Touristic Dogu Express (Ankara Kars train)

Route map, train timetable, main stations and ticket options of main line train running between Ankara and Kars:

Touristic Dogu Express
Touristic Dogu Express. Photo: Onur Uysal

Due to HST engineering works, Ankara-Irmak stretch will be kept closed until 31st of July, 2019. During this time, TCDDT organizes shuttle service between Ankara main train station and Irmak.

Touristic Dogu Express travel info

  • Which operator operates the train? TCDD Taşımacılık
  • What kind of a train I’m going to travel with? Diesel loco hauled passenger coaches
  • What travel options I have? Sleeper (2 berths)
  • Any food/drink available in train? Dining car
  • How far is it from Ankara to Kars? 1310 km
  • How long it takes from Ankara to Kars? 29:20-32:30 hours
  • How can I buy the ticket? All sales channels (Internet, mobile applications, call center, stations and tourism agencies)
  • Can I buy ticket online? Online ticket available
  • When can I buy the ticket? 60 days prior to departure

Route map of Touristic Dogu Express

Touristic Dogu Express (Ankara Kars train) route map

Main stations Touristic Dogu Express calls

Touristic Dogu Express timetable

Train departure days: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Ankara, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from Kars

Touristic Dogu Express timetable
Touristic Dogu Express timetable

* As of 6/2019. Please click for official timetable.

Ticket fares of Touristic Dogu Express

Ticket fares for Touristic Dogu Express-Ana hat route*:

  • Sleeper: 250 TL/person (Single room surcharge: 150 TL)

* Fares are as of 6/2019 based on information at official websites.

More to know

  • Ankara train station where all conventional trains depart and Ankara high speed train station where all HSTs depart, are next to each other. There’s overpass in between for passengers.
  • This train only has sleepers. Calls at 2-3 stations for long times for excursions. Fares are more. Dogu Express doesn’t stop for excursions and is cheaper.
  • You should visit Ani ruins when you are at Kars.
  • Read public transport alternative to Ankara train station at How to get to high speed train station at Ankara?.

Some information may vary. For official information, please visit TCDD Taşımacılık. Please read our disclaimer.