Sofia, Bucharest and Belgrade by train
It’s now possible to travel to Sofia, Bucharest and Belgrade by train from Istanbul.
Travel by sleeper/couchette wagons is safe, comfortable, amusing and cheap.
New Siemens Velaro TR sets have started service as of 10th of March. New sets offer more capacity, restaurant car, business compartments and entertainment system.
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Most beautiful rain routes travelling while lying by Onur Uysal >>download>>
High speed lines of Turkey – complete guide by Onur Uysal >>download>>
TCDD long distance services by Jeff Hawken >>download>>
TCDD travel pass by Onur Uysal >>download>>
Istanbul public transport guide by Onur Uysal >>download>>
Turkish railway map by TCDD (high resolution) >>download>>
Eurasia railway map by TCDD >>download>>
Train card sales offices map >>download>>
The route to Kars through the high snowy mountains and deep valleys by Dogu Express is probably the best long-distance choice in Turkey. I strongly recommend this route to all rail travellers.
It was supposed to be an overnight sleeper, but I learnt online that the engineering works in Bulgaria are causing disruption and resulting in rail replacement buses. Lets find out for real!
The recently started Belgrade-Istanbul service is not working as a combined service anymore due to delays. Passengers of Belgrade-Istanbul train can interchange to other train, only if it comes on time.
Timetables of high speed trains updated. See new timetables.
As of 23rd June, 3 trains will depart in each direction on Istanbul-Konya route.
International train services to Bucharest and Belgrade started as of first week of June 2017. >>more>>
Auto train running between Edirne and Villach (Austria), Optima Express started service as of 21st April. Trains will run until 8th November.
The Izmir-Bandirma train service restarted after completion of engineering works around Savastepe.