# How far is Ankara from Istanbul?

The distance between Istanbul (Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport) and Ankara (Ankara Esenboğa Airport) is 201 miles / 324 kilometers / 175 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Istanbul (SAW) to Ankara (ESB) is 269 miles / 433 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 4 hours 59 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)
• 201.237 miles
• 323.859 kilometers
• 174.870 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
• 200.783 miles
• 323.128 kilometers
• 174.475 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 Sabiha Gökçen International Airport to Ankara Esenboğa Airport is 52 minutes.

## Flight carbon footprint between Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW) and Ankara Esenboğa Airport (ESB)

On average, flying from Istanbul to Ankara generates about 55 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 55 kilograms equals 120 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 Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW) and Ankara Esenboğa Airport (ESB).

## Airport information

Origin Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport
City: Istanbul
Country: Turkey
IATA Code: SAW
ICAO Code: LTFJ
Coordinates: 40°53′54″N, 29°18′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