CONNECTIONS TO EUROPE

 

The train connection between Turkey and European countries is provided by Bosphorus Express operating daily and reciprocally between Istanbul-Bucharest-Istanbul Istanbul-Sofia connection provided by the wagons hitched onto the Bosphorus Express.    

A - Passenger train connections from Turkey towards Europe :

TRAIN NO

81032
492
464


490

Istanbul D.

22:00

|

Kapikule A.

02:52

|

Kapikule D.

04:05

|

Svilengrad A.

04:30

|

Svilengrad D.

05:10

|

Dimitrovgrad A.

06:21

|

Dimitrovgrad D.

06:37

06:37

Plovdiv A.

|

08:08

Plovdiv D.

|

08:20

Sofia A.

|

11:00

Russe A.

15:20

|

Russe D.

16:00

|

Bucharest A.

17:15

|

 

B - Passenger train connections from Europe towards Turkey:

TRAIN NO

491

465
81031

Bucharest D.

|

12:05

Russe A.

|

14:50

Russe D.

|

15:25

Sofia D.

19:00

|

Plovdiv A.

21:02

|

Plovdiv D.

21:13

|

Dimitrovgrad A.

22:45

22:45

Dimitrovgrad D.

|

23:04

Svilengrad A.

|

00:15

Svilengrad D.

|

00:55

Kapikule A.

|

01:40

Kapikule D.

|

02:55

Istanbul A.

|

07:50

 

A: Arrival D: Departure

FARES FOR BOSPHORUS EXPRESS

(IN AVRO )

JOURNEY SECTIONS

2ND CLASS

1ST CLASS

Istanbul-Sofia

19,60

29,40

Istanbul-Bucharest

38,80

58,20

Istanbul- Plovdiv

15,54

23,38

COUCHETTE SUPPLEMENT PRICES:

•  On Istanbul- Bucharest journey section for TCDD couchette cars;
•  Couchette supplement price per passenger and night in couchette car for 6: 9,40 AVRO
•  Couchette supplement price per passenger and night in couchette car for 4: 14,00 AVRO

SUPPLEMENT PRICES FOR SLEEPING CARS IN BOSPHORUS EXPRESS: (IN AVRO)

Journey Sections

Tourist (2/3)

Double (2/2)

Single (1/1)

Istanbul-Bucharest

16,50

24,80

57,80

Tourist (2/3) : One person in a sleeping car for 3 , (valid for 2 nd class ticket)
Double (2/2) : One person in a sleeping car for 2, (valid for 2 nd class ticket)
Single (1/1) : One person in a sleeping car for 1, (valid for 1 st class ticket )

 

REDUCED-RATE TICKET TYPES

INTERRAIL PASS SERVICE

InterRail Pass service consists of mainly two categories which can be listed as follows:

  • InterRail Global Pass
  • InterRail Single Country Pass

InterRail Pass is a ticket which allows the customer travel freely on the routes of Administrations where the Pass is valid for a designated time span depending on the category and validity period.

InterRail Global Pass Card

There are 5 different types of InterRail Global Pass Card that are optional for passengers:

.  5-day validity in a 10-day validity period (Flexible)
.  10-day validity in a 22-day validity period (Flexible)
.  for 15 days (non-stop)
. for 22 days (non-stop)
. for 1 month (non-stop)

Interrail Single Country Pass Card

InterRail Single Country Pass is issued for 3, 4, 6 or 8 days, depending on the request of the customer, in a one-month validity period for each railway administration (in the railways of 30 countries) included in the InterRail services.

Participant Railway Administrations of InterRail Global Pass and InterRail Single Country Pass :

Germany , Austria , Belgium ***, Bosnia-Herzegovina *, Bulgaria , Czech Republic , Denmark , Finland , France , Croatia , Holland ***, England , Irish Republic , Spain , Sweden , Switzerland , Italy , Montenegro *, Luxemburg***,

Hungary , Macedonian Republic , Norway , Poland , Portugal , Romania , Serbia , Slovakia , Slovenia , Turkey , Greece and the Attica group** which provides sea transportation between Italy and Greece as well as Minoan Lines*.

