Transasia Express (Ankara Tehran train)

Route map, train timetable, main stations and ticket options of international train running between Ankara and Tehran:

Transasia Express
Transasia Express. Photo: courtesy of Brownbook magazine and Ayla Hibri

This train service is suspended due to Covid-19.


Transasia Express information
  • Which operator operates the train? TCDD Taşımacılık, RAI
  • What kind of a train I’m going to travel with? TCDD and RAI locos hauled passenger coaches
  • What travel options I have? Couchette (6 seats/berths)
  • Any food/drink available in train? Dining car
  • How far is it from Ankara to Tehran? 2355 km
  • How long it takes from Ankara to Tehran? 57:00 hours
Transasia Express route
Transasia Express route

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Train departure days: On Wednesdays from both Ankara and Tehran

Transasia Express ticket fares

Tickets on sale 60 days prior to departure

How can I buy the ticket?

WebNot available
MobileNot available
Call Center444 82 33
Ticket officeStations with international ticket desk

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

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For train details and online train tickets in Iran, visit iranrail.net

This train was very popular among travellers. Read experiences of travellers about this train at Travel Stories.

Though bicycles are accepted in Iran trains, for this train, TCDDT wagons are used between Tatvan and Ankara, where bicycles are not accepted unless there’s luggage wagons.

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Main stations this train is calling at:


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