is the nodal point for rail services from Central Asia. Lines lead west to Ashgabat (Turkmenistan), south to Samarkand
and on to Dushanbe (Tajikistan), east to Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) and Almaty (Kazakhstan) and north to Moscow (Russian Federation). From Tashkent
, along the Saratov-Syr Darya Line, the journey to Moscow takes nearly three days. There is also a spur line to the Fergana
Valley in the east of the country, which leads to Osh in Kyrgyzstan. It is possible to connect to China through Almaty; and to Iran and the Middle East (via Turkmenistan). There are 3500km of railways linking Termez, Samarkand
Valley and Nukus. The tickets are available in railway ticketing office near the North Station in Tashkent
has road connections to all its neighbors. The highways allow for continuos transportation trough Uzbekistan
to Kyrgyzstan, Turmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Afganistan. The border between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan
is closed to all except people with special permission. The Republic of Uzbekistan
is served by a reasonable road network within country as well. Traffic drives on the right. The total length of highways in the country is more than 115000 km.
Services connect all the major towns within Uzbekistan
and are cheap and fairly reliable. Long-distance buses to Samarkand
, Termez and Urgench leave from the Tashkent
bus station near the Sobir Rakhimov metro station.
Taxis and cars for hire can be found in all major towns. Travellers are advised to agree a fare in advance, and not to share taxis with strangers. Cars can be hired by the trip, by the hour or by the day.
is served by taxis, buses, trolleybuses, trams and the only underground in Central Asia. The underground network has been expanded making it 47km long. Note: it is not allowed to take pictures of underground stations. There are now three lines: Chilanzar, Uzbekistan
and Yunusabad. Public transport is cheap and generally reliable.