High Demand on Winter Train Trips on The Eastern Express
This significant journey starts at Ankara and ends in Kars, which is operated during the winter. The Eastern Express and Touristic Express will continue the journey until February.
The Eastern Express and Touristic Express, one of the longest train journeys in Turkey and operated by the State Railways of the Republic of Turkey (TCDD), starts in the capital and ends in Kars.
The route includes one of the ten most beautiful railway routes in the world, fascinates its passengers with its breathtaking scenery. Passengers arriving in Erzurum, Erzincan, Sivas, and Kars by the Eastern Express and then return to Ankara from Kars after visiting the city's historical and touristic sites.
Local tourists, as well as foreign tourists, travel on this particular train. Passengers have the great privilege of seeing unique views during the train route also have the opportunity to go more but much cheaper than planes and buses, but a more exceptional experience.
The East Express, which is preferred by hiking and mountaineering groups, photographers and university students come to Kars from Ankara in winter. The increasing interest in the Orient Express in recent years increases demand which reflects on ticket prices.
How much do the tickets cost?
Turkey's longest train offers a 'fairy-tale' experience in prices ranging from 48 to 188 Turkish lira.
As a result of increasing interest in the Eastern Express in recent years, the sleeping wagons were and included in the Touristic Eastern Express; tickets are sold 480 Turkish lira for one person and 600 Turkish lira for two.