Getting From Ankara Esenboga Airport To The City Centre

Getting From Ankara Esenboga Airport To The City Centre

Operational since 1955, Ankara Esenboga Airport is the first Turkish airport to house both domestic and international flights. Esenboga is also the 4th largest airport in the country and it is located 28kms north of Ankara city centre.

Kizilay is considered as the city centre of the capital. Home to countless cafes, shops, pubs and restaurants, almost everything you look for can be found in Kizilay. The district also acts as a transportation hub for public transport with metro, bus and minibus stations that travel throughout the city.

The distance between Esenboga Airport and Kizilay is about 28 kms.

Below, you can find a list of transfer alternatives along with cost info and tips.

How to get from Ankara Esenboga Airport to City Centre by taxi

Being one of the busiest airports in Turkey, Esenboga Airport is almost never short of yellow taxis. You can easily find a taxi once you’re out of the arrivals hall and start your travel to the city centre. That is, given you are in company of 3 people at most since yellow taxis can handle only 4 passengers.

As long as it’s not rush hour, the journey from Esenboga Airport to Kizilay takes about 40 minutes.

Where to find a yellow taxi

Taxi cabstand is right outside the arrivals hall of Ankara Esenboga Airport and can be easily found.

Taxi fare from Ankara Esenboga Airport to the City Centre

A yellow taxi ride from Esenboga Airport to Kizilay would cost around 17€ (110 TL). All taxis in Ankara are equipped with taximeters, which means if you face heavy traffic, the cost may increase substantially.

Pros and cons of choosing taxi transfer

  • Practical and moderately safe
  • No waiting
  • Travels to your exact destination
  • Works on a meter, meaning traffic congestions may increase your fare considerably
  • Capacity of 4 passengers per taxi (may be less depending on luggage)
  • You may run into a con-artist that’ll take a longer route to charge extra

Tips on taking a taxi from Ankara Esenboga Airport to City Centre

Make sure you board a registered airport yellow taxi
Take a note or photo of your taxi’s plate number in case you need to find it later

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How to get from Ankara Esenboga Airport to City Centre by shuttle

Shuttle buses are also available from Esenboga Airport to the city centre. You can board the bus coded 442-k to reach Kizilay. The ride will take an hour in regular traffic.

Where to find the shuttle

Shuttle stations are located outside of the Esenboga Airport arrivals hall.

Shuttle fare from Ankara Esenboga Airport to City Centre

Shuttle from Esenboga Airport to Kizilay costs around 2€ (11 TL).

Pros and cons of choosing shuttle transfer

  • Convenient for large groups
  • Cost-effective
  • Makes numerous stops, which will extend your time of travel
  • Doesn’t take you to your exact destination, which means you may have to travel on foot or via public transport afterwards

Tips on taking the shuttle from Ankara Esenboga Airport to City Centre

Shuttles can leave early if they are full before the designated time. Keep an eye on them to make sure you don’t miss you ride
Keep your luggage ticket in a safe place so you don’t have any issues collecting your bags
The shuttle bus makes numerous stops, you may want to check the stations beforehand to see if your destination is close to one of them

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How to get from Ankara Esenboga Airport to City Centre by metro

Unfortunately, there is no metro from Esenboga Airport to Kizilay.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Esenboga Airport transfer cost from the city centre with a yellow taxi?
Yellow taxi will cost around 17€ (110 TL).
Are there any direct shuttles from Esenboga Airport to hotels in the city centre?
Unfortunately, there are no shuttles to specific hotels. A good way to arrive directly to your hotel can be to book a transfer through a transport company.
What is the distance between Esenboga Airport and Kizilay?
The distance is around 28 kms.