Ankara Garı (Train Station)

Last Updated on August 31, 2023

Ankara Train Station is the main train station belonging to TCDD (Turkish State Railways), located on Celâl Bayar Boulevard, next to Ankara Station, in the Hacı Bayram District of Ankara's Altındağ district.

After a long rebuilding process, Ankara Train Station was reopened with its renovated and extraordinary architecture. The historic TCDD Ankara Train Station, a kilometer (6/10 mile, 12-minute walk) southwest of Ulus Square (map), is among the best examples of the 1930s Bauhaus style that once defined the look of Ankara along with several graceful buildings from its Ottoman past.

Ankara Railway Station has regional trains (map) while high-speed trains depart from the high-speed rail station nearby.

Ankara High Speed Train Station (Ankara Yüksek Hızlı Tren Garı)

The newly built Ankara High-Speed Train Station is a large complex featuring contemporary architectural designs. This centrally-located station provides easy access whether you're arriving in Ankara by train or departing.

This station offers high-speed train service from Ankara to Eskişehir, Istanbul, and Konya. The high-speed trains provide an alternative to air travel. When taking the high-speed rail, you may purchase a train ticket from the station or online.

Reaching the Ankara High-Speed Train Station via public transport is straightforward, with options to transfer from B1 Ankara Station, M4 Gar Metro Station, and A1 Maltepe Ankaray Station. Buses run by EGO, a subsidiary of Ankara Metropolitan Municipality, also provide convenient transportation to the station.

The newly opened metro route made it even easier to reach the station. Upon exiting, you can connect to the Atatürk Cultural Center (AKM) - Gar - Kızılay metro line directly from the station's metro entrance. From there, you can transfer to any metro line via Kızılay.

For direct access to Ankaray, an eight-minute walk via an overpass from the station takes you to the Maltepe stop.

You can also reach Ankara Station by other means of public transportation. You can take buses or minibusses such as Siteler, Doğantepe, Hüseyin Gazi, Karapürçek, etc., which move in the direction of Ulus, passing over the Sıhhiye Bridge. (Numbers of the buses: 227, 309, 361, 381, 437, 438, 487-3, 72, 761).

You can reach Ankara Station by EGO buses or minibusses coming from Keçiören, İncirli direction.

Facilities Inside the Station 

The expansive station complex houses a range of amenities, including a five-star hotel, The Ankara Hotel, numerous cafes and restaurants, a shopping mall, retail outlets, a library, exhibition spaces, children's playgrounds, a cinema, and much more.

Additional facilities include ATMs, waiting rooms, restrooms, and Left Luggage/Baggage lockers. Alternatively, the AŞTİ (Ankara's primary bus terminal) left luggage/baggage checkroom allows for luggage drop off for those wishing to explore Ankara before resuming their journey.

A medical team and infirmary are on site, ready to address any health emergencies that might arise. Accessibility is key in the station's design, with special considerations made for comfortable use by disabled patrons.

The station features 27 ticket offices where you can also purchase high-speed train tickets. A consultation desk is available to answer all your queries, and a tourism information office provides detailed information about your visit to Ankara.

Taxi & Airport Bus

Taxis are readily available outside the station. A bus also stops here, linking Esenboğa Airport and AŞTİ, Ankara's main bus terminal.

Taxis are relatively inexpensive in Ankara, with most drivers known for their cordiality. Opt for a taxi if you're carrying luggage or seek a comfortable journey. Despite the frequent queue for taxis outside the station, the wait time is typically minimal.

The Ankara Railway Station serves as a major transportation hub in Ankara, Turkey. It plays a crucial role in facilitating the movement of people and connecting various regions. Whether you're traveling for work or leisure, Ankara Train Station provides convenient and reliable transportation options, making it a vital resource for travelers in the area.

—written by Tom Brosnahan, updated by Melike Kocaer

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