Turkish Airlines offers four direct flights every day from Ankara to Erzurum. Flights may decrease in number in the summer months, and there may be slight differences on the times of departure as well. There are also connecting flights operated over Istanbul in this route for those wishing to increase their flight alternatives.
Journeys with Turkish Airlines from Ankara to Erzurum take nearly an hour and twenty minutes. While booking your flight, it would be recommendable paying attention to the possible transfer/transit details so as to set your travel plan conveniently..
Having been a cradle of many civilizations for thousands of years by its location right in the heart of Anatolia, Ankara has also witnessed the emergence of many cultural aspects of which traces are visible nowadays. Serving as a capital since the establishment of the Republic, Ankara plays the producer and developer role countrywide, ranking among the top largest cities in Turkey.
As the center of relations with the entire world, Ankara is a hub for the business world and industry as well. Ankara Esenboğa Airport (ESB) which serves internationally in the city hosts a large number of domestic and international flights all year round. Turkish Airlines flights from Ankara take off from this airport.
There are a couple of alternatives for reaching Ankara Esenboğa Airport (ESB) from the city center. EGO buses numbered 442 would be an alternative for public transport, which depart from Kızılay, stop by Aşti (City’s Bus Terminal) and reach the airport. Those wishing to use airport shuttles may get on these shuttles in front of 19 Mayıs Stadium. Along with these, you may take the cabs available 7/24 all over the city and reach Ankara Esenboğa Airport (ESB) in a comfortable and quick way.
Located in the eastern Turkey, Erzurum is the largest city in the Eastern Anatolia region. Established in 4900s B.C., the city had entered into the domination of the Ottoman Empire during 1500s. The National Congress, regarded as the first step towards establishing the Republic, was held in 1919 in Erzurum and the foundations of the Republic of Turkey were laid as a result of the national struggle for sovereignty which started with this memorandum.
Often cited as the Land of Brave People, Erzurum owns an extremely glorious atmosphere with the walls surrounding the city as well as its gates in every corner. Attracting worldwide attention with its Palandöken Winter Sports Center, Erzurum is amongst the favorite destinations of the ski lovers by the longest ski tracks it offers in different levels of difficulty. Aziziye Bastion and Nene Hatun Cemetery, Three Domes and Twin Minarets Madrasa remaining from the Seljuk Empire, the building where Erzurum Congress was held, Yakutiye Madrasa serving as Ethnography Museum and The Rustem Pasha Caravanserai are the historical and touristic icons of the city.The city is a bit busier for tourism purposes in the winter months and hosts a single airport to manage the air traffic which is quite alive all year round. Erzurum Airport (ERZ) is located 13 kilometers from the center.
You may get on the municipal buses serving on the way out the airport to reach the city center. Buses operate in line with the flight hours and head towards the center following the route Airport, Erzurum Technical University, Erzurum Technical University, EBŞ Municipal Sports Facilities, Municipal Building, Kız Meslek Lisesi, Hastaneler Caddesi, Gez Neighborhood and İstasyon Square.
Apart from the buses of public transport, you may also consider taking cabs which are at your service 7/24. In addition, you may rent a car from the car rental offices operating in the airport to ensure a smooth transport during your stay.