Kapikule to Istanbul lack of reservations

  • 23 May 2023
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Travelling across Europe and am unable to reserve a seat for the train from Kapikule to Halkali. Given that the train departs at 02:30 is it possible to buy tickets from the station, does anyone know?

Never done the trip before and all tickets are sorted except for this train.

Many thanks.


Best answer by thibcabe 23 May 2023, 23:20

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Here you have all the info :

It is a through train from Bucharest and Sofia, you don’t need to change in Kapikule. The stop is only scheduled for passport checks (no need to leave the train). As you can see in the above link seat reservations or even regular tickets are not available online. Book at Bucharest (or Sofia) train station when you arrive in the city.