How To Go To Konya from Ankara by High Speed Train?
Intercity buses are very common in all around the country. In recent years, railway transportation started to take place of bus transportation between several cities. Konya and Ankara are two of those cities. You can find busses from Ankara to Konya in almost every 30 minutes if you go to the main bus terminal in Ankara, called AŞTİ. However, it will take around 3 hours to get to Konya.
With the High Speed Train (Yüksek Hızlı Tren – YHT), it is possible to arrive in Konya from Ankara in only 1 hour and 30 minutes. The trains are also usually more comfortable compared to intercity busses.
You can book your High Speed Train ticket online before you go to the station (in Turkish, people call train stations “Gar”). Just follow this link and you will land in the official web page of the Railways ticket system. If you want, you can also get your return ticket at the same time. The good side of the system is that you can not only purchase but also book your tickets to decide later. We would recommend you to book your seats earlier especially before national and religious holidays. If you do not have access to internet, you can get your ticket at the station.
After you get your ticket online, you can use public transportation to reach the station (GAR). Some of the bus routes that goes through the station are;
395 Doğantepe – 4 Cad, – Siteler – Gülveren – Sıhhiye – Ulus
351 Akşemsettin – Su Deposu – Mamak – Sıhhiye – Ulus
393 D.tepe 8.cd. – Sıhhiye – Ulus
339-3 (Öho) Ege Mh. – Beştepe
381 Türközü – Sıhhiye – Ulus
You will need to have AnkaraKart to get on the busses listed above. You can get one in any point at metro stations around the city or from small dealers (büfe). After you get your card, you can refill it here online. You can also get one-pass if you are visiting Ankara for a shorter time.
After you get off from the bus, you will see the station. Konya is the last station for the YHT. You will reach your destination in around 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Enjoy your trip!