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5 Most Scenic Train Routes

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Turkey's 5 Great Rail Journeys

Train is a spectacular way to travel. These five epic railway routes offer wonderful views along the way, and several of them are ranked among the most beautiful rail journeys in Turkey. Come and enjoy some of Turkey's best train journeys.

Exciting Train Journeys

Turkey is a land of many different beauties, one of the best ways to view these is traveling by train. Turkey's conventional trains are also a pleasant surprise for you. Spacious and modern coaches, which are as good as any regular trains in western Europe.

Let the train take you comfortably to the east, across mountains, to the happy south, or north of Turkey. See Turkey's stunning landscapes from the window and witness the awakening of nature in Anatolia.

For the train journey enthusiasts, we have compiled the list of 5 most scenic train routes through Turkey.

International Rail Routes

Orient Express: Venice Simplon Orient Express, a legendary journey either from Paris to Istanbul or Istanbul to Paris with one of the most luxurious train services in the world. It is one of the world's most iconic train journeys. A true definition of adventure and luxury you will never forget.


Turkish Rail Routes

Eastern Express: Eastern Express is a train departing from the capital city Ankara and after 24 hours of journeys arriving at Kars, eastern part of Turkey. This train has one of the most famous railway routes in the world and the most unusual railway line in Turkey. Eastern Express offers ultimate journey experience with its cinematic scenery for travelers. It is a wonderful feeling to watch the changing geography step by step and to pass through the canyons and villages.

Van Lake Express: Van Lake Express is now an alternative train to the popular Eastern Express in Turkey. Van Lake Express, which offers its passengers the opportunity to travel with magnificent views, departs from the city of Ankara and after 25 hours of journey arrives at Tatvan district of Bitlis. Along the route the scenery is amazing, especially during wintertime.

Karabuk-Zonguldak Train: Would like to travel in the wild? In that case, Karabuk-Zonguldak train route is the perfect choice for you. The most important point of the route is to view spectacular Black Sea geography. The train is in the regional train class and the journey takes approximately 2 hours and 50 minutes.

Taurus Express: Would you like to travel to the heart of steppe? Taurus Express goes to Konya then comes back to Adana. Many historic bridges, magnificent red pine forests, steppe geography, and the Taurus Mountains are on display during the beautiful train journey.


5 Most Scenic Railway Routes of Turkey

Varda Viaduct, Karaisali, Adana