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Trains Istanbul to Ankara: Times, Prices and Tickets

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How much does it cost to get from Istanbul to Ankara by train?

Prices will vary when you travel from Istanbul to Ankara. On average, though, you'll pay about A$ 16.68 for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as A$ 14.01, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.

Istanbul to Ankara by train

Best price A$ 14.01
Journey duration 5 h 32 min
Connections per day 20
First departure 11:10
Last departure 02:21
Distance 352 km

Ticket price Istanbul - Ankara every day

 
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Route Summary by train

Connections
20
Carriers
1
Minimum price
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Maximum price
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Tcdd
Duration: 7 h 33 min
İstanbul(S.çeşme) - Ankara Gar
01:52 - 09:25
A$ 16.22
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Tcdd
Duration: 7 h 23 min
İstanbul(Bostancı) - Ankara Gar
02:02 - 09:25
A$ 16.22
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Tcdd
Duration: 7 h 4 min
İstanbul (Pendik) - Ankara Gar
02:21 - 09:25
A$ 16.22
Tcdd-logo
Tcdd
Duration: 4 h 26 min
İstanbul(S.çeşme) - Ankara Gar
09:00 - 13:26
A$ 17.75
Tcdd-logo
Tcdd
Duration: 3 h 55 min
İstanbul (Pendik) - Ankara Gar
09:31 - 13:26
A$ 17.75
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Tcdd
Duration: 4 h 40 min
İstanbul(S.çeşme) - Ankara Gar
10:25 - 15:05
A$ 17.75
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Tcdd
Duration: 4 h 28 min
İstanbul(Bostancı) - Ankara Gar
10:37 - 15:05
A$ 17.75

How much time will it take to go from Istanbul to Ankara by train?

The journey between Istanbul and Ankara by train usually takes 5 h 32 min to cover a distance of 352 km. The shortest journey from Istanbul to Ankara will take you 3 h 55 min. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Ankara quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

When do departures from Istanbul to Ankara leave?

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Istanbul to Ankara leaving at 11:10. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 02:21.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

Which stations are used when traveling from Istanbul to Ankara?

In Istanbul, departure stations include İstanbul(Bostancı), İstanbul(S.çeşme), İstanbul (Pendik), İstanbul(Bakırköy) and İstanbul(Halkalı). When you arrive in Ankara, you may be able to disembark at stations such as Ankara Gar. Remember though that the exact stations served on each route can vary. Different providers may depart from and arrive at different stations. Furthermore, if you travel on an express service, the number of stations may be limited, and the exact stations served on a particular route may vary at different times of day or day of the week. Check in advance to ensure that you are departing from and arriving at a station that is convenient for your journey.

How many journeys from Istanbul to Ankara take place each day?

The route from Istanbul to Ankara is served by providers including Tcdd. From this list of transport providers, there are up to 28 departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Istanbul 20 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Istanbul to Ankara, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 20 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 0 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors.