two train stations:
North of the city
Alsancak Station (AHL-sahn-jahk) serves intercity
as those to Balıkesir, Eskişehir and Ankara;
and those to Bandırma,
the port for fast
ferries to Istanbul. More...
East of the center,
Basmane Station (BAHSS-mah-neh) serves regional trains south and east
Menderes Airport, Selçuk (for
Ephesus & Şirince),
Nazilli and Denizli (for Pamukkale). More...
Both stations have connections to
the İZBAN suburban
train line with
frequent trains to Adnan
These trains take you between İzmir (Basmane), Adnan
Selçuk (for Ephesus & Şirince),
Söke, Aydın, Nazilli, and Denizli (for
Mavi Tren is an overnight train hauling Pullman
car and a dining
At Eskişehir you can connect with high-speed trains to Istanbul and Ankara.
The Konya Mavi Tren (Konya Blue Train) departs İzmir (Basmane) nightly at 20:10 (8:10 pm), and Konya nightly at 19:30 (7:30 pm) hauling Pullman, couchette and sleeping cars, and a dining car, and arrives in the opposite station at breakfast-time. More...
—by Tom Brosnahan