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By air

The following airlines operates flights to/from Dushanbe (DYU)

AirBaltic (Riga)
Atlant-Soyuz Airlines (Krasnoyarsk, Moscow, Samara)
Avia Traffic Company (Bishkek)
China Southern Airlines (Urumqi)
Kam Air (Kabul)
Kyrgyzstan Airlines (Bishkek)
Iran Aseman Airlines (Tehran-Imam Khomeini, Mashhad)
Rossiya (St Petersburg)
S7 Airlines (Chelyabinsk, Novosibirsk, Perm)
Scat Air (Almaty)
Somon Air (Almaty, Dubai, Frankfurt, Istanbul-Atatürk, Moscow-Domodedovo,Urumqi)
Tajik Air (Almaty, Bishkek, Garm, Istanbul, Khodzhand, Khorog, Kulyab, Kurgan Tyube, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Samara, Tehran, Yekaterinburg)
Tatarstan Airlines (Kazan)

  Dushanbe International Airport (DYU) is located 4 km (2 miles) southeast of the city. Airport facilities include left luggage office, exchange office, duty-free shops, restaurants, bars and open 24 hours. There are bus line #8 and trolleybus line  #4 serve the airport as well as minibus shuttle service ##7, 8, 14, 16 to the city centre in day time (travel time - 15 minutes). Taxis are readily available, travel time is 10-15 minutes.

By road

  Tajikistan borders with Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and China. All of the borders have at least several designated land border crossings.

  Land borders working hours are vary from place to place, some works round the clock, the others are not. It is especially important to check working hours if you are travelling around national holidays or important events. Force majeure like mud slides, avalanches or floods on border crossings based in the mountains may also be a subject to close the border.

  Please note visa service is not available at the land borders, which means your Tajikistan visa must be prearranged prior arrival. Please check visa section for details.

  Travelling thru Central Asia you can choose to cross at one of the following official land border crossings:

Over Tajikistan/Uzbekistan border: Tajikistan registered vehicles are not allowed to enter Uzbekistan, and Uzbekistan registered vehicles entering Tajikistan are subject for tax. So if you hire a taxi or share a seat, it is likely that you will only be taken as far as the border. You will have to cross the border on foot, pass thru formalities and get another vehicle on the other side. Taxis are readily available on both sides. Also "porterage" service available on both sides of the border. Paying little fee you can get your luggage loaded onto the curt or wheelbarrow and delivered straight to another taxi's trunk.

Name

Location detailes

Status

Working hrs

Oibek

Khodjent-Tashkent

All nations

24 hrs

Kanibadam

To Ferghana

All nations

24 hrs

Djartepa

Penjikent-Samarqand

All nations

24 hrs

Bratstvo (Sarysiya)

Tursunzade-Denau

All nations

24 hrs


Over Tajikistan/Kyrgyzstan border
: Both Kyrgyz and Tajik registered vehicles can travel freely on both territories.  So you can hire a taxi which will deliver you to desired destination in Kyrgyzstan or Tajikistan.

Name

Location details

Status

Working Hours

Kairagach

Proletarsk-Isfana road

KG+TJ nations only

24 hrs

Kyzyl Bel

Kyzyl bel vil.

All nations

24 hrs

Kulundu

Kulundu vil.

All nations

24 hrs

Karamyk

Karamyk vil.

KG+TJ nations only

Day time only

Bor Dobo

At Kyzyl Art pass

All nations

24 Hrs


Over Tajikistan/China border
: The only border crossing between Tajikistan and China has recently been opened at Qulma pass at 4362 m. The border is open only for nations of Tajikistan and China and currently not open for foreigners.

Over Tajikistan/Afghanistan border
: Both Tajik and Afghan vehicles are allowed to travel freely on both territories meaning the driver has a valid Afgan/Tajik visas and permit for vehicle. Taxis and Minibus services are available on both sides but please note they do not allow pedestrians on transport bridges so hitchhike for a vehicle to cross between borders. Pleases note Afghan borders may appear to be closed on Sundays.

Name

Location details

Status

Working Hours

Panj-e-Payon Dusti-Sher Khan road

All nations

Day time only

Tem-Demogan** Tem - Demogan road

All nations

Day time only

Frienship** Khorog-Demogan road

All nations

Day time only

Ishkashim** IshkAshim -IshkOshim

All nations

Day time only

Qala-i-panja Currently closed    
Zorkul lake Currently closed

 

 

**Travellers going to Afghanistan will need to provide only visa, while whose travelling in reverse and crossing over highlighted land border crossings will need to provide GBAO permit in addition to Tajik visa. GBAO permit are available from the embassy at the time of obtaining Tajik visa but subject for extra charge. GBAO permit as well as Tajik visa cannot be obtained on land borders so arrange both prior arrival.

Arriving by rail

  There are 3 times/week train #319 departs Dushanbe to Moscow and #320 from Moscow to Dushanbe crossing Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. Pls note you need valid Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan visas in addition to Russia’s and Tajikistan visa to make this journey.

Train #367
departs Dushanbe on Mondays and Wednesdays towards Kanibadam passing Termez and Khodjent. It returns as train 368, leaving Kanibadam and passing thru Termez Khodjent on Fridays & Sundays, arriving Dushanbe on the next day.

Train #335
departs Khodjent to Saratov via Samarqand three times a week and returns as Train # 336 from Saratov to Khodjent.

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