# 7 – Izmir – Ankara train (Izmir Mavi)
Izmir Mavi used to run between Izmir and Ankara, but now operates until Eskisehir due to engineering works at Ankara.
Izmir Mavi restarted to run between Ankara and Izmir starting from Oct 15, 2018.
The route is 837 km long and travel time is 14:30 hours.
There are only sleeper cars, but no couchettes in this train. If you traveling foursome, you need to get two compartments.
There’s no chance of watching view from train, since it runs during night.
Both train stations are at the heart of cities. Both cities have wide variety of accommodation and a lot of places to see.