Bosphor Express

International Trains to Turkey

Turkey has only 4 international train connections with neighbor countries. One daily train to Bucharest, Romania. Another connected train to Sofia, Bulgaria. And 2 weekly trains to Iran, Tehran and Tabriz.

Here are the international trains of Turkey:

Transasia Train

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

Click for the timetable of Transasya train.

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.

Click for the timetable of Van-Tabriz train.

Bosphor Express

Bosphor Express is giving service every day between Istanbul, Turkey and Bucharest, Romania via Bulgaria.

Departures every night at 22:00 from Istanbul, every noon (12:13) from Bucharest. Duration is 20.5 hours.

Due to construction works on way, a part of the route is closed. Connected buses are being organized by train operators. Thus, passengers of this train have to use 3 buses in addition to train service (train tickets are valid in the buses):

Bucharest-Gorna Oryahovitsa by train Gorna Oryahovitsa-Dimitrovgrad by bus Dimitrovgrad-Kapikule Border by bus Kapikule Border-Istanbul by bus

Click for the timetable of Bosphor Express.

Balkan Express

Balkan Express is a connected service to Bosphor Express between Sofia, Bulgaria and Istanbul, Turkey.

Balkan Express departs every evening (18:55) from Sofia. Due to construction works, passengers have to take 2 buses from Dimitrovgrad until Istanbul, as shown below:

Sofia-Dimitrovgrad by train Dimitrovgrad-Kapikule Border by bus Kapikule Border-Istanbul by bus

Click for the timetable of Balkan Express.

Photo: Joelle McNichol

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