Turkey is a country that offers a charming and captivating train travel experience. As you embark on a journey through this culturally rich nation, the scenic landscapes and historical sites will surely leave you in awe.
One of the most popular train routes is the Istanbul to Ankara line, where you can witness the picturesque countryside unfold before your eyes. The train journey allows you to soak in the beauty of Turkey, from lush green fields to snow-covered mountains. As the train glides along the tracks, you can enjoy comfortable seating, onboard amenities, and the opportunity to interact with friendly locals.
Immerse yourself in Turkey’s vibrant culture by tasting traditional Turkish cuisine, exploring local markets, and visiting iconic landmarks along the way.  You could explore the diversity of Istanbul, experience one of the many action-packed outdoor adventures in Cappadocia or relax on the pristine beaches of Antalya.
Train travel in Turkey unveils a unique perspective of the country, blending adventure and relaxation in a truly unforgettable way.





Travel time

Istanbul to Ankara (YHT)

4h 30m

Ankara to Izmir (Night train)

12h 35m

Istanbul to Izmir*


Istanbul to Konya (YHT)

4h 45m

Ankara to Kars (Dogu Express)

26h 30m

Ankara to Van (Vangölü Express)

26h 45m

Ankara to Konya (YHT)

1h 45m

Ankara to Sivas (YHT)

2h 30m

*You’ll need to take a ferry from Istanbul to Bandirma (across the Sea of Marmara). From there, the train will take you to Izmir in 6 hours.







Travel time

Istanbul to Bucharest (Romania)

Bosphorus Express

13h 35m

Istanbul to Sofia (Bulgaria)

Bosphorus Express

21h 10m




Turkey is a captivating destination that encompasses an abundance of treasures for every travel enthusiast. It’s like opening a box of goodies that never fails to excite and surprise. From its vibrant cities pulsating with history and modernity to its enchanting coastal towns and pristine beaches, Turkey offers a myriad of experiences waiting to be discovered.

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