Route, timetable, station and ticket details of train running between Bucharest and Halkalı:
Istanbul-Bucharest train runs only during summer (Between 3rd June-2nd October in 2017).
* 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
How long is the route? 940 km
How long it takes? 17-19 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
* 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.
Bucharest-Halkalı couchette seat/berth: 51.2 €/person
Bucharest-Halkalı sleeper seat/berth: 59.2 €/person (triple), 70.2 €/person (double), 132.8 €/person (single),
* As of 7/2017. Pls check current fares from TCDD’s official website.
Romanian sleepers offer 3 berth as well (price is 59.20 €/person as of July 2017).
Turkey is GMT +3 and Bulgaria/Romania is GMT +2 (No daylight time policy in Turkey).
Train passes through Kapikule/Svilengrad and Ruse/Giurgiu 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