Tracks of History: How the Orient Express Redefined Travel

Kars is a captivating destination that seamlessly blends history, culture, and stunning landscapes. With its roots tracing back to ancient times, the city boasts a rich tapestry of influences from Armenian, Turkish, and Russian cultures. The medieval Kars Castle stands as a proud sentinel, offering panoramic views of the city and surrounding plains. Kars is also renowned for the beautifully adorned stone buildings that grace its streets, each narrating a story of its own.

The exorbitant cost of bus and aeroplane tickets in Kars encouraged many to take trains instead. The Orient Express is quite popular among those who can travel for a fraction of the cost of a plane or bus.

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In Kars, the sale of plane tickets costing between 2,500 and 3,900 liras and bus tickets costing between 1,000 and 1,500 liras causes travellers to think ominously, while the Orient Express tickets, which are sold for 508 liras, or half the price of plane and bus tickets, pique the public’s interest.

Enver Sakan, who claimed that the low cost of his tickets was the reason he preferred the Orient Express, said:

“The Orient Express is much more convenient than the first bus and plane tickets, and the scenery I saw while travelling much struck me, which is why I liked it. I’ll now take the Orient Express back home.”

Tracks of History How the Orient Express Redefined Travel

Abdulkadir Karaali, who promised to embark on a fantastical voyage, said:

“In comparison to buses and aeroplanes, the Orient Express offers a considerably more convenient, comfortable, and enjoyable form of transportation. I unquestionably advise it to anyone who are on the fence about it.”

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Early morning visitors to the Kars Station Building experience a cheap and fantastical excursion. After a 24-hour fairy-tale voyage, The Orient Express arrives in Ankara. It leaves from Kars at 8:00 in the morning.

In Kars, where buses cost between 1,000 and 1,000 500 liras to travel a certain distance and plane tickets cost between 2,500 and 4,000 liras, locals prefer the Orient Express since it allows them to travel for between 508 and 282 liras.

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