Turkish Airlines offers direct flights from Berlin to Ankara on certain days of the week. Flights in this route take off from Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL) and land at Ankara Esenboğa Airport (ESB). Taking nearly three hours, these direct flights continue regularly all year round.
In addition to these direct flights, there are also 20 different flight alternatives in average every day, operated as connecting over Istanbul. Both Istanbul Airport (IST) and Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) serve as a transit point in these connecting flights. Note that, in some flights the point of arrival may not be the next point of departure to Ankara. In other words, the passengers may be required to change the airports during their layovers at Istanbul. The duration of the journeys in connecting flights, on the other hand, varies by the layover at Istanbul, ranging from 5 to 10 hours in average.
Livening up by the canals of Spree River and enthralling by its vast verdant spaces, Berlin draws interest by its bohemian style, as well as its administrative power for serving as a capital.
Checkpoint Charlie, which used to be the crossing point in the Berlin Wall, ranks among the top significant icons in the city. This checkpoint which owns a symbolic value, constitute a warning to the next generations so as not to experience the same sorrowful moments once again. Museum Island, as one of the favorite spot of the tourists by its delightful museums, together with Tiergarten located in the pretty open areas by its verdant nature, and the Brandenburger Tor gate breathtaking by its sumptuous presence would be the other noteworthy sights in the capital.
There are two airports serving in Berlin: Tegel International Airport (TXL) and Schönefeld Airport (SXF). Tegel International Airport (TXL) serves as the point of departure for Turkish Airlines flights from Berlin.
Ranking among the airports with the highest capacity worldwide by its five terminals, Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL) is located very close to the city center. Therefore, the cabs serving 7/24 providing a private transport are highly preferred, rather than the public transport for reaching the airport from the center.
Nevertheless, if you are interested in using the public transport, it is possible to get on the municipal buses; the bus numbered 128 sets off from Osloer Street Subway Station and heads toward the airport within nearly thirty minutes. It is also possible to use the bus numbered 109, departing from Tiergarten station.
Express buses X9 set off from Tiergarten as well, just like the buses numbered 109, and reach Tegel Airport (TXL) within twenty minutes in average. In addition, TXL express bus line departs from Alexanderplatz in the center and reaches the airport within thirty minutes.
The capital of Turkey, Ankara is situated in the Central Anatolia, right in the heart of the country. The city owns an extremely valuable synthesis, as an inheritor of its cultural prosperity dating back to thousands of years.
Flooded by a large number of tourists from all over the world throughout the year, the capital is an attractive destination by its historic and touristic spots. Museum of Anatolian Civilizations providing an insight into the background of the region; together with the 1st Parliament and Republic Museum which witnessed the country’s establishment; Atakule, offering a view of the city from the top with its height of 125 meters; Ankara Castle remaining from the 7th century, and of course the Anıtkabir, the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founding father of the modern Republic of Turkey are the most remarkable icons in the city. In addition, Ankara houses, drawing interest by their architectural details, which are mostly located in Kaleiçi district, are also worth-seeing, attracting considerable number of tourists.
There is a single airport in Ankara to manage the city’s air traffic: Esenboğa Airport (ESB). Accordingly, this airport serves as the point of arrival for Turkish Airlines passengers with a flight ticket to Ankara.
It is possible to use the municipal buses to reach the city center from Esenboğa Airport (ESB); the bus numbered 442 serve to the center departing from the airport. Another option would be the airport shuttles, heading towards 19 Mayıs Stadium in the center.
If you are interested in a private transport, you may reach anywhere in the city via the cabs available 7/24 on the way out the airport. It is also possible to rent a car from the car rental offices in Esenboğa Airport (ESB) to ensure a smooth transport during your stay in Ankara.