There are 3 ways to get from Tashkent to Shymkent by train or car

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Train Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Taschkent Pass Zentr to Sary-Agatsh
  2. Take the train from Sary-Agatsh to Chimkent Express

$11 - $15

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Train  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Taschkent Pass Zentr to Chimkent

$7 - $10

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Tashkent to Shymkent 78 miles

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Taschkent Pass Zentr and arriving at Chimkent. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday. The journey takes approximately 8 h 17 min.

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The distance between Tashkent and Shymkent is 113 km. The road distance is 124.8 km.

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The best way to get from Tashkent to Shymkent without a car is to train which takes 7 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 55 min to get from Tashkent to Shymkent, including transfers.

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Tashkent to Shymkent train services, operated by Uzbek Railways, depart from Taschkent Pass Zentr station.

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Shymkent is 1 h ahead of Tashkent. It is currently 5:34 AM in Tashkent and 6:34 AM in Shymkent.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Tashkent to Shymkent is 125 km. It takes approximately 1 h 50 min to drive from Tashkent to Shymkent.

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There are 62+ hotels available in Shymkent. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Tashkent to Shymkent.
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  • Distance: 70.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 55 min

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

You can take a train from Tashkent to Shymkent via Sary-Agatsh in around 7 h 55 min.

Train operators
Uzbek Railways
Website
railway.uz
Train from Taschkent Pass Zentr to Sary-Agatsh
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Book at
railway.uz
Train from Taschkent Pass Zentr to Chimkent
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Book at
railway.uz
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Sary-Agatsh to Chimkent
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
railways.kz

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