Ankara Esenboga International Airport is an elegant and award-winning location to set your arrival in Turkey. Located 28 km northeast of Turkey’s capital, its name comes form the village of Esenboga (the ‘g’ is silent), which literally means “healthy bull”. The “Healthy Bull” is less than a 30 minute drive from the city by Ankara Airport car hire.
In 2009 Esenboga International made history as the first Turkish Airport to be awarded the best airport in Europe by ACI Europe (Airport Council International). The council judges were particularly moved by Esenboga's work in the area of environmental innovation, boasting an incredible 25% energy savings simply by recycling its exhaust gasses to power airport air conditioning!
From Ankara Airport to the city center transportation is available by taxi (around TRY 45 one way), bus (around TRY 11 one way), or you could go the easy route and set up ground transportation for your entire trip and set out in a car hire Ankara Airport. The road was recently expanded between Esenboga airport and Ankara's centre in 2006, reducing the drive time by several minutes.