Karesi Express (İzmir Balikesir train)

Route map, train timetable, main stations and ticket options of main line train running between Izmir (Basmane) and Balikesir:

Karesi Express
Karesi Express. Photo: Steve Hobson

Karesi Express travel info

  • Which operator operates the train? TCDD Taşımacılık
  • What kind of a train I’m going to travel with? Electric loco hauled passenger coaches
  • What travel options I have? Pulman (2+1 seats)
  • Any food/drink available in train? No meal service nor snack bar
  • How far is it from Izmir (Basmane) to Balikesir? 240 km
  • How long it takes from Izmir (Basmane) to Balikesir? 4:30-5:00 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? 30 days prior to departure

Route map of Karesi Express

* Based on route data provided by EcoTransITWorld. There may be some changes on route.

Main stations Karesi Express calls

Karesi Express timetable

Train departure days: Everyday

Karesi Express timetable
Karesi Express timetable

* As of 12/2018. Please click for official timetable.

Ticket fares of Karesi Express

Ticket fares for Karesi Express-Ana hat route*:

  • Standard seat: 18 TL/person

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* Fares are as of 12/2018 based on information at official websites.

More to know

  • Alternate trains on Izmir-Balikesir route: 6 Eylul, 17 Eylul, Ege and Izmir Mavi. Izmir Mavi has sleeper option.
  • Main line/regional train connections in southward direction from Izmir. You can get to Ephesus and Pamukkale by train as well.

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