From anywhere in Asia, it shouldn’t take more than four hours to get to Uzbekistan. Once you arrive in Uzbekistan through the Islam Karimov airport in capital Tashkent or Samarkand international airport, you will have an interesting journey within the country of scattered mountains and immense deserts. You can take domestic flights, travel by minibuses or, best of all, enjoy the safe and rapid rides on unique-in-the-region trains.
Trains running daily throughout the country are the only high-speed railway transportation in Central Asia that deliver to the most remote points at speeds of up to 210 km/h.
Afrosiyob links Tashkent with Samarkand departing from Tashkent Central Railway Station or Severniy Vokzal.
Uzbekistan Express connects the Ferghana Valley in the east with other regions of Uzbekistan through Angren, Tashkent region. It runs through Kamchik mountain pass through a tunnel with a total length of 19.5 km.
Sharq takes you further faster. Departing from Tashkent, you reach the magnificent city of Bukhara in 500+ km distance only in about four hours.
Night trains are there for those who want to get into the city in the morning or for those who want to relax on the way after a day trip.
Various travel and transport companies offer a large selection of cars for rent. Foreign-owned Sixt offers car rental services in the city of Tashkent. You can also rent a car choosing the services of local companies like Rent Car and Avtouzbegim. Car rental is valid only in the territory of the city where the lease is drawn up.