Questions from travelers

It’s not easy to reach to information about trains in Turkey, especially in English. 

Thus we’d like to help you, and do our best to answer your questions.

Please keep in mind that we are not a call center working for TCDD Tasimacilik or any other operator, and we cannot help you for ticketing or reservation problems.

You can write your question at the bottom of this page, in “questions/comments” box.

Please check “train and travel details”, “tickets and reservation”, related train or station before submitting your question. 

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  1. We want to take the Eastern Express from Ankara to Kars in May of this year. Can we book the tickets online, we will need a sleeper. It seems difficult to find any site where I can actually book this. Thank you.

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  2. Günaydin,

    First thank you very much for your excellent website, it is very clear and I check it a lot and recommend it to everybody that asks me about trains in Turkey (which happens quite a lot actually).

    In May I am going to Iran again and I had planned to take the train from Dimitrovgrad to Halkalı, then to Ankara and then the Transasya ekspres, all in one day. The train from Dimitrovgrad arrives in Halkalı at 0510 but it is usually late, so the train from Halkalı 0600 to Ankara I might miss. The next one leaves from Pendik and arrives in Ankara at 1415, only 10 minutes before the train to Teheran leaves, which would be ok if the train is punctual, and it usually is more or less, but do you know if they would stop the Transasya for a few minutes in case it’s not? I mean: is there some rule for connection between this kind of trains? I know that the other way round, the YHT never waits normal ekspresler… (I found out the hard way haha)

    Can’t wait until Sirkeci and Haydarpaşa reopen… It would make everything a lot easier.

    Teşeküler,
    İskender Gomme

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    • Hi Iskender. Many thanks for kind words. First of all, train is stopped due to covit-19. Check before starting trip. Transasia will not wait for HST, and 10 min delay will not be surprising. Between ramp of HST and Transasia, you may need 5+ minutes. And unfortunately, HSTs are too full to buy in last minute.

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    • Cevabı için teşekürler. I canceled my visit and hope to go end of september or october… (Here we are confined completely anyway)

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  3. Hi ,I’m looking to send my cargo to Iran , the consingment is on truck now on bendik custom , how I’m able to book a cargo wagon.

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