Cheap flights to Ankara

Often referred to as Turkey’s forgotten capital, Ankara is a vibrant and expansive city with a large student population, thanks to its raft of tertiary institutions. A sprawling city with plenty on offer for travellers, Ankara is also the administrative centre of Turkey and an excellent hopscotch point for further travels to Konya or Cappodocia. Things to do in Ankara include the must-see Anitkabir – a lavish memorial to Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Tourists also like to get trendy in Kizilay Square, the heart of Ankara’s social scene and a shopping and eatery hub, or explore the Ankara Citadel with its mesmerising archaeological sites and some dizzying heights to get the heart racing. If you can see yourself wandering the streets of the Old Quarter or admiring the beauty of Kocatepe Mosque in Ankara, Universal Traveller has some cheap flights to help to get you there. 

Flights from Australia to Ankara will touch down at the modern Esenboga International Airport (ESB). The Havas Shuttle connects Esenboga International Airport to Ankara’s city centre in about 35 minutes with a number of convenient stops along the way. Another shuttle service runs between the airport and the Asti bus station taking a slightly different route with a travel time of 60 minutes. Other transfer options include local buses, taxis and rental cars.

Ankara Flights

Australia and Ankara are currently not connected with a direct flight. Speak to your Universal Traveller specialist for the cheapest and most convenient flight path from your chosen departure location. A stopover will be necessary and options include Singapore, Thailand, Doha and Dubai. To keep you as comfortable as possible in the air, airlines will offer food, beverage and entertainment options on international flights. To learn more about specific airline services, see our airline guide.

Airlines that fly to Ankara

Major airlines that fly from Australia to Ankara:

Ankara Holiday Packages

Make sure you part with as little Turkish Lira as possible but still get to see all there is to see in Ankara with our holiday packages. At Students Flights, our friendly and informative staff can help you to find the best details on hotels and transfers, plus offer you some travel tips from those-in-the-know.

About Ankara

Ankara is a vast and breathtaking city, but it started out with only a few thousand in population and is often Turkey’s forgotten capital as the city of Istanbul gets all of the attention. Most of its early settlers lived around the Ankara Castle in the early 20th Century, but when the parliament of Turkey set up shop in 1920 and the Turkish War of Independence was later won, Ankara began to blossom into the mega city that it is today, and where 5 million people choose to call home. Don’t leave Ankara without seeing the Museum of Anatolian Civilisation, with artefacts of the Paleolithic and Neolithic eras on show. Make sure to sample the local street food – the kebabs on offer deserve more than just a drunken 3am going over, they’re truly the real thing and the city has an unmistakable progressive vibe that will truly draw you in.

Ankara is really a must if you’re off to Turkey, read our destination guide on Turkey for more information. Need more info? OUr Universal Traveller travel consultants can offer you the best advice possible on the latest deals and info about flights, accommodation and tours.

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