Ankara’s busy and modern international airport can be pricey to access but is well worth the effort to reach Turkey’s inland jewel. Navigating through Esenboga Airport can be a bit difficult, but using our insider knowledge here at Skyscanner, you’ll be able to pass through without any problems.
Which Carriers Will Fly To Ankara?
Ankara’s Esenboga Airport is served by quite a few carriers, including:
- Mahan Air
- Azerbaijan Airlines
- Iran Air
- Qatar Airways
- Turkish Airlines
Germania Flug and Eurowings also offer seasonal service to Ankara, which will be expensive to book.
How Do I Find The Cheapest Flight To Ankara?
Be sure to use our flight finding tool here at Skyscanner to make sure that you get the cheapest flight. Aside from the flight finding tool, there are a few tips which will help you to find the ideal booking to visit Turkey.
With a temperate Mediterranean climate that skews a little bit cool in the winter and a bit hot in the summer, Ankara is best to visit in the spring and fall, which offer the most expensive flying times respectively. If you do decide to visit Ankara in the winter, expect a lot of snow and the potential for delayed or canceled flights.
Sometimes it’s hard to predict when flights will be cheap because of non-weather reasons, like political instability in Turkey or elsewhere in the region. In the weeks and months following political instability events that the Western media covers extensively, flights to Ankara will be at their most affordable.
Enjoying Turkey’s Capital
After landing in Esenboga’s International Terminal, you can choose to rent a car or hop on a taxi, shuttle, or bus. The Havas shuttle will take you to destinations in downtown Ankara cheaply and quickly, whereas the charter bus lines may be useful if you’d like to visit the northern or southern suburbs of Ankara.
Ankara is known for its rich Ottoman history, modern infrastructure, and for being the core of the Turkish sports scene. If you’re a history or art buff, check out the Sculpture Museum, the War of Independence Museum, and the Cer Modern Art museum. For fans of opera, the Ankara Opera House is legendary for its displays.
Be sure to check out the beautiful waterside Goksu Park and Genclik Park, which offers an ultra-urban yet relaxing climate. The botanical garden, Segmenler Park, is also a great destination to enjoy natural beauty.