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Trabzon is a city in the northeastern part of Turkey, more precisely in the province of Trabzon. The city is located on the coast of the Black Sea. In the past, Trabzon was known as Trebizond and thanks to its location on the Silk Road, it became a centre where many different languages, religions and cultures met. This area has a really long and rich past with many ups and downs in its development. Traders from all over the world came here to trade all kinds of goods. Thanks to these activities, Trabzon grew over the years and has always been an important city for both Turks and people from other parts of the world.
Today, Trabzon is one of the most important Turkish cities and the largest city in the eastern Black Sea region. Thanks to the wonderful nature surrounding the city and the climate, it is a very popular tourist destination. Besides great natural sites, there are also numerous historical, cultural and religious sites that you should not miss during your stay in Trabzon.
The city is also very well connected by roads and railroads with other parts of the country and, thanks to the sea and, of course, the airport, with other parts of the world. So, if you are going on a road trip through Turkey, Trabzon should definitely be on your list of cities where you will stop and spend a few days. Trabzon is also a perfect place to start your road trip. You can come to Trabzon in many different ways, you can rent a car here and explore the area according to your own plan, your own preferences and of course at your own pace. One thing is for sure, Trabzon and the surrounding area will definitely meet your expectations. It is up to you what kind of holiday you prefer. But before you come here, do some research and make a good plan, because there are really numerous destinations and attractions worth visiting. Fasten your seatbelts and drive safely!
Basic info and car hire in Trabzon
- Location: Northeastern Turkey
- Population: 312,060
- Official language: Turkish
- Currency: Turkish Lira
- Weather: Trabzon has a humid subtropical climate
- Internet coverage: Hotels, bars, restaurants, and cafés offer Wi-Fi.
- Road conditions: Most roads in Trabzon are in good condition.
- Car hire in Trabzon: The most common pick-up point for vehicles in Trabzon is at the Trabzon 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 Trabzon!
Driving in Trabzon
Renting a car is the best option in Trabzon if you want to explore the city and the wider area properly. The roads and other infrastructure here are in very good condition. Trabzon is very well connected with other parts of the country, which is another advantage for those who want to take a road trip through this amazing country.
You do not need a car to explore the centre of Trabzon, but once you are done exploring the old city, you can get in your car and go. There are really many attractions that are easy to reach by car, and after you leave the city, there are also some attractions that you can only reach by unpaved roads. So you have to be careful and reduce your speed when you drive these roads.
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 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 Trabzon
Most popular car hire at Trabzon
The most selected hire car in Trabzon is the Fiat 500, Renault Clio or Opel Corsa. Renault Captur is also being a popular option. The most popular car types in Trabzon are mini and economy.
Popular Driving Routes
Popular One-Way car hire from Trabzon
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 Trabzon. 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.
Trabzon-Rize (79km with approximately 1 hour of drive)
Trabzon-Batumi (306km with approximately 3 hours of drive)
Trabzon-Erzurum (262km with approximately 3,5-4 hours of drive)
Trabzon-Ordu (177km with approximately 2,5 hours of drive)
Popular day trips from Trabzon
Macka, Ackaabat, Ayder Plateau, Uzungol,...
What to see in Trabzon
Trabzon is the most important Turkish city on the Black Sea and when you come here you will quickly understand why. This amazing place has a lot to offer for all kinds of tourists and travellers. There are really many different cultural, historical and religious sites that are worth visiting, and after you leave the city, you can also enjoy the great nature with its many sports activities that you can participate in. So, it is up to you what kind of holiday you prefer, but one thing is for sure, Trabzon will meet all your expectations. All you have to do is make a good plan before coming here and then just enjoy beautiful Turkey.
When you are in Trabzon, be sure to visit Sumela Monastery, one of the most impressive monuments in the city. This amazing piece of architecture, built on a cliff, is truly breathtaking and one of the must-see places in Trabzon.
The Trabzon Ayasofya Muezesi is another architectural masterpiece that you must visit. It is a perfect representation of Byzantine architecture.
Other places worth visiting in Trabzon are: Vazelon Monastery, Atatuerk Koeşkue Muezesi, Uzungoel, Trabzon Square, Trabzon Castle, Atatuerk Palace Trabzon, Cal Cave, Haider Nabi Heights, Sultan Murat Heights...
Drive your rental car beyond Trabzon
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 sights, 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 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, 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, in turn, is 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 simply cannot 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 the Acropolis of Bergama,. 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, Oelduedeniz, 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 unspoiled nature and eat delicious food, so as written, there is something for every type of traveller. Buckle up and drive safely!
Where to eat, drink, and party in Trabzon
The cuisine in Trabzon is very diverse. This region is mainly known as a region of many tastes, as traditional dishes vary from village to village. This is a perfect opportunity for any foodie to explore the great Turkish cuisine as much as possible. There are really countless restaurants all over the city where you can enjoy many different dishes, from traditional Turkish dishes to modern Turkish cuisine and also menus from other parts of the world.
Some traditional dishes from Trabzon: Beyaz Ekmek, Vakfıkebir Ekmeği, Ramazan Pidesi, Harcı Ekmek, Lavaş, Ocak Ekmeği...
Best restaurant in Trabzon
Tarihi Kalkanoglu Pilavi
Komaroglu Kofte Salonu
Kalender Lokanta ve Kafe
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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