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Turkish Train Fare Discounts

Turkish State Railways offers discounts for children, students, soldiers, seniors (60 and up), and for passengers on round-trips (return trips) on its main lines:

Children

Children from infants through 6 years old ride free. Kids 7 to 12 pay 50% of the adult fare.

Students & Teachers

20% discount for students and teachers, but you may need a Turkish student or teacher ID card to be eligible.

Seniors

20% discount for travelers 60 to 64, 50% discount for travelers 65 and older.

Round-trip (Return trip)

20% discount off full fare if you buy a gidiş-dönüş (gee-DEESH duhr-NEWSH, round-trip/return) ticket.

For Turkish Citizens

Turkish soldiers, teachers, members of the press, veterans and their families, etc. are entitled to a wider range of discounts. You need the proper Turkish ID card to obtain these discounts.

Monthly Rail Passes

If you plan to travel a lot by train, consider the 30-day Train Tour Cards (Tren Tur Kartı) which grant substantial discounts on trains, including sleeper trains.

See also the Train Travel Costs page.


Turkish Railways Route Map

Summary of Turkish Trains

How to Buy Train Tickets

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