Eastern Express is again a favorite of winter tourism

dogu express again became the point of the tourism
dogu express again became the point of the tourism

TCDD's Ankara-Erzurum-Kars arranged between the Eastern Express train services were pleased to show the authorities

With the Eastern Express, which has been the center of attention in social media in recent years, hiking and mountaineering groups coming from Ankara to Kars in winter are preferred by photographers and university students. Turkey's longest train that time one of the Orient Express, with the coming of winter tourism contributes to a large extent.

TCDD, which runs from Ankara to Kars at 24 hour, continues to face the intense interest of local and foreign tourists. The authorities were welcomed by the authorities on the Eastern Express train routes organized by TCDD from Ankara to Erzurum-Kars.

Especially in Erzurum and Kars, where 18-25 young people went for a day trip or 2 daily weekend break, was the most visited place. The Sarıkamış and Palandöken ski centers, together with the Eastern Express, are very popular today. Local and foreign tourists, as well as tourism, contributes to the economy of the region.

TCDD, Ankara-Erzurum-Kars between the Eastern Express train services nowadays 15 thousand ticket demand. Passengers are buying cag kebabs they order when they are approaching Erzurum, at a break of 10 in Erzurum Gar. Some of the passengers can not find a place in the train from Erzurum by land and by air means that they return.


The Eastern Express route, which is especially the new favorite of the young population, consists of Ankara-Kırıkkale-Kayseri-Sivas-Erzincan-Erzurum-Kars. While it pauses for a few minutes at intermediate stops, this period can be up to 10-15 minutes at main stops. The departure times from the stops between Ankara and Kars were determined as 17.55 in Ankara, 00.48 in Kayseri, 04.19 in Sivas and 10.32 in Erzincan.

Those who want to travel from Istanbul to the Eastern Express should arrive at Ankara Gar with the High Speed ​​Train from Istanbul Pendik railway station and then travel to Kars. Those traveling with the Eastern Express can witness wonderful landscapes and historical buildings. Those who like to take pictures, to travel, to discover new places should buy their tickets for Eastern Express early on.


The Eastern Express service offered by TCDD Tasimacilik AS offers a “fairytale” travel experience at prices ranging from 48 lira to 188 lira.

Discounted tickets are also offered by the transportation company for the Eastern Express. 20 percent discount is provided for those who buy a return ticket and a “Young Ticket” Young people between the ages of 13 and 26 are eligible for this discount. Apart from that, teachers, military passengers, groups of at least 12 people, passengers over 60, press card and TCDD employee or retired spouse are also offered 20 percent discount.


Dogu Express departs from Ankara Station every day at 17.55. The next day, arrives at Kars Station at 18.30. The journey takes approximately 24,5 hours. The flights from Kars start at 08.00:XNUMX every day.




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