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.
444 82 33
TCDD Tasimacilik AS
Talatpasa Bulvari No:12
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>>
With very few exceptions, almost all of the passengers were either asylum seekers or families of those who had previously escaped the country. Some fearful for the life and
others simply searching for a better time ahead.
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.
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.