The Eastern Express, which is especially popular among the young audience, departs from Ankara and reaches Kars from Kırıkkale, Kayseri, Sivas, Erzincan and Erzurum. The Eastern Express, which waits for 5-10 minutes at the central stations, departs from Ankara Train Station every day. 17:55and arrives at Kars Train Station at 18.30 the next day. There are 10 compartments in the couchette wagons, each compartment 4 the person can travel. Bed sheets, piques and pillows are provided by TCDD Taşımacılık AŞ, and the seats in the compartment can be used as beds when desired. The dining wagon has 14 tables, seating ranging from 47-52.
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.
East Express Ticket Schedule
As a result of the increasing interest in the East Express, the Touristic East Express, including only the sleeping car and the restaurant, was included. While the East Express continues to be of great interest, the addition of the sleeping wagons to the Touristic East Express and the expensive touristic East Express tickets cause the East Express to attract great interest.
With the approach of the New Year and the arrival of the winter season, increasing demands were reflected in the ticket prices.
Ankara Kars Touristic East Express Ticket Prices (One Way)
|Full (Single)||480.00 TL|
|Full (Two People)||600.00 TL|
|Young (Single)||384.00 TL|
|Young (Double)||489.00 TL|
|Over 65 (Single)||240.00 TL|
|Over 65 (Double)||300.00 TL|
One-way ticket prices 480 pounds for one person, 600 pounds for double people are offered for sale. 20% discount is provided for both the round trip and 'young ticket' buyers for discounted tickets. Young people between the ages of 13-26 can benefit from this 'young ticket' discount. In addition, teachers, military passengers, groups of at least 12 people, people with press cards, disabled people, children between the ages of 12-18 and TCDD retired spouse 20 percent discount, 65 percent discount over 50 and TCDD employee free travel opportunities are offered. .
Ankara Kars East Express Pulman (Seat) Ticket Prices
|Over 65||29.00 TL|
Ankara Kars East Express Coaster Ticket Prices
|Over 65||49.00 TL|
East Express ticket prices, Ankara-Kars Pulman (with seats) full 58.00 young 49.50, 65 TL over the age of 29 TL. Bunks 78, young and over 60 years 69.50, 65 years and 49.00 TL for children.
The East Express completes the journey between Ankara and Kars in approximately 24 hours and 30 minutes.
Eastern Express Hours
|Ankara Departure||Departure from Kayseri||Departure from Sivas||Departure from Erzincan||Departure from Erzurum||Kars Flights|
|Departure from Kars||Departure from Erzurum||Departure from Erzincan||Departure from Sivas||Departure from Kayseri||Ankara Arrival|