Night train Istanbul - Bucharest
D 81032/492/464/460/462/1094 Bosphorus Express (Bosfor)

Night train Bosfor from Istanbul to Bucharest. Where to buy tickets. Schedule information, seats, couchettes and sleepers.

Buy the train ticket at a railway station. Note: in some countries you have to pay a service fee at the ticket counter. The ticket can be purchased at a station in the country of departure, also sometimes in other countries.

In the summer season, from June 2 until October 2, 2018, direct couchette and sleeper coaches are running from Istanbul to Bucharest which will run with the Istanbul - Sofia train until Dimitrovgrad.

During the rest of the year, changes of train are required in Dimitrovgrad, Gorna Orjahovitsa and Ruse. From Istanbul to Dimitrovgrad you travel on the Istanbul - Sofia night train with couchettes and sleepers. From there, only 2nd class coaches are available. Timings remain the same though.

The train starts at Halkali station on the outskirts of Istanbul. To get there from the city centre a shuttle bus from Sirkeci station is provided.

Read more in the blog, see link below.
Station Arrival Departure
TR Istanbul (Halkalı Garı) 22:40
TR Çerkezköy   00:12 00:14
TR Edirne   02:20 02:21
TR Kapıkule   02:37 03:20
BG Svilengrad (Station) 03:37 04:22
BG Dimitrovgrad (Station) 05:04 07:30
BG Stara Zagora (Station) 08:46 09:10
BG Veliko Tarnovo   12:01 12:02
BG Gorna Oryahovitsa   12:18 13:10
BG Byala (Station) 13:53 13:54
BG Ruse (ГАРА) 15:05 16:10
RO Giurgiu (Nord) 16:35 16:58
RO Videle   18:05 18:06
RO Bucharest (Gara de Nord) 18:58

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

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

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Travel this route in reverse direction:

Bosfor / Bucharest-Istanbul
Couchette 4 | 4-berth-compartment | 2nd class Buy
Note: for ticket fares please follow the given booking links. Prices may vary depending on the route, purchase date and comfort category.

Category: Only the available categories are listed.

Eurail: if you want to travel this route by Eurail instead of train tickets, have a look here for reservation fees and further information.


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