Karesi Express (Izmir-Balikesir Train)

Karesi Express is the main line services between Izmir and Balikesir.

Izmir Balikesir Train Route Map

General Information

Loco hauled daily train
240 km long
Lasts about 5 hrs
Online reservation/ticketing available at EYBIS


Standard carriages

Timetable (as of February 2017)


Click for official TCDD main line trains page.

Main Stations

Alsancak (Izmir) – Manisa – Soma – Balıkesir

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.




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