However you choose to arrive in the vibrant Turkish capital of Ankara, Sixt will be waiting to handle all your mobility needs and ensure a memorable visit. If you%u2019re travelling by air, you%u2019ll find our airport branch is conveniently located near the domestic arrival hall at Ankara Airport (ESB). Just pick up your keys and you%u2019ll soon being driving to your hotel in the city or to your destination in Anatolia or beyond. Should you be coming in by train, you%u2019ll find our Sixt car rental branch in the basement of Ankara Central Station conveniently located at Celal Bayar Bulvari in the Ulus quarter. From here, it%u2019s a short drive to your hotel or destination outside the city.
Select you dream vehicle from our extensive fleet of economy and luxury compact cars and sedans including models from the world%u2019s leading brands such as BMW, Porsche, Audi and Mercedes-Benz. The average age of our fleet is 3 months so you%u2019re assured of a quality vehicle at an affordable rate as a quick price comparison will confirm. We pride ourselves on offering a smooth and speedy booking process either over the phone or via the Internet. In particular, our handy app offers you the flexibility of making and adjusting reservations and booking extras up to 30 minutes before pick up time.
Along with premium vehicles we also offer a comprehensive range of extras to enhance your driving experience. These include sophisticated SatNav systems to let you navigate unfamiliar terrain with confidence, and child seats so your young ones enjoy a safe and smooth ride. You can also choose from a range of insurance options including coverage for under 25s, Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) and additional driver insurance. Please note that while we strive to provide you with your model of choice, we can only guarantee a vehicle in your chosen category.
Ankara Airport is the hub for both international and domestic flights to and from the capital. Also known as Ankara Esenboga Airport or just Esenboga Airport, it%u2019s situated around 17 miles northeast of the city centre. After picking up your Sixt car rental, it%u2019s a fast 30-minute drive into town. You then have the freedom to explore this fascinating city, and make excursions to the surrounding Anatolia countryside on your own schedule. Ankara can be a confusing city to drive in, with its one-way streets, frequent congestion, limited parking and lack of clear signage. Your SatNav will come in very handy, but it%u2019s often best to explore the inner city on foot and use your rental car for longer journeys. If you%u2019re planning on heading straight to the many attractions in Anatola, you can pick up your car at the airport avoid entering Ankara altogether. Outside the capital driving becomes a pleasure. Turkey%u2019s highways are very high quality but be aware that outside the city, you may be held up by horse-drawn carts, flocks of animals and lumbering tractors. At such times it%u2019s best to slow down and enjoy the gentler pace of the countryside. Again your SatNav will help you keep on track and avoid heading down lanes that lead nowhere.
Ankara is a sprawling metropolis, split from north to south by the extensive Ataturk Boulevard. It%u2019s a vibrant, cosmopolitan town with a student and diplomat population, State Opera and Ballet, symphony orchestra and theatres. The historic heart of Ulus houses the museums, old buildings and Ankara Castle, while the Hamamonu quarter with its coffee shops and restored buildings offers a glimpse into traditional Turkish culture. Among the many pleasures of Ankara are trendy sidewalk cafes, a thriving culinary scene, delightful museums and An%u0131t Kabir, the imposing hilltop tribute to the founder of the modern nation of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
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Gordion is one of the region%u2019s most important historical cities and you can drive there quickly in your rented car. Over the millennia, the city was home to everyone from the Hittites to the Greeks and Romans and you can delve into its fascinating history in the Gordion Museum and the Anatolian Civilizations Museum in Ulus, Ankara.
To discover the rich culture and history of Anatolia, head for Cappadocia, a fast and easy drive from the capital. You can either take the popular Aksaray route, or be more adventurous and travel along the Kirikkale route. Having your own transport makes it easy to visit the area's four major cities of Nevsehir, Kayseri, Aksaray and Nigde. Major attractions in the area include the underground city at Kaymakli, and the Goreme Valley with its unique, beautifully-decorated rock churches, and stone houses.
If you love the mountains, you%u2019ll enjoy a drive up to Kartalkaya in Bolu province north of Ankara near the Black Sea. It%u2019s also the country%u2019s premier winter sports destination winter offering both alpine and cross country skiing and snowboarding.
Ankara is Turkey%u2019s major business hub with a superb transport network connecting to Istanbul and to port cities on the coast. The capital also features the country%u2019s most important industrial park, the OSTIM Industrial Zone. Home to over 5000 small and medium sized enterprises, it%u2019s easy to reach in your car hire from Sixt.