Transport in Uzbekistan
Transport in Uzbekistan is represented by all kinds of messages - by rail, road, pipeline, river and air.
The main modes of transport in Uzbekistan
- Transport: in addition to city buses, long-distance cruising in the country, mini-buses, taxis. Payment for public transport provides for the acquisition of tickets sold in the vehicle.
- Metro: in Tashkent, you can use the services of Metro (the subway is open daily from 06:00 to 00:00). On the subway in 40 minutes you can get from one end of town to the other. A payment for travel is made using coins (they are sold at the box office Metro). It should be noted that in the near future in Uzbekistan, passengers will be able to pay for all kinds of public transport a single smart card.
- Railway transport: If your path lies along the route Tashkent - Samarkand, you will be able to overcome this way for 2 hours on the modern super fast train "TALCO". Conventional trains also provide an opportunity to get from Tashkent to Urgench, Bukhara, Termez and Andijan. Tickets can be purchased at any station, but to save money, it is worth wondering about the possibility of purchasing tickets.
- Air transport: with the help of "Uzbekistan Airways" you will be able to get from Tashkent to such large cities, as Samarkand, Bukhara, Fergie, Namangan.
Taxi services in Uzbekistan are relatively cheap,but taxi drivers often cheat tourists, overestimating rates (in Tashkent rates higher by a third than in other cities of the country). It does not matter whether you use the services of public or private taxi cab, it is advisable to pre-negotiate the price.
Rent a car in Uzbekistan, tourists canalong with the driver - this service provides a number of companies and major hotels. But in order to save the best to hire a taxi, agreeing with the driver. If desired, you will be able to manage the rental car - the country's Russian driver's license is valid, if they are duplicated in English. Keep in mind that most car parks are not free (there are free, but they will have to search), in the settlements are allowed to travel at speeds up to 70 km / h and on other roads - 90 km / h. Note: when driving (right) through the tunnels, even in the daytime it is necessary to include the dipped headlights.
To move around the country by car is notanywhere convenient because not very good road conditions. But now actively building new and expanding the old route, so in the near future the situation should improve.