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Dogu Ekspresi(Eastern Express)

Istanbul, Turkey
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amazing train ride in comfort

We took the train from Anakara to Kars on the weekend of the 10 Nov '17 It was great. I booked... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Nathan A
From Ankara to Kars 24 hour

It seems too long from Ankara to Kars but it will be the one of the unforgettable times of your... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2017
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Ankara, Turkey
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5 days ago
“amazing train ride in comfort”
17 Feb 2017
“From Ankara to Kars 24 hour”
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We took the train from Anakara to Kars on the weekend of the 10 Nov '17 It was great. I booked using the website and it was all very simple. 1st thing. TAKE FOOD! the dining cart is very limited. The Ankara train station has...More

Thank Nathan A
Reviewed 17 February 2017

It seems too long from Ankara to Kars but it will be the one of the unforgettable times of your life. Find a place in the bedded compartments and bring some food to enjoy. There are something to eat at the restaurant but very limited....More

2  Thank worldofwonders-82
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

My 27 hours travel from Ankara to Kars would have never been the same without a ride in the famous train. It rides a fascinating desertic landscape in high Anatolian plateau. The train even follows the Euphrates river, the same one that crossed Irak. It...More

1  Thank sternaauparadis
Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

Doğu Ekspresi was used to be operating between Haydarpaşa Station of Istanbul in Asian side and Kars,but due to new railway project in conjunction with New Marmaray railway system,operations from Istanbul had been suspended long ago Now,it makes service from Ankara to Kars.A good way...More

3  Thank junior1907
Reviewed 9 March 2015

We took the Dogu express from Kayseri to Erzurum - 14 hrs. We had a 2 person sleeper which the porter turned down for us when we boarded the train at 0048am. The sleeper compartment has comfortable bunk beds, pull out table, a fridge, basin...More

3  Thank schloggs04
Reviewed 26 July 2014

We took the Dogu Ekspresi from Ankara to Erzurum and what a great experience it was. The trip took about 24 hours travelling through beautiful countryside and as it really is a slow train you can take wonderful pictures and really have time to look...More

5  Thank Helena B
Reviewed 21 April 2014

We took the Dogu eksepresi train from Kars to Divrigi. 12 hours for just 20TL and a lot of ground covered. Seats are comfortable with plenty of leg room. There was a restaurant car which we didnt use but a trolley came by with coffee...More

3  Thank Beenmostplaces
Reviewed 18 July 2013

We took a sleeper compartment (2 person) on the Dogu Express from Kayseri to Kars and what a great adventure it was. The sights and sounds of the waiting room at Kayseri Station and the fun of conversing with officials and booking a berth was...More

3  Thank SparkyRomulus
Reviewed 6 February 2012

I have travelled with this train many times,and it is slower than blue one,but a real adventure itself:) a second class train ,and generally poor ones who use it,so u will have so much photo experience inside:)

1  Thank Hicranca
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