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Guide to Driving in Turkey

Turkey Speed Limits

KPH MPH
Motorways 120 75
Open Roads 90 56
Built Up Areas 50 31

Emergency Phone Numbers

Police 155
Fire 110
Ambulance 112

Useful Phrases

Danger Tehlike
Diesel Dizel
Exit Çıkış
Filling Station Dolum istasyonu
Petrol Benzin
Prohibited Yasak
Right of way Geçiş hakkı
Roadworks Yol çalışması
Slow yavaş

Fuel

Credit cards accepted at most filling stations in Turkey. Fuel stations are not as numerous as what they are in the UK, so it is advised that you top-up your fuel at every opportunity.

Getting around Turkey with your own transport will give you the chance to see all of Turkey’s ancient ruins as many are hard to visit without it. Although it is a great way to get around, driving in Turkey requires you to drive defensively. With high speeds, low caution and overtaking taking place at the narrowest opportunity, it is important that you create space around your vehicle which will allow for the antics of other drivers.

It is best to avoid driving into the major cities, especially Istanbul and Ankara where driving is at its most chaotic. There is so much to see and do in Turkey; car hire is definitely the best way to experience it all.

Find out more about skiing in Turkey, or read our Turkey travel guide, you may also like to view information about destinations in Turkey.

Essential Driving Information


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