Situated on the coast of the Black Sea in Turkey, the rainy and green Zonguldak has a population nearing 220,000. It is famous for its lush forests, its large trading port, and the nearby coal mining.
Zonguldak is wet all year round. It is colder than other cities of the Black Sea Region due to its exposure to cold fronts blowing in from the Balkans. Summers are mild.
The port town of Zonguldak has been a home to many civilizations throughout history due to its favorable location. Settlement here began here over 2000 years ago, and was home to the Hittites, Romans, Pontus Greeks, and Ottomans. The city boasts both historically prominent buildings such as the Halil Paşa Mansion, and Köprülü Cami, and natural wonders such as the Cehennem Ağzı Caves, Cumayanı Cave, Water Cave at Çayır Village and Gökgöl Cave. There are many reservoirs in the region such as the Kızılcapınar Reservoir, and Ulutan Reservoir. Local dishes include pumpum (cornflower soup with meat), tıntış çorbası (cornflower soup with mincemeat), un çorbası (flour soup), and mancar sarması (stuffed kale).
There are flights on certain days to the city's Çaycuma Airport. There is also on-going ship connections with various Black Sea countries operating out of Zonguldak’s ports. The city is reachable by road and rail, as well.
Zonguldak Çaycuma Airport is located in the town of Çaycuma, in the Zonguldak province. The airport has an important role in the transportation network of Zonguldak. The airport began serving in the civil category in 2007, operating both domestic and international flights. In addition to intercity flights, the airport operates a number of flights to Germany. Zonguldak Çaycuma Airport is located 8 km from the city center.
There are a variety of transportation alternatives available to get to the city center from Zonguldak Çaycuma Airport, and vice versa. Due to the airport’s close proximity to the city, all transportation alternatives are considerably convenient and quick. You can get to the city from the airport by taxi and bus.
The fastest way to get to the city center from Zonguldak Çaycuma Airport is by taxi. Taxis are readily available at the terminal exit and they provide quick and convenient transportation to the city, which is located only 8 km away. Taxis are a more expensive option compared to buses but they are still reasonably priced since the airport is located in such close proximity to the city.
Another transportation alternative to get to the city center from Zonguldak Çaycuma Airport is by bus. Buses are a more affordable option compared to taxis. Buses are easily accessible once you land and provide convenient transportation to the city. Buses are both a fast and economical way to get to the city from the airport.Last Updated: February 15, 2017