Istanbul-Bucharest train service, which has been run during summer time, will start next week.
Istanbul-Bucharest-Istanbul overnight train service, which had started to run only during summer two years ago, will restart service on 7th of June, 2019.
The wagons to Bucharest will be attached to Sofia Express at Halkali, Istanbul, and then attached to Sofia-Bucharest train at Dimitrovgrad. Thus passengers will travel between Istanbul and Bucharest without need of interchange.
As also know Bosphor Express, Istanbul-Bucharest train as 2 and 3 berths sleepers of Romania State Railways (CFR). 2-berths compartments have WC and sink in the compartment.
Bucharest train will depart from Halkali with Sofia Express at 21:40 and will arrive at Bucharest at 18:55.
The train will depart from Bucharest at 12:40 on return, and arrive at Halkali at 07:40.
The shuttle service between Halkali and Sirkeci continues. Marmaray also provides an easy connection from Halkali to many destinations in European and Asian side of Istanbul.
TCDDT only sells Bucharest train tickets at some stations. Sirkeci and Halkali in Istanbul are the ones with international ticket offices. Thouht this train is listed in online sales system of CFR, buying ticket is not allowed.
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