Railways in Syria

Data with friendly approval from
www.syrische-eisenbahn.de 

 

Attention!!! Since march 2010 (after bomb blast) no activities

Timetable for 2009 / 2010*

Aleppo-Latakia-Aleppo

Train No.

Note

operated

from

departure

via

to

arrival

Fare 1st class

Fare 2nd class

Fare Sleeper

42

Trainset

daily
 

Aleppo

06:00

Non Stop

Latakia

08:30

135SYP /  2,07€

105SYP/   1,61€

-

242

Regional train

daily
 

Aleppo

06:48

Bischmaron

Latakia

10:08

70SYP /  1,07€

50SYP/   0,77€

-

246

Regional train
 

daily
 

Aleppo

15:50

Bischmaron

Latakia

19:22

 70SYP /  1,07€

50SYP/   0,77€

-

44

Trainset

daily
 

Aleppo

17:30

Non Stop

Latakia

20:07

135SYP /  2,07€

105SYP/   1,61€

-

                     

41

Trainset

daily
 

Latakia

06:25

Non Stop

Aleppo

09:04

135SYP /  2,07€

105SYP/   1,61€

-

243

Regional train
 

daily
 

Latakia

07:10

Bischmaron

Aleppo

10:50

70SYP /  1,07€

50SYP/   0,77€

-

245

Regional train
 

daily
 

Latakia

15:40

Bischmaron

Aleppo

19:16

70SYP /  1,07€

50SYP/   0,77€

-

45

Trainset

daily
 

Latakia

17:25

Non Stop

Aleppo

20:00

135SYP /  2,07€

105SYP/   1,61€

-

Aleppo-Damaskus-Aleppo

Train No.

Note

operated

from

departure

via

to

arrival

Fare 1st class

Fare 2nd class

Fare Sleeper

230

Regional train
 

daily
 

Aleppo

00:10

Hama & Homs

Damaskus

06:24

110SYP/ 1,70 €

 75SYP/ 1,15

505SYP/ 7,76€  per person

170

Fast train
 

daily
 

Aleppo

03:50

Hama & Homs

Damaskus

08:54

180SYP/ 2,76 €

140SYP/ 2,15€

570SYP/ 8,76€  per person

10

Trainset

daily
 

Aleppo

05:40

Hama & Homs

Damaskus

09:40

300SYP/ 4,61 €

250SYP/ 3,84€

-

12

Trainset

daily
 

Aleppo

10:10

Hama & Homs

Damaskus

14:33

180SYP/ 2,76 €

140SYP/ 2,15€

570SYP/ 8,76€  per person

16

Trainset

daily

Aleppo

16:45

Hama & Homs

Damaskus

21:02

-

-

-

                     

231

Regional train

daily

Damaskus

00:01

Homs & Hama

Aleppo

05:58

110SP/ 1,70 €

 75SYP/ 1,15

505SYP/ 7,76€  per person

7

Trainset

daily

Damaskus

06:50

Homs & Hama

Aleppo

11:29

180SYP/ 2,76 €

140SYP/ 2,15€

570SYP/ 8,76€  per person

173

Fast train

daily

Damaskus

15:10

Homs & Hama

Aleppo

20:23

300SYP/ 4,61 €

250SYP/ 3,84€

-

11

Trainset

daily

Damaskus

16:50

Homs & Hama

Aleppo

20:50

300SYP/ 4,61 €

250SYP/ 3,84€

-

13

Trainset

daily

Damaskus

20:40

Homs & Hama

Aleppo

01:08

-

-

-

  Aleppo-Al-Qamishli-Aleppo

Train No.

Note

operated

from

departure

via

to

arrival

Fare 1st class

Fare 2nd class

Fare Sleeper

255

Regional train

daily

Aleppo

22:10

Ar´Raqqa, Deir-Ez-Zor &
 Al-Hasakeh

Al-Qamishli

05:55

175SYP/ 2,69€

115SYP/ 1,76€

535SYP/ 8,23€ per person

256

Regional train
 

daily

Al-Qamishli

21:50

Al-Hasakeh, Deir-Ez-Zor & Ar´Raqqa

Aleppo

05:28

175SYP/ 2,69€

115SYP/ 1,76€

535SYP/ 8,23€ per person

 

Aleppo-MaydanIkbis-Aleppo

Train No.

