Alat +998 65-221-63-22; +998 65-221-63-23 In short: border guards that take their job seriously. Although the Dustlik border was closed to vehicles for many years, it was recently re-opened for both buses and private vehicles. width: 120px; Arriving at the border there were a handful of money changers waiting to take our remaining Tajik somoni. Transportation is easy to arrange at Zhibek Zholy (Chernayevka), which has buses, vans and taxis that run 24/7 on both sides of the border to Shymkent and Tashkent, respectively. All of the border crossings listed in the chart above will allow you to cross with a private vehicle. var notice = document.getElementById("cptch_time_limit_notice_65"); They were clothed in velvet, velours and furs. If you don’t receive the email, please contact us via this form, Find out more about managing your data and your rights, API ViaMichelin - Itineraries, Geocoding, Traffic, Mapping, Michelin POI, See restaurants from the Michelin selection. If you’re looking to get a taxi from here to Samarkand, which is easily the most straightforward option, prices went as low as $10 to $20 per person without us even having to haggle. notice.style.display = "block"; One had some flour and butter, another had meat and the third had some vegetables and spices. He took a much more southernly route through Afghanistan and the Wakhan Valley. Be sure to include the number and value of all the currencies you’re carrying as you may be searched here or at the border when you leave Uzbekistan. Whether you want to book a stay in Regar or simply stop off on your Denau - Regar route, you can book the accommodation of your choice (hotel, gîte, B&B, campsite, apartment). The building that once served as the Canadian border station remains. UPDATE | Thankfully, the Penjikent border is now open! If it’s an odd day, don’t bother stopping in Denau, just ask your taxi driver to take you straight to the bus station on the outskirts of town. Of course, I said cooperatively. The fortress was made from mud bricks and once had an impressive tower, though not much now remains. The most fuel-efficient route that also avoids toll roads. As always, know the correct rate. It was said of the ruthless Mongols, who worshipped water and considered it far too precious to be wasted on washing, that you could smell the hordes coming before you could see them‘. Fax: (+998 71) 230-96-55 The nearby Bekabad crossing is not open to foreigners. How easy is it to find transportation at the border? At the Andarkhon checkpoint taxis options may be limited on the Tajikistan side, but a bus or marshrutka to Kokand should be running. This crossing rarely sees a crowd, and even fewer tourists, but expect the process to be slow if you’re entering Uzbekistan due to meticulous checks. The overnight service from Denau pulls into Samarkand around 2AM, while the train from Kumkurgan arrives at 4AM. You can also choose the fastest route (in terms of travel time) or the shortest (in terms of distance covered). As of January 2020, the border checkpoints listed below could be contacted at the following numbers for further information: See you soon! Border Crossings (Uzbekistan–Tajikistan) The best option from Tashkent to northern Tajikistan. In 2009 the town population was listed as 104,400 persons, but by 2015 it had increased to 114,090. Trains to Samarkand leave daily at 6:45PM and we had no problem booking a ticket on the spot, though those to Tashkent were sold out. From the centre, anywhere along Ayni Street or lower Rudaki Avenue, take bus 8 to Zarafshon bus station for 1 som (one-hundredth of a cent). When we visited, they seemed to take a long lunch break so try to get in either before or directly after. He frequently built large pyramids of skulls outside the cities he destroyed. It was founded as a fortress in a Hellenistic style, and by the 1st century BC had grown into a substantial city. If there are no English forms available, simply ask the attendant at the door and they should bring you a few. This is on the extreme side, however, and in recent times people have been known to cross the Chernayevka border (a.k.a. Subscribe to the ViaMichelin newsletter. For reasons unknown to me, Central Asia doesn’t have any kind of long distance bus system and the shared taxi system is cumbersome for foreigners.