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Ankara at a glance

Home to the Old Parliament, where the foundations of the Republic of Türkiye were laid, Ankara is the seat of the Turkish bureaucracy as well as Anatolian civilization. In addition to the Turkish Grand National Assembly and the emblematic Anıtkabir, Ankara hosts museums offering a chronological summary of the civilizations that have left their mark on the city, bazaars that mirror the old shopping culture, historical baths, modern art centers, world-class universities and a colorful social life. Ankara Esenboğa Airport, the city's gateway to the four corners of the world, enables travel to hundreds of destinations. Set in the middle of road and rail networks, this commercial capital complements its tranquility with culture and gastronomy.

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After you fly to Ankara, you’ll find a plethora of sites to visit: the Anıtkabir, Eymir Lake and Kuğulu Park, with its swans. You can also sample some of Ankara’s famous local specialties!

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Turkish Airlines operates flights to Ankara Esenboğa Airport from many cities in Türkiye, especially Istanbul. Start exploring now to find out more about fares and schedules for Ankara flights!

Ankara Esenboğa Airport

Ankara Esenboğa Airport is located approximately 27 kilometers north of the city center, within the borders of the Akyurt and Çubuk districts. The airport started operations in 1955, and now features a passenger capacity of 30 million, serving approximately 40,000 passengers per day. The domestic and international terminals were put into service in 2006. and are built on a total area of 182,000 square meters; Ankara Esenboğa was also the first airport in Türkiye to have both domestic and international terminals. In 2007, the airport switched to an environmentally friendly cogeneration system. Now possessing a terminal structure that can generate its own electricity, problems at the airport caused by potential power outages are minimized.

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Transportation from Ankara Esenboğa Airport to the city center


You can reach the city center from the airport via AnkaraAir and Havaş buses. The buses travel between the airport and the city center in about an hour and operate between 06:00 and 22:00. EGO buses (line 442) also provide transportation between Ankara Esenboğan airport and the city center. Havaş buses depart the airport and take passengers to the Aşti and High Speed Train Station.

Average time from airport: 60 minutes

Distance from airport: 27 km


If you do not want to waste time waiting for the AnkaraAir and Havaş 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

Where in Ankara does Turkish Airlines fly? Learn more

Turkish Airlines operates flights to Ankara Esenboğa Airport in Ankara.

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 can I get the best fares for Ankara flights? Learn more

To get the most affordable fares for Ankara flight tickets, we recommend visiting during the autumn or winter months. You can also often find advantageous fares to Ankara by following the domestic and international flight ticket campaigns periodically offered by Turkish Airlines.

What are the advantages of buying Ankara flight ticket via the Turkish Airlines website? Learn more

You can enjoy numerous advantages by booking your flight to Ankara via the Turkish Airlines mobile application or at Purchasing through our online channels is efficient and convenient; you can also take advantage of campaigns and opportunities, price protection, online check-in and mobile boarding pass creation. In addition, you can perform transactions in 16 different languages on our website and eight languages in the mobile application. And, in case of possible disruptions, you can perform transactions quickly through our online channels or call center.

What is the baggage allowance on flights to Ankara? Learn more

On flights to and from Ankara, your baggage allowance will vary according to the type of ticket you have purchased. You can select the amount of baggage allowance suitable for your needs in the ticket creation steps, and you can benefit from our extra baggage service when necessary.

Is there food and beverage service on flights to Ankara? Learn more

We offer delicious catering on both domestic and international flights to Ankara. You can visit the link for more information about our in-flight catering.

Can I bring my pet on Ankara flights? Learn more

We also transport pets on our Ankara flights, according to availability and within certain rules. For more information, you can check the travelling with pets page.

Can I use my Miles to buy a ticket to Ankara? Learn more

When purchasing a flight ticket to Ankara, you can create an award ticket using Miles, depending on availability.