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
Vangolu Express information
Vangolu Express route
Vangolu Express route


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

Vangolu Express timetable
Vangolu Express timetable

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Vangolu Express ticket fares

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Tickets on sale 30 days prior to departure

How can I buy the ticket?

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Call Center 444 82 33 (English available)
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WhatsApp support line: +90 (507) 321 82 33


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?.


Main stations this train is calling at:

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