Ardahan is a city in Eastern Anatolia, Turkey. It's the capital of Ardahan Province in the extreme northeast Turkey, bordering both Georgia (connected with which by the Türkgözü border post), and Armenia (no border crossing).


With a population of lower than 20,000, Ardahan is one of the smallest cities in the country that has the distinction of being a provincial seat.

Its climate is extremely cold, with temperatures below -30° relatively frequent in winter.

Get in

Ardahan is on the road from Kars to Artvin (near the Black Sea coast).

Minibus from Kars at 8am, 9am, 10am everyday. 15₺, 1h30.

Get around

The city is relatively small. There are several taxis in town.


Many hotels and cafés offer free Wi-Fi.

Go next

Daily bus at 12h30 to Artvin, Hopa (35₺) and Trabzon (45₺).

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