Touristic Eastern Express flights between Ankara and Kars, which were suspended due to Covid-19, are starting again today. The first train will depart from Ankara at 15.55 today. Eastern Express, one of the longest routes of TCDD Taşımacılık AŞ, will reach Kars after traveling 310 kilometers on Kırıkkale, Kayseri, Sivas, Erzincan and Erzurum routes.
Eastern Express, one of the longest routes of TCDD Taşımacılık AŞ, will reach Kars after traveling 310 kilometers on Kırıkkale, Kayseri, Sivas, Erzincan and Erzurum routes. In this way, Kars will host many local and foreign tourists. Passengers going to the city, which is the last station of the train, will be able to visit Ani Ruins and Kars Castle. He will be able to take sleigh rides on the ice-covered Çıldır Lake.
2022 Touristic Eastern Express Ticket Schedule
The 2022 prices of the Touristic Eastern Express have also been announced. The price per person for the 15-person bed compartment of the Touristic Dogu Express, which will start on December 2, has been determined as 650 TL. In other words, when you buy a ticket for 2 people, the room price will be 1300 TL.
You can get information from the TCDD e-ticket page to buy tickets. A single pullman ticket for the non-tourist Eastern Express is 68 liras per person.
While the Touristic Eastern Express is in the direction of Ankara-Kars, it stops for 2 hours and 20 minutes in Erzincan, 3 hours in İliç and 3 hours in Erzurum. On the Kars – Ankara direction, it takes 2,5 hours in Divriği and 3,5 in Bostankaya. Whereas, the stops of the Eastern Express Main Line Train only take a few minutes.
Touristic Orient Express; By stopping for a long time at Erzincan, Erzincan-Ilic, Erzurum, Sivas-Divriği and Sivas-Bostankaya stations, it allows its passengers to explore not only Kars but also Sivas, Erzurum and Erzincan, which are on its route.