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Departure Sat, 24 Aug Return Sun, 25 Aug
LCY London
ESB Ankara
return from £1,946
Departure Mon, 16 Sep Return Tue, 17 Sep
LGW London
ESB Ankara
return from £167
Departure Mon, 02 Sep Return Sun, 15 Sep
LHR London
ESB Ankara
return from £212
Departure Sat, 07 Sep Return Fri, 20 Sep
STN London
ESB Ankara
return from £247
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Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 6.7 TRY
British Pound Sterling Turkish Lira
1 TRY = 0.15 GBP
Last checked on 18 August 2019
Train
Local, one-way ticket
83%

Trains in Ankara are 83% cheaper than in London.

London
£2.5
Ankara
£0.43
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
75%

A meal in Ankara is 75% cheaper than a meal in London.

London
£15
Ankara
£3.69
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
88%

A taxi fare in Ankara is 88% cheaper than in London.

London
£5
Ankara
£0.59
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
44%

Coffee in Ankara is 44% cheaper than in London.

London
£2.76
Ankara
£1.55
( London airports
  • ? Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ? Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ? Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ? Luton International (LTN)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
  • ? London City (LCY)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
  • ? Southend (SEN)
    How far from city centre: 35 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
L Distance: 1762 miles

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Useful information for the flight from London to Ankara

How long is the flight from London to Ankara?

The average direct flight from London to Ankara takes five hours and 30 minutes; the flight covers about 1760 miles.

What documentation do I need to fly to London from Ankara?

UK citizens need a visa to travel to Turkey. Your passport must be valid for 60 days beyond the expiry date of the Turkish visa. You can apply for the visa online in advance of your holidays.

Is there a time change from Ankara to London?

Ankara is three hours ahead of London. Turkey follows Turkey Time (TRT) and the UK follows Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Which airlines fly from London to Ankara

Numerous airlines provide affordable flights from London to Ankara:

  • Alitalia, the Italian flag carrier.
  • BMI Regional, a British regional airline.
  • Lufthansa, the largest German airline.
  • Pegasus Airlines, Turkish low-cost airline.
  • Sun Express, a Turkish airline.
  • Turkish Airlines, Turkey’s national airline.
  • Ukraine Intl. Airlines, the flag carrier of Ukraine.

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When are the best times to fly from London to Ankara?

  • June is a wonderful month to plan city breaks in Ankara, as the days are typically pleasant, warm, and sunny.
  • September is one of the cheapest times to go to Ankara. Visiting during the autumn means you can make the most of warm days and very little rainfall. The crowd is also comparatively less than during the summer months. You can explore the city at your own pace, and find good deals at hotels.

Airports in London

The major airports near London that handle flights to Ankara as well as domestic flights are Heathrow Airport (LHR) and London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

Useful information about Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airport is located 15 miles to the west of the city centre.

How to get to the airport:

  • By train – 15 minutes on the Heathrow Express from Paddington station to reach the airport.
  • By taxi – 45 to 60 minutes via A4and M4
  • By bus – the National Express coach services operate buses that connect London Victoria station in central London to the airport.
  • By Tube – you can reach the airport via the Piccadilly underground line from the city centre; this takes around 45 minutes.

Services: duty-free, beauty stores, ample shopping, baby changing facilities, showers, concierge, bars, restaurants, cafes, free Wi-Fi, and VIP lounges.

Useful information about London Gatwick Airport

London Gatwick Airport is located 28 miles south of Central London.

How to get to the airport:

  • By train – the Gatwick Express connects Central London’s Victoria station to the airport. You can also reach the airport via trains run by Thameslink and Southern.
  • By taxi – approximately 1 hour 20 minutes via A23 and M23. Always leave time for traffic.
  • By bus – you can take the National Express coach or easyBus from various stops in London to reach the airport.

Services: duty-free shops, sensory room, multi-faith prayer rooms, cash points, 90 minutes of free Wi-Fi, restaurants, cafes, and bars.

Airports in Ankara

The Ankara Esenbo?a Airport (ESB) handles flights from London.

Useful information about Ankara Esenbo?a Airport

The Ankara Esenbo?a Airport is located 17 miles northeast of the city centre.

How to get to the city from the airport:

  • By taxi – 28 minutes via ?ht. Ömer Halisdemir Blvd. and Özal Bulvar?.
  • By bus – Belko Air runs shuttle buses from the airport to Ankara’s railway station.

Services: lounges, shops, and eateries.

What to do and visit in Ankara

  • See a rich collection of artefacts, from the Paleolithic era to the classical period of Turkey, at the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations.
  • Visit An?tkabir, the mausoleum for Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.
  • Get spectacular, panoramic views of Ankara from the ancient Ankara Castle located on a hilltop.
  • Marvel at the neoclassical Ottoman-style facade of the Kocatepe Mosque, the largest mosque in the city.
  • Learn about the cultures of the Turkic civilizations at the Ethnography Museum of Ankara.
  • Enjoy leisurely moments at Göksu Park, a picturesque recreational park.
  • Discover fascinating facts about marine life at the Aqua Vega Aquarium.
  • Take a tour of the ruins of the Roman Baths of Ankara, dating back to the 3rd century CE, now an open-air museum.
  • Visit the 19th century Pink Pavilion, the grand former residence of the Turkish President ?smet ?nönü.
  • Head over to the War of Independence Museum to see a myriad of different kinds of weaponry.
  • Stop by at the recreational Atatürk Forest Farm and Zoo to see how greenhouses and agricultural farms work.
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