Route, timetable, station and ticket details of train running between Belgrade and Halkalı:
There’s no more combined service on this route. You can only interchange between Belgrade-Sofia and Sofia-Istanbul trains if there’s no delay. As of July 2017, TCDD stopped selling Istanbul-Belgrade train tickets and Serbian Railways continue selling them.
* Based on route data provided by EcoTransITWorld.
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
Istanbul-Belgrade train runs only during summer (Between 2nd June-15th September in 2017).
* As of 7/2017. Please click for TCDD’s official timetable.
* Please click station name for location, all trains calling and timetables, working hours and contact info of station.
Belgrade-Halkalı couchette seat/berth: 51.2 €/person
* As of 7/2017. Pls check current fares from TCDD’s official website.
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.
Cover photo by Onur Uysal