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There are 3 ways to get from Samarkand to Dushanbe by train or car

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Train via Termez  •  16h 28m

  1. Take the train from Samarkand to Termez
  2. Take the train from Termez to Dushanbe 330Ч

$52 - $83

2 alternative options

Train  •  21h 53m

  1. Take the train from Samarkand to Qarshi Tashkent
  2. Take the train from Qarshi to Dushanbe 330Ч

$63 - $101

Drive  •  5h 49m

  1. Drive from Samarkand to Dushanbe 403.6 km

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Samarkand to Dushanbe is to train via Termez which costs $50 - $85 and takes 16h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Samarkand to Dushanbe is to train via Termez which costs $50 - $85 and takes 16h 28m.

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No, there is no direct train from Samarkand to Dushanbe. However, there are services departing from Samarkand and arriving at Dushanbe via Termez. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 28m.

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The distance between Samarkand and Dushanbe is 200 km. The road distance is 403.6 km.

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The best way to get from Samarkand to Dushanbe without a car is to train via Termez which takes 16h 28m and costs $50 - $85.

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It takes approximately 16h 28m to get from Samarkand to Dushanbe, including transfers.

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Samarkand to Dushanbe train services, operated by Uzbek Railways, depart from Samarkand station.

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Samarkand to Dushanbe train services, operated by Russian Railways (РЖД), arrive at Dushanbe station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Samarkand to Dushanbe is 404 km. It takes approximately 5h 49m to drive from Samarkand to Dushanbe.

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There are 51+ hotels available in Dushanbe. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 200.3 km
  • Duration: 16h 28m

What companies run services between Samarkand, Uzbekistan and Dushanbe, Tajikistan?

You can take a train from Samarkand to Dushanbe via Termez in around 16h 28m.

Train operators
Uzbek Railways
Website
railway.uz
Train from Samarkand to Termez
Ave. Duration
9h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
https://e-ticket.railway.uz/ru/schedule
Book at
https://e-ticket.railway.uz/en/
3 Class (Open Sleeping)
$13
2 Class (Sleeping Compartment)
$18
First class
$33
Train from Samarkand to Qarshi
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
https://e-ticket.railway.uz/ru/schedule
Book at
https://e-ticket.railway.uz/en/
Russian Railways (РЖД)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Termez to Dushanbe
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Qarshi to Dushanbe
Ave. Duration
19h 48m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
pass.rzd.ru

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