You should be able to find flights to Ankara Esenboga Airport easily. There are few direct flights to Ankara from certain European cities, and you should check if you can get one. If not, it should be pretty easy to get a flight with a single connection.
The airport is approximately 30 kms away from the university and the hotels. There are two transportation options: First, you can take a taxi directly to your hotel or to the university. The taxis should cost around 65-70 YTL ( < 40 Euros) and is the suggested way for trasportation for groups of two or more.
A Turkish Taxi
The other option is to take a Havas bus service from the airport to the Havas terminal at the city. This service should cost around 8.5 YTL (< 6 Euros). However from the Havas terminal you still need to take a taxi to your hotel or the university. Depending on your destination the taxi should cost around 15-30 YTL.
METU's Guesthouse, located on campus grounds within the Campus Faculty Housing Complex, conveniently near the Sports and Social Facilities, the Shopping Mall, Banks, Post Office and public transportation facilities, provides 24-hour service to the university's local and international guests.
The main Guesthouse building has six two-room suites, six double rooms and six single rooms. Additionally, in separate buildings there are three large apartments and seven studio apartments providing in all a total capacity of 52 beds for 65 guests.
On the main floor of the main Guesthouse, there is a sitting room and a breakfast room open to all guests. Each of the Guesthouse suits / bedrooms has been newly decorated and has cable TV, telephone, and a small refrigerator. A computer with Internet connection, located in the sitting room on the ground floor, is available to all guests. Hot water is available 24-hours. An open-buffet breakfast is served daily.
The daily rates (September 2005) were as follows:
Breakfast for one
Please note that the guesthouse has a limited capacity.
Transportation to the Kovan Lab: 5 minute walk.
The hotel is located next to the METU campus. Please check the hotel web site for more information:
Hotel prices, including breakfast, were (September 2005):
USD 105.02 (VAT included)
USD 128.62 (VAT included)
The hotel representative told us that reservations for September 8 and 9th should not be a problem. However, most of the rooms for September 10th are reserved, and therefore, if you are interested in staying at the hotel for three nights you should contact them as soon as possible.
The hotel can also arrange a transportation mini-bus (which can take upto 6 persons) from the airport for USD 60.
For reservation and other questions contact:
Ms. Asli Kayalibay E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +90-312-266 46 86 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +90-312-266 46 86 end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +90-312-266 46 86 end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +90-312-266 46 86 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Fax: +90-312-266 46 79