Home » Europe » Turkey » Ankara International Esenboga Airport | Code: ESB

Ankara Airport Guide

ankara airport guide

In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Ankara Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

prices for everything are EXORBITANT. If you're not an Oil Sheikh, bring even your bottled water to drink along. -a traveller

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us about their time at Ankara International Esenboga Airport.

What to Expect

Ankara International Esenboga Airport consists of two spacious, modern terminals (Domestic and International) connected within one building. There are up to two dozen eateries and shops in the airport, primarily located on the airside, but they are reportedly quite expensive. WiFi is available to help you pass the time. And additional comfort can be found through fee-based access to one of the airport’s first class lounges. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

As of May 2018, we have only one review from a traveller who has experience sleeping in this airport. This reviewer apparently had difficulties finding appropriate sleeping spots and was repeatedly questioned by airport security and staff (though language comprehension difficulties may have been partly to blame). If you have experiences with this airport, please write a review to help future travellers! For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Ankara Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

» Read All Ankara Airport Reviews Write a Review

Ankara Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

[ back to top ]

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Ankara Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Ibis Ankara Airport Hotel - (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle is available. The hotel suggests a taxi to the hotel for 10TL and return to the airport for 20TL. » Check Rates
  • Esenboga Airport Hotel - (9 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle available for a fee (on request). » Check Rates
  • Büyük Anadolu Hotel  - (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Ankara Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

[ back to top ]

Airport WiFi / Internet

WiFi is available at Ankara Airport for free in the airport lounges, and for a fee throughout the rest of the airport.

[ back to top ]

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • Aqua Park - If you have your bathing suit, there is an Aqua Park at the nearby Büyük Anadolu Airport Hotel.
  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: the Arrivals floor of the Domestic and International Terminals.
  • Baggage Trolleys - Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage trolleys are available.
  • Currency Exchange - There are 3 currency exchange offices: International Departures (1 office) and International Arrivals area (2 offices).
  • Food & Drinks - Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. These options are open 24 hours:
    » International Terminal (Departures): Teras Cafe • Vadi Cafe
    » Domestic Terminal (Arrivals): Caffe Nero
    » Domestic Terminal (Departures): Caffe Nero • Cakes & Bakes • Restro Eat ‘n Fly • Starbucks (two locations) • Tadında Anadolu
  • Hair Salon - Parisli Cemil offers hairstyling services for men and women. Location: International Arrivals floor mezzanine, near the food court. Hours: unknown.
  • Information Desks - Location: Domestic Arrivals • Domestic Departures • International Departures.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Fees vary, and are charged on a daily basis. Location: Domestic Arrivals floor. Hours: Open 24 hours.
  • Luggage Wrapping - Location: Domestic and International Check-in areas. Hours: Open 24 hours.
  • Medical Services - PortClinic is available to attend to minor medical emergencies.
  • Mobile Charging - At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.
  • Pharmacy - Havalimanı Eczanesi. Location: Domestic Arrivals floor mezzanine, near the food court. Hours: unknown.
  • Prayer Area - A total of 12 “mescits” (Muslim prayer rooms) are available throughout the airport, with two each in these locations: Domestic Arrivals, landside, behind the Property Room • end of the Domestic Departures lobby • end of the International Departures lobby • International Terminal mezzanine (airside) • VIP building • CIP building. Hours: Open 24 hours.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Shopping - There are souvenir shops located in each of the domestic and international terminals. Hours: open 24 hours.
  • Showers - Showers are available in the Comfort Lounge. [ see Airport Lounges above ]

[ back to top ]

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours

[ back to top ]


As of February 2018, Ankara airport is served by the following airlines: Turkish Airlines • Air Canada • Qatar Airways • Lufthansa • Saudia Airlines • Pegasus Airlines.

[ back to top ]

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


City bus route 442 (Aşti - Havaalani - Kizilay) runs in a circuit between the airport and Ulus, Kizilay and Aşti Bus Station, departing every 20 minutes between 6:00AM - 11:20PM. Aşti Bus Station is within easy reach of hotels in the business district. At the time of this November 2017 update, bus fare is 5.25 TL.

A regularly scheduled shuttle bus also runs every 20 minutes between 2:15AM - 11:45PM. Stops include: Esenboğa Airport, Özal Boulevard, Pursaklar, Highway, Batıkent Junction, 75.Yıl Hippodrome, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Boulevard, Şaşmaz Junction, Şaşmaz Boulevard, Sakıp Sabancı Boulevard, Aşti. Unfortuantely, the fare is not known.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are located onsite in the International Terminal Arrivals Hall: Div Rent A Car, Eco Rent A Car, Garenta, Payless and Thrifty.

These car rental agencies are located in the Domestic Terminal Arrivals Hall: Almira Rent A Car, Avis, Budget, Central, Europcar, Garenta, Hertz, National, Payless, Rent Go and Sixt.

Hotel Shuttles

The following hotel offers a shuttle as a courtesy to its guests: Sahinbey Hotel.


Taxis are available in the ground transportation area of both airport terminals on a 24-hour basis. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required.

[ back to top ]

Have you been to this airport?

Write a Review

Last Updated: 27 October 2017

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .