Ankara Esenboğa Airport is the international airport of Ankara, the capital of Turkey. It is located northeast of Ankara, 28 km from the city center. In 2017, the airport served more than 15 million passengers in total, 13 million of which were domestic passengers. The main carriers at the airport are AnadoluJet and Turkish Airlines.
Airport shuttle: the Havabus Shuttle service is available for all flights arriving at Esenboğa Airport. A one way bus ticket to the city centre is approximately TRY 12,5 (€3).
- With HAVABUS you can travel to and from Sabiha Gökçen Airport, to Kadıköy and Taksim. See timetable.
- The trip takes approximately 50 minutes.
Public bus: the only public bus line that departs from Ankara Esenboğa Airport is bus line 442 which operates from 6 am to 11 pm. It can be found in front of the passenger exit doors on the Arrivals floor of both the Domestic and International terminals.
Taxi: for those who prefer a more comfortable type of transfer, taking a taxi could be a good option. Taxi services are provided 24/7 and can be found in the areas allocated for taxis at the Domestic and International Arrivals and Departures floors. A one way fare to the city centre is around TRY 90 (€18).
Transfer: if neither public transport nor taxi services are viable options for you, consider booking a private transfer online. We recommend you do this in advance so that your driver can already be waiting for you in front of the airport when you arrive.
Renting a car at Ankara Esenboğa Airport: there are many different rent a car companies like Europcar, Hertz and Payless with offices at the airport where you can rent a car upon arrival or you can do so online.
Renting a bus at Ankara Esenboğa airport: If you are coming to Ankara with a larger group of people, we advise renting a bus, though make sure to do so prior to your flight so that the bus company can organize everything on time.
FAQ – bus and transport from Ankara Esenboğa Airport
Q: I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?
A: No, there are scheduled airport shuttle departures after each arriving flight, the last scheduled departure being at 23:45 and the first being at 02:15. If you happen to miss all of them, you can always take a taxi which are available 24/7.
Q: I have an early morning departure from the airport, are there any airport hotels I can stay at?
A: There are several hotels to choose from, the closest being the Ibis Ankara Airport Hotel about 4.3 km from the airport. There is also the Melodi Hotel which is around 7 km from the airport, the Esenboga Airport Hotel about 8 km from the airport and several other ones to choose from.
Q: I would like to visit Ankara in between flights. Is that possible?
A: It is possible but the time gap in between flights should be at least a couple of hours so that you have enough time to make it to the center and back in time.
Q: Can I exchange money at the airport to pay for my transfer?
A: Yes, there is a total of 7 ATMs, 1 in the International terminal and 6 in the domestic terminal. The Finasbank ATM is located in the terminal building, on the international arrivals floor. The Yapı ve Kredi Bankası A.Ş. bank is located in the terminal building at the arriving passenger meeting point by the left side of the main entrance door and the other six ATMs you will find scattered around the domestic terminal.
Q: I am continuing my journey outside Ankara. Are there any direct bus lines from the airport?
A: Unfortunately no, the buses from the airport only drive to Ankara. Though by taking the bus the intercity bus terminal of Ankara, you can see what destinations they have available from there.