Kars is a mesmerising place that expertly combines history, culture, and breathtaking landscapes. The city, which has historic origins, exhibits a diverse fusion of Armenian, Turkish, and Russian cultural elements. With sweeping views of the city and the surrounding plains, the mediaeval Kars Castle stands as a proud sentinel. Kars is famed for its streets lined with exquisitely decorated stone structures, each of which tells a unique tale.
In Kars, people chose trains over buses and planes due to the excessive cost of the tickets. Those who can travel for a small fraction of the price of an aircraft or bus are particularly fond of the Orient Express.
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 makes people worry, but the sale of Orient Express tickets, which cost 508 liras, or less than half of the price of plane and bus tickets, piques people’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.”
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.”
Visitors visiting the Kars Station Building in the early morning enjoy a cheap and spectacular tour. The Orient Express arrives in Ankara after a 24-hour journey straight out of a fairytale. In the morning, at 8:00, it departs from Kars.
Locals in Kars prefer the Orient Express because it allows them to travel for between 508 and 282 liras, while buses cost between 1,000 and 1,000 500 liras to travel a specific distance and plane tickets cost between 2,500 and 4,000 liras.