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The new touristic train routes of Turkey

Toros Express

Though Toros Express has not managed to attract travellers, the route is prefered by private train tours many times in the past.

Toros Express route

Here’s the scorecard of Toros Express:

Departure point is good

Toros Express is departing from Adana. Adana has strong transport connections. Accommodation is sufficient. Adana is in the middle of touristic cities like Gaziantep, Hatay and Mersin.

Toros Express. Photo: Berktug Sebin

Arrival point is perfect

Toros Express arrives at Konya. With Mevlana Museum, Karatay Medresa, Seb-i Arus ceremonies, tourism develops fast in Konya. There’s direct flight to Istanbul, HSTs to Istanbul, Eskisehir and Ankara.

Catalhoyuk will be excellent excursion

9000 years old neolothic city Catalhoyuk is right next to Adana-Konya railway, very close to Cumra Station. The ruins are well-designed, deserves more visitors.

Catalhoyuk. Photo: Onur Uysal

Daytime travel is a great advantage

Unlike the trains above, Toros Express runs during daytime which gives chance to take amazing photos of Taurus Mountains. Varda Bridge is on way, deserves a short stop. The return train should also depart early in the morning.

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9 replies »

  1. How about some connection to northern turkey. Would love to travel to Trabzon, Rize and Artvin to stay in highlands. Seems to that there is not much options to reach them rather than bus and minibuses.


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