Airline Information -- The general number at Esenboga Airport is tel. 0312/465-5555. Turkish Airlines has a downtown office at Atatürk Bulv. 154, Kavaklidere (tel. 0312/428-0200). They're open weekdays from 8:30am to 7:45pm and Saturdays from 8:30am to 5:15pm.

Ambulance -- In a medical emergency, dial tel. 112 or take advantage of one of the private ambulance services. Medline provides emergency response along with a suite of health care options (tel. 0312/459-4000 in Ankara, tel. 444-1212 from anywhere in Turkey). Ankara Ambulance is at tel. 0312/431-1111.

Bus Companies -- Companies include Kamil Koç (tel. 444-0562), Kent (tel. 444-0038), Metro (tel. 444-3455), Pamukkale (tel. 444-3535), Ulusoy (tel. 444-1888), and Varan (tel] 444-8999).

Car Rental -- Avis has a location in the domestic terminal (tel. 0312/398-0315) and at Tunus Cad. 68/2, Kavaklidere (tel. 0312/467-2313); Alamo, in the airport (tel. 0312/398-2166); Europcar, in the domestic terminal (tel. 0312/398-0503) and at Tunus Cad. 79/2, Kavaklidere (tel. 0312/426-4606); Hertz, at the airport (tel. 0312/468-6290) and at Kenedi Cad. 144, Gaziosmanpasa (tel. 0312/468-6290); and the Turkish company Decar (tel. 0312/398-2188), in the domestic terminal.

Courier Services -- DHL Worldwide (tel. 0312/444-0400), FedEx (tel. 444-0606), TNT (tel. 444-0868), and UPS (tel. 444-0033) all have locations in Ankara and offer convenient pickup services.

Hospitals -- Among the private hospitals in town are Çankaya Hospital, Bülten Sok. 44, Kavaklidere (tel. 0312/426-1450); Baskent University Hospital, Fevzi Çakmak Cad. 10, Sok. 45, Bahçelievler (tel. 0312/212-6868); and Bayindir Hospital, Atatürk Bulv. 201, Kavaklidere (tel. 0312/428-0808) and Eskisehir Yolu, Sok. 2, Sögütözü (tel. 0312/287-9000). The last also has a dental clinic on the premises.

Post Office -- The main post office is located in Ulus on Atatürk Bulvari. There is another branch in Kizilay Square and countless others around town, all open from 8:30am to 5:30pm, Monday through Friday. In addition to the regular postal services, the PTT also has competitive currency exchange rates.

Telephone -- Dial tel. 115 for an international operator (and remember to dial 0 before a city's prefix). For calling cards and collect calls via AT&T, dial tel. 0811-288-0001.

Turkish Railways -- Ankara's Gar, or train station, is located at Talatpasa Bulvari at the bottom of Cumhuriyet Bulvari. For information on schedules and trains, call tel. 444-8233 or 0312/311-0620; for tickets and reservations, call tel. 0312/310-6515. You can also check out their website for information and schedules (now also in English) at

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.