How to get to Ani Ruins by train?

Ani Harabeleri
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How to get to Ani Ruins from Istanbul by train?

Ani ruins are about 1500 km away from İstanbul. If you prefer train, you’ll have the chance to discover Turkey’s most popular train route, Ankara-Kars.

You’ll use high speed train to Ankara and overnight train to Kars which will last more than one day in total. Train will be at Kars in the evening, thus you need to stay at hotel in Kars.

How to get to Ani Ruins from Ankara by train?

Ani ruins are about 1000 km away from Ankara. There’s a direct overnight train to Kars, which is the most popular train route in Turkey.

You’ll use overnight train to Kars which will last one day. Train will be at Kars in the evening, thus you need to stay at hotel in Kars.

How to get to Ani Ruins from Izmir by train?

Ani ruins are over 1500 km away from İzmir. By train, you’ll have the chance to discover Turkey’s two overnight trains at one travel, and have some time to see Konya.

You’ll take the overnight train (better in sleeper) to Konya, high speed train to Ankara and another overnight train to Kars. Travel will take 2 days, but you’ll have some time to see Eskişehir and Ankara. Train will be at Kars in the evening, thus you need to stay at hotel in Kars.

Prepared based on personal experiences and timetables of preparation date. Please read disclaimer statement.

Prepared in 10/2018
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