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Driving to Turkey

If you are planning on driving to Turkey, please read on that what to bring.

Driving and Roads

You can drive in Turkey with a full international driving licence. You should have a copy of this, together with your passport and insurance documents with you in the car at all times, as you will need it if you are involved in an accident.

All of the major international car rental companies, as well as a number of local ones, have offices at airports and all major centres.

Driving in Turkey is on the right, as in continental Europe. Turkish road signs conform to the International Protocol on Road Signs and archaeological and historic sites are indicated by yellow signs. Turkey has a good network of well maintained roads. There is a 50 km per hour speed limit within urban centres and 90 km outside urban centres.


Petrol Stations

Petrol stations are fairly easy to find and on main highways, they are often open 24hrs and have restaurants and other facilities attached. Unleaded petrol is easily available.

Garages for repairs are often concentrated on certain streets within a town or can be found on highways.

Documents

If you are planning on driving to Turkey, as well as your passport, you will need to take your international driving licence, car registration documents and international green card (insurance card) with the TR sign clearly visible (NB: This can be purchased on arrival at the border).

You can bring your own car into the country for up to six months. If you wish to keep you car in Turkey for more than six months, you are liable to pay import tax.


Driving in Turkey

Driving on the Roads, Turkey