Sleeping in Airports

Ankara Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Ankara Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

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 October 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.

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!

International Departures

Passes  Primeclass Comfort Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, Mezzanine, opposite Gate 116. Hours: Open 24 hours. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes. [ more lounge info ]

Comfort Lounge – Location: International Departures Floor, Upper Level, Airside, After Passport Control. Showers are available. Hours: Open 24 Hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Domestic Departures

Passes  Anadolu Jet Primeclass Lounge – Location: Domestic Departures Floor, Lower Level, Airside, After Passport Control. Hours: Open 24 Hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

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.

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.

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 2 currency exchange offices: International Departures and International Arrivals area.

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 – A reader (September 2018) tells us that the pillars in the Domestic Departures (near Burger King) are equipped with power outlets for charging your mobile devices.

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 ]

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airlines

As of October 2018, Ankara airport is served by the following airlines: Air Canada • Anadolu Jet • Azerbaijan Air • Iraqi Airways • Lufthansa • Pegasus Airlines • Qatar Airways • Saudia Airlines • SunExpress • Turkish Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

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

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.

Last updated: 2018-10-29

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   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/update any items mentioned in the guide, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.