Karesi Express is the main line services between Izmir and Balikesir.
Loco hauled daily train
240 km long
Lasts about 5 hrs
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 Izmir-Bandirma is TL 16 (€ 5)
Click for general discounts
6 Eylul Express can be used as alternative on Izmir-Balikesir section.
Basmane (İzmir) is main station for all trains to/from İzmir. There are train services to Eskisehir, Usak, Konya and Denizli. Access by public transportation system is possible.