Ankara, Turkey

The second largest city in Turkey is its capital, Ankara. Book a ticket to this modern city and explore its history!

Fly to Ankara and discover a city that is primarily known for its beautiful, modern architecture. But the old city centre is home to ruins of old Roman temples, bathhouses and the Kocatepe Mosque. Looking for a day of relaxation? Hammams can be found throughout the city. Breathe in the delightful aroma of oils while enjoying a massage! Also make sure to visit the most famous site in Turkey, the Mausoleum of Atatürk, the final resting place of the first president of Turkey.

When are you flying to Ankara?

Planning to book a ticket to Ankara in the summer? Temperatures are delightfully pleasant and average more than 25 degrees in the summer. Several beautiful beaches are only a bus or metro ride away. Planning a winter trip to Ankara? Elmadag, a small ski resort, is located just outside the city, perfect for a winter sports getaway. Already know when you want to fly to Ankara?

Practical information

Transport to/from the airport

Ankara’s airport is located about 28 km from the city centre. You can travel to/from the airport by taxi or bus.
  • Taxi

    The taxi ranks are outside, in front of the arrival hall. You can take a taxi at any time of the day and night. 
  • Bus

    Bus 443 runs between the airport and the centre of Ankara. Get out at Kizilay in the new centre. There are also shuttle buses from Havas to the city centre. 

Transport in the city/region

Travel anywhere within Ankara: 
  • Metro

    There are two metro lines in Ankara. They join up at Kızılay station.
  • Bus

    Ankara has a good bus network. Take a dolmus. These are mini-buses that you can stop anywhere on the street. The dolmus runs along a set route from one of the bus stations. There are also 'regular' city buses.
  • Train

    Do you want to visit other large cities in Turkey? There are high speed trains, for example to Istanbul.
  • Taxi

    You can hail a taxi anywhere on the street in Ankara. The taxi fares are higher at night than during the day. 

Important information

  • It is recommended to be vaccinated for Hepatitis A and DTP. This is not obligatory.

Passport

You need a passport or identity card that is still at least valid for at least 6 months when you arrive. Apart from a passport or identity card, you also need a visa. 


Since 10 April 2014 you are required to obtain a visa before you travel. You cannot get a visa at airports in Turkey any more. You can only pay for your visa with a credit card. To make sure that your payment is made on time, we recommend arranging your visa at least 24 hours in advance. Please note! Do you have a French passport? Then you do not need to apply for a visa. Apply for a visa

Time zone

GMT +2 (summer time +3) 
In Ankara, it is 1 hour later than it is in the Netherlands.

Currency

The currency used in Ankara is the Turkish Lira (YTL).

Duration of flight

The flight to Ankara is about 4 hours. The outbound and inbound flights may be shorter if the wind direction is favourable.

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