Trans Asia Express reactivated after a long time. This train line is a popular and new option for both regular passengers and railway lovers. The line, which connects the capitals of Turkey and Iran, takes an average of 57 hours. The trains between Tehran and Van are ran by RAJA, while the trains between Van and Ankara are ran by TCDD.
The train departs each Wednesday from Tehran and Ankara. It departs from Tehran in the evening and Ankara at noon. It stops in Zanjan, Tabriz, Salmas and Razi in Iran. Lake Van is traversed by ferry. The route provides a great view for all train lovers, photographers, and travellers.