Travelling by Train

Joint Stock company “O’zbekiston temir yo’llari” was founded November 7, 1994 on the basis of the former Central Asian Railway, located on the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The total length of the railway tracks is 6,950 kilometers, 2,500 kilometers of which are electrified.

Uzbekistan railway stations
The scheme of railways of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Tourist trains

Afrosiab High Speed Train

The fastest train in Uzbekistan, the “Afrosiab” train (model Talgo 250) runs daily from the Tashkent North station in the directions: Samarkand, Navoi, Bukhara, Karshi.

Afrosiab train salons are equipped with climate control system, soft comfortable armchairs with a folding back, a table and other amenities.

Passenger check-in closes 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time of the train.

Speed: up to 210 km/h

As part of the Afrosiab train there are VIP class, business class, economy class, bistro car.

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Uzbekistan High Speed Train (Tashkent-Andijan-Tashkent)

“Uzbekistan” high-speed train connects the Fergana valley with other regions of the country through the mountain pass “Kamchik”, through the tunnel with a total length of 19.5 km. High-speed train departs daily from Tashkent at 08:05 and arrives in Andijan at 14:04 (6 hours). From Andijan train (059F) departs at 15:25 with arrival in Tashkent at 21:25. Train “Uzbekistan” makes a brief stop in the cities, Pap, Kokand and Margilan.

Comfortable train is designed to carry passengers in cars of different classes: “Economy”, “Business” and “VIP”. The cars are equipped with heating, air conditioning and climate control systems, the temperature inside the cabins is maintained at +22 +24°C.

Speed: up to 120 km/h

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Sharq – High Speed Train

The high-speed train, which departs daily from Tashkent, connects three ancient cities of Uzbekistan: Tashkent, Samarkand and Bukhara. Reaching a maximum speed of 160 km/h, the Sharq train quickly and comfortably overcomes the distance between the end points (Tashkent — Bukhara, 616 km) for 6 hours and 40 minutes. On the way the train makes a stop for 20 minutes in Samarkand.

The composition of the Sharq train includes cars of different types of accommodation – separate compartments with tables and TVs, compartments with beds, designed for 2 passengers, and separate compartments with seats for 3 or 6 people, as well as a common car with chairs. Also, the Sharq train has a buffet car.

Speed: up to 160 km/h

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Night Trains

Night trains are  intended for those who want to get to the city in the morning or those who want to relax on the road after a long day trip. This is the most convenient way to move tourists from city to city.

Tashkent – Bukhara – Tashkent №661/662

Tashkent — Bukhara — Tashkent Night train is very convenient for tourist groups: in the evening, the train departs from the Tashkent North station, and at 6:00 AM the next day tourists already go to Bukhara station. At the same time, the train cars are comfortable, which allows passengers to fully rest during the night. The train consists of 5-6 cars of class SV (double Suite), which has a TV, as well as 1 dining car.

Tashkent – Khiva

This night train is also very convenient for tourists: in the evening, at 20:30 the train departs from Tashkent, and at 10:50 the next day tourists stay at the Khiva station. The view of the train, which has a low speed, makes many stops along the way, but allows passengers to rest on the long road. As part of the night train Tashkent — Khiva there are SV cars, ordinary coupe-cars, reserved seats cars, as well as a dining car.

Tashkent – Urgench-Tashkent

Tashkent — Urgench — Tashkent night train is also very convenient for tourists: in the evening, at 20:15 the train departs from Tashkent, and at 12:53 the next day tourists already go to the platform of Urgench station. At the same time, the train cars are comfortable, which allows passengers to fully sleep during the night sleep. Train № 055/056 consists of 12-14 cars (the number of cars may vary) and runs between Tashkent and Urgench daily.

Useful links

The scheme of railways of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan railway stations
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Train schedule