Turkish Airlines offers direct flights from Paris to Ankara on certain days of the week. These flights take place generally at the weekends and take nearly four hours. Turkish Airlines flights from Paris take off at Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG). Ankara, on the other hand, connects to the world with Esenboğa Airport (ESB).
You may also fly from Paris to Ankara with a connecting flight over Istanbul Airport (IST) or Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) and accordingly increase your flight alternatives. The duration of the journey with a connecting flight varies by the layover at Istanbul and takes between 6 to 15 hours.
Turkish Airlines offers complimentary sightseeing service for those using Istanbul as a transit point in their flights from Paris to Ankara. If your layover at Istanbul is between 6 to 24 hours, you may benefit from this service called Touristanbul, which should be booked in advance.
If you have a romance scene on your mind, Paris should definitely be in the background. Known also as the “City of Lovers”, Paris simply enthralls its guests by its streets, parks, museums and stunning shops. Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum and Notre-Dame Cathedral are the most popular spots in Paris; yet, this enchanting city is notable for surprising its guests around every corner.
There are three airports serving in the city: Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), Orly Airport (ORY) and Beauvais-Tillé Airport (BVA). Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) is the point of departure for Turkish Airlines flights taking off from Paris.
There are many alternatives for reaching Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), including buses, railway and cabs. Taking RER suburban trains would be the most practical option to get to the airport when there is a heavy traffic. Stopping by various central spots like Luxembourg, Saint-Michel, Châtelet-Les Halles and Gare du Nord, RER B trains reach the airport within roughly 25 to 35 minutes.
Another alternative for reaching the airport would be the buses; the bus numbered 350 sets off from Gare de l’Est station, the bus numbered 351 departs from Place de la Nation station. Departing from Opéra station from 05.15 each day, airport shuttles would be another option, which get to Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) within an hour in average, depending on the traffic.
You may also consider taking cabs, which are at your service at all hours.
As a center of interest for business, historical and cultural visits, Ankara offers living your days to the fullest by its museums, inns and verdant parks. Make sure to see during your stay Anıtkabir which is visited by millions of tourists all over the world, as well as Atakule, the icon of the city, and Ankara Castle. Kızılay Square that is vivacious all the time, Anatolian Civilizations Museum where you have a chance to witness the history, and Pirinç Han (Inn) where you can get lost between the antique shops, are amongst the spots making Ankara valuable.
Turkish Airlines passengers with a flight ticket to Ankara land at the sole airport of the city, Ankara Esenboğa Airport (ESB). Located 28 kilometers from the city center, the airport is busy all year round.
You may use the municipal buses or airport shuttles for reaching the city center from Ankara Esenboğa Airport (ESB). Operating from the airport almost at all hours, the shuttles get to AŞTİ (city’s bus terminal) within nearly 50 minutes, following the route 5. Yıl Hipodromu, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bulvarı and Sakıp Sabancı Bulvarı.
You may also take the municipal bus 442 from Ankara Esenboğa Airport (ESB) and get about one and a half hour to Kızılay, Bakanlıklar district and AŞTİ.
In addition, you may also reach any destination within the city via the cabs serving 7/24 right on the way out the airport.