Travel

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Esenboga Air Port

The workshop and conference will be held at the conference halls located on the Gazi University Main Campus, Ankara, Turkey. Gazi University Main Campus on Teknikokullar is located at Konya Yolu and Inci Tas Caddesi in Ankara and is accessible by public transportation from the Esenboga airport. The best way to get around the city is to use buses, dolmus(small bus), subways and taxies. The Main Campus is very close to Ankara main bus(named as ASTI) and train stations.

University Campus Map
Ankara Municipality Transportation Map



Coming by Subway

If you're coming by subway from city center or ASTI main bus station(inter cities), take the A1(named as Ankaray) train and get off at the Besevler Station. The fare is flat 3.0TL($1.25) MetroCards can be bought in any subway station and small kiosk on streets in close area of subway station. You can use this MetroCards on the municipality bus. Enter the Gazi University Campus through the main gate that Conference Hall(the conference venue) is located first building on the right. Proceed along from the main gate, take the first right turn and the Science Faculty(the summer school venue) is within 300 meters. Lectures are in Room Z-10.

Coming by Air

Ankara is conveniently served by Esenboga(ESB) International Airport. Local travel information will be posted closer to the conference date. Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Pegasus Airlines are main airlines companies at the ESB.

From Esenboga Airport

Taxi: Taxis are available at Esenboga airport. Tell the cab driver that the most direct route to Gazi University is the Konya Yolu and Teknikokullar, not on highway. The ESB taxi info lists current fares from ESB to Gazi University approx. 65TL.
Bus: Belko Air busses run every 30 minutes between 6:00am and 12:00pm and 60 minutes between 12:00pm and 6:00am, stopping outside each terminal in turn. The fare is 8TL each way, you can pay in the bus.
Car and Shuttle Service: ESB airport has a ground transportation info desk which will be able to provide you with a list of Car Service companies. The ESB car and shuttle lists current fares from ESB and gives an extensive list of providers along with contact details are the following web sites.

More Information About Esenboga
Bus Schedule

From Istanbul to Ankara

By Air

Istanbul has two international airports Istanbul Ataturk and Sabiha Gokcen Airports. From these airports one can find direct flights to Ankara. Here are the domestic airlines and airports links.

Turkish Airlines
Pegasus Airlines
Anadolujet
Ataturk Airport
Sabiha Gokcen Airport

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ASTI Terminal

By Bus

There are several bus lines are serving intercity transportation between Istanbul and Ankara main bus terminal(named as ASTI). All bus lines start service from the Istanbul Europe main bus terminal (named as Esenler Otogar) to Ankara. You can travel from the Ataturk Airport to the Esenler Otogar by subway. You can also travel from the major historical places to the Esenler Otogar by subway. Please look the subway map. If you want to take intercity bus at the Asia side of Istanbul, there is no main bus station. There are some private small bus stations which are serving at the different locations. You should check their service locations on the companies website.


Bus Lines:
Kamil KOÇ
Pamukkale
Varan
Ulusoy
Istanbul Subway Map:

When the bus arrive Ankara main bus station(named as ASTI), you can take a taxi, subway, dolmus(small bus) even you can come to Gazi University by walking. Please check the given information and map above.


By Train

People can travel from Istanbul to Ankara by high speed train. Note that; in Istanbul, High Speed Train(YHT) main station located at Pendik on Asia side and trains service starting point is there. Please consider heavy traffic conditions while you are planning any trip in Istanbul. When you arrive the Ankara main train station, you can come Gazi University by taxi, subway, tram and dolmus. Even one can come by walking. Here is the YHT link for buying ticket.

Passport / Visa

Most of the travelers to Turkey are required to have a visa. Fortunately, for most of them visas can be obtained at the port of entry in Turkey or from the Turkish Consulate General or Turkish Diplomatic Missions of their home countries. Sticker type visas are issued at the port of entry and allow staying in Turkey for up to 90 days. It is advisable to have a minimum of six months validity on your passport from the date of your entry into Turkey. For more information, please visit the consular information on the web site of Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For Foreigners Visa Information Republic of Turkey Electronic Visa Application System Information regarding visa fees can be found on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Electricity

Turkey operates on 220 volts, 50 Hz, with round-prong European-style plugs that fit into recessed wall sockets/points. Check your appliances before leaving home to see what you'll need to plug in when you travel in Turkey. Many appliances such as laptop computers and digital cameras with their own power adapters can be plugged into either 120-volt or 220-volt sockets/points and will adapt to the voltage automatically. But you will need a plug adaptor that can fit into the recessed wall socket/point. Read the technical stuff on your power adapter to see "INPUT: A.C. 100-240V". If it reads that way, it can operate on either 120 or 220 voltage. If it says something like "INPUT: 100-125V", then it can't run on Turkey's 220 volts and you'll need to bring a voltage converter.