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Travelers usually depart from Istanbul Airport, Sabiha Gökçen International, Istanbul Bus Station, Istanbul - Alibeyköy, or Istanbul - Esenler Otogarı when they travel from Istanbul to Ankara. Book your trip to arrive at Esenboğa International, Ankara Bus Station, or Ankara - Kayaş. The distance between Istanbul and Ankara is 323 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Turkish Airlines, and Pegasus. Istanbul and Ankara have 188 direct flights per week.

Weekly direct flights

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Turkish Airlines on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Pegasus on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Check-in for a flight from Istanbul to Ankara

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Turkish AirlinesTHYTKYes0
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PegasusPGTPCNoOpens 48 days before flight
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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Istanbul to Ankara?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Istanbul and Ankara takes around 1.0 hours.
What is the flight distance between Istanbul and Ankara?
The flight distance between Istanbul and Ankara is 323 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Istanbul and Ankara?
Several carriers operate flights between Istanbul and Ankara. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Pegasus, Turkish Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Istanbul?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Istanbul and Antalya, Kayseri, İzmir, Nevşehir, Bodrum, New York, Trabzon, Dalaman, Northern Cyprus, Los Angeles, London, Adana, Dubai, Denizli, Konya, Tel Aviv, Athens, Gaziantep, Amman, Boston.
What are the most popular routes to and from Ankara?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Ankara and New York, İzmir, Antalya, Los Angeles, Amman, Boston, London, Denver, Trabzon, Amsterdam, Tel Aviv, Bodrum, Adana, Beirut, Baku, Dubai, Seattle, Moscow, Kyiv, Northern Cyprus.
Which airports are there in Istanbul?
Istanbul is mainly served by Istanbul Airport. But there are other airports nearby, including Sabiha Gökçen International, Istanbul Atatürk.
What airports are near Istanbul?
The main airport in Istanbul is Istanbul Airport. It is also served by Anadolu, Yenişehir, Tekirdağ Çorlu.
What airports are near Ankara?
The main airport in Ankara is Esenboğa International. It is also served by Nevşehir Kapadokya, Konya, Anadolu, Kastamonu, Caycuma, Amasya Merzifon.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Istanbul and Ankara?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between Istanbul and Ankara thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between Istanbul and Ankara can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Kiwi.com Stories.
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