Main line trains

Main line trains are given by locomotive-hauled trains. Service frequency is mostly once a day.

In addition to standard carriages (pulman), couchette cars (örtülü kuşetli) and/or sleepers (yataklı) and restaurant cars are available on overnight trains. Sleepers are generally full on the day of travel, prior reservation/ticketing is advised.

Although it’s easier to find seats in standard carriages, trains are full on special dates (during the first and last days of public holidays). Online ticketing is possible 30 days prior to day of travel. Refund and change is possible.

TCDD Main Line Trains

Trains departing from Ankara

Dogu Express (Ankara-Kars)
Vangolu Express (Ankara-Tatvan)
Kurtalan Express (Ankara-Kurtalan)

Trains departing from Izmir

Izmir Mavi (İzmir-Ankara)
Konya Mavi (İzmir-Konya)
Karesi Express (İzmir-Balıkesir)
6 Eylul Express (İzmir-Balıkesir-Bandırma)
17 Eylul Express (İzmir-Balıkesir-Bandırma)
Ege Express (İzmir-Balıkesir)

Trains departing from Adana

Toros Express (Adana-Konya)
Firat Express (Adana-Elazig)
Erciyes Express (Adana-Kayseri)

Trains departing from other cities

Pamukkale Express (Eskişehir-Denizli)

Trains suspended

4 Eylul Mavi
Çukurova Express