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Journey details

Best price 13 $
Journey duration 5 h
Connections per day 62
First departure: 06:00
Last departure: 22:00
Distance 352km

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With Virail you can find the best train connection from Ankara to Istanbul , you just need to enter the date of your trip and we will find the best solution for you! On our platform you can also choose between a round-trip ticket or a one-way ticket and you can filter your results by price and departure. Once you chose the best ticket for your trip we will redirect you automatically to the provider’s website where you will be able to book and pay your ticket. Virail is a metasearch platform with customers from more than 30 countries. Our comparison tool works with more than 2000 transportation companies and enables you to find the optimal travel solution, no matter your needs.

Which companies take you from Ankara to Istanbul by train?

To get to Istanbul by train, you can rely on Tcdd, only an example among all our partners.

What is the cheapest price for train tickets to Istanbul?

On average, train tickets from Ankara to Istanbul cost 278,86 $, but if you can book in advance, or choose less popular dates and times, you could find cheap train tickets from 77,72 $.

Ticket price Ankara - Istanbul every day

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Trains from Ankara to Istanbul


For short distances like between Ankara and Istanbul, busses and carpooling are good alternatives to the train, thanks to their low costs. Also, busses have the advantage of getting to the smallest towns where the is no train station.

In which stations can you take the train to Istanbul and where will you arrive?

You can take the train to Istanbul at Ankara Gar, which arrives at İstanbul(Bakırköy) or İstanbul (Pendik).

Travelling by train to Istanbul from Ankara: how many daily connections are there?

14 connections are available every day to travel from Ankara to Istanbul by train. Please know that all these routes are direct lines. There is no connection between these two cities with a change. Consequently, you will never have to change trains.

How long does it take from Ankara to Istanbul and when do the trains leave?

The average duration of the journey is 5 hours and 16 minutes, but the fastest connections take you to Istanbul in 3 hours and 56 minutes. The first train leaves from Ankara at 06:12, while the last one leaves at 22:12.

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