192 - Tranasia Express - Kiana Hayeri

International trains to Turkey


Turkey has 5 international train services to neighbourhood countries, Iran, Romania, Bulgaria and Austria.

Istanbul-Belgrade train service has also started in 2017. Click for details.

Here are the international trains of Turkey:

Ankara-Tehran Train

Ankara-Tehran train (Transasia Express) is running once a week between Ankara and Tehran. Departures every Wednesday from Ankara and Tehran. Duration is 58-60 hours. Train also stops at Tabriz in Iran.

Istanbul-Tehran train route, options, timetable and fares

Van-Tabriz Train

Train is running once a week between Van and Tabriz. Departures every Tuesday from Van, and every Monday from Tabriz. Duration is 9 hours.

Van-Tabriz train route, options, timetable and fares

Istanbul-Bucharest Train

Istanbul-Bucharest train (Bosphor/Balkan Express) is giving service every day between Istanbul and Bucharest via Bulgaria. Duration is 17-19 hours.

Istanbul-Bucharest train route, options, timetable and fares

Istanbul-Sofia Express

Istanbul-Sofia Express is giving service every day between Sofia and Istanbul. Duration is 9 hours.

Istanbul-Sofia train route, options, timetable and fares

Edirne-Villach Train

Edirne-Villach train (Optima Express) is giving service on scheduled days from spring to fall. There are also auto carrier wagons in the train. Duration is 31 hours.

Edirne-Villach train route, options, timetable and fares

Cover photo: Kiana Hayeri ©

Written by Onur Uysal

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

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