608 - Halkalı Kapikule treni - İhsan Dolguner

Halkali-Kapikule train departed


Train services in European side of Turkey has restarted with the first train started service between Halkali and Kapikule yesterday. 

Click for route, up-to-date timetable and other details of Kapikule-Halkali train.

This is a daily service. Train departs from Kapikule at 7:10 and arrives Halkali at 11:38. Departure from Halkali is at 18:00. Train arrives Kapikule at 22:27.

The route is 292 km and travel time is about 4:30 hours. Service is given by standard carriages pulled by loco having 234 seat capacity.

Fares are as follows:

Halkalı-Kapıkule 23,5 TL
Halkalı-Edirne 22 TL
Halkalı-Çerkezköy 8 TL
Çerkezköy-Kapıkule 17 TL

News: Jeff Hawken
Cover Photo: İhsan Dolguner ©

Written by Onur Uysal

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

9 comments

  1. I think only one train a day is poor as passeer service. Do they have in program to introduce some more frequent suburban (banlyö) trains?
    Do you know if the international train (Bosphorus Express) will in future arrive to Halkali as well?

  2. Thanks Onur. I wasn’t sure about that because l read that Halkali
    would be closed this summer because of the works on some bridges on
    the line. I guess that this closure didn’t happen.

  3. Hello. On Hafas (european railtime tabel online), it is shown that there is again a direct sleeping car from Halkalı to Bucureşti, do you know if this is true ?
    Thank you very much for your excellent website !

    1. You can be sure that there’s still bus connection, not a train service in Turkish section. Not sure about Bulgarian/Romanian side. Please let us know when you learn/experience that part.
      Thank you for your kind words.

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