Day trip to Khujand / Booking trains

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Day trip to Khujand / Booking trains

Postby ba8mki » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:13 pm

Hi all,

I have couple of questions I hope you can help with.

I will in Uzbekistan in a couple of weeks (arriving early hours of Saturday morning Tashkent), and will go to Khujand for the day on Sunday and will then go to Samarkand/Bukhara on Monday.

Q1. I read that the taxis/mini buses leave from the market at Kuyluk to the Tajikistan border. As I will go on Sunday when the market is closed, do the minibuses/taxis still run from there or should I look elsewhere?

Q2. On Monday I will take the 7.30am train from Tashkent to Samarkand and then the 21.03 train from Samarkand to Bukhara. I do not care about the quality of the seat, I just want to get on the train. Can the tickets completely sell out? If so, then I will need to book them in advance.

Thanks, Matt
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Re: Day trip to Khujand / Booking trains

Postby Milad » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:33 pm

No idea concerning Khujand, never been there.
Yes, Uzbek trains can sell out, the high-speed Afrosiob trains will likely be sold out a few days before, the slower Sharq trains may or may not sell out, but usually have a better availability. You can distinguish them by the journey time: A Sharq will need about 3 hours for Tashkent-Samarkand, an Afrosiob 2 hours. For Samarkand-Bukhara, the Sharq takes 2 hours, the Afrosiob 1:30.
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Re: Day trip to Khujand / Booking trains

Postby steven » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:25 am

Why not take the direct bus from Tashkent to Khujand? And yes, buses run every day. The market should be open on Sunday btw, closed on Monday.
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Re: Day trip to Khujand / Booking trains

Postby ba8mki » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:16 am

Thanks Milad.
Steven, I heard they only run in the evening. I will only Sunday for a day trip which means the bus isnt possible.
Good to know its open on Sunday. I read it was closed, but that will make everything a lot easier.
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