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.