Istanbul Ankara high speed train

Route map, train timetable, main stations and ticket options of high speed train running between İstanbul (Pendik) and Ankara:

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Istanbul Ankara HST travel info
Route map of Istanbul Ankara HST

* Due to lack of digital map data, above map shows the route very roughly.

  • Due to engineering works between Kayas and Irmak, eastward trains from Ankara depart from Irmak station. There’s shuttle service from Ankara station to Irmak station.
  • Read public transport alternative to Ankara train station at How to get to high speed train station at Ankara?.
  • Pendik Station is far away from city center of Istanbul. See public transport alternatives at How To Get to High Speed Train in Istanbul
  • There’s connected bus service to Bursa and train services to İzmir, Kütahya, Afyon and Denizli from Eskisehir Station. Click for connected services.

Cover photo: Steve Hobson


  1. I was trying to book a travel from istunbul to Ankara for travel dates June 27 and then returning on June 29 (Saturday).
    I found no travel solution for June 29 (Saturday) from Ankara to istanbul.
    Question: Does HST runs on Saturdays??? if not, what are my other options please?


  2. Hi there , i will be in Istanbul in September and I want to take the train to Ankara to visit friends for a couple of days and then return to Istanbul , where can I find the timetable for the trains so I can decide on the time to go and the time to come back to Istanbul ? Am I allowed a suitcase on the train ?


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