 

* Does not have InterRail Single Country Pass
** For the sea line of Attica Group between Italy and Greece , an InterRail Greece Plus Pass
*** Constitutes InterRail Benelux Pass along with CFL , NS and SNCB

 

•  InterRail Pass cards can be purchased 3 months before the beginning of the validity period.

•  InterRail Global Pass is not valid in the country of residence but can provide a one time discount of 50% on the price of ticket taking the customer from the station of residence to the station at the border (only Istanbul-Kapikule and Istanbul-Pythion).

•  InterRail Single Country Pass cannot be sold for the country of residence.

•  For the travels made using InterRail Pass , a price or price difference must be paid for the upgrade of class in the train, high-speed train, for the usage of sleeping car and couchette or the obligatory reservation of seats etc.

•  InterRail also provides discounts of different amounts in some certain sea and railway transportations and also offers discounts and/or free entrances in some hotels, museums and InterRail centers.

•  InterRail Pass cards can be purchased by the citizens who are residing in Europe permanently or citizens of other countries who can prove their residence, by a document, in a European country for more than 6 months.

•  InterRail Pass cards can be returned before begining of validity period, in this case, %15 of the fare will be cut down.

 

Fares (in AVRO)

InterRail Global Pass card and InterRail Single Country Pass card are only available for 1 st and 2 nd class for adults (26 years and older) and seniors (60 years and older), only for 2 nd class for young people (younger than 27 years). For children (4-12 years) a discount of %50 will be made on the fares charged for the adults.

  INTERRAIL GLOBAL PASS   
                   
1. Mevki 2. Mevki  
  Yetişkin Çocuk Genç  Senyör Yetişkin Çocuk Genç Senyör  
10 gün içerisinde 5 gün (Flexi)  413,00 0,00 331,00 372,00 264,00 0,00 192,00 238,00  
22 gün içerisinde 10 gün(Flexi) 588,00 0,00 471,00 529,00 374,00 0,00 281,00 338,00  
Sürekli geçerli 15 gün 650,00 0,00 520,00 586,00 414,00 0,00 325,00 373,00  
Sürekli geçerli 22 gün 760,00 0,00 608,00 685,00 484,00 0,00 360,00 437,00  
Sürekli geçerli 1 ay           983,00 0,00 787,00 886,00 626,00 0,00 461,00 564,00  
                   
  INTERRAIL 1 ÜLKE PASSLARI  
                   
1. Mevki 2. Mevki Aşağıdaki her bir  ülke için ayrı ayrı  geçerli:
1. Grup Ücretleri Yetişkin Çocuk Genç Yetişkin Çocuk Genç
1 ay içerisinde 3 gün (Flexi) 317,00 0,00 254,00 203,00 0,00 154,00 Fransa, Almanya,İngiltere
1 ay içerisinde 4 gün (Flexi) 349,00 0,00 279,00 223,00 0,00 164,00
1 ay içerisinde 6 gün (Flexi) 445,00 0,00 356,00 283,00 0,00 208,00
1 ay içerisinde 8 gün (Flexi) 492,00 0,00 394,00 313,00 0,00 232,00
                   
1. Mevki 2. Mevki Aşağıdaki her bir  ülke için ayrı ayrı  geçerli:
2. Grup Ücretleri Yetişkin Çocuk Genç Yetişkin Çocuk Genç
1 ay içerisinde 3 gün (Flexi) 272,00 0,00 218,00 173,00 0,00 131,00 Avusturya, İtalya Plus (Yunanistan-İtalya arası Attica feribotu dahil)   Norveç(*), İspanya, İsveç
1 ay içerisinde 4 gün (Flexi) 308,00 0,00 247,00 197,00 0,00 154,00
1 ay içerisinde 6 gün (Flexi) 401,00 0,00 321,00 256,00 0,00 187,00
1 ay içerisinde 8 gün (Flexi) 465,00 0,00 372,00 297,00 0,00 219,00
                   
