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There are 5 ways to get from Istanbul to Dushanbe by plane, bus, car, train, night bus or night train

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

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Fly  •  5h 5m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Dushanbe (DYU) IST - DYU

$263 - $1,228

Cheapest option

Night bus, Minibus, bus, train  •  5 days 5h

  1. Take the night bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Batumi
  2. Take the Minibus from Batumi to Kutaisi
  3. Take the bus from Kutaisi to Pyatigorsk
  4. Take the bus from Goryachevodskiy to Volgograd Bus station
  5. Take the train from Volgograd-1 to Dushanbe

$181 - $458

3 alternative options

Bus, drive, train  •  4 days 20h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Borçka
  2. Take the bus from Batumi to Kropotkin
  3. Take the bus from Kropotkin to Astrakhan Bus station
  4. Drive from Astrakhan Bus station to Ganjuschkino
  5. Take the train from Ganjuschkino to Dushanbe

Night bus, train  •  5 days 1h

  1. Take the night bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Kyiv
  2. Take the train from Kiev Pass to Povorino
  3. Take the train from Povorino to Dushanbe

$230 - $545

Night train, train  •  6 days 9h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  2. Take the train from Bucharest - Gara de Nord to Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station
  3. Take the train from Kiev Pass to Povorino
  4. Take the train from Povorino to Dushanbe

$226 - $595

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Tajikistan

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions may still be in place within Tajikistan. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Tajikistan.

For travel planning advice, please refer to our Rome2rio Coronavirus information page .

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Limited international flights leaving Turkey began to resume from August 1.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Turkey

Currently, we are unable to provide international travel restriction information for Tajikistan relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19). For the latest travel status in Tajikistan, please check government recommendations.

Currently, we are unable to provide domestic travel restriction information for travelling within Tajikistan. For the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel status within Tajikistan, please check government recommendations.

Last updated: May 5 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Dushanbe is to night bus and Minibus and bus and train which costs 1.300 ₺ - 3.300 ₺ and takes 5 days 5h.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Dushanbe is to fly which costs 1.800 ₺ - 9.000 ₺ and takes 5h 5m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Dushanbe is 3385 km.

The best way to get from Istanbul to Dushanbe without a car is to night bus and train which takes 5 days 1h and costs 1.600 ₺ - 3.900 ₺.

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It takes approximately 5h 5m to get from Istanbul to Dushanbe, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Dushanbe Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 25m.

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Dushanbe is 2h ahead of Istanbul. It is currently 5:28 PM in Istanbul and 7:28 PM in Dushanbe.

Somon Air, Turkish Airlines and Uzbekistan offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Dushanbe Airport.

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There are 11+ hotels available in Dushanbe. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs 150 ₺ - 190 ₺.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Dushanbe.
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  • Distance: 3385.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 5m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Dushanbe, Tajikistan?

Somon Air, Turkish Airlines and Uzbekistan fly from Istanbul to Dushanbe once daily.

Airlines
Uzbekistan
Website
uzairways.com
Flights from Istanbul to Dushanbe via Tashkent
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,400
Somon Air
Website
somonair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Dushanbe
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Dushanbe
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,200
Train operators
Russian Railways (РЖД)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Ganjuschkino to Dushanbe
Ave. Duration
2 days 13h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$200 - $300
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Povorino to Dushanbe
Ave. Duration
3 days 10h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Volgograd-1 to Dushanbe
Ave. Duration
3 days 3h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Kiev Pass to Povorino
Ave. Duration
22h 7m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
3rd class
$40 - $60
2nd class
$60 - $85
1st class
$100 - $140
Train from Bucharest - Gara de Nord to Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station
Ave. Duration
25h 41m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
3rd class
$45 - $65
2nd class
$65 - $90
1st class
$100 - $150
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
18h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
$20 - $24
1st Class
$24 - $29
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Borçka
Ave. Duration
20h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Website
MetroTurizm
MiminoTrans Ge
Phone
+7 995 210 50 50
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Batumi to Kropotkin
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$38 - $43
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Book at
facebook.com
Bus from Kutaisi to Pyatigorsk
Ave. Duration
11h 17m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Book at
facebook.com
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Kropotkin to Astrakhan Bus station
Ave. Duration
9h 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Luks Istanbul
Phone
+90544 210 2535
Website
luksistanbul.com
Night bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Kyiv
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
luksistanbul.com
Gursoylar
Phone
+908503056161
Website
gursoylarturizm.com
Night bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Batumi
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$33
Schedules at
gursoylarturizm.com
Minibus
Bus from Batumi to Kutaisi
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Volgograd Bus Terminal
Phone
+7 (8442) 37‑37-90
Website
avtovokzal-volgograd.ru
Bus from Goryachevodskiy to Volgograd Bus station
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Schedules at
avtovokzal-volgograd.ru

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