Istanbul Ankara HST

Route map, train timetable, main stations and ticket options of high speed train running between Istanbul (Halkali) and Ankara:

Istanbul Ankara HST
Istanbul Ankara HST. Photo: Steve Hobson

No meal service during pandemic. HES codes required for Turkish citizens.

As of 16 Jan 2020, Bakirkoy and Halkali calls suspended temporarily.

Istanbul Ankara HST information
  • Which operator operates the train? TCDD Taşımacılık
  • What kind of a train I’m going to travel with? CAF HST sets
  • What travel options I have? Economy and business
  • Any food/drink available in train? No meal service nor snack bar
  • How far is it from Istanbul (Halkali) to Ankara? 556 km
  • How long it takes from Istanbul (Halkali) to Ankara? 5:30 hours
Istanbul Ankara HST route
Istanbul Ankara HST route


Train departure days: Everyday

Istanbul Ankara HST timetable

Though we work hard to keep timetables up-to-date, there may be short-term delays for update. Please check official timetable of train.


Istanbul Ankara HST ticket fares

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Tickets on sale 5 days prior to departure during pandemic

How can I buy the ticket?

MobileApp Store or Google Play
Call Center 444 82 33 (English available)
Ticket OfficesTrain tations, tourism agencies, PTT offices

WhatsApp support line: +90 (507) 321 82 33


How to get to high speed train station at Ankara?

HSTs now stop at 4 stations in Istanbul: How to get to high speed train stations in Istanbul?

Train’s commercial speed is 250 km/h. However, in Istanbul and between Kosekoy-Bilecik, train moves slower.

See connected services at Eskisehir train station.


Main stations this train is calling at:

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