Bosphor Express, the overnight train between Istanbul and Sofia will start direct service tonight from Halkali.
The train service was being given by connected bus service in Turkish stretch (Istanbul-Kapikule) due to engineering works. Starting with tonight, the trains will depart directly from Istanbul, Halkali Station.
Furthermore, the new service offers a faster service (travel time is 10 hrs) and more comfortable with sleepers and couchettes.
The timetable is announced as follows:
Turkey’s new train operator, TCDD Tasimacilik, has also announced new train travel destinations to Europe from Turkey. Train services to Bucharest and Belgrade will start by summer. These services will be given by coaches attached to Bosphor Express.
There are bus connections to city center from Halkali Station.
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