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Getting there & away

The town’s bus station is a disorganised car park, a short distance from the Gürgenç Hotel and a taxi ride from the town centre, where taxis, marshrutki and buses meet and pick up passengers.

Frequent buses and marshrutki go to Ashgabat (US$4, 10 to 12 hours) and to Dashogus (US$0.50, two hours). Taxis leave for Ashgabat (seat/whole car US$6/US$24) and Dashogus (seat/whole car US$0.75/US$3.50) at all times of day.

A taxi to the border with Uzbekistan (20km away) should cost US$1 and can be picked up anywhere.