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There are 4 ways to get from Shymkent to Samarqand by taxi, train, car or plane

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Taxi, train  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take a taxi from Shymkent to Sary-Agatsh
  2. Take the train from Sary-Agatsh to Taschkent Pass Zentr
  3. Take the train from Taschkent to Samarkand

$65 - $77

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Train  •  15 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Chimkent to Samarkand

$14 - $18

2 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Shymkent to Samarqand 255.1 miles

Train, fly  •  9 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Chimkent to Sary-Agatsh
  2. Take the train from Sary-Agatsh to Taschkent Pass Zentr
  3. Fly from Tashkent (TAS) to Samarkand (SKD) TAS - SKD

$34 - $369

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Shymkent to Samarqand is to train which costs $14 - $18 and takes 15 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shymkent to Samarqand is to taxi and train which costs $65 - $80 and takes 6 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chimkent and arriving at Samarkand. Services depart twice a week, and operate Sunday. The journey takes approximately 15 h 12 min.

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The distance between Shymkent and Samarqand is 368 km. The road distance is 408.2 km.

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The best way to get from Shymkent to Samarqand without a car is to taxi and train which takes 6 h 50 min and costs $65 - $80.

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It takes approximately 6 h 50 min to get from Shymkent to Samarqand, including transfers.

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Shymkent to Samarqand train services, operated by Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ), depart from Chimkent station.

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The quickest flight from Tashkent Airport to Samarkand Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Samarqand is 1 h behind Shymkent. It is currently 3:49 PM in Shymkent and 2:49 PM in Samarqand.

Shymkent to Samarqand train services, operated by Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ), arrive at Samarkand station.

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Map of how to get from Shymkent to Samarqand.
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  • Distance: 230.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 50 min

What companies run services between Shymkent, Kazakhstan and Samarqand, Uzbekistan?

Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ) operates a train from Shymkent to Samarqand twice a week. Tickets cost $14 - $18 and the journey takes 15 h 12 min.

Airlines
Uzbekistan
Website
uzairways.com
Flights from Tashkent to Samarkand
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$22 - $350
Train operators
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Sary-Agatsh to Taschkent Pass Zentr
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
railways.kz
Train from Chimkent to Samarkand
Ave. Duration
15 h 12 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Website
railways.kz
Train from Chimkent to Sary-Agatsh
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
railways.kz
Uzbek Railways
Website
railway.uz
Train from Taschkent to Samarkand
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $20
Schedules at
eticket.uzrailway.uz
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eticket.uzrailway.uz
Other operators
Taxi from Shymkent to Sary-Agatsh
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Estimated price
$40 - $50

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Yes, the driving distance between Shymkent to Samarqand is 408 km. It takes approximately 5 h 22 min to drive from Shymkent to Samarqand.

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Uzbekistan offers flights from Tashkent Airport to Samarkand Airport.

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There are 78+ hotels available in Samarqand. Prices start at $24 USD per night.

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