If you are flexible with your travel dates, always consider that you can buy extremely cheap train tickets if you avoid travelling in the weekends and if you choose to travel during the low season.
For short distances like between Istanbul and Ankara, 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 Ankara and where will you arrive?
Trains leave Istanbul from İstanbul(Halkalı) or İstanbul (Pendik) and arrive at Ankara Gar.
Travelling by train to Ankara from Istanbul: how many daily connections are there?
If you want to travel from Istanbul to Ankara by train, there are 13 available connections per day. Please notice that all of these connections, that is to say 13 routes, are direct lines. There is no connection with a change. Consequently, you will never have to change trains.
How long will it take you from Istanbul to Ankara by train and when do the trains leave?
The average duration of the journey is 5 hours and 26 minutes, but the fastest connections take you to Ankara in 3 hours and 59 minutes. The first train leaves from Istanbul at 06:12, while the last one leaves at 23:12.