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.
Loco hauled overnight train
840 km long (Izmir-Eskisehir 573 km)
Lasts about 13 hrs (Izmir-Eskisehir)
Online reservation/ticketing available at EYBIS
Timetable (as of February 2017)
Click for official TCDD main line trains page.
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.
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