Turkish Train Fares & Costs

Last Updated on August 29, 2023

For the discerning traveler, Turkey's evolving railway system offers more than just a means of transportation—it's a window into the country's rich tapestry of history and modernity. As Turkey continues to modernize its train infrastructure, tourists are finding it an increasingly effective way to traverse the nation's vast landscapes. From the bustling streets of Istanbul to the ancient ruins of Ephesus, the railways present an affordable alternative to other modes of transport, allowing visitors to experience the heart of Turkey.

Turkish Train Fares

Providing a clear-cut overview of train prices in Turkey is no simple task, given that they often shift in response to the country's economic climate and inflation. What's more, the cost can differ substantially based on where you're traveling from, your destination, and the type of train you choose. We recommend checking the official website for the most updated pricing information. 

Turkey has a range of train options, from regular services to high-speed lines, and each has its own set of routes and systems. As a result, it's crucial to check train availability based on your specific travel needs. And while Turkey's railway network is steadily growing, it's worth noting that not every city has a train station.

Purchasing Tickets

TCDD Taşımacılık (Turkish State Railways) has made it very easy to buy your ticket with its new website. From this site, you can access all train services and prices by entering the city you are in and the city you want to go to, together with the date information. If you want to travel in business class, you can buy this ticket with a little price difference. In the business section, the seats are a little more comfortable and there is a snack service.

You can also purchase your ticket at the train stations, but it may be better to plan your travels online in advance to avoid running out of seats on the train.


You can easily access ticket prices and your mobile boarding code with the TCDD Transportation application (E-Bilet)  that you can download to your phone.

—by Tom Brosnahan, updated by Melike Kocaer

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