Turkije met de trein

Hoe reist u in Turkije met de trein: informatie, verbindingen, blogs en reisverslagen. Help op ons forum om treinkaartjes te kopen.

Turkije: Om in Turkije met de trein te reizen kunt u uw treinkaartje kopen bij de opgegeven boekingswebsites of lokaal op het station. Op de websites vindt u de reistijden en prijzen.
Koop uw treinkaartje op het treinstation. Belangrijk: in sommige landen moet u servicekosten betalen aan het loket. Het kaartje kunt u kopen op het station in het land van vertrek, soms ook in andere landen.

TR Turkije BG Bulgarije

Als u van Turkije naar Bulgarije wilt reizen met de trein, dan kunt u uw treinkaartje ter plaatse kopen op het treinstation in Turkije. U kunt het beste uw kaartje kopen op Sirkeci station in Istanbul. Er zijn loketten voor internationale kaartjes op de stations van grotere steden. Er zijn online geen kaartjes beschikbaar. De enige spoorwegverbinding tussen de twee landen is de lijn vanuit Istanbul via de grensovergang Kapikule/Svilengrad. Momenteel is de nachttrein van Istanbul naar Sofia en Boekarest de enige dienst die de grens over gaat.

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TR Turkije GE Georgië

If you want to travel from Turkey to Georgia only by train, you have to make a detour via Russia. Therefore a bus connection from Turkey to Georgia is a much faster option.

One bus line is from Trabzon (Turkey) to Batumi (Georgia). At least four connections daily for about EUR 15. From Istanbul (Turkey) to Batumi (Georgia) at least two connections daily for about EUR 25.
Trabzon (Turkey) is not connected to the railway network of Turkey. Therefore the easiest way is to take a bus directly from Istanbul or Ankara (Turkey) to Batumi (Georgia). Buy your bus ticket for Metro Turizm online.

An other option is to travel by train from Istanbul and Ankara to Kars (Turkey). And from Kars (Turkey) to Batumi (Georgia) by bus.

In Batumi (Georgia) change to a train to continue to Tbilisi (Georgia).

Border crossing is currently: you leave the bus with the luggage before the border, cross the border by foot (easy) and after the border the bus picks you up again.

In future there will be a train connection from Turkey to Georgia. But it is still under construction.

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TR Turkije GR Griekenland

To travel from Turkey to Greece, you have to use a bus. There is no direct train anymore. A train connection could be via Sofia (Bulgaria), but takes a lot more of time than by bus.
There are several direct (overnight) bus connections available from Istanbul (Turkey) to the bigger Greek cities (Athens, Thessaloniki, ...). Have a look at the links.

To book your ticket online, use the following city names to find connections.
Athens = Atina
Thessaloniki = Selanik
Istanbul = Istanbul Avrupa

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TR Turkije IN India

To travel from Turkey to India, there is no rail connection available. We recommend to book a direct flight via the given booking link. Train tickets in India are available via 12go.asia.

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TR Turkije IR Iran

To travel from Turkey to Iran by train you have to use several trains today. Until 2015 a Turkish train ran from Ankara to Tatvan and an Iranian train from Van to Tehran. Since June 2018 the journey is now available again by train.

First travel from Ankara by "Vangölü Ekspresi" to Tatvan. This train leaves twice per week from Ankara (Tuesday and Sunday / dep: 10:55 / arr 12:09). Tickets from Euro 10 on: rail.shop/tcdd

In Tatvan you change to the ferry to Van. The journey time is about four hours. Schedules only available locally.

From Van (Turkey) take the train to Tabriz (Iran) which runs once per week on Tuesday (dep. 21:00 / arr 07:25). The border control is in the middle of the night. Tickets available from Euro 10. Buy them locally or ask on: rail.shop/iran

In Tabriz you continue for example by night train to Tehran. Tickets available on: rail.shop/iran

Currently you have a break of some days in Tatvan. We will inform you here as soon as the connection is optimized.

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TR Turkije RO Roemenië

Om met de trein van Turkije naar Roemenië te reizen, kunt u uw treinkaartje ter plaatse op het treinstation in Turkije kopen. Het beste is om uw kaartje op Sirkeci station in Istanbul te kopen. U vindt loketten voor internationale kaartjes op de treinstations van grotere steden. Er zijn geen kaartjes online te koop. De enige spoorwegverbinding tussen de twee landen is met de spoorweglijn van Istanbul via de Svilengrad/Kapikule grensovergang naar Bulgarije. Momenteel is de nachttrein van Istanbul naar Boekarest en Sofia de enige dienst over de grens.

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TR Turkije RS Servië

Om met de trein van Turkije naar Servië te reizen, kunt u gebruik maken van de rechtstreekse nachttrein van Istanbul (Turkije) via Sofia (Bulgarije) naar Belgrado (Servië). Treinkaartjes kunt u alleen op de treinstations kopen.

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TR Turkije UA Oekraïne

To travel from Turkey to Ukraine, first travel to Istanbul Haydarpaşa ferry and rail terminal. From there take the ferry to Chornomorsk (Ukraine). The journey time is about 30 hours. Ticket price starts from USD 80. In Chornomorsk which is located 20 kilometres south of Odessa, take a taxi, mini-bus or bus from the port to the railway station of Odessa.

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