Freight and passenger transportation by rail between Turkey and Iran is increasing gradually, so TransAsia Train services between Ankara and Tehran have been mutually restarted as of August 14, 2019. Journey to Iran with Transasia Express 57 hours It will continue. 188 Passenger capacity train, once a week will make mutual flights.
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
Transacia Express Map
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.