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. I am planning on coming from Britain to make a tour of as many railways in Turkey as I can, helped by your excellent website. I notice that on mainline trains, double seats are assigned on a gender-specific basis. However, on regional trains there is no reservation, so we must choose the most suitable seat available on boarding. Can you tell me if it is alright for a man to take a seat next to a woman? If it is alright, would it be more courteous even so to find another seat?


    • Hi Peter. You are very kind and thoughtful. If there’s a chance, it would be nice to take anıther seat. But do not hesitate much. I wouldn’t. You, as a tourist, will have more credit than me. 🙂


  2. Hi. Do you know if it’ s any fee for seat reservation YHT Istanbul-Ankara. I’m travelling with Balkan Flexipass.


  3. Hello
    Can you tell me how well the seats in TVS2000 Pullman coaches line up with the windows? The photographs on this website look encouraging, but it would be worth knowing if there are any that don’t have such a good view.
    Thank you


  4. Hello Onur! Question about Halkali: do the Marmary trains use the same station as the train to Sofia? Or does TCDD still depend on the bus transfer? Will the ‘old’ route Halkali-Sirkeci ever be put back into use? (I understand that the bids for rebuilding the old route came in way too high.)


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