Vangolu Express (Ankara Tatvan train)

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

Vangolu Express
Vangolu Express. Photo: Jeff Hawken

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.

Vangolu Express travel info

Route map of Vangolu Express

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

Main stations Vangolu Express calls

Vangolu Express timetable

Train departure days: Every Tuesday and Sunday from Ankara, every Tuesday and Thursday from Tatvan

Vangolu Express timetable
Vangolu Express timetable
Vangolu Express timetable

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

Ticket fares of Vangolu Express

Ticket fares for Vangolu Express-Ana hat route*:

  • Standard seat: 47 TL/person
  • Couchette: 63.5 TL/person
  • Sleeper: 117 TL/person (Single room surcharge: 70 TL)

Click for general discounts

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

More to know

  • Ankara train station where all passenger trains to east departs,and Ankara high speed train station where all high speed trains to west departs, are next to each other. There’s overpass in between for passengers.
  • It’s not easy to find sleeper/couchette at Vangolu Express. It’s better buying the ticket as soon as they are on sale.
  • Tatvan is the closest station to Akhtamar Church. You can get to Akhtamar by bus + boat.
  • Read public transport alternative to Ankara train station at How to get to high speed train station at Ankara?.

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