Travel & Accommodation

The name of our university in Turkish is Orta Doğu Teknik Ünivesitesi, or ODTÜ in short. The conference venue is the Cultural and Convention Center (CCC). In campus it is known as KKM, the abbreviation for Kültür ve Kongre Merkezi.

CCC is right across the METU Rectoriat. It is centrally located in campus, and very close to shops, banks, pharmacies, restaurants, the post office, the medical center and public transportation stops. A taxi station is also available nearby.

Information Links for METU Campus (ODTU)

You may find the campus map here:

You may find information on campus life here:

You may find information on campus transportation here:

You may find information on campus ring buses here:

Arriving at METU Campus

In order to go to the campus from Ankara Esenboga airport, you may use public transportation. For information on public transportation, please check

Public transportation will leave you to the city center, from where you may use the metro, bus and short blue buses called the “dolmus” to arrive at the campus from the city center.

From the airport you may take the HAVAS shuttle (just outside of arrivals exit) to the ASTI bus terminal stop. The shuttles run throughout the 24-hour day, and depart when they are full with passengers. From the AŞTİ bus terminal, you will need to take a taxi to the campus, as this is the only medium by which you will be able to reach to the front of the ASYM guesthouse. Please make sure that you take a taxi from the ASTI taxi rank and that “AŞTİ TAKSİ” is indicated on the vehicle.

In order to pay your shuttle fare and taxi, you will need to exchange money into Turkish Liras before leaving the airport, to be able to pay in cash. The shuttle fare is around 11 TL, and the taxi from ASTI to METU campus may cost around 40 TL.

Private Airport Transfers

We would also like to inform you of the availability of private transfers that you may book to pick you up from the airport and leave you to your location of stay. If you would like to book a private transfer please contact (you may inquire the rate in Turkish Liras and in Euro). Please indicate in your e-mail that you are a DRSLXD19 conference delegate, and give them your travel date, time and flight number.

Depending on the time of the day, the car drive from airport to campus may take around 45 to 60 minutes.

Entering the Campus

The A1 and A2 entrance gates of METU campus are 7 km away from the city center and they are nearby Eskişehir Highway. There are other entrance gates like A4, which is in the direction of 100. Yıl and A7, which is situated on the Bilkent way.

It is possible to reach METU campus by METU district buses, EGO buses, minibuses and taxi. The most convenient of them is EGO buses since their service is most easily accessible and available. More information is available here.

METU interactive map is here.

The campus entrances are controlled. We will provide a list of delegates to all campus entrances, therefore, you should tell them your name, that you arrive for the DRSLXD19 conference.

* Please note that there is no accommodation left on campus *

Please scroll down for the downtown hotels from which we have obtained special rates.

Accommodation at METU Campus

Accommodation can be provided for delegates who would wish to stay on METU campus during the conference, depending on the availability of rooms and on a ‘first-come-first-serve’ basis. Campus accommodation includes guest houses and dormitories (single room, double room, one bunk bed, two bunk beds; also with WC and shower, and without WC and shower). The prices will range from around 70 TL to 110 TL per night (12 to 20 Euros, prices subject to change according to daily exchange rates), depending on the guest house or dormitory room type.

Please inquire for availability and book your rooms as early as possible through us at:

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Accommodation at Downtown Hotels

The conference has also obtained special prices from downtown hotels, all located close to each other at the commercial district of Söğütözü (shopping malls, leisure centres, restaurants and pubs are available at walking distance). The location is half way in between the historical and business centre of Ankara, and the METU campus. Travel to and from campus and these hotels is possible by bus, ‘dolmuş’ (which is a short blue minibus), and the metro (M2 line, with METU metro station being only two stops from Söğütözü metro station).

Please inquire the prices and book your rooms for all hotels indicated below, through us at:


Anadolu Hotels Downtown Ankara
Yaşam Caddesi, 1. Sokak No: 7/B
Söğütözü, Ankara

Mövenpick Hotel Ankara
Beştepe Mahallesi, No: 1
Söğütözü, Ankara

Wyndham Ankara
Yaşam Caddesi, 4. Sokak No: 4
Söğütözü, Ankara