We would like to inform you that there will
be several buses\minibuses
meeting the participants and their accompanying persons at
Ankara Esenboga Airport.
These buses will depart from the airport to
at the following times
June 6, 2009: 01:30, 13:00, 15:30, 20:00,
June 7, 2009: 9:30, 13:00, 16:30, 18:30, 20:30, 23:45;
June 8, 2009: 00:30.
Two persons from Bilkent University will
wait for CMFT 2009 participants
in the Arrival Terminals (Domestic and International Terminals).
Important Note: Minibus or bus will be sent
to the airport according to
the number of participants who sent their travel information.
Those who will stay in Bilkent Hotel or
Midas Hotel will be delivered from
the airport directly to their hotels. These participants are asked
register at the conference office on Sunday or Monday.
Those who will stay in Bilkent University
Dormitory, from the airport
first will be brought to CMFT 2009 Conference Office, go through
registration procedure, and then walk (with some of Bilkent
graduate students) to Bilkent University Dormitory (about 10
The openning ceremony will be on Monday,
June 8, 2009, from 9:00 to 9:30.
On Monday morning, the buses will depart from
Midas Hotel (at 8:00),
Bilkent Hotel (at 8:30),
Bilkent University Dormitory (at 8:30)
and carry CMFT 2009 participants to Bilkent
University Concert Hall, where
the opening ceremony will take place.
Getting to Ankara
Direct flights to
Ankara International Airport are available from many cities in
Europe. In addition, the major airlines including Turkish Airlines
have international flights landing at Istanbul's Ataturk
Domestic airlines provide the connection to Ankara.
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website
for up-to-date information on Turkish entry regulations.
may be used at ATMs at the airport or in the city to get Turkish
Liras (TL). The international arrivals area has currency exchange
offices and bank branches. The best
exchange rates are in the banks and currency exchange offices
at the city centre.
The new Ankara Esenboga Airport terminal complex is 33 km (21
miles, about 40 minutes in normal traffic) Northeast of the city
center, reached by inexpensive (6USD) airport shuttle bus (Havas)
to/from the ASTI bus terminal. Please see the webpage below for
further information on HAVAS shuttles:
From the last shuttle bus stop in downtown Ankara (The first main
stop is near the Gar train station, and the last one is at the
intercity bus station, ASTI), one can take a metered taxi to the
Several buses will be arranged to meet CMFT 2009 participants at
the Esenboga Airport. The detailed bus schedule will appear at the
web-page of the CMFT 2009 conference soon.
The climate in Ankara is continental.
Standard time zone in Turkey is UTC/GMT +2 hours
Daylight saving time, which starts at the end of March, is 1 hour.
code: +90 (Turkey)
Ankara Area Code: 312
For additional travel
information please visit
Ministry of Culture and Tourism