Ankara Express (Ankara Istanbul train)

Train details, route map, train timetable, options, fares, sales channels and notes about main line train giving service between Ankara-Istanbul:


608

9:00

1/day


30 days

All seats



  • What is the operator of Ankara Express? TCDD Taşımacılık
  • How Ankara Express looks like? Electric loco hauled passenger coaches
  • How far is it between Ankara-Istanbul by rail? 608 km
  • How long it takes between Ankara-Istanbul? Around 9:00 hours
  • Is reservation required for Ankara Express? All seats with reservation, see on ticket
  • Is accessibility provided inAnkara Ekspresi? Some seats of train is reserved for travellers who need accessibility
  • Is there food/drink service in Ankara Express? Dining car
  • May I take bicycle with me in Ankara Express? Only folding bicycles that fits luggage part over seats can be carried.
Ankara Express route
Ankara Express route map

Daily departure in each direction

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Ankara22:00Halkalı22:00
Sincan22:26Bakırköy22:24
Polatlı23:16Söğütlüçeşme22:53
Eskişehir01:13Bostancı23:04
Bozüyük01:47Pendik23:31
Bilecik02:26Gebze23:51
Arifiye03:55İzmit YHT
İzmit YHTArifiye00:58
Gebze04:58Bilecik02:30
Pendik05:19Bozüyük03:03
Bostancı05:37Eskişehir03:44
Söğütlüçeşme05:53Polatlı05:35
Bakırköy06:22Sincan06:23
Halkalı06:47Ankara06:45
Ankara Express (Ankara-Istanbul) train timetable
(As of 06 Oct 2022)

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

Coach
192
  • 2+1 seats
Sleeper
517
  • Double-deck berth for 2
  • Mini refrigerator
  • Sink and power in rooms
Sleeper (Single)
710
  • Berth for 1
  • Mini refrigerator
  • Sink and power in rooms

As of 06 Oct 2022, valid per person, based on official website of operator. Click for discounts.

Tickets on sale 30 days before departure

How can I buy the ticket?

Internethttps://ebilet.tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr/
MobileApp Store or Google Play
Call center444 82 33 (English available)
Ticket officeTrain stations, agencies, PTT offices
Ankara Express tickets sales channels
  • Ankara Express is the only overnight service between Istanbul and Ankara.
  • Bicycle hanger was put on this train for the first time. There’s bicycle label on the door of the wagon.
  • High speed trains and overnight trains call at 5 stations in Istanbul. Pendik, Bostanci and Sogutlucesme in Asian side, Bakirkoy and Halkali in European side. Not all HSTs pass to the European side.
  • For access to nearest HST station in Istanbul: How to get to high speed train stations in Istanbul?
  • High speed trains are calling at two stations in Ankara: Eryaman and Ankara HST station. Conventional trains call at Ankara Main Station and Sincan in westbound traffic. In eastbound, they call at Ankara Main Station and Kayas.
  • Click to get directions for getting to Ankara train station by public transport.

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