Turkish State Railways offers discounts for
children, students, soldiers, seniors
(60 and up), and for passengers on
round-trips (return trips) on its main
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.
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
If you plan to travel a lot by train,
consider the 30-day Train
Tour Cards (Tren Tur
discounts on trains,
See also the Train
Travel Costs page.
—by Tom Brosnahan