Eurail Benefits in Turkey - Eurail Pass Benefits in Turkey

Eurail Benefits in Turkey

Eurail Pass Benefits in Turkey

With a Eurail Pass valid in Turkey, you can get free ferry crossings, as well as other great offers.

Show your Eurail Pass to receive your discount or special offer or contact the specific company in advance. The benefits apply during the validity of your Eurail Pass, whereas free and discounted travel on trains, buses or ferries is only valid on travel days.


Eurail Turkey Transport Benefits

Ferry Lake Van

Cross the biggest lake of Turkey with TCDD Ferries

Eurail pass holders with a pass valid in Turkey get a free ferry crossing on the route:
Ferry Lake Van Booking Information

Just show your Eurail pass when you arrive at the dock.

Ferry Lake Van Additional Information

There is a direct train connection from Istanbul to Tatvan, which takes almost 42 hours. Passenger trains operate from each terminus to the ferry ports. The ferry from Tatvan to Van takes about 4 hours. The train continues from Van.

In Van you can take the
Trans-Asia Express train to Tehran (capital of Iran). There is also an international train in the other direction to Damascus (capital of Syria). Your Eurail pass is not valid in Iran or Syria.

Visit the
TCDD website for the timetables.


Eurail Turkey Accommodation Benefits

Hush Lounge Hostel Istanbul

Stay in Istanbul at Hush Hostel Lounge

As a member of Europe's eYouth, Hush Hostel Lounge in Istanbul offers Eurail Pass holders a 10% discount on advance bookings. Enjoy a friendly hostel atmosphere while saving on your stay in Istanbul's Kadikoy district!

Hush Lounge Hostel Booking Information

To claim your 10% discount:
  • Make your booking in advance,through Europe’s eYouth Hostel Website (
  • Present your hostel booking confirmation email and Eurail Pass when checking in at the hostel.

Eurail Turkey Attraction Benefits

Visit the Orient Express Railway Museum

Eurail Pass holders have free entrance to the TCDD Railway Museum at Istanbul Sirkeci station (closed on Sundays and Mondays).

For more information visit the
Railway museum website.

The museum is closed on Sundays and Mondays
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