Sirkeci Train Station

Location, calling trains, timetables, ticket office details of İstanbul (Sirkeci) train station:

Location

Sirkeci Station is in the old city of Istanbul, in walking distance to Sultanahmet, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar. There are hundreds of hotels, shops and restaurants very close to station.

Sirkeci Station has strong bus (to European side of Istanbul), ferry (to Asian side of Istanbul) and rail connections.

Tram is just in front of the station. Marmaray (suburban system crossing Bosphorus) underground station is just under the station.

It used to be the main station for trains going in western direction including international trains, but there’s no train connection due to Marmaray project under construction.

Istanbul Public Transport Guide
Train Services

There’s bus connection for following international trains which are departing from/arriving to Istanbul.

Bosphor Express (Sofia-Istanbul)
Bosphor Express (Belgrade-Istanbul)
Bosphor Express (Bucharest-Istanbul)

* Click train name for detailed route map, calling stations and timetables, seat/bed options, how to buy the ticket, suggestions/testimonials of train.

 

Bus Connections

Halkali Sirkeci Bus Connection

*As of 7/2017. Please visit TCDD website for up-to-date bus timetables.

Ticket Office

Working hours: 07:00-22:00
Ticket office tel : +90 (212) 527 00 50
Travel passes : not available

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Cover photo by Onur Uysal
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Sirkeci Train Station is the main train station in old city of Istanbul. It used to be the main station for trains going in western direction including international trains, but there’s no train connection due to engineering work. It’s one of the stations of Istanbul Suburban System, Marmaray.

Location

Sirkeci Station is in the old city of Istanbul, in walking distance to Sultanahmet, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar.

Sirkeci Station has strong bus (to European side of Istanbul), ferry (to Asian side of Istanbul) and rail connections.

There are hundreds of hotels, shops and restaurants very close to station.

Istanbul public transport guide
by Onur Uysal

Train Services (as of February 2017)

Sirkeci Station is currently not connected to national rail network. Available services are:

Marmaray Suburban Service

Bosphor Express (Sofia-Istanbul) (daily, via bus service)

Bus Service (as of February 2017)

There’s connected bus service for Bosphor Express between Halkalı and Sirkeci stations.

Halkali Sirkeci Bus Connection

Facilities

The ticket office is open between 07:00-22:00. Phone is +90 (212) 527 00 50.

International train tickets are available, travel passes are not at Sirkeci Station.

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2 thoughts on “Sirkeci Train Station

  1. Hy! I bought my Eurail Global Pass and im visiting Istambul in August. From Istambul i want to go to Greece ( Santorini and Mykonos). Which bus i have to take from istambul or which connection i have to do? Please ill wait for the information so as to reserve also. Thanks!!

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  2. There are some bus services to Greece. No experience about them.

    Or you can go to Bulgaria by train first and then another train to Greece.

    Last choice may be using ferry services from Turkey to a Greek island. There are ferry services from Bordum, Kusadasi, Marmaris as far as I know.

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