Ankara Airport (ESB) - Esenboğa

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Ankara International Airport (IATA: ESB, ICAO: LTAC), officially known as Esenboğa International Airport, is the international airport serving Ankara, the capital city of Turkey. The airport is located 28 km north of Ankara.

Ankara airport serves as a hub for AnadoluJet and Turkish Airlines. It has two asphalt runways. Although is the airport of the capital city of Turkey, it’s ranked as the 4th busiest airport in terms of total passenger traffic in the country after Ataturk Airport, Antalya Airport and Sabiha Gökçen Airport.  

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It is also ranked as the third busiest airport in Turkey in terms of Domestic passenger traffic (Ataturk and Sabiha Gökçen airport are the 1st and 2nd).
In 2015 Ankara airport handled 12,102,908 million passengers, this number represents an increase of 9,3% of passengers comparing with the last year.


Ankara airport has one Terminal building divided in two Terminals: Domestic and International.

The building has three levels: Arrivals, Mezzanine and Departures.


- Arrivals Level: Handles Domestic and International arrivals. THY Domestic CIP Lounge is located here. There is a VIP parking, a Taxi park and a Bus park among other services and facilities.


- Mezzanine Level: connects with the car park and it has a green area among other services.


- Departures Level: it is the level provided with more services. Connects with the Car Park and hosts three different lounges. To get more information, visit the Terminal online page.

Terminal Facilities

Ankara airport is provided with lots of services available to all passengers such as:

- Medical Care, Pharmacy

- Baby Rooms

- Wi-Fi

- VIP Rooms and Lounges, Business Center

- Car rental agencies,

- Banks, ATMs and Currency Exchange


Ankara airport in numbers

- 2 Terminals

- 2 runways

- In 2015 handled more than 12M passengers

- It is the 4th busiest airport in Turkey

- It is the 3rd busiest airport for domestic flights in the country

- 4 Lounges


From Ankara airport passengers can get around only by road:


- Shuttle: Havaş Shuttle connects Ankara airport with Ankara city center. Currently this service it’s not available, passengers may ask when arriving at the airport if the shuttle bus service is provided. One way: about TL 12,50.


- Taxi: it is a little bit more expensive than buses but it is the fastest and more comfortable method of transportation from the airport if passengers don’t want to drive. To go to city center of Ankara is about TL 70. Phone: +90 312-398-00-00 / Ext. 1258 +90 312-398-08 97-98


To get more information about transportation from Ankara airport, click here.

Car Rental

Different car rental companies provide service at Ankara airport. Check the different options here and book online your vehicle now!


Contact information

Address: Balıkhisar Mh, Özal Bulvarı, Akyurt / Ankara, Turkey.

Phone: +90 312 590 4000 


Lost and found center

Location: International Terminal, Arrivals floor.

Opening hours: from 10.00 to 22.00 daily

Phone: +90 312 590 40 00 / Ext.: 4388


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