Note

operated

from

departure

via

to

arrival

Fare 1st class

Fare 2nd class

Fare Sleeper

663

Regional train

daily

Aleppo

15:15

-

MaydanIkbis

18:42

45SYP/ 0,69€

30SYP/ 0,46€

-

660

Regional train

daily

Maydankbis

06:30

-

Aleppo

09:40

45SYP/ 0,69€

30SYP/ 0,46€

-

 

 

Aleppo-Homs-Aleppo

Train No.

Note

operated

from

departure

via

to

arrival

Fare 1st class

Fare 2nd class

Fare Sleeper

174

Regional train

daily

Aleppo

15:35 Hama Homs 18:17      
171

Regional train

daily

Homs 07:05 Hama

Aleppo

09:55      

 

  Aleppo- Deir-Ez-Zor- Aleppo

Train No.

Note

operated

from

departure

via

to

arrival

Fare 1st class

Fare 2nd class

Fare Sleeper

57

Trainset

daily

Aleppo

16:10

Ar´Raqqa

Deir-Ez-Zor

20:21

185SYP/ 2,84€

140SYP/ 2,15€

-

56

Trainset

daily

Deir-Ez-Zor

06:46

Ar´Raqqa

Aleppo

10:57

185SYP/ 2,84€

140SYP/ 2,15€

-

 

  Aleppo-Tartus-Aleppo

Train No.

Note

operated

from

departure

via

to

arrival

Fare 1st class

Fare 2nd class

Fare Sleeper

40

Trainset

Fr., Sa. and Su.

Aleppo

04:05

Latakia (06:49)

Tartus

08:00

-

-

-

47

Trainset

Fr., Sa. und So.

Tartus

19:00

Latakia (20:10)

Aleppo

22:45

-

-

-

 

  Damaskus-Latakia-Damaskus

Train No.

Note

operated

from

departure

via

to

arrival

Fare 1st class

Fare 2nd class

Fare Sleeper

23

Out of order

Thuresday

&

Sunday

Damaskus

14:50

Tartus, Baniyas &
 Jablah

Latakia

19:55

-

-

-

125

Trainset

daily

Damaskus

15:50

Tartus, Baniyas &
 Jablah

Latakia

20:55

120SYP/ 1,84€

 

80SYP/ 1,23€

-

120

Trainset

Thuresday

&

Sunday

Latakia

01:30

Jablah, Baniyas &
 Tartus

Damaskus

06:46

120SYP/ 1,84€

80SYP/ 1,23€

-

22

Out of order

daily
 

Latakia

05:30

Jablah, Baniyas &
 Tartus

Damaskus

10:35

-

-

-

 

  Damaskus- Al-Qamishli- Damaskus

Train No.

Note

operated

from

departure

via

to

arrival

Fare 1st class

Fare 2nd class

Fare Sleeper

183

Regional train

daily

Damaskus

18:15

Homs, Hama, Aleppo- Al Ansari(Abf. 00:47), Ar´Raqqa, Deir-Ez-Zor &
 Al-Hasakeh

Al-Qamishli

08:41

175SYP/ 2,69€

115SYP/ 1,76€

535SYP/ 8,23€ per person

184

Regional train

daily

Al-Qamishli

18:10

Al-Hasakeh, Deir-Ez-Zor, Ar´Raqqa, Aleppo-Al Ansari (Abf. 01:55), Hama &
 Homs

Damaskus

08:18

175SYP/ 2,69€

115SYP/ 1,76€

535SYP/ 8,23€ per person

 

 

Latakia-Tartus-Latakia

 

Train No.

