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ASBU is located in Ulus, in the historical centre of Ankara.
Upon your arrival in Ankara, you may use the following transportation to get to ASBU. Please make sure that you have enough amount of TRY (Turkish Lira) as you may only pay with cash.
From the Esenboğa Airport:
Taxis are available at the arrival floor, in front of passenger exit door. It costs approximately 60-70 TRY from the airport to Ulus.
By Public Transport:
BelkoAir Buses offers transportation between the airport and the city center. The bus number is 442 and it runs every 30 minutes from 05:00 a.m. to 00:00; and every 60 minutes from 00:00 to 05:00 a.m.
The journey costs 11 TRY and takes almost an hour. You should get off at the stop “Arena Spor Salonu F Kapısı” and then, either get a taxi (costs almost 10 TRY) or walk for 15-20 minutes.
For more information on BelkoAir shuttles, please visit:
From the bus stop “Arena Spor Salonu F Kapısı” to the Airport
00:10 01:10 02:10 03:10 04:10 05:15 05:45 06:15 06:45 07:15 07:45 08:15 08:45 09:15 09:45 10:15 10:45 11:15 11:45 12:15 12:45 13:15 13:45 14:15 14:45 15:15 15:45 16:15 16:45 17:15 17:45 18:15 18:45 19:15 19:45 20:15 20:45 21:15 21:45 22:15 22:45 23:15 23:45
From the Airport to the bus stop “Arena Spor Salonu F Kapısı”
00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 07:30 08:00 08:30 09:00 09:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30 18:00 18:30 19:00 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 21:30 22:00 22:30 23:00 23:30
From the Ankara Intercity Bus Station (AŞTİ)
Taxis are available in front of the exit doors. From AŞTİ to ASBU, it costs around 25-30 TRY.
By Dolmuş (minibus):
Private minibuses run between AŞTİ and Ulus from 06:00 till 23:55. It costs around 2,75 TRY.
You should get off at Ulus subway station (Ulus Metro İstasyonu) and walk for 5 minutes.
From AŞTİ, you may take the subway and change line at Kızılay, get on the train that goes to Batıkent, get off at “Ulus” and walk for 5 minutes. One way ticket costs 4 TRY.
From the Train Station (Tren Garı):
ASBU is almost 1,5 km away from Ankara train station. You may take a taxi or walk for 15 minutes.
Urban Transportation in Ankara
City Bus Transportation
In Ankara, public city bus transportation is called “EGO (Elektrik- Gaz- Otobüs)”. Single or multiple use cards (Ankarakart) are sold at most newspaper kiosks, at EGO booths and at subway stations. Ticket purchase is not possible on EGO buses. Ankarakart can be used both at EGO buses and for the underground transportation.
There are also private buses (“halk otobüsü”) , in which Ankarakart is not accepted. A conductor, seated near the entrance, sells tickets onboard. Both EGO and halk buses have same routes and rates. Please visit http://ego.gov.tr/en for more detail.
Underground Rail System
Ankara has an underground rail system consisting of five lines (1 Ankaray and 4 metro lines). Trains run regularly and stations are clean. You may get single or multiple use Ankarakarts at subway stations.
For more information on underground rail lines in Ankara, please visit
In Turkey, all intercity buses are privately owned and most companies give service with new, comfortable and technologically well-equipped buses. Online booking is possible almost in all companies.
As Ankara is located in the heart of Anatolia, intercity buses are available to every location in Turkey and are efficient and affordable means of transport. All buses arrive at and depart from Ankara Intercity Bus Terminal (Ankara Şehirlerarası Terminal İşletmeleri- AŞTİ).
You should make a reservation prior to your trip. Seats are closed in advance especially during national and religious holidays. Moreover, please note that in intercity buses, a single person is seated next to a passenger of the same sex.
Turkish State Railways (Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Devlet Demiryolları- TCDD) runs trains from the Ankara Garı/ İstasyonu. While train tickets are generally cheaper, trips may take longer and there are not as many routes available as there are with buses. You may get your train ticket at a travel agency, at the main station (Gar) or online at https://ebilet.tcdd.gov.tr/view/eybis/tnmGenel/tcddWebContent.jsf
Students and teachers are offered a reduced rate once they show their student/teacher card. The main train station is within walking distance; however, it might be difficult to walk with luggage. You may take a taxi from/to ASBU.