Monday, April 6, 2015

Highspeed Train "Afrosiyob" Tashkent - Samarkand



The luxury Talgo high speed train known as the Afrosiyob operates between Tashkent-Samarkand-Tashkent  The Afrosiyob provides excellent comfort for all classes (Economy, Business and VIP). Its maximum speed is 220 km/h with an average speed is 140 km/h. The Journey taking just 2:30 hrs to Samakand and 2:37 hrs to return to Tashkent.

It is a great way to have a weekend or daytrip to Samarkand from the capital!. For those outside Uzbekistan remember that if you intend to book yourself that you must go to the main train station as soon as you get to Tashkent as tickets in high season can sell out days in advance. It is also possible to book ahead through  a local travel agent if you have time pressures.
Timetable - In July 2015 Uzbekiston Temir Yollari (Uzbekistan Railways) introduced changes to schedule of the Afrosiyob in the summer period.  It leaves Samarkand at 18:00 and arrives in Tashkent at 20:10. These changes were introduced after a large number of requests by passengers.

AFROSIYOB : Tashkent - Samarkand Train Timetable  

Train
AFROSIYOB
From
To
Days
Departure
Arrival
№762
Tashkent
Samarkand
Daily
08:00
10:10
№761
Samarkand
Tashkent
17:00
19:10
№760
Tashkent
Samarkand
Daily
07:00
09:10
№759
Samarkand
Tashkent
18:00
20:10

Source of Table: Advantour Please see Advantour for more details about this and other train services between Tashkent and Samarkand (and beyond). Note: That there may be seasonal changes of timetable so it is always best to double check before you intend to travel.