Ankara, a city from the Bronze Age, is the capital of Turkey. Formerly known as Ancyra and Angora, it is the country’s second largest city, after Istanbul. Ankara is both a modern and an ancient city that has many Roman remains and a well-conserved Byzantine fortress. Being a commercial and industrial city today, it is the center of the Turkish Government and houses all foreign embassies. The landscape of Ankara is interesting with the presence of Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman civilization ruins. The oldest area in the city is the Ankara Citadel that has restored Turkish houses. The city is dominated by mosques that were constructed during the 12th to 18th centuries. Some of the largest and notable mosques in the city are the Aladdin mosque, Ahi Evlan and Haci Bayram mosques in the Ulus quarter, and Kocatepe mosque. The city is also well-known for its café culture.
Bus, metro, taxi
Cleanliness: Moderate to High; Efficiency: Moderate
1. The bus service Belko Air provides transfers 24 hours a day, every 30 minutes, that starts at the airport and terminates at the main railway station of Ankara (via ASTI). The bus service to the airport starts from ASTI (Intercity Bus Terminal).
|Adults||10 TL||20 TL|
|Children||10 TL||20 TL|
2. Ankara's underground train network is the easiest way to get around. There are two lines: the Ankaray line and the Metro line. The trains run from 6.15 am to 11.45 pm daily. A one-way fare costs 4 TL or 2.45 TL with the Ankara Kart.
3. Taxis are everywhere and all of them have meters which are normally built into the mirror. The cost is around 20 TL to cross the centre during the day, and the charges rise at night.Suggest an Edit - Share your experience
|Water Bottle||USD 0.12|
|Cup of Coffee||USD 1.22|
|Milk Carton Pack||USD 0.49|
|White Bread||USD 0.24|
|Eggs (12)||USD 1.10|
|Combo Meal||USD 2.45|
|Fine Dining||USD 2.45|
|Bottle of Coke or Pepsi||USD 0.49|
|Domestic Beer||USD 1.10|
|Imported Beer||USD 1.47|
|Bottle of Wine||USD 4.89|
|Cigarettes (20 Pack)||USD 1.59|
|Taxi ( 1 km )||USD 0.37|
|Ticket in local transport (Single way).||USD 0.37|
|Rent ( One Bed Room)||USD 141.90|
If there's one thing that Ankara is famous for, other than its historical and government buildings, it is its nightlife that revolves around cafes, restaurants, and bars where music thumps until late at night. During the peak season right from May to September, the entire city seems to tumble onto the pavement as café terraces, gardens and open courtyards all come to life after dark. Every evening tourists in the city enjoy exciting entertainment in numerous clubs and colorful discos. The most famous club in the city is Laila where you will find the best bartenders and performances by the most popular DJs. Biber, Hayyami Wine House, and Newcastle Pub attract a good mix of Turks and foreigners. Escape, Budha Club, IF Performance Hall are some of the venues for a big clubbing night. Some of the city’s top live music venues are Nil Bar, Adres Bar, and Ruhi Bey Mayhane.
Ankara Esenboga Airport - ESB
Start Tariff: TRY 4.00
1 Km. Tariff: TRY 3.00
1 Hour Waiting Tariff: TRY 20.00
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