Train service between Istanbul and Bucharest is an overnight train departing everyday during summer.
Istanbul-Bucharest train is announced to run this year between 03.06.2017 and 20.09.2017.
Train is called Bosphor Express (in Turkey) and Balkan Express (in Bulgaria/Romania)
Loco hauled overnight train
940 km long
Lasts about 17-19 hrs
Border crossing at Kapikule and Ruse
The service used to be given by bus connections due to engineering works. This temporary situation had ended as of 20 February 2017.
Turkey is GMT +3 and Bulgaria/Romania is GMT +2.
Bucharest – Giurgiu Nord – Ruse – Dimitrovgrad – Kapıkule – Edirne – Çerkezköy – Halkalı
These fares were from the last time train run. 2017 fares has not been announced yet.
Please check Balkan Flexipass if you are going to travel in Balkan countries by rail.
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