Two More Touristic Express Lines

Two New Touristic Express Lines: TCDD, which started the Ankara-Kars touristic East Express flights, aims to offer two more trains with these features.

HabertürkAccording to the news of Olcay Aydilek from, the Ministry of Transport started preparations upon the high demand for tourist train for TCDD. In this context, it is aimed to start “touristic train” services between Ankara-Tatvan and Ankara-Diyarbakır at the first stage. Sources pointed out that there are still trains between Ankara-Tatvan and Ankara-Diyarbakır. said.

Although the price of the new tourist lines is not yet clear, sources said, “There will be a ticket price that will not negatively affect the passenger demand”.

September density

Sources stated that there is enough demand for the Ankara-Kars touristic train, which made its first voyage in 29 May, “Despite the summer season, the demand is good. However, there is high demand especially for September. Demand peaks in Ankara-Kars, especially in winter kış.

With the joint work of the Ministries of Transport and Infrastructure and Culture and Tourism, the "Touristic Eastern Express" made its first flight between May and Ankara on May 31. Completing the Ankara-Kars expedition in 32 hours, the train includes a 4-seat pulman wagon, a 4-seat covered couch wagon that can be a bed, a sink, a refrigerator and a 2-bed sleeper. The ticket fee is 400 TL.

Departure Time of Touristic East Express is changing: Departure time of Touristic East Express from Ankara to 19.55 has changed to 17 since 2019 July 16.55. Tourist East Express, which was sent to Ankara-Kars-Ankara for the first time on 29.05.2019 in cooperation with the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, will start to depart from Ankara at 17 on 2019 July 16.55.

With the new departure time of the Touristic East Express, TCDD Tasimacilik will provide more convenient services in Ilic-Erzincan and Erzurum. zamaims to be found in moments.

According to the new arrangement, the train from Ankara Monday, Wednesday, Friday hours 16.55, Kars, Wednesday, Friday, Sundays 23.55will move.

The capacity of the Express, which consists of 6-bed and 1-din wagons, can be increased from 120 to 160 people depending on the passenger demand.

Long Stops

In order to see historical and touristic places on the expressway of Ankara Kars;

  • Ilic: 3 hours,
  • Erzincan: 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Erzurum: 2 hours 40 minutes


In the Kars Ankara course:

  • 2 hours 36 minutes in Divrigi
  • 3 hours 09 minutes in Bostankaya for Sivas tour


The planned travel time of the train is from Ankara 31 hoursFrom Kars 29 watches 20 Minute.

Touristic East Express

The East Express, which is especially popular among young people, departs from Ankara and reaches Kars from Kırıkkale, Kayseri, Sivas, Erzincan and Erzurum. Waiting at the central stations for 5 to 10 minutes, the Eastern Express departs from Ankara Station at 17.55 every day and arrives at Kars Station at 18.30 the next day. There are 10 compartments in the bunk cars and 4 people can travel in each compartment. Bed sheets, pique and pillow are provided by TCDD Taşımacılık AŞ and the seats in the compartment can be used as beds if desired. There are 14 tables and 47-52 seats in the dining car.

Due to the natural beauty of the train, travelers and photographers demand the East Express, which is the busiest season of the summer season, and travels usually take place with pulman wagons. During the winter months, requests from different occupational groups such as hiking groups, photographers, mountaineering groups, university students and teachers are usually made to bunk cars. The preference of these groups starts at the end of December and continues until the middle of March.

Dinner wagons in the East Express are 4 tables each. The wagon includes breakfast, soup, hot food, cold sandwiches and hot / cold drinks. The restaurant does not have a specific opening-closing time. Open 7/24.

East Express Ticket Schedule

As a result of the increasing interest in the East Express, the Touristic East Express, including only the sleeping car and the restaurant, was included. While the East Express continues to be of great interest, the addition of the sleeping wagons to the Touristic East Express and the expensive touristic East Express tickets cause the East Express to attract great interest.

With the approach of the New Year and the arrival of the winter season, increasing demands were reflected in the ticket prices.

Ankara Kars Touristic East Express Ticket Prices (One Way)

Full (Single) 480.00 TL
Full (Two People) 600.00 TL
Young (Single) 384.00 TL
Young (Double) 489.00 TL
Over 65 (Single) 240.00 TL
Over 65 (Double) 300.00 TL

One-way ticket prices 480 pounds for one person, 600 pounds for double people are offered for sale. 20% discount is provided for both the round trip and 'young ticket' buyers for discounted tickets. Young people between the ages of 13-26 can benefit from this 'young ticket' discount. In addition, teachers, military passengers, groups of at least 12 people, people with press cards, disabled people, children between the ages of 12-18 and TCDD retired spouse 20 percent discount, 65 percent discount over 50 and TCDD employee free travel opportunities are offered. .

Ankara Kars East Express Pulman (Seat) Ticket Prices

Full 57.50 TL
Young 49.50 TL
Over 65 29.00 TL

Ankara Kars East Express Coaster Ticket Prices

Full 78.00 TL
Young 69.00 TL
Over 65 49.00 TL

East Express ticket prices, Ankara-Kars Pulman (with seats) full 58.00 young 49.50, 65 TL over the age of 29 TL. Bunks 78, young and over 60 years 69.50, 65 years and 49.00 TL for children.

The East Express completes the journey between Ankara and Kars in approximately 24 hours and 30 minutes.

Eastern Express Hours

Ankara Departure Departure from Kayseri Departure from Sivas Departure from Erzincan Departure from Erzurum Kars Flights
18.00 00.39 04.13 10.26 14.22 18.13
Departure from Kars Departure from Erzurum Departure from Erzincan Departure from Sivas Departure from Kayseri Ankara Arrival
08.00 11.59 15.58 22.06 01.38 08.22

East Express Map and Stations

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