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. Hello!
    I’m coming to turkey because I’ve planned to travel from Ankara to Kars by Dogu train on December 28th. Like advised on your website, I went to TCDD webpage 30 days earlier in order to buy 2 tickets for a sleeping cabin. Unfortunately, they were already sold out. Is there any other possibility to buy these tickets for a sleeping cabin? I’m a bit frustrated because I cannot find any other operator or travel agency where to get these tickets. Therefore, any of your precious advices would be helpful.
    Thanks in advance.
    Regards, Lucie


    • Hi Lucie. The tickets are sold out in seconds every night. Many people in Turkey complain about that. Travel agencies can be an option, but all sell packages, not the train ticket itself.


  2. Hello,
    In a few months I plan to travel on the Dogu Express from Erzurum to Ankara. I’ve heard that sleeper tickets are very difficult to secure. Do you know at what time exactly each day the tickets are released on Eybis? Secondly, can you suggest any travel agents who will be able to get these tickets?


  3. i’m coming to istanbul and i want to spend 5 days in bodrum , can i go by train and how to make booking


  4. thanks for this great website! I’m looking to travel from Tabriz to Ankara in april. I found information elsewhere, that there now is a connection from tabriz to Van again, as well es a connection from Tatvan to Ankara.
    Can you confirm this?
    Furthermore, I am looking to buy a Balkan Flexi-Pass, as it is a great deal. What would you recommend where I can buy it? According to your website, Tatvan station does not offer rail passes.


  5. Hello,

    I am riding a motorbike from London, England to Kyrgyzstan next summer, via Turkey. I would like to travel from Istanbul to Konya on the train and to take my motorbike with me. Does anyone know if it is possible to take a motorbike on the high speed trains?



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