Istanbul to Ankara by train

Travel from Istanbul (Turkey) to Ankara (Turkey) by train (349km): schedule and information to the train connection. Compare fares and buy your ticket.

To travel from Istanbul to Ankara by train, please read the following information. Buy your train ticket online via the booking links bellow.

Your travel route could be like that.

349 km

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How to use the following information: we show you the best routes and where to buy tickets. On longer routes you may need more than one ticket. Book your tickets step by step as explained. If you have questions about the route from Istanbul to Ankara, please ask in our forum. Of course, sometimes there are as well other travel routes possible.

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connections : popular connections travelled by other users

Ankara - Istanbul / Istanbul - Izmir / Istanbul - Edirne / Istanbul - Kars

1 Istanbul (Turkey) - Ankara (Turkey)

1a Travelling from Istanbul (Turkey) to Ankara (Turkey)

To travel in Turkey by train, buy your ticket online via the given booking links or locally at a train station. Via the links you also find schedules and ticket prices.

The following links could be interesting for you.

train types: Train types you are likely to travel with.
Optima Express (OPEX) / Standard (TCDD)

night train: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
Bosfor Istanbul - Bucharest / D 81032 Istanbul - Sofia

bus: Bus connections that might be helpful.
Istanbul - Athens / Istanbul - Thessaloniki

train company:
TCDD Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Devlet Demiryolları / METU Metro Turizm

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Ankara - Istanbul / Istanbul - Izmir / Istanbul - Kars / Istanbul - Samsun / Istanbul - Edirne / Ankara - Istanbul / Ankara - Izmir / Ankara - Kars / Izmir - Ankara / Izmir - Istanbul

search for train times here: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections. Deutsche Bahn

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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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