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About Ankara

Ankara hosts the Turkish Grand National Assembly, as well as the Old Parliament and the Anıtkabir. The heart of Anatolian civilization, as well as the bureaucracy, is where the Turkish Republic's foundations were laid. Ankara has museums that tell the story of all the civilizations that have left their marks on the city, bazaars that reflects the old shopping culture, historical baths, modern art centers, globally known universities, and a colorful social life. You can travel to hundreds of destinations from Ankara Esenboğa Airport, the city's international gateway. The culture, gastronomy, and tranquility of this commercial capital, in the middle of the road and railway networks, deserves to be discovered again and again. 

For more information, don't forget to see our Places to Visit in Ankara guide, which contains a wealth of information about the city, and purchase an Ankara flight ticket.

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There are many places in Ankara that will make you feel good after your flight. Esenboğa Airport is the first stop, then don't forget to stop by Anıtkabir, spend some time at Eymir Lake, throw a bagel (simit) to swans in Kuğulu Park and taste the phenomenal Ankara dishes!

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Turkish Airlines’ Ankara flights are from many Turkish cities, especially İstanbul, to Ankara Esenboğa Airport. You can visit our flight ticket page for Ankara flight ticket prices and all the details you need for Ankara flight.

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Transportation from Ankara Esenboğa Airport to the city center

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You can reach the city center from the airport by Belkoair buses. Buses depart hourly between 05.30-21.30. Buses are scheduled according to flight time for flights between 21:30 and 05:30. Belkoair buses are free for the police officers, municipal police, veterans, the relatives of martyrs, handicapped, handicapped accompanists and passengers with yellow press cards. The distance between the airport and the city center is 32 kilometers, and it takes approximately 40-45 minutes to travel.

Average time from airport: 40 to 45 minutes

Distance from airport: 32 km


If you do not want to waste time waiting for the Belkoair buses, you can reach the city center by taxis that serve 24/7 at the airport.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Ankara Flights

What is the arrival airport when travelling to Ankara? Learn more

Flights to Ankara are organized to Ankara Esenboğa Airport.

How many hours do the flights to Ankara take? Learn more

-Ankara-İstanbul takes 1 hour.

-Ankara-İzmir takes 1 hour and 20 minutes.

-Ankara-Antalya takes 1 hour and 10 minutes.

-Ankara-Gaziantep takes 1 hour and 10 minutes.

-Ankara-Trabzon takes 1 hour and 20 minutes.

How to buy an Ankara plane ticket at the best price? Learn more

You can fly to Ankara at the most affordable prices in autumn and spring. You can also purchase a cheap Ankara flight ticket by following Turkish Airlines' periodic domestic flight ticket campaigns.