Guney Kurtalan Express (Ankara-Kurtalan Train)

Train service between Ankara and Kurtalan is a diesel-loco-hauled main line service, running five times a week.

Due to Baskentray project, the train runs between Irmak and Kurtalan starting from 11th of July 2016 until December 2017. There is connected bus services to/from Ankara Main Station Click for details.

Ankara Kurtalan Train Route Map

General Information

Loco hauled overnight train
1212 km long
Lasts about 25 hrs

Online reservation/ticketing available at EYBIS


Standard carriagesCouchette carsSleepers

Timetable (as of February 2017)

Guney Kurtalan Express departs from Ankara every Mon-Wed-Thu-Fri-Sat and departs from Kurtalan every Mon-Wed-Fri-Sat-Sun.

guneykurtalan-timetable1 guneykurtalan-timetable2

Click for official TCDD main line trains page.

Main Stations

AnkaraKayseriSivasÇetinkayaMalatya – Diyarbakır – Batman – Kurtalan

Fares (as of February 2017)

Standard fare for Ankara-Kurtalan is TL 44 (€ 14.5)
Couchette cars +15 TL/person (€ 5)
Sleepers +TL 50/person for double bed (€ 16.5), +TL 70 for single bed (€ 23)
Click for general discounts


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).


Cover photo by Kürşat Kılıç



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