|Airport of arrival:||Ankara Esenboga Airport|
|Flight time from Istanbul to Ankara:||1 hour 10 minutes|
|Flight time from Izmir to Ankara:||1 hour 15 minutes|
|Flight time from Lefkosia to Ankara:||1 hour 10 minutes|
|Flight time from Koln to Ankara:||3 hour 20 minutes|
Turkey, which connects Europe to Asia, is a very touristic and unique country. It is a neighbor to Balkans, Caucasus, Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea, and Middle East countries. Ankara is the capital city of Turkey. It is located in the northwest of Turkey. Besides its importance due to the Turkish Republic history, there were many civilizations in the region, such as Hittites.
If you are looking for a cheap ticket to visit Ankara, you can make use of the advantages of Pegasus.
There are 15 direct flights from Ankara to Izmir, Amman, Antalya, Bodrum, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Erbil, Lefkosa, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Boryspil/Kyiv, Stuttgart, Tekirdag/Corlu, Wien and Istanbul. Furthermore, there are 204 connected flights via Antalya, Istanbul, Izmir, and Mugla. If you would like to catch good deals, follow Pegasus campaigns and offers. It is easy to buy an affordable flight ticket via Pegasus.
About the Airport
Ankara Esenboga Airport is 28 km away from the city.
Ankara Esenboga Airport
The airport has been serving since 1955. It has domestic and international terminals. It is restructured in 2006 and it has a capacity of 20 million passengers. Besides the commercial locations and lounges, there are luggage wrapping services, cargo terminals, lost luggage office, and medical points. Free WiFi, prayer room and left luggage services are also available.
Transport from Ankara Esenboga Airport to the City Center
The most common way to reach the city center is using the Airport Shuttle called HAVAS. Besides, bus number 442 is also connects the airport to the city center. The shuttles and buses leave in front of the arrival terminal. The final destination is the bus terminal called ASTI. The buses stop at the following stations: Pursaklar, Istanbul Road Metro Station, Diskapi, Ulus, Kizilay, and ASTI.
Rent a car and taxis are also other options to reach the city center.
Buses, mini-buses metros, and taxis are the main public transportation vehicles. Ankara railway network is not complicated. The light metro line connects ASTI – the bus terminal- with Dikimevi. The metro line links Koru and Torekent (OSB) metro stations. ANKARAKart is the smart card that can be refilled and used for public transportation in Ankara.
Ankara presents varied accommodation alternatives. If you look for a luxury hotel, Kavaklidere, and Cankaya regions present many good choices. On the other hand, there many budget hotels around Maltepe, Kizilay, and Ulus zones.
You can save time and money by making your hotel reservation online. Pegasus hotel reservation page eases your hotel selection.
Turkey is well-known for its delicious cuisine. Local food in Ankara worth tasting, as well. Among them, “Beypazarı Güveci”, “Incegiz” soap, “Entekke Boregi”, “Tamtak Tiridi”, “Efelek Sarmasi”, and “Ankara Tava” are very famous.
You can learn more about the gastronomy of Ankara by checking Ankara Cuisine Guide.
In this section, we provide you some useful information about visiting Ankara.
Turkey uses an electronic visa (e-visa) system. To get the visa in several minutes, you need to fill the blanks on the web site and submit the information that covers personal and travel-related data. Also, you must pay the required amount of money. E-visa is only valid for touristic and business purpose visits. Otherwise you have to apply to the Consulate personally.
- Cankiri (132 km)
- Eskisehir (234 km)
- Kastamonu (238 km)
- Konya (258 km)
- Kayseri (316 km)
Ankara has a continental climate. Summers are dry and hot, winters are cold. In winter, the maximum temperature is 6,7oC, and the minimum temperature is -4oC. In summer, the maximum temperature is 30,2oC, and the minimum temperature is 11,7oC The ideal time to visit Ankara is September - October period due to the mild weather conditions.
- Country Code: +90
- Ankara Area Code: 312
- Airport Contact: +90 (312) 590 40 00
- Emergency Line: 155 (Police), 112 (Ambulance)
- Airport Shuttle Service: + 90 850 222 0 487 / 444 0 487
Places to see
Due to its history, there are several touristic places in Ankara. For example, Anıtkabir (Atatürk's Mausoleum), Anatolian Civilization Museum, Ankara Castle, and Temple of Augustus and Rome are worth visiting.
If you would like to learn more, you can visit Ankara Travel Guide.
There are many ways to buy discounted tickets. At the beginning and end of the seasons, there are special offers. Weekday tickets are cheaper than the weekend tickets. Moreover, Pegasus provides several other options to get affordable tickets. Pegasus campaigns allow their frequent passengers to earn points so that you can buy tickets by using them.
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If you would like to see the capital of Turkey, you can visit Ankara. Moreover, Ankara hosted many civilizations back in the time. You can see the remains in historic areas.
Autumn, specially September and October months are the ideal duration to visit Ankara because of the weather conditions.
Depending on your activities, 3 to 4 days will be enough to visit Ankara.
No, there is no travel card in Ankara. However, if you plan to use public transportation, you will need ANKARAKart.
Ankara is a moderately safe city. Although it has the 2nd highest crime rate of Turkey after Istanbul, it is safe to walk in the streets of Ankara. Most of the recorded crimes are related to car theft.
Ankara is the second expensive city in Turkey after Istanbul. However, if you look globally, it is a cheap city ranked 271st among 349 cities in the world based on the cost of living comparision.