Sirkeci Train Station
Sirkeci Train Station is in the old city of Istanbul, in walking distance to Sultanahmet Suquare, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar. There are hundreds of hotels, shops and restaurants very close to station.
Sirkeci Station has strong bus (to European side of Istanbul), ferry (to Asian side of Istanbul) and rail connections.
Tram station is just in front of the train station. Marmaray (suburban system crossing Bosphorus) underground station is just under the station.
It used to be the main station for trains going in western direction including international trains, but there’s no train connection due to Marmaray project under construction.
A new train station was built in Halkalı. Trains from Europe and Edirne are no longer coming to Sirkeci station. You can go to Halkalı by Marmaray from Sirkeci. Trains to Edirne and Europe now depart from Halkali train station. It has been like this since 2019.