Best car rental deals Izmir Airport - cheap car hire Turkey
Izmir, the third most populous city of Turkey is served by a large international airport. Izmir Airport - ADB is located approx. 10 miles south of the city centre and offers good access to major roads in Turkey.
The airport officially known as Izmir Adnan Menderes International Airport is named after former prime minister of Turkey.
Flights to Izmir
A large number of all operations at Izmir Airport are domestic flights. There are frequent daily connections to Izmir from Istanbul, Ankara and Antalya and less frequently, from other Turkish cities, amongst them Kayseri, Diyarbakir, Elazig and Gaziantep.
International flights to Izmir are available from many European airports, including Amsterdam, Munich, Paris, Rome, Frankfurt, Vienna and many more.
From the UK it is possible to fly to Izmir with Easyjet (from London-Gatwick), Pegasus Airline (from London-Stansted), Sun Express (from London-Gatwick), as well as with the charter operators Thomson Airways and Thomas Cook Airlines (Birmingham, London-Gatwick, Manchester, London-Stansted).
Rent a car from Izmir Airport - car hire companies Izmir
Car hire is becoming an increasingly popular solution for passengers arriving to many of the international airports in Turkey.
At the international terminal of Izmir Airport rent-a-car services are available from a range of international and local providers, amongst them: Avis Rent-A-Car, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt Rent A Car, Payless, Zafer Rent A Car, Duray Rent A Car, Isil Tour and Yes Oto/National.
Competitive car hire offers are also available from off-site companies delivering vehicles to Izmir Airport, for example: Almira, Sax Car Rental, Circular Car Hire ou Erboy Car Rental.
Cheap car hire Izmir Airport - compare offers online
In the summer season, the prices of the cheapest hire cars at Izmir Airport usually start from around £150 for a 7-days car rental of a small city car, such as Cirtoen C1, or similar.
Outside the tourist season you can expect a significant reduction in the price of car rental, usually to approximately £110 for a week car hire of the same type of vehicle.
It is usually worth to spend some time shopping around before booking car hire in Turkey. With the help of online search engines of car hire, such as Cartrawler, you can frequently spot real bargains amongst Izmir Airport rent-a-car offers. When comparing the offers from many suppliers, it is not uncommon to find very competitive deals within larger classes of rental cars, sometimes at prices lower than the usual price of smaller vehicles. For example, a Hyundai Getz (economy) or a Hyundai Accent (compact) can sometimes be rented at Izmir Airport for the same, or even slightly lower rate than the tiny Peugeot 107.
Cartrawler allows you to compare not only the price but also general conditions of each car hire offer. In the link ‘Rental conditions’ you will find useful information regarding rate details of the offer, insurance coverage, excess, fuel policy, etc.
Please, note that offers with zero excess are quite frequent in Izmir Airport car hire.
Izmir Airport car hire for holiday in Turkey
Izmir Airport is one of major gateways for tourism in Turkey and the forth busiest of the country’s airports, after the two airports of Istanbul (Ataturk and Sabiha Gokcen) and Antalya Airport.
Located in the western part of the Anatolian Peninsula, the airport of Izmir offers relatively easy access to many holiday resorts found along the beautiful Turkish coast of the Aegean Sea, amongst them Urla, Cesme, Seferihisar, Kusadasi or even, further south, Bodrum, or Marmaris.
Izmir tourist attractions
Despite the fact that the city’s origins date back to 6.500 BC, there are rather few historic monuments in Izmir, being the most important ones: the Konak Square with the emblematic clock tower, the Kadifekale Castle and the Elevator (Asansor) used in the past to connect the lower and the upper parts of the city.
Amongst other popular tourist attractions of Izmir are walks along the waterfront promenade, Kordon and a visit to the Kemeralti bazaar. Street markets in Turkey are fascinating places, where apart from purchasing souvenirs and Turkish delicacies such as locum or baklavas to take home, you can also gat a good look at the colourful traditional handcrafts.
The Kemeralti bazaar is very large and a big part of it is dedicated to the commerce of cheap, counterfeit goods; if you are interested in traditional Turkish products, sometimes it is very helpful to have a local guide to show you around.
The city can be comfortably visited on foot, especially its oldest quarters, such as the Alsancak area. If you are staying only in Izmir, public transportation and taxis are also quite efficient and inexpensive means of getting to even the most remote parts of this large metropolis.
Beaches near Izmir, Turkey
Izmir is not a beach resort. A number of excellent beaches, however, are available in a short drive distance from the city centre.
If you happen to have an Izmir hire car at your disposal during the visit in Turkey drive west of Izmir, in direction to Cesme and find many beautiful beach locations, amongst them: Urla, Alacati, Ilica and Cesme itself. South of Izmir, an 1h and 15minute drive away, a popular Turkish beach resort, Kusadasi, attracts tourists with some of the best beaches of the Aegean Sea.
See below approximate road distances from Izmir to some of the beach resorts on the Turkish coast:
- distance Izmir - Cesme: 80 km / 49 mi
- distance Izmir - Alacati: 75 km / 46 mi
- distance Izmir - Urla: 45 km / 27 mi
- distance Izmir - Seferihisar: 50 km / 31 mi
- distance Izmir - Kusadasi: 105 km / 65 mi
The distance from Izmir to Ankara is 584 km/362 mi and from Izmir to Istanbul – 552 km/342 mi.
Expo 2020 - Izmir, Turkey
Together with São Paulo, Dubai and Ekaterinburg, the city of Izmir is one of the candidates to host Expo 2020.