Vangolu Express (Ankara Tatvan Train)

Route, timetable, station and ticket details of main line train running between Ankara Gar and Tatvan:

This train is currently departing from Irmak station, 70 km east of Ankara main station. TCDD operates connected bus service between Ankara main station and Irmak station. Deadline of project is December 2017.
Route

* Based on route data provided by EcoTransITWorld.

General Information

What kind of a train I’m going to travel with? Diesel loco and TVS 2000 passenger coaches

What options I have? Standard carriagesCouchette carsRestaurant car

How long is the route? 1245 km

How long it takes? 24:30-25:30 hours

How can I buy the ticket? All sales channels (Internet, call center, stations and agencies)

When can I buy the ticket? Starting from 15 days prior to departure

Timetable

Vangolu Express departs from Ankara every Tuesday/Sunday and departs from Tatvan every Tuesday/Thursday.

vangolu-timetable1 vangolu-timetable2

* As of 7/2017. Please click for TCDD’s official timetable.

Main Stations

AnkaraKayseriSivasÇetinkayaMalatyaElazığTatvan Gar

* Please click station name for location, all trains calling and timetables, working hours and contact info of station.

Fares

Ankara Gar-Tatvan standard seat: 47 TL

Ankara Gar-Tatvan couchette seat/bed: 62 TL/person

Click for general discounts

* As of 7/2017. Pls check current fares from TCDD’s official website.

Suggestions

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).

What travellers say?
kars-travel 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. Here… Read more "TCDD restaurant cars review"
Dogu Express Towards Armenian Border with Kars Express - Serhan Sevin, photographer at Haberturk, wrote his 30-hours-long travel from Istanbul to Kars by train.
Van Golu Express 18 days on Turkish rail - Jools, a loco driver from UK, had traveled on several routes of Turkey by rail in January 2015.
TCDD Main Line Train by Jeff Hawken Maybe I was unlucky - Jools, a loco driver from UK, had traveled on several routes of Turkey by rail in September 2014.
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.
kars-travel Through high snowy mountains and deep valleys - Onur, a railway professional from Turkey, had travelled from Amasya to Kars using every regional and main line trains possible in January 2015.

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Cover photo by Jeff Hawken

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