Uzbekistan by train

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A Travel Guide For Train Travel In Uzbekistan.

Here you will find information for Uzbekistan about trains, routes, tours, connections, where to buy train tickets and more.

Useful Information

Population: 32.39 million

Currency: So’m

Language: Turkic

Capital: Tashkent

Country code: +998

Time zone: UzbekistanTime (UZT)

Train Companies

The rail network in Uzbekistan is operated by the national rail company Oʻzbekiston Temir Yoʻllari (OTY).

Train Tickets

Buy your train tickets for Uzbekistan online on the official homepage of Uzbekistan Rail.

Rail Passes

There are no rail passes available for Uzbekistan.

TrAIN tYPES

Sharq is the standard train and connects the country’s largest cities.

Carriages and Classes:

  • Sleeping carriage with 2-bed compartments
  • 1st class carriages with 36 seats in separate compartments for 3 to 6 people
  • 2nd class carriages with 56 seats
  • Snack bar

Afrosiyob is a high-speed train connecting major cities in Uzbekistan.

It runs daily on the following routes:

  • Tashkent – Samarkand – Bukhara
  • Tashkent – Samarkand – Karshi

Carriages and Classes:

  • VIP carriages with 11 seats
  • Business-class carriage with 26 seats
  • Economy class carriages with 36 seats
  • Bistro carriage
  • Air conditioned

Ozbekiston is a modern train that runs between Tashkent and Andijan with stops in Pap, Kokand and Margilan.

Carriages and Classes:

  • VIP carriages with 16 seats
  • Business-class carriage with 30 seats
  • Economy class carriages with 54 seats
  • Bistro carriage

NASAF is a deluxe highspeed train.

  • It runs on the following route:
  • Tashkent – Kitab – Tashkent

Carriages and Classes:

  • Carriage with compartment with18 seats
  • 1st class coaches with 39 seats
  • 2nd class coaches with 36 seats
  • Restaurant carriage

International trains connecting Uzbekistan with Kazakhstan and Russia are mostly served by Uzbekistan Railways and Russian Railways.

Carriages and Classes:

  • Platzkart, open sleeper car with 54 bunk beds
  • Kupe, 4-bed compartments
  • Restaurant car

Night trains connecting several cities like Bukhara, Samarkand, Navoi and Tashkent, and more.

Carriages and Classes:

  • Spalniy Vagon sleeping carriages with 2-bed compartments
  • Kupe sleeping carriages with 4-bed compartments
  • Platzkart sleeping carriages with 54 bunk beds
  • Restaurant carriage

Orient Silk Road Express
AFSONA Tourist Train

Routes

Frequently Travelled Routes In Uzbekistan

National

From > To
Duration (h)
ChangesTransport
Tashkent to Samarkand2:08DirectTrain
Tashkent to Buxoro3:49DirectTrain
Samarkand to Buxoro1:29DirectTrain
Buxoro to Chiwa6:36DirectTrain

International

From > To
Duration (h)ChangesTransport
Tashkent to Astana, Kazakhstan31:251Train
 Samarkand to Dushanbe, Tajikistan16:391Train
Samarkand to Ashgabat, Turkmenistan23:192Train & Taxi

Uzbekistan travel routes

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Main Train Stations

  • Tashkent
  • Bukhara
  • Samarkant
  • Chiwa

Good to know

Best Time To Travel To Uzbekistan

We recommend traveling to Uzbekistan anytime from April to May or September to October when the country is dry, yet warm. The winter months between November and March are also an option but you will just have to wear warm clothes as the temperatures dip below freezing, however, there are minimal tourists around.

Notable events are the Boysun Bahori Festival (a folklore festival), the Silk & Spices Festival, and the Uzbekfest which are all worth attending. Enjoy your time in Uzbekistan whether it be a trip into the desert, exploring the old silk road, admiring stunning Islamic architecture, or enjoying a trip to the Tien Shan Mountains, we know the country won’t disappoint.

 

  • High Season: July to August
  • Low Season: November to February

Accommodation In Uzbekistan

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