Izmir Mavi (Ankara-Izmir Train)

The main line service between Ankara and Izmir is Izmir Mavi, an overnight train running daily.

Due to Baskentray project, the train runs between Izmir and Eskisehir starting from 11th of July 2016 until December 2017. Click for details.

Ankara Izmir Train Route Map

General information

Loco hauled overnight train
840 km long (Izmir-Eskisehir 573 km)
Lasts about 13 hrs (Izmir-Eskisehir)
Online reservation/ticketing available at EYBIS


Standard carriages

Timetable (as of February 2017)


Click for official TCDD main line trains page.

Main Stations

İzmir (Alsancak) – Manisa – Alaşehir – Uşak – Afyon A.ÇetinkayaKütahyaEskişehir

Fares (as of February 2017)

Standard fare for Eskisehir-Izmir is TL 40.5 (€ 13)
Sleepers +TL 60/person for double bed (€ 20), +TL 90 for single bed (€ 30)
Click for general discounts


No direct alternate train on this route.

Combined ticket is available for Izmir-Eskisehir train + Eskisehir-Ankara high speed train with discounts.

Eskişehir Station is hub for high speed trains. High speed train services to İstanbul, Ankara and Konya are available.

Basmane (İzmir) is main station for all trains to/from İzmir. Access by public transportation system is possible.

What travellers say

AnkaraTrainStationbySteveHobson TCDD restaurant cars review - Steve, British citizen and English teacher at Bilkent University in Ankara, had tested the new concept of restaurant cars of TCDD while travelling by Izmir-Ankara train in June 2016.
Sound of diesel engine - Dusko from Bosnia and Herzegovina had travelled from Ankara to Bandirma via Izmir with main line trains of TCDD in October 2015.



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