The stops visited during the journey, the passengers getting off at these stops, the warm conversations, the shared stories, the revival of memories and the unique enjoyment of scenery ... It is possible to witness many other things with the Eastern Express.
What is the Eastern Express?
The Eastern Express is a compartment train travel that gives the opportunity to be the protagonist of an unknown story rather than the transportation purpose. The reason for giving this name to this train journey is that its route is made towards the provinces of the eastern region
East Express Stops
You can start your journey with the Eastern Express from the route cities between Ankara and Kars. If you want to travel by the Eastern Express via Ankara, you will reach Kars, the last stop, by passing through the cities of Ankara, Kırıkkale, Kayseri, Sivas, Erzincan and Erzurum respectively. When you start your journey from Kars, after Erzurum, Erzincan, Sivas, Kayseri, Kırıkkale, this pleasant journey will be finished in Ankara. It is possible to start your journey in any of these cities, but you must find a ticket
The Eastern Express journey takes an average of 24 hours when you start from Kars or Ankara. When you fit the long times, experiences, dreams and desires into the 24-hour journey of the express, you will actually see that the journey is spread over a wider period and you will not want it to end.
This adventure, which starts in Ankara or Kars, starts at 18:00 at both points and ends at the same time the next day. There may be exceptions during transportation hours on the Eastern Express. Most of these exceptions are due to the slight variation in weather conditions and waiting times at stops. We want you to know that trying this journey that you do not want to end even once in your life will add a lot to you
Room Preference in the Eastern Express Journey
In fact, it is important that you want to enjoy this journey, not which wagon or room of the eastern express you travel. On the other hand, if you think that a 24-hour journey can be tiring, it will reveal your desire to make this journey in a more comfortable room. For this, of course, your choice will make your journey more unique and beautiful. For a long and comfortable journey, we recommend that you prefer sleeper wagons rather than regular seat wagons, ie pulmans.
The sleeper wagons are for two people and there are two beds for people traveling in this room, one on the bottom and one on the top. In addition, having a mini cabinet, sink and table in the room makes the journey more comfortable. Because pulmans are preferred for those considering a short distance and classic train journey. For long-distance travel and by choosing sleeping cars, it is possible to have the sleep and rest you need during your journey.
Telephone Internet Facilities on the Eastern Express
In train journeys, the biggest concern of travelers is the limited telephone and internet facilities. The reason for the limited telephone and internet service in train journeys is that the train route passes a little far from the city centers. This situation poses a problem in uninterrupted internet and telephone communication due to long distance and disconnection with network transmitters. In addition, the movement of the train can cause interruptions in telephone and internet services. However, it is possible to use internet and telephone at stops and places close to network transmitters.
East Express Ticket Prices
Those who want to travel by Eastern Express wonder about the service fee for a pleasant journey. You do not need to spend such a high fee for the eastern express trip, where you will witness different faces and deep stories of these faces by watching unique landscapes. However, it is necessary to say that the ticket prices change according to the wagon you will be traveling with. There are 4 different types of wagons for your journey through the Eastern Express. In these wagons, you decide which one to travel on.
These wagons range from pulman (classic seat wagon), covered couchette (room capacity 4 people and sleeping car), sleeping (2-person sleeping car) and dining (wagon where you will benefit from catering service). As comfort and additional services increase, the ticket price also increases. When you decide to travel with the Eastern Express, the first thing you need to do is find a suitable wagon ticket. You can access the current list of ticket prices on the TCDD website and purchase the appropriate ticket.