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

As Iran border crossings are closed due to covid-19, all train services between Turkey and Iran are suspended as of 23 Feb 2020.

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? RAI/TCDD couchette (4 berths)
  • Any food/drink available in train? Iran dining car
  • How far is it from Ankara to Tehran? 2394 km
  • How long it takes from Ankara to Tehran? 59:00 hours
Transasia Express route
Transasia Express route


Train departure days: Every Wednesday

Transasia Express 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.


Transasia Express ticket fares

Tickets on sale 60 days prior to departure

How can I buy the ticket? and
MobileNot available
Call Center444 82 33 (TCDD), +90 544 818 4545 (Transasia Train)
Ticket officeStations with international ticket desk

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


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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.


Main stations this train is calling at:

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