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How to get to Akhtamar Church by train from Adana?

Akhtamar is about 800 km away from Adana. One daily and one overnight train will take you there.

You have to take daily train to Elazığ and interchange for Tatvan. You have some time at Elazığ. Departure time of Tatvan train may be a little disturbing. Keep in mind that train to Tatvan runs twice a week.

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Directions

Go to Adana train station.

Take Firat Express (Adana-Elazig) train to Elazığ. It’ll take about 11 hours (511 km).

Take Vangolu Express (Ankara-Tatvan) train to Tatvan. It’ll take about 12 hours .

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
Ankara - Vikipedi 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.
İstanbul 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 of Turkey.
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Directions are given as suggestions based on personal experience and current timetables (as of 9/2017). Some information may be out-of-date. Please read our disclaimer statement.

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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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