Paul on Transasia Express

Trans-Asia Express: Turkey to Iran by train

Laura & Paul left their jobs and home in Seattle in April 2015 to travel across the Middle East and Asia. A part of this trip was from Ankara to Tabriz by Trans-Asia Express train.

Our first experience of Iran’s friendliness and hospitality started the moment we found our train compartment. We shared it with a middle-aged Iranian man, Majid. Despite his limited English and our nonexistent Farsi, he extended a warm welcome, sharing sweets, teaching us Farsi phrases, and offering us hospitality in his home in Tehran (we unfortunately didn’t have time to take him up on his offer).

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Route, timetable, options and fares of Transasia Express (Tehran-Ankara)
Other stories about this train

Cover photo by Laura

Written by Onur Uysal

Railway consultant. Owner of RT Media & Consultancy. Founder and editor of Rail Turkey.

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