EURAIL NIGHT TRAINS BUCHAREST-ISTANBUL
1065/461/463/465/493 BOSPHORUS EXPRESS (BOSFOR)

EURAIL NIGHT TRAINS BUCHAREST-ISTANBUL | BOSFOR | RAILCC

Eurail night train from Bucharest to Istanbul: 1065/461/463/465/493 Bosphorus Express (Bosfor). Where to buy reservations. Schedule information. Seats/couchettes/sleepers.

Eurail night trains

The night train from Bucharest to Istanbul currently does not operate. You have to use other trains instead and change several times en route. The timings below are valid until June 2017 and changes of train are required in Ruse, Gorna Orjahovitsa and Dimitrovgrad. From Dimitrovgrad to Istanbul you travel on the Sofia - Istanbul night train with couchettes.

During the summer season (June to September), direct couchette and sleeper coaches will operate from Bucharest to Istanbul which will be attached to the Sofia - Istanbul train in Dimitrovgrad.

The trains terminate at Halkali station on the outskirts of Istanbul. To get to the city centre a shuttle bus to Sirkeci station is provided.

The timings are for valid for wintertime until March 25 and again from October 29, during summer all timings in Turkey are one hour earlier (arrival Istanbul 06:49).

Read more in the blog, see link below.

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station arrival departure

ro Bucharest Gara de Nord

12:45

ro Videle

13:13

13:39

ro Giurgiu Nord

14:45

15:10

bg Ruse ГАРА

15:35

16:30

bg Byala Station

17:44

17:45

bg Gorna Oryahovitsa

18:28

19:25

bg Veliko Tarnovo

19:47

19:48

bg Stara Zagora Station

22:18

22:20

bg Dimitrovgrad Station

23:35

00:16

bg Svilengrad Station

01:00

01:45

tr Kapıkule

03:00

03:52

tr Edirne

04:07

04:09

tr Çerkezköy

06:15

06:17

tr Istanbul Halkalı Garı

07:49

You do not have to change trains. The times are for information only.

Connection available on these week days (1=Monday / 7=Sunday):

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Travel this route in reverse direction: Bosfor / Istanbul-Bucharest

category Eurail

Couchette 6 | 6-berth-compartment | 2nd class

EUR 9,40

Couchette 4 | 4-berth-compartment | 2nd class

EUR 14

Sleeper 3 | 3-bed-compartment | private washing facility | 2nd class

EUR 22

Sleeper 2 | 2-bed-compartment | private washing facility | 2nd class

EUR 33

Sleeper 1 | 1-bed-compartment | private washing facility | 1st class

EUR 77

Note: the given prices may vary due to service or handling fees. Depending on whether you purchase the reservations/tickets online, at a ticket machine or at a railway station.

Category: Only the available categories are listed.

STATION

Buy the reservation at a railway station. Reservations are usually available at stations in all countries where a particular train runs through. In many countries, especially in central and eastern Europe you can also buy reservations for trains in other countries.
In some countries (for instance in the Netherlands or Spain) you have to pay a service fee at the ticket counter.
Train tickets: if you want to travel this route by train tickets instead of Eurail, have a look here for prices and booking options.
19:00 h rule for night trains

If a trip on a direct overnight train departs after 19:00 h in the evening and arrives after 04:00 h in the morning, it is only necessary to enter the date of arrival in the travel calendar boxes on the rail pass. This also covers travel between 19:00 h and 24:00 h on the day of departure, as long as the day of departure and arrival both fall within the overall period of the pass validity. When travelling with an overnight ferry covered by the pass, either the date of departure or arrival may be entered in the travel calendar boxes on the ticket.
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