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 is very confortable, safe and cheap. This ride was the highlight of my Turkey journey....
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 to see this part of Turkey drom a different angle.Recommended.