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Travel to Other Cities in Turkiye
Many tourists do start their journeys from Istanbul and than proceed to other favorite destinations, such as Cappadocia, Goreme, Canakkale- Troy, Pamukkale, Denizli, Konya, Antalya, Izmir, Ephesus, Bodrum & Marmaris. Transportation by train is taking a very small part of transport in Turkey, due to lack of comfortable trains and train lines. You can travel to Ankara, Konya, Denizli (Pamukkale) and also some near to Cappadocia by train.So here is how to get there from Istanbul.
 
By Train

Currently state owned Turkish Railways is operating all the domestic Trains. Train travel in Turkey is relatively slow and sometimes lack of air-conditioning. New modernizations are still in progress. Some major train routes that can be reached via Train are as follows.

Trains to Turkish cities leave from the Haydarpasa Train station on the Asian side of Istanbul. You need to take a ferry from Eminonu port to Haydarpasa port. There are three ports at Eminonu port and ferries from the No:2 port leaves for Kadikoy and they also stop at Haydarpasa port, which is adjacent to Haydarpasa train station.

 
Route: Ankara, The Capital City
The Capital city of Turkey, where the tomb of Ataturk lays. There are 6 express trains running daily between the capital city and Istanbul
               
Istanbul - Ankara:

Baskent Express

Cumhuriyet Express

Fatih Express

Bosphorus Express

Anatolian Express Ankara* Express
Haydarpasa
 
10.00
14.30 23.30 13.00 22.00 22.30
Bostanci
 
10.12
14.47 23.47 13.48 22.20 22.48
Pendik
 
10.25
15.07 00.08 14.05 22.40 23.08
Izmit
 
11.11
15.56 01.03 15.06 23.35 00.05
Arifiye
 
11.38
16.23 01.36 15.40 00.10 00.40
Bilecik
 
-
17.42 03.14 17.21 01.59 02.18
Karakoy
 
-
18.00 - 17.42 02.19 02.48
Bozüyük
 
13.25
- 03.49 17.59 02.36 -
Eskisehir
 
13.56
18.45 04.25 18.45 03.35 04.17
Polatli
 

-

20.26 06.18 21.08 05.55 06.43
Sincan
 
16.13
21.04 06.58 22.03 06.49 07.41
Ankara
 
16.30
21.21 07.28 22.32 07.15 08.05
Travel Time
 
6.30hrs
7 hrs 8hrs 9,30hrs 9.15 hrs 9.30 hrs
Price
 

22 TL

22 TL 22 TL 18 TL 18 TL *
Ankara - Istanbul:

Baskent Express

Cumhuriyet Express

Fatih Express

Bosphorus Express

Anatolian Express Ankara* Express
Ankara  
10.20
14.30 23.30 08.00 22.00 22.30
Sincan  
10.38
14.53 23.51 08.24 22.24 22.54
Polatli  

-

15.35 00.33 09.16 23.21 23.48
Eskisehir  
12.56
17.18 02.30 11.40 01.48 02.15
Bozüyük  
13.26
- 03.02 12.20 02.35 03.17
Karakoy  
-
- - 12.36 02.52 03.40
Bilecik  
-
18.16 03.41 12.56 03.16 04.04
Arifiye  
15.13
19.35 05.08 14.36 04.51 05.34
Izmit  
15.40
20.02 05.40 15.12 05.24 06.07
Pendik  

16.25

20.57 06.46 16.14 06.30 07.12
Bostanci  
16.38
21.19 07.10 16.31 06.55 07.39
Haydarpasa  
16.50
21.35 07.30 16.45 07.15 08.00
Travel Time  
6.30hrs
7 hrs 8hrs 9hrs 9.15 hrs 9.30 hrs
Price  

22 YTL

22 YTL 22 YTL 18 YTL 18 YTL *

Note: 20% discount will apply on return tickets.


Destination: Konya,
City of Mevlana and Whirling Derwishes. Meram Express runs daily, Travel time 13 hrs, price: 20,- TL
               
Istanbul - Konya

Haydarpasa

Izmit

Eskisehir Kütahya Afyon Konya
Meram Express  
19.20
21.10
00.45
02.26
04.30
08.21
               
               
Konya - Istanbul 
Konya Afyon Kütahya Eskisehir

Izmit

Haydarpasa

Meram Express   17.50 21.48 23.38 01.30 04.50 06.30
               

Destination: Denizli,
City of cotton castle, Pamukkale. Pamukkale is just minutes drive from Denizli. Pamukkale Express runs daily between Istanbul and Denizli. Travel time 15 hrs, price: 21,50 YTL
               
Istanbul - Denizli

Haydarpasa

Izmit

Eskisehir Kütahya Afyon Denizli
Meram Express  
17.35
19.29
23.10
00.51
02.45
08.20
               
               
Denizli - Istanbul 
Denizli Afyon Kutahya Eskisehir

Izmit

Haydarpasa

Meram Express   17.00 23.25 01.25 03.10 06.42 08.30

 
By Ferry:

Ferry operation in Turkey is being held by Turkish Maritime organization and Istanbul sea bus  org. (IDO). Maritime line ferries operates to Avsa island in inner Marmara sea and to Izmir in summer season. Travel to Izmir by ferry is around 15hrs, due to long travel time the line is

 IDO operates with fast ferries to Bandirma. Bandirma line is very busy due it shortens the travel from Istanbul to Izmir by car. Fast ferries also transport cars and reduces the 9 hour journey to Izmir to 6 hours.

 

 

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