Ankara is well served with domestic and some international direct flights, which arrive to Ankara Esenboga International Airport (ESB). The international flights are low in frequency and scope than Istanbul. Besides of Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and British Airways offer direct flights to their European hubs. The airport is located at 28 km northeast of the city centre.
There are Havas providing transport from the airport to the city centre and vice verse.
Esenboga Hava Alani
Tel: (312) 398 03 48
Ankara is well connected with almost all trains departing from Istanbul to the eastern part of Turkey. The journey usually takes around 6-7 hours.
Turkish road network is well developed and reach to Ankara from any part of the country should not be a problem. There are direct buses to Ankara from most of the cities in Turkey. The buses reach ASTI (Ankara Sehirlerarasi Terminal Isletmeleri) standing for Ankara Intercity Terminal. From Istanbul to Ankara the journey takes around 5 hours.
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