Modern high-speed train "Afrosiyob" (from Spanish manufacturer Talgo), runs regularly between Samarkand and Tashkent. Every day the train departs from Tashkent to Samarkand at 08:00 a.m.
On Saturdays and Sundays also there is the second train “Afrosiyob” which departs from Tashkent at 07:00 a.m. You can buy train tickets on “Afrosiyob” in railway ticket offices, travel agencies or on the Internet.
It is advisable to buy tickets on the train “Afrosiyob” in advance, as at the end of the week the flow of tourists to Samarkand, who intend to see the monuments of ancient Samarkand, increases. Please so note, that during the tourist season the tickets on the train “Afrosiyob” are purchased beforehand by the tourist agencies for the whole groups.
The main parameters of the train “Afrosiyob”: the length of the entire train is 157 meters, the height of the locomotive is 4 meters, journey time - 2 hours 10 minutes. Train “Afrosiyob” consists of two locomotives and 9 modern and comfortable coaches, notably of two coaches VIP class, 2 coaches of business class, 4 coaches of economy class and 1 coach-bistro.
The design of the first and the last locomotive of the train looks quite modern - aerodynamic look that is optimized for the wave action of the counter-pressure and of the flow of cross wind. In the train “Afrosiyob” all compartments are equipped with soft and comfortable reclining seats, as well as with table and footrest. In the compartments there are embedded audio and video modules, as well as monitors for video- and audio- clips. Each passenger seat is equipped with a lamp for reading. During the trip passengers are offered a small à la carte breakfast. With such conditions the short trip to Samarkand guarantees a good mood to every passenger.
The high-speed train "Afrosiyob" began to run on the route Tashkent-Samarkand-Tashkent from October 2011. Initially it ran only several times per week, and then it ran all days of the week except Wednesday. Today, you can travel by train “Afrosiyob” to Samarkand on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The photos of the train "Afrosyob"
Timetable of high-speed train "Afrosiyob"
Samarkand - Tashkent
Tashkent - Samarkand
Samarkand - Tashkent
Now the train “Afrosiyob” runs two times a day: the first departure of the train “Afrosiyob” from Tashkent is at 7:00 o'clock in the morning, the second departure of the train “Afrosiyob” from Tashkent is at 8:00 am. Upon arrival in Samarkand the train is on the first path until the evening. From Samarkand the train departs at 17:00 and 18:00 o’clock. The departure is from the first track.
The tickets price on the train "Afrosyob"
||Price in USD|
|VIP class||~ 97 000 Uzbek soums||55.00|
|1st class ("Business")||~ 68 000 Uzbek soums||40.00|
|2nd class ("Economy")||~ 50 000 Uzbek soums||30.00|
- Arrival and departure of the train “Afrosiyob” from/to the railway station "Tashkent" is from the first track
- Also arrival and departure of the train “Afrosiyob” from/to station "Samarkand" is from the first track
- In view of the heightened passengers' checks at the entrance to the territory of the train station, it is advisable to arrive there 30-40 minutes before the train departure
How to buy tickets on the train “Afrosiyob”?
The tickets on the train “Afrosiyob” can be purchased in railway ticket offices in Uzbekistan territory. The tickets which were purchased online (on Internet) from abroad have to be reaffirmed in the ticket offices before the trip, that is, even if you have on hand the railway tickets on “Afrasiab” bought online, they should be exchanged at the ticket office at the railway station in Tashkent or Samarkand.
You can also purchase rail ticket on “Afrosiab” from us. To do this you must send us a copy of your passport(s), inform the date(s) and the class of the coach and to make the advance payment of 10% of the cost of the tickets. We buy tickets for you and our courier brings them to you at the appointed time to the hotel (or airport). After receiving the tickets, you‘ll pay the remaining sum.