Department of American Culture and Literature, Baskent University  


The following hotels are recommended for Conference participants as they are all within walking distance to University Shuttle buses which depart from next to Midas Hotel on Tunus Caddesi (Tunus Street):

Midas Hotel

Hotel Elit Palas

Holiday Inn

Best Otel

Best Western Hotel 2000


Tunus area maps

Başkent University Campus map

Travel Information

To get from the airport to the conference hotels:

When you emerge from the international or domestic terminals at Esenboga Airport, look for the shuttle bus to take you into town. It is labeled HAVAS (pronounced HAVASH) and it is painted in green and white. Tickets to the city cost TL10 (about $6) per person. When you get on the bus, ask for MERKEZ (the center of the city); otherwise you will be taken to the suburbs.

The bus will drop you at the central bus terminal. We recommend you take a taxi from the terminal to the hotel(s) you have reserved. The fare should be about TL20 (about $11) one way. All taxis are metered, so make sure that the driver switches the meter on. Ask for TUNUS CADDESI (Tunus Street), where most of the conference hotels are located (pronounced TOONUS JADDESI).

Alternatively you can take a taxi all the way from the airport to the conference hotel. The fare should be about TL90-100 (about $65-70) one way. Ask for TUNUS CADDESI as above, and make sure that the driver switches the meter on.

To get from the bus or train terminal to the conference hotels:

For those arriving Ankara by bus and train, a taxi ride to the hotels would again be the most convenient way, as buses and trains terminate at locations in/close to the center of town. Just remember to note down the adress of the hotel you are staying at, and show it to the taxi driver.

To get from the hotel to Baskent University:

The Baskent University shuttle bus stop is situated along TUNUS CADDESI, a short walk up from the conference hotel on the right. It is clearly signposted with its name BASKENT UNIVERSITESI. Buses normally depart at 8.00 , 8.15 and 9.00 a.m., and every hour on the hour throughout the day until 3.00 p.m.