Bosphor Express giving service between Istanbul and Bucharest has started.
The overnight train service between Istanbul (Halkali) and Bucharest, Bosphor Express, has started as of 3rd of June.
The train is actually couchette wagons attached to Sofia Express until Dimitrovgrad and then attached to Sofia-Bucharest train. In this way, travellers can travel between Istanbul and Bucharest in same compartment without any interchange.
Bosphor Express has only couchette wagons where each compartment has 4 seats/berths. Travel time is approxiametely 19 hours.
There is neither dinner car nor buffet in train. Travellers have to bring all food/drink with them.
Similar to other international trains, tickets of Bosphor Express can be bought only at stations with international ticket office, Halkali, Sirkeci and Sogutlucesme in Istanbul. No sales via internet or call center.
This train runs only during summer until 3rd of October.
Cover photo: Onur Uysal ©