Note

operated

from

departure

via

to

arrival

Fare 1st class

Fare 2nd class

Fare Sleeper

282

Out of order

daily
 exept Friday

Latakia

08:45

Jablah &
 Baniyas

Tartus

09:50

-

-

-

284

Trainset

daily

Latakia

15:15

Jablah &
 Baniyas

Tartus

16:20

40SYP/ 0,62€

25SYP/ 0,38€

-

386

Out of order

only at Thuresday

Latakia

16:10

Jablah &
 Baniyas

Tartus

17:20

-

-

-

286

Out of order

Su.,Mo.,Tu,Wed.

Latakia

18:05

Jablah &
 Baniyas

Tartus

19:10

-

-

-

288

Out of order

only at Saturday
 

Latakia

20.10

Jablah &
 Baniyas

Tartus

21:19

-

-

-

                     

281

Trainset

daily
 

Tartus

06:25

Baniyas &
 Jablah

Latakia

07:34

40SYP/ 0,62€

25SYP/ 0,38€

-

 383

Out of order

only at Sunday

Tartus

07:30

Baniyas &
 Jablah

Latakia

08:40

-

-

-

283

Out of order

daily
 exept Friday

Tartus

10:15

Baniyas &
 Jablah

Latakia

11:20

-

-

-

285

Out of order

So.,Mo.,Di.,Mi.

Tartus

16:45

Baniyas &
 Jablah

Latakia

17:50

-

-

-

287

Out of order

only at Saturday

Tartus

17:40

Baniyas &
 Jablah

Latakia

18:48

-

-

-

 

 Tartus-Hama-Tartus

Train No.

Note

operated

from

departure

via

to

arrival

Fare 1st class

Fare 2nd class

Fare Sleeper

235/ 226

-

only Fr. &
 holidays

Tartus

19:30

Homs

Hama

23:42

65SYP/ 1,00€

40SYP/ 0,60€

 

225/

232

-

only Fr. &
 holidays

Hama

06:00

Hama

Tartus

10:23

65SYP/ 1,00€

40SYP/ 0,60€

 

 

Timetable for international connections for 2009 / 2010*

Train No.

Note

operated

from

departure

via

to

arrival

Fare 1st class

Fare 2nd class

Fare Sleeper

757

Train equipped with sleeper & first class wagons

every Wednesday

Al-Qamishli

04:00

Al-Ya´rubiyeh (06:27)

Mosul (Irak)

15:15 Wednesday

-

-

-

758

Train equipped with sleeper & first class wagons

every Monday

Mosul (Irak)

12:00

Al-Ya´rubiyeh (18:00)

Al-Qamishli

23:10 Monday

-

-

-

65

because of construction work between  Eskisehir (TR) and Konya (TR) the train is not operated

every Tuesday

Aleppo

11:10

Maydan  Ikbis and Turkey

Istanbul (Turkey)

17:55 Wednesday

-

-

-

66

because of construction work between  Eskisehir (TR) and Konya (TR) the train is not operated

every Sunday

Istanbul (Turkey)

 

08:55

Turkey and Maydan Ikbis

Aleppo

 

15:36 Monday

-

-

-

alternatively to the train Istanbul ->Aleppo and Mersin/Adana->Aleppo, please use the folwing connection:
The domestic turkish train "Içanadolu Mavi" (Departure Istanbul
Haydarpasa 23:50 Arrival Adana 18:35)-daily service
The domestic turkish train "Bölgesel Yolcu Train"(Departure Adana 23:55 Arrival Maydan Ikbis 04:32) only Tuesday and Friday
The domestic syrian train No. 660 (Departure Maydan Ikbis 06:30 Arrival Aleppo 09:40)-daily service

alternatively to the train Aleppo ->Istanbul and Aleppo/Adana/Mersin, please use the folwing connection:
The domestic syrian train No. 663 (Departure Aleppo 15:15 Arrival Maydan Ikbis 18:42)-daily service
The domestic turkish train "Bölgesel Yolcu Train"(Departure Maydan Ikbis 01:00 Arrival Adana 05:28) only Tuesday and Friday
The domestic turkish train "Içanadolu Mavi" (Departure Adana 14:00 Arrival Istanbul
Haydarpasa  08:58)-daily service

