Getting there & around
Shakhrisabz is about 90km from Samarkand, over the 1788m Takhtakaracha (Amankutan) Pass. The pass is intermittently closed by snow from January to March, forcing a three-hour detour around the mountains.
Buses and shared taxis to a handful of other destinations leave from the long-distance bus station, south of town. To Tashkent’s Ippodrom station there are about six daily buses (4000S, eight hours) and regular shared taxis (per seat 12000S, five hours). To get to Bukhara take a shared taxi to Qarshi (per seat 2000S, 1½ hours) and change there.