two subway (underground) train lines
The Ankara Metro M1
Line runs northwest-southeast
between the central Kızılay Square and
the northeastern suburb
The Ankaray A1
Line runs east-west between AŞTİ,
the main bus terminal in the west and Dikimevi in
Payment is by paper fare tickets with magnetic
stripes. The tickets are valid
on both the Metro and Ankaray lines.
(Transfer between the
lines is fairly fast and
easy at Kızılay.)
A one-fare ticket costs TL1.00.
Tickets with more fares (2, 5, 10,
20 or 30 fares) offer discounts. (Each
fare costs only TL0.75
on a 30-fare ticket.
Insert the ticket in the machine at
the turnstile, wait until it pops out
again, take your ticket and pass through
the turnstile. Your ticket is not checked
at the end of your trip.
It's a bit confusing to have only
one line named Metro,
when in fact both lines are part of
the same "metro" system, but so it
More lines are planned for Ankara's
underground rapid transit system (see
the map on the right). Ankara
Metro lines are under
M2 — Kızılay - Çayyolu
M3 — Batıkent — Sincan/Törekent
M4 — Tandoğan — Keçiören
It's possible, but not particularly
fast or easy, to travel between the Ankara
Gar (railway station)
and AŞTİ bus
terminal by Ankaray/Metro.
Gar page has details.
The Ulus Metro station is
the closest one to the Citadel, Museum
of Anatolian Civilisations, and Roman
artifacts. It's actually one l-o-n-g
block southwest of Ulus
a five-minute walk. If your goal is
you'll probably want to take a taxi
rather than climb the steep
hill from Ulus.
—by Tom Brosnahan