What time do Turkish trains go on sale?


I know that trains go on sale 30 days before, but what time of day? Exactly 30 days to the minute before departure or at midnight, or something else?


I want to try and book a couchette on the Erzincan-Ankara Doug Express and they sell out in a few minutes so I need to be online the second they go on sale.



Best answer by MartinM 1 June 2024, 21:41

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I have used that train 2-3 times. Usually tickets went on sale at 2-3 am in the morning (CET), but that was 2-3 years ago. Didn’t check anymore recently.

if you are using interrail there you may exchange the ticket for a pass supplement only at the ticket office. Money will be refunded to your creditcard within 1-2 days.


Thanks for advice. I had a look tonight for Erzincwn-Ankara, they went live at 00:20BST on the app and immediately there were zero couchettes available - it looked like it would be impossible to book a sleeper at all. 

does anyone know or any agencies which sell couchettes for the Dogu express? I’m happy to sleep on a Pullman, but my partner has insomnia and will really suffer on a 17hr train on a seat!

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A good thing is to try approximately 10 days before again when many people start giving back their tickets…. When I had a seat only I met several people who got their tickets approximately 10 days before for the couchette.