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Best Trains in Turkey

You’ll find several routes for trains in Turkey to be particularly useful during your trip.

High-Speed Trains

Turkey is building a nationwide high-speed train (Yüksek Hızlı Tren) system.

Lines between IstanbulAnkaraEskişehir and Konya are in operation. Other lines will follow over the next decade and into the future. More…

İzmir – Airport – Selçuk – Aydın – Denizli (Pamukkale)

İzmir‘s İzban Metro system now extends well south of the city center, and the rail line all the way to Denizli has been upgraded. You can now take efficient, modern trains between İzmirAdnan Menderes Airport, and Selçuk (for Ephesus) as well as to Aydınand all the way to Denizli (for Pamukkale). More…

Istanbul – Eskişehir – Denizli

The restored Pamukkle Ekspresi is now a day train linking Denizli (for Pamukkale) with AfyonKütahya and Eskişehir, where you change to a High-Speed Train for the final journey to Istanbul (Pendik). More…

Ankara – İzmir

A good overnight train with sleeping cars. More…

Konya – İzmir

The Konya Mavi Tren hauls Pullman cars, sleeping cars and a dining car nightly between Konya and İzmir, making this a way to travel between the Aegean coast and Cappadocia. More…

Istanbul – Thrace (Edirne)

Once traveled by the fabled Orient Express connecting Parisand Constantinople, this European route is now better served by bus. There is one daily train between Istanbul and Europe, and several slow day trains, but bus service between Istanbul and Edirne and beyond is much faster and more convenient. More…

—by Tom Brosnahan


High-Speed Trains

Turkish Trains Route Map

Types of Turkish Trains

How to Buy Train Tickets

Fare Discounts

Monthly Passes

Pullman Car

Couchette Car

Sleeping Car

Transport in Turkey

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