From Tashkent by train to:
Tashkent is the nodal point for rail services from Central Asia.
Lines lead west to Ashgabat (Turkmenistan), south to Samarkand and on to Dushanbe (Tajikistan), east to Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) and Almaty (Kazakhstan) and north to Moscow (Russian Federation).
There is also a spur line to the Fergana Valley in the east of the country, which leads to Osh in Kyrgyzstan.
The Tashkent-Samarkand railway route takes 3 hours in 2007.
It is possible to connect to China through Almaty.
It's possible to connect to Iran and the Middle East (via Turkmenistan).
From Tashkent, along the Saratov-Syr Darya Line, the journey to Moscow takes two and a half days.
Foreigners have to pay for rail tickets in hard currency, preferably US Dollars, but it is still a cheap option by Western standards.
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