How to get to Pergamon Ruins by train from İstanbul?

Pergamon is 400 km away from İstanbul. Train may be entartaining if you don’t mind interchanges.

You’ll cross the Marmara Sea by ferry and take daily train to İzmir from Bandırma. After a night in İzmir, you can travel anytime to Pergamon.

Pergamon antik kenti
Pergamon antik kenti

Go to Yenikapı ferry port.

Take IDO ferry to Bandırma (2.5 hrs).

Go to Bandırma train station.

Take 6 Eylul Express (Izmir-Bandirma) train to İzmir. It’ll take about 7-7.5 hours (342 km).

Rest in a hotel. Click for hotels around İzmir (Basmane) station.

Go to Aliağa station by Izban suburban train.

Pergamon Acropolis is next to Bergama town, on the top of Kale Hill. Transportation to acropolis is by cable car. There is a bus service to Bergama from Aliağa Station (bus no: 835). Last stop of the bus is Bergama, very close to city center. It’s possible to walk to cable car station from there (2 km).

All directions to Pergamon Ruins by train
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Directions are given as suggestions based on personal experience and current timetables as of 11/2017. Some information may be out-of-date. Please read our disclaimer statement.

Written by Onur Uysal

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

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