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.

Main line services in Turkey - 2018
Main line services in Turkey – 2018
Ankara trains

Dogu Express (Ankara Kars train)
Vangolu Express (Ankara Tatvan train)
Guney Kurtalan Express (Ankara Kurtalan train)

İzmir trains

Izmir Mavi (Ankara Izmir train)
Konya Mavi (İzmir Konya train)
Karesi Express (İzmir Balikesir train)
6 Eylul Express (Izmir Bandirma train)
17 Eylul Express (Izmir Balıkesir train)
Ege Express (İzmir Balikesir train)

Adana trains

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

Other trains

Pamukkale Express (Eskisehir Denizli train)

Suspended trains

4 Eylul Mavi (Ankara Malatya train)
Cukurova Express (Ankara Adana train)