Travel in a sleeping car is possible on these Turkish routes and trains. Here’s how to buy tickets.
Eskişehir – İzmir
İzmir Mavi Tren
The “İzmir Blue Train” hauls Pullman cars between İzmir(Alsancak) and Eskişehir, from which there are connections to Istanbul. More…
Konya – İzmir
Konya Mavi Tren
The “Konya Blue Train” hauls Pullman cars as well as sleeping cars and a dining car nightly between Konya and İzmir(Alsancak), and can be a useful segment in your loop tour from Istanbul to Cappadocia and Konya, then Ephesus, the Aegean and back to Istanbul. More…
Ankara – Kayseri – Sivas –
Erzurum – Kars
The “Eastern Express” runs nightly between Ankara and Kars hauling compartment cars, Pullman coaches, couchette cars,sleeping cars and a dining car, taking more than a day to travel between the Turkish capital and the country’s eastern border. More…
Ankara – Kayseri – Malatya – Van
On Tuesday and Sunday evenings this train departs Ankara and ends up at Tatvan on the western shore of Lake Van. Trains from Tatvan depart on Tuesday and Thursday. Both haul compartment cars, Pullman coaches, couchette cars, and sleeping cars. More…
Ankara – Kayseri – Diyarbakır
The Southern Express departs Ankara each night except Sunday and Tuesday, and goes via Diyarbakır to Kurtalan. The return trains from Kurtalan/Diyarbakır depart on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. They haul compartment, Pullman coaches, couchette cars, and sleeping cars. More…
How to make reservations and buy train tickets in advance.
Please read this safety notice about sleeping car travel.
—by Tom Brosnahan
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