How to Reach Ankara

  • By Air: The Ankara Esenboga International Airport (ESB) is the main airport and is located around 28 kilometres away from the city centre. Turkish Airlines (THY), Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Iran Air and British Airways serves flights to Ankara. There are also domestic flights from major Turkish cities like Istanbul. Once reached the airport, there are buses and taxis that can take you to the city centre.
  • By Train: Being centrally located, Ankara has proper rail network. You can hop on a train to Ankara from Istanbul, Eskisehir, Izmir, Konya, Bursa and Adana.
  • By Bus: You can reach Ankara by the buses served from all the parts of Turkey. These buses are frequent, inexpensive and recommended by Ankara Travel Guide.


  • By Bus: There are public as well as private buses operating in Ankara to get around.
  • By Metro: Ankara has a well-maintained metro line and can be used to get around the city.
  • By Suburban Railway: This is also an efficient way to get around the capital and covers all the major areas.
  • By Dolmus: These privately run mini-buses are a cheap way of getting around.
  • By Taxi: Taxis are available for Hire and it is important to insist on paying as per the metre to avoid rip-off.