Flights from Istanbul to Ankara

Flight information Istanbul to Ankara Esenboga

Cheapest return price last month


Direct airlines


Flights per week


Average flight time, total distance 213 miles

0h 55min

Most popular airline last month

Turkish Airlines

Ankara Esenboga

1 airport

Flight Information

Turkish Airlines offers direct flights from Istanbul to Ankara daily, although the cost depends on the day of the week. Saturdays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays are favourable for cheap flights from Istanbul to Ankara.

Multi-stop flights are often cheaper than direct flights when travelling from Istanbul to Ankara. For one-stop cheap flights from Istanbul to Ankara, Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB) is the most suitable connection. This option enables you save up to 55% depending on how early enough you book the flight and the day of the week.

There are two airports in Istanbul for your flight from Istanbul to Ankara to depart from. Ataturk Airport (IST) is the leading airport and is found on the European side while on the Asian side is Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW). On the other hand, Esenboga International Airport (ESB) is the biggest airport in Ankara and is located approximately 18 miles from the city centre. Upon arriving at Esenboga International Airport, you will find several shops that are open for 24 hours a day located in the departing passenger floor.

The Ankara terminal has food and drink vendors that operate at different schedules throughout the airport. Open for 24 hours a day, these shops provide quick bites to eat and coffee. A clinic and a pharmacy are open at all times for minor emergencies.

What Is the Weather Like in Ankara?

The climate in Ankara is temperate and warm. The annual temperature average is 12 degrees Celsius while the mean annual rainfall is 383 millimetres. The driest month is August while the greatest amount of precipitation falls in May. While July is the warmest month with an average temperature of 23 degrees Celsius, January is the coolest month with the temperature around zero degrees. The summer, which starts in July and ends in October, is the most appealing season with long, sunny days.

What to Expect in Ankara

Upon arriving in Ankara, you can use airport’s Belko Buses that serve several locations around the city, including Kizilay. Be sure to visit the city centre and Ulus, the leading historical site in Ankara with baths and museums. Buses are the cheapest means of getting around the city, but you can still use a taxi to get to various destinations including hotels, restaurants, museums and historical sites.

After taking cheap flights from Istanbul to Ankara, you can enjoy visits to most historical places within a day. If your time is limited, ensure that you visit Anatolian Civilisation Museum and Anitkabir as these are the major visitor attractions in Ankara. Other places that you can visit include the Ethnographic Museum, Salt Ulus, the Roman baths, the Augustus Temple and the Sculpture and Art Museum. Ankara also has many annual events including music festivals and cinema festivals, so you're sure to find live entertainment while you're in the city.

When you're travelling from Istanbul to Ankara, you can expect to save a bit of money. Prices for food and other goods are 10 to 20 percent cheaper in Ankara.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.