1. Mevki 2. Mevki Aşağıdaki her bir  ülke için ayrı ayrı  geçerli:
3. Grup Ücretleri Yetişkin Çocuk Genç Yetişkin Çocuk Genç
1 ay içerisinde 3 gün (Flexi) 185,00 0,00 148,00 118,00 0,00 87,00 Benelüks (Belçika, Hollanda ve Luksemburg), Danimarka, Finlandiya, "Yunanistan Plus" (Yunanistan - İtalya arası feribot ), İrlanda (NIR & IE), İtalya, İsviçre
1 ay içerisinde 4 gün (Flexi) 233,00 0,00 187,00 149,00 0,00 108,00
1 ay içerisinde 6 gün (Flexi) 311,00 0,00 249,00 199,00 0,00 141,00
1 ay içerisinde 8 gün (Flexi) 376,00 0,00 301,00 239,00 0,00 176,00
                   
1. Mevki 2. Mevki Aşağıdaki her bir  ülke için ayrı ayrı  geçerli:
4. Grup Ücretleri Yetişkin Çocuk Genç Yetişkin Çocuk Genç
1 ay içerisinde 3 gün (Flexi) 121,00 0,00 97,00 78,00 0,00 57,00 Bulgaristan, Hırvatistan,  Çek Cumhuriyeti,Yunanistan, Macaristan, Polonya, Portekiz, Romanya, Slovakya, Slovenya,Türkiye
1 ay içerisinde 4 gün (Flexi) 148,00 0,00 119,00 95,00 0,00 69,00
1 ay içerisinde 6 gün (Flexi) 197,00 0,00 158,00 125,00 0,00 93,00
1 ay içerisinde 8 gün (Flexi) 231,00 0,00 185,00 148,00 0,00 107,00
                   
1. Mevki 2. Mevki Aşağıdaki her bir  ülke için ayrı ayrı  geçerli:
5. Grup Ücretleri Yetişkin Çocuk Genç Yetişkin Çocuk Genç
1 ay içerisinde 3 gün (Flexi) 89,00 0,00 71,00 56,00 0,00 42,00 FYR Makedonya, Sırbistan
1 ay içerisinde 4 gün (Flexi) 121,00 0,00 97,00 78,00 0,00 57,00
1 ay içerisinde 6 gün (Flexi) 166,00 0,00 133,00 106,00 0,00 81,00
1 ay içerisinde 8 gün (Flexi) 199,00 0,00 159,00 126,00 0,00 91,00
                   
1. Mevki 2. Mevki  
InterRail Attica Pass Yetişkin Çocuk Genç Yetişkin Çocuk Genç
1 ay içerisinde 6 seyahat (Flexi) 240,00 120,00 210,00 172,00 86,00 156,00 Katılımcı Attica Group İtalya-Yunanistan arası ve Yunan Adaları

 

 

Istanbul-Kapikule return ticket price with a discount of 50%: 2nd class 15,00 Euro, 1st class 22,40 Euro

GROUP TICKET

The railway administrations of European countries apply reductions at significant rates for groups consisting of at least 6 people. In order to benefit from this reduction, the passengers are required to travel with individual ticket under the control of group head in the same train from the departure station to the arrival station.

BALKAN FLEXIPASS CARD

Balkan Flexipass card gives an unlimited travel opportunity for a period of 5, 7, 10 or 15 days in the railway routes of the Balkan countries ( Bulgaria , Macedonia , Romania , Turkey , Serbia , Montenegro , Greece , Bosnia-Herzegovina and Republic of Serbia ) within its validity period of one month. Children under the age of 12 years travel for the half of adults' (those over the age of 26 years) fare .

 

FARES ( IN AVRO)  

 Pass Type

Over 26 years old

60 Years old and Over

Below 26 Years old

2nd Class

1st Class

2nd Class

1st Class

2nd Class

1st Class

 For 5 days

88

120

71

95

53

72

 For 7 days

120

162

96

129

70

97

 For 10 days

156

210

125

168

89

126

 For 15 days

186

252

149

203

106

149

 

PASSENGER DEPARTMENT INTERNATIONAL PASSENGER TARIFF DIVISION  
                                           Telephone : (312) 309 05 15 / 4523 (Ext.)
                                         Ankara Station:(312) 309 05 15/4575 (Ext.)
                                           Istanbul Sirkeci Station:(212) 520 65 75/7485 (Ext.)

For further information: ticaretuluslararasiyolcu@tcdd.gov.tr