Car Hire in Dalaman
If you're planning a Turkish break to resorts like Marmaris, Dalyan, Fethiye, and Kaş, car hire in Dalaman is the best way to get from the airport to your hotel. Public transport isn't great in the south of Turkey, so Dalaman car hire will make your holiday easier. Nip between resorts, explore hidden beaches, and head inland to discover quaint villages. With our deals on Dalaman car hire, you'll have more money to enjoy yourself too.
Where to Hire a Car in Dalaman
If you've booked flights to Dalaman, but are heading along the coast right away, your best option is to arrange car hire from Dalaman Airport. Budget and Sixt are among the car hire companies providing car hire from the airport. There are further car hire options on the D555, which connects the airport to the D400 motorway. This road runs east to west along the Anatolian Peninsula, past the popular holiday resorts in the area. If you're planning on staying over in a Dalaman hotel, these town centre car rental options are super convenient.
Tips for Driving in Dalaman
Under 18's can't drive in Turkey, and you can't hire a car in Dalaman until you're 21 years old. If you're under 25, it's likely that the car hire company will charge you a young driver surcharge. In Turkey traffic drives on the right-hand side of the road, like most of mainland Europe. You will need to carry your car hire agreement and your driving license with you at all times, and it's illegal not to wear a seatbelt. The blood alcohol limit in Turkey is 0.5%, the same as Ireland, so a two glasses of Efes could potentially send you over the limit. If you're planning on drinking, it's best to leave your car at the hotel and make other transport arrangements.
3 Easy Day Trips from Dalaman
Best for nightlife: Marmaris The long pebble beach is fine for topping up your tan, and the pubs on Bar Street are famous throughout Europe. This popular holiday resort is just over an hour's drive (90km) from Dalaman. It's not all booze and beaches – the clear water is popular with scuba divers and sailors too.
Best for history buffs: Fethiye Another beautiful resort on Turkey's turquoise coast, Fethiye is also famous for its nearby rock tombs. The 4th Century Tomb of Amyntas, which is carved into a rock-face overlooking the city, is well worth a visit for history lovers. Sheltered beaches and island boat trips are a few of the resort's other attractions. It takes about 40 minutes to drive to Fethiye from Dalaman, so it's a great holiday option if you don't want to spend too long behind the wheel.
Best for active travellers: Kaş One of Turkey's southernmost cities, Kaş is two and a half hours drive from Dalaman. There are lots of ancient ruins to explore, the 509km Lycian Way walking route runs past the town – you can easily complete small sections during your stay, especially if you've got a hire car. Kaş is one of the best spots in Turkey for scuba diving, so pack your PADI license.