Cheap Flights to Ankara Esenboga Airport
Ankara Esenboga International Airport (ESB), also known as simply Esenboga International Airport, is a public-use air facility located approximately 24 kilometres to the north-east of Ankara, the capital city of Turkey. It is the country's fourth busiest airport in terms of passenger numbers, having handled over 15 million travellers in 2017 alone. Ankara Esenboga International Airport serves as an emergency landing site for NASA space shuttles and was recently named by ACI Europe as being one of Europe's best airports.
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Best Time to Fly to Ankara Esenboga Airport
Ankara enjoys a relatively mild climate, year-round. That said, the winter months can be quite cold, so you'll want to be sure to pack a few warm sweaters and a coat if you're planning to visit the city between December and February. Ankara's peak tourism season runs from June through August, when daytime temperatures are at their highest (24 to 28 degrees Celsius, on average), and outdoor sightseeing opportunities abound. If you want to avoid the large tourist crowds and high travel costs that are typical of this time of year, you should plan your trip during the warm months of April, May, September, or October. If you've already planned your trip and want to monitor flight prices for a specific date, try using Skyscanner's Price Alert tool.
Airlines That Fly to Ankara Esenboga Airport
There are no airlines serving non-stop flights to Ankara Esenboga Airport. Air Canada, Lufthansa, and Turkish Airlines are among the carriers offering regular scheduled connecting service to this airport, with the most popular connection points being Istanbul and Munich. More information about airlines offering connecting flights to Ankara Esenboga Airport can be found on this page.
What to Expect When Arriving at the Airport
Ankara Esenboga International Airport consists of a single two-level building that is divided into domestic and international passenger terminals. The facility houses 34 passport counters, three information desks, and designated lost luggage areas for each airline. The Arrivals area is located on the ground level of the terminal. Outside of the Arrivals exit, you'll be presented with a number of convenient ground transportation options for travelling to the city centre -- including hotel shuttles, metered taxis, and airport limousines.
Esenboga International Airport is situated just off of Ozal Bulvari, a highway that transports motorists to the city centre in 30 to 60 minutes, depending on traffic and weather conditions. The airport is served by the Havas Shuttle bus service, which runs to the city centre in around 50 minutes. There is also a public bus route (Line 442) that departs from the terminal every 20 minutes between 6:00 a.m. and 11:20 p.m. and runs to ASTI Intercity Bus Terminal in 75 to 90 minutes. If you'd prefer to drive yourself, you can rent a vehicle from Avis, Budget, Hertz, or one of the other trusted car hire agencies operating desks inside of the terminal.
Dotted throughout Esenboga International Airport's Arrivals area, you'll find all of the amenities and services that you would expect to enjoy at an international air facility -- including six ATMs, three currency exchange kiosks, five full-service banks, retail shops, conference facilities, and food concessions. There are two prayer rooms located on the landside of the Domestic Arrivals Area. Pay-per-use WiFi is available throughout the terminal.
What to See and Do in Ankara
Ankara's Old Town provides a great starting point for any tour of the city. Here, you'll find historical landmarks such as the Queen of Sheba Monument, Atakule Tower, and the Lion's Den Mosque. From there, you can explore the many interesting museums spread throughout the city, which include the Open-Air Steam Locomotive Museum and the award-winning Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. Also worth a visit are the Roman Baths of Ankara, which are more than 1,700 years old, and the Ataturk Forest Farm and Zoo, which features hiking trails, a brewery, and several excellent restaurants. Travelling with kids? Be sure to check out Aquapark Club Watercity, a water park located just outside of Ankara in Golbasi.