The East Express, which is especially popular among young people, departs from Ankara and reaches Kars from Kırıkkale, Kayseri, Sivas, Erzincan and Erzurum. Waiting at the central stations for 5 to 10 minutes, the Eastern Express departs from Ankara Station at 17.55 every day and arrives at Kars Station at 18.30 the next day. There are 10 compartments in the bunk cars and 4 people can travel in each compartment. Bed sheets, pique and pillow are provided by TCDD Taşımacılık AŞ and the seats in the compartment can be used as beds if desired. There are 14 tables and 47-52 seats in the dining car.
Due to the natural beauty of the train, travelers and photographers demand the East Express, which is the busiest season of the summer season, and travels usually take place with pulman wagons. During the winter months, requests from different occupational groups such as hiking groups, photographers, mountaineering groups, university students and teachers are usually made to bunk cars. The preference of these groups starts at the end of December and continues until the middle of March.
Dinner wagons in the East Express are 4 tables each. The wagon includes breakfast, soup, hot food, cold sandwiches and hot / cold drinks. The restaurant does not have a specific opening-closing time. Open 7/24.
Eastern Express Features
The Eastern Express operates daily between Ankara-Kars-Ankara and consists of pulman, covered couchette and dining wagons. There are 10 compartments in couchette wagons, and 4 people can travel in each compartment. Bed linen, pique and pillow are provided by TCDD Taşımacılık AŞ, and the seats in the compartment can be used as beds when desired. The dining car has 14 tables and seating varying between 47-52.
The train is one of the trains where travelers and photographers are in high demand due to the natural beauties it passes through. The busiest season is summer, and travels are usually made by pulman wagons in this season. In the winter months, requests from different professions such as hiking groups, photographers, mountaineering groups, university students, and teachers are generally taken to bedded wagons. The preference of these groups starts at the end of December and continues until mid-March.
The East Express completes the journey between Ankara and Kars in approximately 26 hours.
Dining wagons in the Eastern Express consist of tables for 4 each, and there are snacks, biscuits, sandwiches, tea, soft drinks, water, etc. in the dining car. The restaurant is open between 06.00:23.59 and XNUMX:XNUMX.
Eastern Express Route
In the past, Eastern Express tours started from Istanbul Haydarpaşa Train Station. Today, the route has been changed due to high-speed train works. People who want to join the Eastern Express tours can buy tickets from Ankara.
Eastern Express tours start at 17,58:08.10 in Ankara. The last stop for the tour starting from Ankara is Kars. Departure times for Eastern Express tours are fixed. For tours starting from Kars, the train departure time is seen as 10. The Eastern Express route, which is among the XNUMX most beautiful railway travel routes in the world, fascinates the passengers with its scenery. The train departing from Ankara passes through Kırıkkale, Kayseri, Sivas, Erzincan, Erzurum and Kars provinces, respectively. The return route consists of the same cities.
East Express Ankara Kars Train Route and Map
Where and How to Buy Eastern Express Ticket?
Eastern Express tours, which attract the attention of both foreign and domestic tourists, have become very popular in recent years. One wonders where to buy tickets for the Eastern Express tours, which are quite comprehensive. You can access the service provided by TCDD from anywhere TCDD tickets are sold. You can buy tickets on the TCDD website or even stay at the box office. You can enjoy the Eastern Express tour by choosing the disembarkation and embarkation places for the ticket purchased online.
East Express Ticket Prices 2022
For Eastern Express tours, the price is determined according to the type of wagon. Within the scope of Eastern Express, ticket prices are seen as 650 TL. However, ticket prices vary according to the destination and the stop of the person. People who will travel with TCDD can travel with their animals. There are 4 types of wagons within the scope of Eastern Express tours. These are as follows:
Pulman wagon: This wagon has single and double seats.
Covered bunk wagon: There are rooms for 4 people in this wagon type. The seats in the wagon can be bunk beds. Bed linen is also provided by the staff during the trip.
Sleeper: This type of wagon includes rooms with beds. There are all kinds of details in the room, from the refrigerator to the sink.
Dining car: There is a restaurant in this wagon. Citizens who want to eat can prefer this place.
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