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The capital’s only airport Esenboğa Airport is accessible by Belko Air municipal buses, EGO buses, taxi, and personal vehicle from central locations in Ankara like Kızılay, AŞTİ, Gar, Sıhhiye and Ulus.
You can also rent a car at Esenboğa Airport, which is located 28 km from the city center.
Belko Air provides comfortable transportation between the airport and central locations in the city, like Kızılay, Sıhhiye, Ulus, AŞTİ, Gar and Pursaklar. You can use the 45 passenger buses 442/A and 442/K by getting on at the stops opposite the exits on the domestic arrivals floor and international arrivals floor.
Buses are equipped with internet, feature hostess services and take off every 30 minutes from 5 am till 12am and every hour from 12 am to 5 am. Taking a Belko Air bus to get to the city is an affordable option.
The Esenboğa Airport is accessible by bus line 442-3, which passes through AKM, Ankara Arena and Güvenpark. The 491 bus line provides transportation between the airport and Ulus and Sihhiye but it only operates 3 times a day during the week.
Taking a taxi within the city is generally affordable since the distances are usually close to each other. But taking a taxi to the airport is a more expensive alternative because it is located 28 km away. You can try to negotiate with the taxi driver for a lower fee.
The Esenboğa Airport has two parking lots. There is a multi-story parking lot, which allows for short-term and long-term parking, and an outdoor parking lot, which only allows for short-term parking.
Esenboğa Airport is frequently used by government staff and therefore features many amenities. Those awaiting their flight in the domestic terminal can get a quick bite to eat or some coffee at Caffe Nero, Ankar Café, Bus Gate, or Bufe Ic Hat. If you prefer local Anatolian flavors head to Tadinda Anadolu. Bomonti Brasserie is ideal for those interested in international cuisine. This terminal also has fast food restaurants like Burger King.
If you’re traveling internationally, the departure and arrival terminals have many cafes, kiosks, and bars. You can also enjoy some tax-free shopping at Duty Free after you go through passport control. Both terminals have souvenir shops and kiosks that sell general items.Last Updated: September 03, 2018
You can get to the city center from Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, which is located in the Gaziemir district 18 km away, by Havas shuttles, public buses, train, taxi or personal car. You can also rent a car at the airport.
If you are going to drive to the city center from Adnan Menderes Airport using your personal car, you can get to central locations like Alsancak and Konak in about 30 minutes.
Havaş shuttles are a good choice to reach the city center. Havaş shuttles provide high frequency transportation to the city starting in the early morning and continue until late at night. You can reach many locations both in the city and outside the city, like Alsancak, Karsiyaka, Kusadasi, and Aydin, using Havaş shuttles.
In addition, from March-October Havaş shuttles provide transportation to and from Çeşme.
You can get to your destination quickly by taking a taxi. Taxis are located right outside the terminal. However, if you’re going somewhere outside of the city like Çeşme taking a taxi can be very expensive. We would recommend finding out the distance to your destination and calculating the fare before hand.
Public buses are another alternative to get to the city center. Using line 200 you can get to Mavisehir, using line 202 you can get to Alsancak and its surrounding areas, and using line 204 you can get to Bornova and its surrounding areas. Before getting on the bus purchase a Kentkart (smart card for fare payment), which is valid for the metro and train as well.
The fastest and most practical way to get to the city center from Adnan Menderes Airport is by train. The platforms are just outside the terminal, a short walk away. You can buy a Kentkart on the platform and take the train to the city center.
Renting a car to get around in Izmir is a good idea, especially if you plan to spend a few days in the city and/or travel to the surrounding areas. You can reserve your vehicle in advance and pick it up from the car rental office located at the airport. You can return your vehicle at the airport rental office a few hours before your departure. In Izmir traffic is generally mild, with the exception of rush hour, which is another reason why renting a car can be more advantageous. Rental car agencies at the airport include Avis, Hertz, Işıl Tur, Sun Rent a Car, and Duray Rent a Car.
You can watch aircrafts land and take off from almost every part of Adnan Menderes Airport. After you go through the security check there are many eating and drinking alternatives in the domestic and international terminals, including Kantin, Starbucks, Gloria Jean's, Cafe İzmir, Burger King and Beer Port.
If you are travelling internationally, you can go shopping for a variety of products like chocolate, alcohol, and perfume at the Duty Free shops. Some of these shops include the Old Bazaar, Duty Free Shop, Desa, Alsancak and D&R. If you have time before your departure you can enjoy the Comfort Lounge and THY CIP Lounge in the domestic terminal and the Millenium Lounge in the international terminal.
To take advantage of this space, where you can read daily newspapers, relax in comfortable chairs, and enjoy free refreshments, you simply have to pay an entry fee. THY CIP Lounge is free to Business and First Class passengers.
Certain credit card holders can use the Millenium Lounge and Comfort Lounge for free or at a discounted price. By finding out more information about these conditions you and your loved ones can have a more enjoyable experience before your flight.Last Updated: August 27, 2018