A night train makes
the journey between Mersin,
on Turkey's Mediterranean
coast west of Adana,
and Halab (Halep, Aleppo),
Syria, once weekly, on Friday.
The train hauls six regular railway
coaches and a dining car, but no sleeping
cars, so you'll sit up
all night, as in a bus.
The trip takes nine hours and 20 minutes,
if it's on time.
A one-way/single ticket costs 14 euros
between Mersin and Aleppo, or 12.66
euros between Adana and
Aleppo. There is no discount for a
round-trip/return ticket. Here's
how to buy tickets.
Trains depart Aleppo (Halab,
Halep) at 03:00 am on Friday, stopping
in Meydanekbez, Islahiye and Adana before
arriving in Mersin at
12:18 pm the next afternoon.
Trains depart Mersin at
23:00 (11 pm) on Tuesday and Friday nights,
stopping in Adana,
Islahiye and Meydanekbez before arriving
in Aleppo the next morning at 08:10 am.
You can take the Iç
Anadolu Mavi Tren from Istanbul to Adana,
then the Mersin-Aleppo
to go from Istanbul to Syria.
There are also weekly
trains between Gaziantep and Aleppo. More...
promenade in Mersin.