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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.

Public Transport

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.  

About Visa

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.  

Neighboring Cities

  • Cankiri (132 km)
  • Eskisehir (234 km)
  • Kastamonu (238 km)
  • Konya (258 km)
  • Kayseri (316 km)

 

Weather

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.  

Essential Numbers

  • 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

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.

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