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Istanbul to Ankara by train

The journey from Istanbul to Ankara by train is 352.35 km and takes 4 hrs 34 mins. There are 35 connections per day, with the first departure at 6:00 am and the last at 11:41 pm. It is possible to travel from Istanbul to Ankara by train for as little as RM 45.48 or as much as RM 62.04. The best price for this journey is RM 45.48.

Lowest PriceRM 45.48
Journey Duration4 hrs 34 mins
Connection per Day35
Lowest PriceRM 45.48
Highest PriceRM 62.04
First Departure6:00 am
Last Departure11:41 pm
Distance352.35 km
DepartureIstanbul
ArrivalAnkara
CarriersTCDD

Istanbul to Ankara Train Times

Departure date
Friday, 21 Jun 2024

Traveling from Istanbul to Ankara with Virail

What's the best way to get from Istanbul to Ankara? If you're not sure, don't worry - Virail can help you. The only thing you have to do is enter your planned travel dates, and let Virail's powerful search tool deal with the rest. We'll look at the routes offered by our trusted travel partners to give you all your available options. Whether you want to travel by plane, train, bus, carpool, or something else, we'll find your ideal solution. You can filter your results according to price, departure or arrival time, journey duration, number of connections, one-way or round trip - anything you want. Virail will give you a full, clear picture of how to get from Istanbul to Ankara, then transfer you to your chosen provider's website to complete your booking.

How much will I pay for train tickets from Istanbul to Ankara?

The prices for train tickets from Istanbul to Ankara vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from Istanbul to Ankara will cost RM 45.48. The average train ticket price is approximately RM 55.56. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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Prices will vary when you travel from Istanbul to Ankara. On average, though, you'll pay about RM 55.56 for a train ticket. 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.

How long does it take to get from Istanbul to Ankara by train?

Traveling from Istanbul to Ankara by train will usually take 4 hrs 34 mins. This journey covers a distance of 352.35 km . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 4 hrs 34 mins is an average, and route times may vary from day to day. Weather conditions, issues with transport, unexpected diversions, and local events could all cause delays to your journey. Please keep the possibility of these exceptional events in mind when making travel plans. The journey between Istanbul and Ankara by train usually takes 4 hrs 34 mins to cover a distance of 352.35 km. The shortest journey from Istanbul to Ankara will take you 3 hrs 43 mins. 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.

What time are the first and last departures from Istanbul to Ankara?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Istanbul to Ankara, which usually leaves at 6:00 am. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 11:41 pm. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year. The first departure of the night from Istanbul to Ankara leaves at 6:00 am, while the last journey sets out at 11:41 pm. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Istanbul and Ankara. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking.

When traveling from Istanbul to Ankara by train, which stations can I use?

Depending on the type of transport, and the provider you decide to use for your journey, you will be able to depart Istanbul from the following stations: Istanbul Airport (IST),Istanbul, Büyük Otogari. Arriving at Ankara, your route will pass through all or some of the following stations: Esenboğa International Airport, ESB. Not all transport providers serve every station, so check in advance to see exactly where your route takes you. You may need to use another form of transport to get from one station to another or to your final destination when you arrive in Ankara.

How many journeys from Istanbul to Ankara are there every day?

On average, there are 35 daily departures from Istanbul to Ankara. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include , and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 35 departures from Istanbul which travel directly to Ankara. There are 0 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Istanbul to Ankara. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap train tickets from Istanbul to Ankara
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Istanbul to Ankara.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Istanbul to Ankara, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Istanbul to Ankara.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around RM 47.44 to RM 56.70 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 16% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Istanbul to Ankara

The cheapest Istanbul - Ankara train tickets can be found for as low as RM 34.90 if you’re lucky, or RM 48.77 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as RM 68.38.

Find the best day to travel to Ankara by train

When travelling to Ankara by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

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Istanbul to Ankara CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
24.66kg
Bus
26.43kg
Flight
70.47kg
Car
56.38kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Istanbul to Ankara by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Istanbul and Ankara are 24.66kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Istanbul and Ankara? By taking the train between Istanbul and Ankara you will save 45.81kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.77kg compared to a bus and 31.72kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Istanbul to Ankara?
A train ticket from Istanbul to Ankara is RM 55.56. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as RM 45.48.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Istanbul to Ankara?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Istanbul to Ankara is RM 45.48. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Istanbul and Ankara by train?
Istanbul to Ankara is 352.35 km.
How long does the train between Istanbul and Ankara take?
Istanbul to Ankara is on average 4 hrs 34 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hrs 43 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Istanbul to Ankara?
Istanbul to Ankara has 35 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Istanbul to Ankara leave?
The earliest train from Istanbul to Ankara departs at 6:00 am. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Istanbul to Ankara depart?
The latest train from Istanbul to Ankara departs at 11:41 pm. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Istanbul to Ankara in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is RM 45.48 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Istanbul to Ankara?
There are on average 35 direct connection(s) from Istanbul to go to Ankara.
What's the fastest journey time between Istanbul to Ankara by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Istanbul and Ankara is 3 hrs 43 mins.
Is there a direct train from Istanbul to Ankara?
Yes, there is a direct train between Istanbul and Ankara.
What are the CO2 emissions for Istanbul to Ankara by train?
The train journey from Istanbul to Ankara creates 24.66kg of CO2 emissions.