Clean, effective and good, but not where it saysPros: Once located, easy to pick up and drive off/return. Friendly and engaging team with an informal approach to car hire. The cars are good but quite scratched, they are only concerned with bumps apparently.Cons: They are not in the terminal where indicated so some additional directions would have helped avoid a stressful arrival. I would still use them again, but people should be aware that they must leave the terminal and head to the central meeting point just near the car park. There you are met by someone using a sign with your name and then walked over to the car park area. They should also advise that you will need to pay the car parking fee of 10-15 TRY, so get some cash out in arrivals (we used one just outside the airport arrivals).
Pros: The car was clean, and it was a fair car for the price.Cons: The paperwork was all completed at a station inside the airport, that went fairly smooth. After the paperwork is completed, they had you a slip, and you proceed outside about 300 meters to take delivery of the vehicle. This is where the frustration began. When we got to where we pick up the car, there was no Budget representative present. The pickup is at a van that says Avis/Budget. An employee from Avis said the Budget guy would be back in 5 minutes. After 15 minutes I noticed the car and key that were listed on our contract were sitting directly in front of us, there was just no employee there to hand us the key. Not a single customer had been by in that time, neither to Budget or Avis. Customers began to show up. The Avis guy helped 3 customers; all of which showed up at least 15 minutes after us. There were now 2 additional customers waiting for Budget. The Avis representative then said he would help us. After helping another customer coming in for a drop off, he did then help us. It took him about 5 minutes to inspect the car and have me sign the form. The Budget representative had never showed up. The car was great, the price was fair, however, I do expect that there is an employee that can deliver the car. And, if the Avis representative can assist Budget customers, he should have done that in the 15 minutes that we sat next to each other while he was doing nothing.
The Turkish town of Dalaman is situated in the southwest, commonly referred to as the Turquoise Coast, for its charms as a popular holiday destination. Due to its lack of public transportation infrastructure, one of the best ways to explore this part of Mugla Province is via a car hire in Dalaman. Armed with its fluid mobility and infinite convenience, you can head 36 miles south to Oludeniz or the Blue Lagoon where you can swim, scuba dive or paraglide to your heart’s content.
It is recommended that you make a reservation for your car hire in Dalaman prior to arriving at Dalaman Airport (DLM) and save yourself some time and even a few quid. Avis, Budget and local firm Garenta are among the handful of companies servicing passengers at the airport. The Car Hire Centre is located on the Ground Floor of the Arrivals Hall at the International Terminal and it’s likely you’ll be transported to the parking garage in order to pick up your car, so obtain full details on pick-ups and returns when making reservations.
Dalaman is a resort town and possesses few major road networks. Still, it is possible to be caught in the occasional traffic jam but these should be few and far between. If there are any, it’s likely to be along the D555 leading to and from Damalan Airport or along Ataturk Road, which cuts through the town. Including a sat nav as an extra to help navigate this expansive region is a definite plus. That said, be on the lookout for crossing pedestrians, bike riders and motorcyclists, especially in the town centre and other populated areas.
Dalaman has no rush hour traffic to speak of, so don’t expect to encounter any major difficulties driving around its streets. Peak summer season starts around the beginning of June and lasts until the end of September; during this period, the number of cars on the roads are at peak levels. The annual Marmaris International Race Week usually during the last week of October is a special social event or festival, which will also cause a spike in car traffic, especially along the coast.
25% of our users found a car hire in Dalaman for £18 or less
Book your car hire in Dalaman at least 5 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
Off-airport car hire locations in Dalaman are around 13% cheaper than airport locations on average
Mini car hires in Dalaman are around 39% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about car rentals in Dalaman
Some car hire companies in Dalaman which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Budget, Avis and Alamo
On average a hire car in Dalaman costs £24 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Hit (£13/day), ADDCAR RENTAL (£19/day) and Autounion Car Rental (£21/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at ADDCAR RENTAL Kenan Evren Bulvari Ege Mah. No:115 48770 (1 miles from the city centre).
The average price of fuel in Dalaman is £2.50 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £30 and £40, depending on the car size.
Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Dalaman.
A Compact car hire in Dalaman costs £19 per day, on average.
A Economy car hire in Dalaman costs £19 per day, on average.
A Intermediate car hire in Dalaman costs £24 per day, on average.
In Dalaman, cars are most frequently hired at CIRCULAR Dalaman Airport International And Domestic Arrivals Hall (1 miles from city centre).
On average hiring a car in Dalaman costs £166 per week (£24 per day).
On average a car hire in Dalaman costs £712 per month (£24 per day).
Considering the topography of the Dalaman region, small compacts and economy cars are best in terms of fuel efficiency and ease of finding good parking spots. However, if you intend to explore higher elevations and pursue any off-road adventures an SUV is definitely recommended.
All things being equal, you should observe the following speed limits when driving in Dalaman. In towns or populated areas: 30mph; on two-lane highways: 55mph, and along motorways 75mph is permitted. The use of seatbelts is mandatory and the use of mobiles while driving is strictly prohibited unless you have a hands-free set. Carry your travel documents (passport, driving license and permit, tourist visa, and proof of insurance) at all times whenever on the road and observe speed limits to avoid fines.
Prices at the pump in Dalaman average about ₺7.08 (£0.92) for a litre of petrol and about ₺6.53 (£0.85) on average per litre of diesel, so you choosing a diesel motor as your choice of Dalaman car hire could be an attractive option. Filling stations are concentrated around the main arteries so if you’re on the D400, D555 or Ataturk Road chances are you’ll pass one on your travels in and out of the town.
Unless otherwise stated, it is legal to park your car on most street in Dalaman. Be advised there are currently no town sponsored public car parks as with some large towns or cities. The only existing parking zones are private concern (hotel parking) or near the airport which isn’t very convenient considering its location away from the town centre.