Getting around in Ankara

It is possible to get to any point in Turkey from Ankara by bus, and even further afield with services to surrounding countries – even Moscow.

The main bus station is 5km west of Kizilay, with over 100 bus companies operating from there. Many local buses go there, and most companies will have a service minibus operating to and from the city centre.

Ankara’s metro features two lines and is complemented by an efficient bus network. The metro runs from 6.15 am to 11.45 pm. Taxis are still quite inexpensive and pretty easy to find throughout the city, with night fare costing 50% higher than day fare.

Travel by Air to Ankara
The International Esenboga Airport is 30km north of the city center. Transportation is provided by HAVAS shuttle buses, as well as taxis. There are flights to all the other cities in Turkey, with many each day to Istanbul.

Useful contacts
Turkish Airlines (THY) at Esenboga Airport: Tel – (0312) 398 0000
THY city offices: (0312) 419 1492; (0312) 428 0200
HAVAS Esenboga Airport, Tel: (0312) 398 0000 ext. 1649

Travel by Rail to Ankara
There are direct rail services to the following destinations: Istanbul, Izmir, Balikesir, Isparta and Burcdur, Zonguldak, Adana, Elazig and Diyarbakir. As with all reservations in Turkey, the fast trains get booked up quickly, as do sleepers, so booking ahead is strongly recommended

Useful contacts:
Information – (0312) 311 0620/23 – Reservations – (0312) 311 4994 and 310 6515

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