional charges may apply for some rentals in the case of:
- Out-of-hours surcharge (when picking up the vehicle outside of office hours),
- One-way fee (when returning the vehicle at a different location),
- The service charge for fuel (prepaid fuel policy),
- Young/senior driver fee (the car hire company sets this condition and is usually not about the regulation of the specific country),
- Excess and deposit amount (before hiring, you need to ensure your credit card limit is high enough for the deposit amount to be blocked, which usually equals the excess amount or higher).
We advise our clients to read the Terms and Conditions carefully before the rental to avoid surprises. Our knowledgeable customer service agents will gladly help you with any questions via phone, email, or live chat during our opening hours.
What is a voucher, and why do I need it?
A voucher is a document that confirms your booking, the price, and the payment of your booking. Having your voucher with you at the time of pick-up is mandatory. If you do not have the voucher at the pickup, the vehicle provider may refuse to release the vehicle to you or change the rental price.
What is an airport or premium location fee?
A Premium location/airport fee is a fee that covers the location service costs. This fee is usually included in the price but may still occur at some locations and is charged locally.
What is Premium Coverage, and how does it work?
Premium Coverage is an optional service by Orbit Car Hire that, if accepted, covers your financial accountability for damage or theft to the hired vehicle. This is not insured with a car hire company that reduces the excess amount, but a cover refunds you if the car hire company charges you for damage or theft. With this option, you will be reimbursed up to 3000 EUR. You can read the Terms and Conditions or contact us for more information.
How do I find cheap car hire online?
Prices vary frequently. Booking a car 3 to 8 weeks before your desired pick-up date is best - this will ensure you get the cheapest rental rate. Alternatively, it is also possible to find cheap last-minute car hire.
How many countries do you compare to?
We at Orbit Car Hire compare car hire prices in over 140 countries, including popular destinations within Europe such as Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Iceland, Croatia, Malta, France, Slovenia, and Germany.
What currency should I use to pay for the car?
You can pay the confirmation fee on Orbit's page in EUR, GBP, ISK and USD. When you pick up your car hire, you will pay the remaining balance in the currency of the pickup country.
Can I rent a car from inside the terminal?
You can hire a car from inside the terminal. When you compare our offers, you can filter "In Terminal" to see all the offers we have that are inside the terminal.
What is the cheapest car to rent?
The cheapest car to rent is the Fiat 500, Volkswagen Up and Fiat Panda.
Can I add a driver to my booking?
You can always add a driver to your booking when finding your car hire deal on Orbit Car Hire. If you have already made a booking, you can contact us to add the additional driver. You can also add a driver to your booking when you pick up the vehicle.
What payment methods are accepted?
You can pay with a debit and credit card when booking with Orbit Car Hire. We accept Mastercard and Visa.
Can I drop off my car at a different location?
Yes, you can. When you look for car hire deals on our webpage, you can press "Yes" to "Different drop-off location" and see all the best deals for one-way car hire.
How can I add a flight number to my booking?
You can add a flight number on our webpage when booking. If you already have a booking, email us at email@example.com, and our customer service will add your flight number to the booking.
Do I have to pay for toll roads?
If you drive where toll roads are required, you are responsible for paying for the toll roads on which you drive the rental vehicle.
What does deductible mean?
If a rental car is damaged or even stolen while on rent, there will be a limit to how much the renter has to pay to repair or fix it. Excess (also known as deductible) is a name for the amount that has to be paid. This excess is different between countries and car rental companies in each country. Depending on the car rental company, this can include fire, vandalism, theft, or loss of use while the car is being repaired. You can read more about deductibles right here.
What is a Collision Damage Waiver?
Collision Damage Waiver, or CDW, is a basic car rental insurance offered to renters by a car company. CDW limits your financial liability in case of damages to the body of the hired vehicle with an excess. The driver is responsible for paying for the excess, but the car rental company waives the rest of the cost. This excess can be different between rent a car company.
What is Theft Protection?
Theft Protection is a car rental insurance that car rental companies offer. It protects the renter up to a certain amount from the risk of stealing the rental car or somebody trying to steal it. An excess, also known as a deductible, comes with each Theft Protection. This excess is the limit to what the renter would have to pay if the car is stolen or if somebody tries to steal it.
Which brands can I compare with Orbit?
With Orbit Car Hire, you can compare car hire with all the major car rentals like Europcar, Enterprise, Alamo, Sixt and Budget. You can also compare over 100 local companies from all over the world.
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