Sirkeci Train Station

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.


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


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.



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!!


  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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