It’s possible to travel to 30 cities in Turkey by train.
Although rail has a very little share in passenger transport in Turkey (1%), passenger train network covers many Turkish cities.
Here below are the city centers through which passenger trains pass:
Cities you can access by high speed trains
There are high speed train services between Istanbul-Ankara, Istanbul-Konya and Ankara-Konya.
The city centers where high speed trains are calling at are:
İstanbul (Asian side), İzmit, Adapazarı (Arifiye), Bilecik, Eskişehir, Ankara, Konya
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Cities you can access by main line trains
Main line trains are loco-hauled long-distance trains which run once a day. They are slower, but very comfortable. Overnight trains have sleepers and couchettes where you can sleep during night. Main departure stations for main line trains are Ankara, Izmir and Adana.
The city centers where main line trains are calling at are:
İzmir, Manisa, Balıkesir, Kütahya, Uşak, Afyon, Denizli, Eskişehir, Ankara, Konya, Karaman, Niğde, Adana, Kayseri, Sivas, Erzincan, Erzurum, Kars, Malatya, Elazığ, Muş, Diyarbakır, Batman
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Cities you can travel around by regional trains
Most of the regional trains are DMU/EMU sets, running in short distances (50-300 km) several times a day. Comfort is not the main idea in these trains. Some of them are very crowded.
The city centers where regional trains are calling at are:
Edirne, İstanbul (Anadolu ve Avrupa yakası), İzmit, Sakarya, İzmir, Manisa, Uşak, Aydın, Denizli, Eskişehir, Kütahya, Afyonkarahisar, Konya, Karaman, Zonguldak, Karabük, Mersin, Adana, Osmaniye, İskenderun, Sivas, Erzincan, Kars, Elazığ, Muş, Diyarbakır, Batman
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