How to get to Akhtamar Church by train from Ankara?

Akhtamar is about 1000 km away from İstanbul. Train is for travelers who enjoy travelling in an overnight train (better on sleeper) for one day.

You will get on the overnight train to Tatvan which will last one day. Keep in mind that train to Tatvan runs twice a week.

Akhtamar Island
gozturk
Directions

Go to Ankara train station.

Take Vangolu Express (Ankara-Tatvan) train to Tatvan. It’ll take about 24:30-25:30 hours (1245 km).

The Akhtamar Island is 13 km from Gevas boat pier. Gevas is at south coast of Van Lake, in the middle of Tatvan (90 km) and Van (45 km). Take bus from Tatvan main bus station (next to train station) to Gevas or Van. Tell bus driver that you’d like to get off at Akhtamar Boat Pier, which is 9 km before Gevas. There are boat services to Akhtamar Island from pier (13 km).

All directions to Akhtamar Church by train
How to get to Akhtamar Church by train from Ankara? - Akhtamar is about 1000 km away from İstanbul. Train is for travelers who enjoy travelling in an overnight train (better on sleeper) for one day. You will… Read more "How to get to Akhtamar Church by train from Ankara?"
istanbul How to get to Akhtamar Church by train from İstanbul? - Akhtamar is about 1500 km away from İstanbul. Train is a slow but entartaining option, especially if you’d like to discover both high speed and overnight trains… Read more "How to get to Akhtamar Church by train from İstanbul?"
Back to Akhtamar Church main page

Directions are given as suggestions based on personal experience and current timetables (as of 7/2017). Some information may be out-of-date. Please read our disclaimer statement.

travel-motto

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s