Discounts for foreign travelers

Istanbul – Ankara High-Speed Train offers a 50% discount off full fare for travelers 65 and older. Besides there is a 20% discount for a round trip. Are these discounts eligible for foreign travelers?
Anatoly

20% discount is valid for everyone for sure. Roundtrip is “gidis donus” in Turkish. 🙂

TCDD has not mentioned any specific document for discounts for 65+ (50%) and 60+ (20%). So any official ID (ie passport) should be enough. Show the staff at the ticket office your birthday. On the other hand, this may not be frequent case, and staff may not be able to understand the document, and finally he/she may not be sure if discount is valid for foreign travelers. If rejected, I’d suggest you to insist a little bit more and suggest them to call the headoffice. Good luck.

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Written by Onur Uysal

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

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