# How far is Ankara from Istanbul?

The distance between Istanbul (Istanbul Airport) and Ankara (Ankara Esenboğa Airport) is 237 miles / 381 kilometers / 206 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Istanbul (IST) to Ankara (ESB) is 308 miles / 495 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 5 hours 34 minutes.

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## Distance from Istanbul to Ankara

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Istanbul to Ankara. Here are two standard methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 236.581 miles
• 380.740 kilometers
• 205.583 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth's surface using an ellipsoidal model of the planet.

Haversine formula
• 236.080 miles
• 379.934 kilometers
• 205.148 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

## How long does it take to fly from Istanbul to Ankara?

The estimated flight time from Istanbul Airport to Ankara Esenboğa Airport is 56 minutes.

## What is the time difference between Istanbul and Ankara?

There is no time difference between Istanbul and Ankara.

## Flight carbon footprint between Istanbul Airport (IST) and Ankara Esenboğa Airport (ESB)

On average, flying from Istanbul to Ankara generates about 60 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 60 kilograms equals 132 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from Istanbul to Ankara

See the map of the shortest flight path between Istanbul Airport (IST) and Ankara Esenboğa Airport (ESB).

## Airport information

Origin Istanbul Airport
City: Istanbul
Country: Turkey
IATA Code: IST
ICAO Code: LTFM
Coordinates: 41°15′36″N, 28°44′33″E
Destination Ankara Esenboğa Airport
City: Ankara
Country: Turkey
IATA Code: ESB
ICAO Code: LTAC
Coordinates: 40°7′41″N, 32°59′42″E