Istanbul Belgrade Train

Route, timetable, station and ticket details of train running between Belgrade and Halkalı:

Istanbul-Belgrade train runs only during summer (Between 2nd June-15th September in 2017).
Route

* Based on route data provided by EcoTransITWorld.

General Information

What kind of a train I’m going to travel with? Electric loco and TVS 2000 passenger coaches

What options I have? 4-berth couchette cars

How long is the route? 1050 km

How long it takes? 17.5-19 hours

How can I buy the ticket? Only at stations where international tickets office exists

When can I buy the ticket? 60 days prior to departure

Timetable

istanbul-belgrade-timetable

* As of 7/2017. Please click for TCDD’s official timetable.

Main Stations

BelgradeSofia – Plovdiv – Kapıkule – Edirne – ÇerkezköyHalkalı

* Please click station name for location, all trains calling and timetables, working hours and contact info of station.

Fares

Belgrade-Halkalı couchette seat/berth: 51.2 €/person

* As of 7/2017. Pls check current fares from TCDD’s official website.

Suggestions

Turkey is GMT +3, Bulgaria/Romania is GMT +2 and Serbia is GMT +1 (No daylight time policy in Turkey).

Train passes through Kapikule/Svilengrad and Kalotina/Gradina border crossings.

Check Balkan Flexipass if you are going to travel in Balkan countries by rail.

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Cover photo by Onur Uysal

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3 thoughts on “Istanbul Belgrade Train

  1. I wanted to share my experience with this train connection. I took it from Cerkesköy to Belgrade.
    In Cerkesköy there is a train station but no open ticket office so the only possibility is to buy the ticket on the train. On the train you can only buy the ticket for each country and not the whole journey. So you should have a lot of small Euro money with you which I luckily had. I paid 41 Lira for the Turkish part plus 14 Euro for the bedding. 20 Euro for the Bulgarian part plus an extra ticket of 2 Euro to cross the border into Serbia. In Serbia I paid 12 Euro to get to Belgrade.
    Even so the carriage said it goes to Belgrade it actually didn’t and I had to change trains in Sofia.
    As there is a lot of track work in Serbia we arrived in Belgrade two hours late.
    The train from Turkey to Sofia was quite empty and everybody I asked said it is never a problem to get a ticket.
    All in all an enjoyable train ride.

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