Car Hire in Kusadasi
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Kusadasi is a resort town in Turkey, more precisely in the province of Aydin. The city is located on the Aegean Sea. Kusadasi means bird island in Turkish. The town was once a fishing village and over time it has become one of the most popular and beautiful resorts for Turks and also people from all over the world. Kusadasi is famous for its crystal clear waters, sandy beaches, beautiful nature, friendly locals, delicious food and much more.
Of course, this is not only a tourist destination. The city is also known for its industry and food production. Another advantage of Kusadasi is that it is well connected to other parts of the country. The city is well connected and the infrastructure is well developed and maintained, so you can easily drive from Kusadasi to any other Turkish destination. So if you are taking a road trip around Turkey, you will have no trouble finding Kusadasi and getting here. But before you come here, you should plan and research well because there is really a lot to see and do here. This place is perfect for those who want to live it up and party on the beaches (there are many clubs and discos on the beaches), but it is also an ideal place to explore the surrounding area. You can learn a lot about Turkish culture and tradition when you are in this area. Outside of Kusadasi, there are numerous colourful villages and many monuments worth visiting. So it's up to you what kind of vacation you prefer, but one thing is for sure, Kusadasi offers you many options and it's up to you to decide what activities you prefer to do on your vacation. Fasten your seatbelts and drive safely!
Basic info and car hire in Kusadasi
- Location: Province of Aydin, Turkey
- Population: 70,143
- Official language: Turkish
- Currency: Turkish Lira
- Weather: Kuşadası has hot summers, arid, and clear and the winters are long, cold, wet, windy, and partly cloudy
- Internet coverage: Hotels, bars, restaurants, and cafés offer Wi-Fi.
- Road conditions: Most roads in Kusadasi are in good condition.
- Car hire in Kusadasi: The most common pick-up point for vehicles in Kusadasi is at the Kusadasi Downtown. 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 Kusadasi!
Driving in Kusadasi
Kusadasi is a resort town, so you can expect traffic jams in the high season. But when you come to the resort, you do not need a car, and you can combine driving and public transport as you move around your resort. However, if you want to explore the wider area, a rental car is undoubtedly the best solution for you. The city is perfectly connected to the other parts of the country, so you can drive around without any difficulties. Around the city, there are many destinations that are accessible by car and as you drive through this beautiful countryside, you will really enjoy the scenery. The views are breathtaking and the roads are in good condition. All you have to do is be careful, follow the rules and obey all the road signs.
The roads are in good condition, but the signage is not always easy to see. It is also good to know that local drivers often run red lights. So do not be surprised if this happens while you are waiting in your car for a green light.
- 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 (which 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 Kusadasi
Most popular car hire at Kusadasi
The most selected hire car in Kusadasi is the Fiat 500, Renault Clio or Opel Corsa. Renault Captur is also being a popular option. The most popular car types in Kusadasi are mini and economy.
Popular Driving Routes
Popular One-Way car hire from Kusadasi
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 Kusadasi. 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.
Kusadasi-Izmir (101km with approximately 1-1,5 hours of drive)
Kusadasi-Ajdin (59km with approximately 1 hour of drive)
Kusadasi-Denizli (188km with approximately 2,5-3 hours of drive)
Kusadasi-Turgutlu (139km with approximately 1,5-2 hours of drive)
Popular day trips from Kusadasi
Selcuk, Dilek National Park, Istanbul, Izmir, Ajdin...
What to see in Kusadasi
Kusadasi is a perfect holiday destination in many ways. There is really something for every kind of tourist and traveller here. Kusadasi has long been the cultural and industrial centre of this region. Art has always been an important part of daily life here. And it is no different today. There are really many cultural, historical and religious sites here that are worth visiting. Besides that, there is also wonderful nature with many beautiful beaches to visit.
One of the places you must visit is undoubtedly Ephesus, one of the largest archaeological sites in the Eastern Mediterranean. It was founded about 3000 years ago and is now on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Another place worth visiting is, for example, the Ephesus Archaeological Museum. It is a stunning museum with nine different chambers, each showing a different view of the past. If you are in Kusadasi, do not miss this opportunity because you can learn a lot by visiting this museum.
Guevercinada or Pigeon Island looks like a kind of park or garden of Kusadasi, but in reality, it was built to provide additional protection to the city. Today it is a perfect place for photos and one of the most popular tourist attractions here in the area.
Other attractions worth visiting in Kusadasi: Dilek Peninsula-Bueyuek Menderes Delta National Park, Ladies Beach, Uzun Plaj (Long Beach), Şirince, Meryemana (House of Virgin Mary), Kuşadası Harbour, Oekuez Mehmed Pasha Caravanserai, Çamlık Railway Museum, Adaland, Gazibegendi Hill, Kuşadası Quad Safari...
Drive your rental car beyond Kusadasi
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 many other things in Turkey 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 at 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 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 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 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, and 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 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 Kusadasi
Kusadasi, like most Turkish cities, is a perfect destination for foodies. There are so many different dishes you can try here, from traditional Turkish dishes to modern Turkish cuisine and also menus from other parts of the world.
Tradition is very strong here, so you can be sure that you will get a dish that is really prepared according to the old local recipe.
The most important thing here is the use of local ingredients and their combination with meat, fish and seafood. This, of course, is the influence of the Aegean Sea.
Best restaurant in Kusadasi
Mare Restaurant & Bistro Kusadasi
Ladies Beach Restaurant Cafe & Bar
4 Brothers - Dedem K. Restaurant Kusadasi
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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