There are 5 ways to get from Bishkek to Samarqand by car, train or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Drive, train  •  23 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Bishkek to Aspara
  2. Take the train from Aspara to Taschkent Pass Zentr
  3. Take the train from Taschkent to Samarkand

$31 - $38

Cheapest option

Train Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)  •  31 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Bischkek 2 to Lugovaya Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Lugovaya to Samarkand

$29 - $37

3 alternative options

Train via Taschkent Pass Zentr  •  28 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Bischkek 2 to Taschkent Pass Zentr
  2. Take the train from Taschkent to Samarkand Afrosiyob

$48 - $55

Drive  •  12 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Bishkek to Samarqand 537.2 miles

$45 - $70

Fly  •  14 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Bishkek (FRU) to Samarkand (SKD) FRU - SKD

$183 - $315

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bishkek to Samarqand is to train which costs $28 - $40 and takes 31 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bishkek to Samarqand is to drive which takes 12 h 14 min and costs $45 - $70.

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The distance between Bishkek and Samarqand is 731 km. The road distance is 860 km.

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It takes approximately 23 h 18 min to get from Bishkek to Samarqand, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Bishkek to Samarqand. However, there are services departing from Bischkek 2 and arriving at Samarkand via Taschkent. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 31 min.

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What companies run services between Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and Samarqand, Uzbekistan?

You can take a train from Bishkek to Samarqand via Taschkent Pass Zentr and Taschkent in around 28 h 31 min. Alternatively, Uzbekistan, Air Astana and Cityline Hungary fly from Bishkek to Samarqand 3 times a week.

Airlines
Uzbekistan
Website
uzairways.com
Flights from Bishkek to Samarkand via Tashkent
Ave. Duration
14 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $300
Flights from Bishkek to Samarkand via Almaty, Tashkent
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $340
Flights from Bishkek to Samarkand via Urumqi, Tashkent
Ave. Duration
14 h 20 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Train operators
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Aspara to Taschkent Pass Zentr
Ave. Duration
17 h 18 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
railways.kz
Train from Lugovaya to Samarkand
Ave. Duration
21 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
railways.kz
Uzbek Railways
Website
railway.uz
Train from Taschkent to Samarkand
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $21
Schedules at
railway.uz
Book at
railway.uz
Kyrgyz Railways (KTJ)
Website
kjd.kg
Train from Bischkek 2 to Taschkent Pass Zentr
Ave. Duration
25 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Website
Kyrgyz Railways (KTJ)
Train from Bischkek 2 to Lugovaya
Ave. Duration
8 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Website
Kyrgyz Railways (KTJ)

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