Ankara - Essential Information
Ankara Esenboga Airport is located approximately 33 kilometers north of Ankara.
Havaş, airport buses and shuttles, run regularly to and from the city. The buses for the city centre depart from the airport approximately 25 minutes after landing and do generally not operate between 9.30pm-3am, depending on their final stop. They have two stops in the city, one near the stadium and one in Asti Bus Terminal, which is located further away. One ticket costs 10TRY.
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There are also public city buses, Ego, running to and from the airport. The buses leave right outside the arrivals floor, in both the Domestic Terminal and International Terminal.
Taxis are another option and they are available 24 hours every day.
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Car rental and parking are available at the airport.
In Ankara there are many means of transport, which are both cheap and easy. Asti Bus Terminal is the main bus terminal, here you can take the bus to any destination within the country and it is located about 5 kilometres southwest of the city centre.
The Metro and Ankaray, both underground transports, are the fastest way to get around some parts of the city.
City buses go all around the city, but you need to buy tickets. On Belediye Otobüsü buses (EGO), the red and blu ones, you should opt for the electronic ticket. On Halk Otobüsü buses, the green or blue ones, you pay with cash.
In all Turkish cities it is not hard to get a taxi, and they are also the easiest way to get around. Look for the yellow taxis with the sign “Taksi” on top. In Ankara, and Turkey, you can also find the Dolmuş. Dolmuş is a sort of cheap taxi service with cars and minibuses, stopping at requested stops.
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Post offices are generally open from 8.30am-5.30pm, and some branches close for lunch between 12.30pm-1.30pm. Some of the major post offices stay open until 12am. A few branches are also open on Saturdays.
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Pharmacies, called Eczane, are plenty and easy to spot. In each neighbourhood, you can find one pharmacy that is open all night, a so called Nöbetçi Eczane. Their names and addresses are written on the windows of all pharmacies. Pharmacies are normally open between 9am-7pm.
Country code: +90
Area code: 0312
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