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
Van Ferit Melen Airport is 5 kilometers away from the city center. Transportation to the city center is provided by taxi, minibus or municipal buses.
It is also possible to reach the city center by renting a car from the car rental offices at the airport.
Taking a taxi is one of the easiest ways to reach the city center. Taxi option becomes attractive because there is not a long distance between the airport and the city center.
Another option is to take a municipal bus. You can get on the buses to reach the city center from the bus stops, which are 300 meters away from the terminal building.
You can also prefer to get on the minibus which is another transportation option. Yet, you should remember that you need to walk a little bit to get on the minibus. You can reach the city center by getting on the “İskele” (pier) minibus on the minibus lane which is 900 meters away from the terminal.
You can also reach the city center by renting a car from the car rental offices of the companies like Avis, Budget and Europcar at the airport. You can save time and avoid any possible difficulty by booking a rental car in advance online or by telephone.Last Updated: January 06, 2017