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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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>>
Passengers look after each other, share food, play music and exchange stories, before parting ways and starting their new lives in a land that many of them have never visited before.
I remember asking the conductress whether there was WiFi on the train, oddly enough the conductress did not speak a single word of English – she did not even understand the words WiFi or internet.
Due to high demand, TCDD will run additional high speed train service on Istanbul-Ankara route. Additional service is at 12:40 from Ankara, 18:40 from Istanbul.
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.