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Istanbul to Ankara flights

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Flight DurationFlights between Istanbul and Ankara take, on average, 1 h and 6 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flightCheapest price for a one-way flight between Istanbul with Ankara found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing AirportThe airport Istanbul Atatürk International Havalimani is the departure airport operating flights between Istanbul and Ankara
Arriving AirportFlights departing Istanbul with Ankara as destination arrives at Ankara Esenboga International Havalimani

Cheap last minute flights to Ankara

Latest deals and top flight routes from Istanbul airports.

Departure Sat, 11 Dec Return Wed, 15 Dec
IST Istanbul
ANK Ankara
return from £22
Departure Mon, 20 Dec Return Fri, 24 Dec
IST Istanbul
ANK Ankara
return from £21
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Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 16.12 TRY
British Pound Sterling Turkish Lira
1 TRY = 0.07 GBP
Last checked on 06 December 2021
Local, one-way ticket

Trains in Ankara are 12% cheaper than in Istanbul.

Mid-priced restaurant

A meal in Ankara is 12% cheaper than a meal in Istanbul.

Standard daytime start rate

A taxi fare in Ankara is 10% cheaper than in Istanbul.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee in Ankara is 7% cheaper than in Istanbul.

Istanbul airports
  • ( Istanbul Airport (IST)
    How far from city centre: 21 miles
  • ( Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW)
    How far from city centre: 19 miles
  • ( Istanbul Atatürk International Havalimani (ISL)
    How far from city centre: 9 miles
Ankara airports
  • ( Etismegut Havalimani (ANK)
    How far from city centre: 48 miles
  • ( Ankara Esenboga International Havalimani (ESB)
    How far from city centre: 48 miles
K Distance: 212 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from Istanbul to Ankara

😷 Is it safe to travel from Istanbul to Ankara during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions Turkey may apply when travelling from Istanbul. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Istanbul to Ankara at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Istanbul to Ankara is 21£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Ankara expensive to visit compared to Istanbul?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Ankara costs an average of 0.30 GBP, 14% cheaper than Istanbul, with a fare of 0.35 GBP, while train tickets costs 12% less in Ankara: 0.21 GBP against 0.24 GBP in Istanbul. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 2.11 GBP in Ankara, 12% less than the 2.41 GBP in Istanbul. The price of the coffee is around 7% cheaper in Ankara, with an average of 0.94 GBP, while in Istanbul the coffee costs 1.01 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Istanbul to Ankara?
The most popular months to book a trip from Istanbul to Ankara are December, June and July, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Istanbul to Ankara?
The best time of the year to go to Ankara when flying from Istanbul depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, January is the top 1º month to fly to Ankara from Istanbul in terms of searches from our customer, followed by December and February. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, May, September and November are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Istanbul -  Ankara.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Istanbul to Ankara?
The total flight time between Istanbul and Ankara is of around 01:06 hours on average, considering an average distance of 326 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🛄 Which airports have flights between Istanbul and Ankara?
The main airport route flying between Istanbul and Ankara is: Istanbul Airport (IST) to Ankara Esenboga International Havalimani (ESB). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Turkish Airlines.
  • Pegasus Airlines.
  • Alternatively, you can find Istanbul - Ankara flights between Istanbul Atatürk International Havalimani (ISL) to Ankara Esenboga International Havalimani (ESB) with the following airline(s) flying the route: Turkish Airlines.
  • Lot Polish Airlines.
Which are the airlines with flights from Istanbul to Ankara?
Airlines with direct flights departing from Istanbul to Ankara are:
  • Pegasus Airlines.
  • Turkish Airlines.
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