Our travel guide gives you useful advice on getting about using public transport, driving by car as well as explaining how to buy, sell, rent or import a car.
How to get around in Turkey
Turkey offers a wide range of public transport, most of which is very affordable even to travellers on the tightest of budgets. Make sure you know which mode suits you best so that you are armed with the information before getting on board.
Getting a driving license in Turkey
In Turkey you must be at least 18 years old in order to drive a car and at least 17 to drive a motorbike. The driving test comprises a practical and theory test, which has been recently made tougher in order to meet European Union regulations, with EU-compatible license being issued towards the end of 2015.
Stay on the right side of the law
What you can and can’t do on the road varies country by country, and it’s important to know what is is allowed and what’s not before getting behind the wheel.
Driving standards in Turkey have generally been poor, but with the forthcoming EU-compatible licenses and stricter driving tests the standard has been steadily improving, and so has the quality of the roads.
How to rent and import a car
Renting a car can be a fun way of travelling around Turkey at your own pace, allowing more time for the sights and smells to soak in. If travelling in a group it can also prove to be more economical. Importing your car however, might not be such a smart idea.
A weekend travel guide
Having been the capital city of some of history’s most powerful and influential empires, Istanbul remains - to this day - the beating heart of Turkey, with an incredible bloodline of culture and entertainment to keep you spellbound throughout your visit.
A physical and spiritual cleansing
Travelling, while rewarding, exhilarating and enjoyable, can be exhausting. By now you’ve absorbed the sights, inhaled the smells and explored the incredible roads and paths of Istanbul.It’s time to take a break, and it just so happens you couldn’t be in a better place.