TCDD Transport and Iran Railways signed an agreement on Trans Asia Express flights. Transportation and Infrastructure Turhan Barkan, "Trans-Asia Express, which contributed greatly to the development of passenger transportation between Turkey and Iran, after a long break again to begin flights between Ankara and Tehran." said.
Minister Turhan, Turkey by drawing attention to the increasing passenger and freight transportation by rail between Iran was reported between Ankara and Tehran from August 14 of the Trans-Asian Railway will be mutually re-start time.
Turhan, said in a statement, the cooperation with Iran in the friendly and brotherly country continues in the field of rail transport, the two countries, which contributed to the development of passenger transport between the two countries, the Trans-Asia Train will start again after a long break between Ankara-Tehran said.
Tabriz-Van passenger train flights interrupted at 2015 flights, 2018 once a week in June, voicing restarted Minister Turhan, the route was extended to Tehran upon heavy demand, he said.
8 performed in Tehran. According to the decision taken at the Transport Joint Commission Meeting, Turhan said that in May Tehran and Ankara TCDD Transport Inc. and Iranian railroad officials had talks between Iranian officials and Turhan said that it was agreed to start the interrupted Trans Asia Train flights.
Travel time from Ankara to Tehran will be about 57 hours
7 from Tehran Expressing that the train departing from Ankara, Muş, Elazığ, Malatya, Sivas, Kayseri yesterday morning after the 22.05 passenger departing at 65 in August evening, Turhan said that the train with the capacity of 188 passenger will be available from 14 He said he would make a one-day trip between Ankara and Tehran.
Stating that the trains will be composed of 6 belonging to Iran RAJA company between Tehran and Van, and 5 quadruple wagons belonging to TCDD Taşımacılık AŞ between Tatvan and Ankara, Turhan said, “Travels in Van-Tatvan and vice versa will be provided by ferries operated in Van Lake. Travel time between Ankara and Tehran will be about 57 hours. ”
Turhan, with the implementation of the block train with Iran between the two countries in this year's 7 month, compared to the same period last year, 40 thousand tons more cargo was transported, he added.
Iran and January, the appropriate tariff for the first time the block train application was launched Turhan, this year in January-July period, compared to the same period last year between the countries 40 thousand tons more cargo transported, he said.
Turhan, expressed that the aim of the said amount of annual 90 thousand tons to reach still further stated that they intended to remove the 500 million tons within a year of the Turkey-Iran railway transport around 1 thousand tons.
Emphasizing that the increasing cargo and passenger transportation between Iran and Turkey Turhan, that they were extremely satisfied, noted that it is important in terms of transport and trade in both countries, the development of new transport corridor.
Minister Turhan, Turkey for Iran's "gateway to Europe", pointing out that it was used the following statements:
"Central Asia is a gateway to Asia, especially to Iran in Turkey. Our country is becoming an important international railway corridor between Asia and Europe and the Middle East. With the Marmaray, Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line, the most advantageous railway corridor is established with many countries, especially with Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia and our railway connection with Iran is strengthened. Here, sustainability is very important in freight and passenger traffic, and we achieve this. ”
TransAsia Express Ankara to Tehran Train Shuttle Hours Route and Airfares: increasingly of passenger and freight transportation by rail between Turkey and Iran is increasing therefore the Ankara-Tehran between TransAsia Railway flights resumed mutual since August 14, 2019. Journey to Iran with Transasia Express is complete 57 hours It will continue. 188 Passenger capacity train, once a week will make mutual flights.
Transacia Express Map
Distance from Ankara to Tehran
The Transasya Express consists of 6 quadruple bunk wagons belonging to Iran RAJA between Tehran and Van and 5 belonging to TCDD Tasimacilik AS between Tatvan and Ankara. “Travels in Van-Tatvan and vice versa are provided by ferries operating in Lake Van. Travel time between Ankara and Tehran, approximately 57 hours. The distance between two cities on the Transasia Express that will run between Ankara and Tehran 2.394 kilometers.
Is there a visa for Turkish citizens to go to Iran?
As of 2019, Iran does not stamp Turkish passports on entry and exit. Turkish citizens can enter Iran without a visa and stay 90 days without paying any fee.
Transacia Express Route
The route of the Transasya Express train line is; The train will depart from Ankara and reach Kayseri, Sivas, Malatya, Elazığ and finally Tatvan. Express will continue its journey by taking the Van Lake ferry operated between Tatvan and Van in Tatvan and reaching Van. It will cross the Iranian border from Van to reach Salmas, Tabriz, Zencan and its last stop in Tehran.
Ankara> Kayseri> Sivas> Malatya> Elazig> Tatvan> Van> Salmas> Tabriz> Zanjan> Tehran
Transacia Express Timetable
Ankara - Tehran Tehran - Ankara
Ankara 14:25 Tehran 21:50
Kayseri 21:09 Zanjan 02:29
Sivas 00:31 Tabriz 11:00
Malatya 04:34 Salmas 13:19
Elazig 07:21 Razi 17:45
Mus 11:54 Kapıköy 18:30
Tatvan 13:49 Van 21:30
Tatvan Pier 14:26 Van Pier 21:38
Van Pier 21:25 Tatvan Pier 05:52
Van 21:42 Tatvan 07:30
Kapıköy 01:20 Muş 09:06
Razi 06:00 Elazig 14:13
Salmas 07:11 Malatya 16:57
Tabriz 10:00 Sivas 21:37
Zencan 17413 Kayseri 01:24
Tehran 22:05 Ankara 09:30
Transasya Express departs from Ankara and Tehran every Wednesday, once a week
How Much does Transacia Express Ticket Cost?
Tickets of the Transasya Express are on sale 60 days in advance. The single ticket fee in the couchette compartment is 41.60 euro (16.08.2019 approx. 260 TL) You can buy the ticket from the train stations that have international ticket offices.