Istanbul-Ankara High Speed Train

Istanbul-Ankara YHT (High Speed Train) service is given by CAF sets mainly on special high speed tracks. Only between Istanbul and Bilecik, the conventional lines are being used with lower speed.

Istanbul Ankara High Speed Train Route Map

General Information

Turkish name is Istanbul-Ankara YHT
CAF sets
533 km long (when completed)
Lasts about 4:20 hrs
Online reservation/ticketing available at EYBIS


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Timetable (as of 10 March 2017)

istanbul ankara timetable

Click for timetables of high speed trains on TCDD official page.

Main Stations

İstanbul (Pendik)İzmitArifiyeBilecikBozüyükEskişehirPolatlı – Sincan – Ankara

Fares (as of February 2017)

Standard fare for Istanbul-Ankara is TL 70 (€ 19)
Business class for Istanbul-Ankara is TL 101.5 (€ 27)
Click for general discounts


No direct alternative train on this route. İstanbul-Konya YHT and Ankara-Eskişehir YHT can be used instead via Eskişehir.

Pendik Station is far away from city center of Istanbul. See public transport alternatives at How To Get to High Speed Train in Istanbul

Ankara Station is main station for eastbound trains. But stations is temporarily unavailable to all trains except high speed trains. There’s bus connection to Irmak Station for all eastbound trains (click for details).

There’s suburban service to Adapazari from Arifiye Station.

High speed lines of Turkey – complete guide by Onur Uysal

What travellers say

Travelling with high speed - Dusko from Bosnia and Herzegovina had a high speed train travel from Istanbul to Ankara and then to Konya in October 2015.



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