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Train from Izmir to Istanbul

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Train from Izmir to Istanbul

We're planning to take the train from Izmir to Istanbul.

1) How many hours is the trip?

2) At what station in Istanbul will the train arrive at?

3) How far is the station from Taksim Square?

Please advise. Thank you!

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1. Re: Train from Izmir to Istanbul

The journey takes 8 hours in total and is train /ferry.The train goes to Bandırma where the train times are coordinated with the fast ferry to and from Istanbul.Thus the last section of 2 hours is by ferry which arrives at Istanbul Yeni Kapı.

You can go from there to Taksim by metro rail.

This site is good for train info. and explains all about the way this route works.Yes,it is a long day but it is a nice relaxing way to see some of the countryside too.

http://www.seat61.com/turkey

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2. Re: Train from Izmir to Istanbul

Thank you. I will check out that website now. I suppose I'll have to inform our hotel at Taksim of a late arrival then.

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3. Re: Train from Izmir to Istanbul

No,not so late.The ferry arrives at 17.30.So it will only be a little after 18.00 by the time you reach youır hotel.

http://www.seat61.com/Turkey2.htm#Istanbul to Izmir

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4. Re: Train from Izmir to Istanbul

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