Essence Car Rental did not meet us and did not answer a phoneCons: We are extremely upset at Essence Car rental service. We exited our flight and were waiting for an hour at the exit hall of Antalya airport from 17.45 till 18.45 today. We walked around all halls looking for the person with our name or with Car Rental agency name (Essence Car Rental as mentioned by you) and did not see any person like that. This was after 2 tiring flight with our 2 kids smallest of which was 4 years old girl. We have bought a Turkish cell phone number which is 05366711589 and paid over 30$ just to call agency numbers (two on reservation email). NONE OF THOSE NUMBERS WAS ANSWERING as we called more than 10 times in total. As a result we took a car from another agency overpaying about 60$ more compare to our booking. At this point we demand full and complete refund of any charges done on our credit card (any booking fees and other charge if any) and an explanation on the matter. We don't see how you can compensate us on the losses of time, stress and money spent on more expensive booking of the car and sim card which we don't really need for 6 days in Turkey. But we would like to hear that. Also pls note that we discussed at the Hertz service counter as we were looking for the physical location of that Essence agency (I was even thinking to take a cab to their office which was not showing at Google maps) and we were told that this agency does not have any presence at the airport and does not even normally guarantee any cars for the bookings as they work subject to availability. This very upsetting experience for car rental with Kayak and we will keep this in mind for any future bookings we do.
Cons: If I got the car and price that I was originally quoted. I arrived and was told they didn't have the car I requested and made me rent a more expensive one.
10.0 Excellent31 Oct 2018
Pros: It was very good only thing I need to address was it took far too long at the desk to pick up the car I.e more than 90 minutes but returning was quick. A car was clean and otherwise a good experience and can recommend it to a friend.Cons: Too long to pick up at the depot.
10.0 Excellent17 Sep 2016
Pros: arespectable and smooth proceduresCons: no thing
Cons: The car was dirty and different (smaller and not deisel) to the one ordered when we collected it. We eventually managed to get it changed to a bigger one (also not clean). The car was damaged before picking it up and they are now trying to charge us for the damage. Do not use this company.
5.6 Okay8 Apr 2019
Pros: Car is clean and as statedCons: Sixt didnt tell us that they dont have an offline office at the airport but they also did not contact us when will our plane arrive etc so I had to remind and contact them when I realized it then waited for them.
7.6 Good15 Sep 2018
Good rental car experiencePros: Car was clean and larger than we expected; had full tank of gas.Cons: We didn’t know we needed to call to get car delivered to airport in Antalya, Turkey, for “meet & greet”, so that caused some confusion. Drop-off at airport was easy and fast.
Pros: The booking was BMW 3 series at carrental.com but at Avis they said it is smaller and had to pay three tomes to get larger car.Cons: Establishing a quick contact via Email instead of your contact number via phone which is expensive.
4.4 Okay3 Aug 2018
Was good overall but it was kinda expensivePros: The free upgradeCons: The office was far from the arrival point
6.0 Good8 Jul 2018
Cons: My estimated charge was $373. I was actually charged $448!! I am disputing this charge.
It is highly advised that visitors rent a car while they are in Antalya as having a car at your disposal makes it much easier and convenient to explore the neighboring countryside. For instance, the ancient Roman city of Perge is just 18 km (11.2 miles) from Antalya and is an easy trip by car. It is also often cheaper for larger parties to rent a vehicle than it is to take the tour buses to neighboring destinations like Perge.
Would-be car renters with flights to Antalya Airport will be happy to hear that it is quick and convenient to pick your hire car up at the airport. hire car counters are available in both Terminals 1 and 2 of the airport so, no matter where you land, your hire car is just steps away.
Take care when driving in Antalya as many drivers can be a bit more aggressive than visiting drivers might be used to. For instance, drivers will often speed by you to pass you -- even in a roundabout. So make it easier on yourself by being careful and letting the traffic move around you instead of fighting it.
Fortunately for visitors to Antalya, rush hour traffic is not a serious affair. There is some minor congestion in the morning traffic peak from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and in the afternoon from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Aside from that however, there isn’t much congestion to worry about. The main street to avoid during rush hour is Hurriyet Caddesi.
25% of our users found a car hire in Antalya for £19 or less
Book your car hire in Antalya at least 2 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
Off-airport car hire locations in Antalya are around 43% cheaper than airport locations on average
Economy car hires in Antalya are around 50% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about hiring a car in Antalya
Some car hire companies in Antalya which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Budget, Alamo and Enterprise
On average a car hire in Antalya costs £24 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Rhodium (£6/day), Hit (£8/day) and ADDCAR RENTAL (£8/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at ADDCAR RENTAL Guzelyurt Mah. Sokak No.2/B 26089 (6 miles from the city centre).
The average price of fuel in Antalya is £2.11 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £25 and £34, depending on the car size.
Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Antalya.
A Compact car hire in Antalya costs £21 per day, on average.
A Economy car hire in Antalya costs £19 per day, on average.
A Intermediate car hire in Antalya costs £24 per day, on average.
In Antalya, cars are most frequently hired at CIRCULAR Airport International And Domestic Arrivals Hall Meet And Greet Need Flight Number (1 miles from city centre).
On average hiring a car in Antalya costs £168 per week (£24 per day).
On average a car hire in Antalya costs £718 per month (£24 per day).
If you wish to see all that Antalya has to offer then certainly the best vehicle type is a sedan, compact or a coupe. Many of the city’s most beautiful lanes and alleys are limited in size and larger vehicles may struggle to navigate them at times. Parking can be another difficulty for large vehicles as streetside parking spaces may be limited in size. In general, larger vehicles are also uncommon amongst locals, so roads aren’t designed for them.
Speed limits in Antalya and throughout Turkey follow three main general speeds. Specifically, 50 km/h (31 mph) inside cities and towns, 90 km/h (56 mph) outside of built-up areas, and 120 km/h (75 mph) on major highways.
Petrol costs an average of 6.3 TRY ($1.22) per liter in Antalya. Translated into gallons, that comes out to 23.85 TRY ($4.61) per gallon of gas. This is slightly more expensive than the average prices seen in North America, but it is also a bit cheaper than prices seen in Europe.
Streetside parking is usually the main option for drivers in Antalya. There is a limited assortment of parking garages in the more business-centric parts of town, but parallel parking is still the best option. Drivers should not have much of an issue finding parking, though, and at the worst you may have to park a block or two away from your final destination.