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As one of the most deep-rooted European destinations with its history of 2000 years, London is under the spotlight all the time. This magnificent city hosting British royal family as a capital is simply enthralling by all its natural gems and vibrant lifestyle, welcoming its guests with marvelous historical artifacts, glorious palaces, monuments and squares. Divided into two by the splendid River Thames flowing through, London is connected by a large number of bridges which are all appealing by their architectural styles. The city is flooded by millions every year thanks to its elegant presence and unique culture full of graces.

Turkish Airlines is frequently preferred by the passengers travelling from the historic capital of United Kingdom, London, to the Turkish capital Ankara. Take a look at the flight ticket alternatives in this route now to enjoy a comfortable and safe journey of high quality.

Turkish Airlines offers 20 different flight alternatives in average on a daily basis from London to Ankara. All flights in this route are operated as connecting over Istanbul Airport (IST) or Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) in Istanbul. Passengers have two different options to select also for the point of departure from London: London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and London Heathrow Airport (LHR). The point of arrival in these flights is the sole airport in Ankara, Esenboğa Airport (ESB). The duration of journeys between London and Ankara varies by the layover at Istanbul, ranging from 6 to 10 hours in average. It would be recommendable paying attention to the details of departure and arrival points while booking your flight so as to set the most convenient travel plan.

Turkish Airlines offers the sightseeing service Touristanbul complimentary to its passengers with a layover between 6 to 24 hours in Istanbul. This free service turns your layover into a real pleasure to explore the beautiful Turkish metropolis.

From: London

Turkish Airlines London Flights

Serving as the capital of United Kingdom, London is a stunning city encircled by history and natural beauties. This major metropolis with a highly advanced infrastructure is the pioneer city countrywide in self-improvement aspects like education, art and culture, as well as in commerce, finance, technology and industry.

The River Thames flowing through and pretty bridges over; the giant ferris wheel along the river, London Eye; Big Ben, which has been regarded as the icon of the city for centuries; and red colored double-deckers and phone boxes are among the top attention-grabbing spots and attractions in London, appealing a considerable number of visitors.

London hosts six airports to manage its busy air traffic all year round: Southend Airport (SEN), City Airport (LCY), Stansted Airport (STN), Luton Airport (LTN), Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Heathrow Airport (LHR). Passengers booking their flights from London with Turkish Airlines can select amongst Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Heathrow Airport (LHR) their points of departure.

Transportation to London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

The most preferred option for reaching London Heathrow Airport (LHR) from the center is the railway. Heathrow Express trains serve from 05.00 to 23.30 and reach the airport within 15 to 20 minutes, setting off from Paddington Station in the city center. Trains operating in Heathrow Connect line head toward the same route as well.

Passengers wishing to reach Heathrow Airport (LHR) via subway may use the subway line Piccadilly shown with dark blue. It is possible to reach the terminals 1, 2 and 4 within an hour via this line. You may use the free shuttle trains in the airport for reaching other terminals.

Buses also serve from the center to the airport; city bus named National Express sets off from Victoria station and reaches the airport within nearly 50 minutes.

In addition to all these, you may get to the airport by the cabs serving all around London as well.

Transportation to London Gatwick Airport (LGW)

The most frequently preferred means of transport is using the train service called Gatwick Express for reaching London Gatwick Airport (LGW) from the center. Operating from 05.00 till the midnight in every 15 minutes from Victoria station in the center, these trains reach the airport within nearly thirty minutes.

Moreover, you may also use Southern Railway trains operating from Victoria Station in every hour and get to Gatwick Airport (LGW) within 45 minutes in average.

Airport shuttles named Easybus also serve to the airport, setting off from Baker Street. You may also consider taking cabs to reach the airport, which are at your service 7/24 in the city.

Destination: Ankara

Turkish Airlines Ankara Flights

The Turkish capital Ankara is situated in Central Anatolia in the heart of the country. The capital on the fertile Anatolian lands is very fruitful both for agriculture and industry. Shining out by its contributions to the development and growth of the modern Republic of Türkiye, Ankara ranks among the popular destinations countrywide by its sentimental values and historical heritage. Ankara Castle, and Anıtkabir, the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, which both have been the most significant icons of the city are also the top crowd-pulling destinations in beautiful Ankara.

The capital Ankara hosts one airport to manage the busy air traffic: Esenboğa Airport (ESB). Passengers with a flight ticket to Ankara with Turkish Airlines land at this airport.

Transportation from Ankara Esenboğa Airport (ESB) to the city center

You may use the municipal buses providing public transport to reach the center from Ankara Esenboğa Airport (ESB). EGO buses numbered 442 would be a practical option, operating in airport, Aşti (Bus Terminal) and Kızılay route.

Another frequently preferred option is the airport shuttles, which serve to 19 Mayıs Stadium.

Apart from these options, you may also take a cab available for 7/24, or rent a car from the car rental offices in the airport for ensuring a comfortable transport throughout your stay.

An enjoyable travel awaits you

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