Istanbul – Belgrade Train

Train service between Istanbul and Belgrade is an overnight train departing everyday during summer.

Istanbul-Belgrade train is announced to run this year between 01.06.2017 and 17.09.2017.

General information

Train is called Bosphor Express (in Turkey) and Balkan Express (in Bulgaria/Serbia)

Loco hauled overnight train

1050 km long

Lasts about 17.5-19 hrs

Border crossing at Kapikule and Dragoman


SleepersCouchettes for 4 passengers

Timetable (2017)


* Turkey is GMT +3, Bulgaria is GMT +2 and Serbia is GMT +1.

Main Stations

Belgrade – Nis – Dragoman – Sofia – Plovdiv – Dimitrovgrad – Kapıkule – Edirne – Çerkezköy – Halkalı


Istanbul-Belgrade fares have not been announced yet.

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

All international trains



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