69

Train equipped with 3 first class waggons and a restaurant wagon

Monday and Thuresday
 

Aleppo

21:00

Maydan Ikbis (23:51- 01:00), Adana (05:18- 05:25)

Mersin (Turkey)

 

06:20 Tuesday and Friday

952SYP/ 15,85€

-

-

68

Train equipped with 3 first class waggons and a restaurant wagon

Tuesday and Friday

Mersin (Turkey)

23:00

Adana (23:56- 00:05), Maydan Ikbis (04:44- 05:30)

Aleppo

08:20 Wednesday and Saturday

952SYP/ 15,85€

-

-

new

 Trainset.

every Friday & Sunday

Aleppo

05:00

Muslimiya- Ar Ra’y- Çöbanbey

Gaziantep (Turkey)

09:30 Friday and Sunday

-

-

-

new

 Trainset.

every Friday & Sunday

Gaziantep (Turkey)

20:30

Çöbanbey- Ar Ra’y- Muslimiya

 

Aleppo

 

09:30 Friday

and Sunday

-

-

-

67

exept in Ramadan

every Monday

Damascus

08:32

Aleppo (13:30-13:50), Maydan Ikbis, &
 Turkey

Tehran (Iran)

01:45 Wednesday

-

-

-

66

exept in Ramadan

every Monday

Tehran (Iran)

20:15

Turkey, Maydan Ikbis, &
 Aleppo (02:45-07:10)

Damaskus

12:23 Wednesday

-

-

-

 

Important notice for ticket purchasing and some travel tips:

· All fares are given in Syrian Pound "SP" and in Euro "€". The approximate exchange rate is*: 1,- € = 65,- SP.
·
Train tickets from Turkey, Iran and Irak to Syria (Inbound) must be bought unfortunately inside those countries. Tickets from Syria to those countrie
  (outbound) can be bought in Syria. Don't forget your Passport and a VISA for Syria.

· All passangers need a valid passport if they buy their tickets, because train seats and passengers are registerd by name.
· domestic tickets can be bought and booked 36 houres in advance. For international trips it's possible to book and buy tickets 1 week in advance.
·
Passangers leaving Syria by train or bus have to pay 600 SP as a leaving tax. You get tax stamps at the train station in Aleppo or at the syrian border.
· In each Sleeping-Car you will find two Beds in one compartments. It's possible to joing two compartments together to accomodate 4 Passengers. Inaddion
  passengers can book one
compartments for them selfe if they bought the 2 tickets for the sleeping-car.
·
Buying tickets in the train station of Aleppo is very easy. At the right part of the train station building in Aleppo you can find the ticket counters for the
  southbound destinations ( Hama, Homs, Damascus), eastbound (
Ar´Raqqa, Deir-Ez-Zor & Al-Hasakeh and Al-Qamishli) and the international destinations.
  At the left part of the train station building in Aleppo you can buy the tickets to the westbound destinations (Latakia and Tartus).
· After buying ticket, please go the left part of the train station building (next to the westbound ticket counter), having your passport and ticket, for registration.
· In Damascus you can buy your ticket at the Kadam train station (about 4 km southwest of Damascus city centre) or at the Hedjas station (city center).
·
In Aleppo and Damascus their is a shuttle bus between train station <--> city center / outskirts. Tickets can be bought in the bus.
· Homs has two train stations. Homs 1 ( Homs main train Station near city center) and Homs 2 ( Homs freight train station on the outskirts).
· Train delays are in the middel east very common. Please bring a lot of time and don't book onward international train connections.
· It helps if you bring your own toilet paper as it may run out in the trains.
· Water and Tee can be bought in the dining-car or at the sleeping-car attendant. Bring your own food as it's not assured to find food on board the dining-car
.

 

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