Tajikistan in detail

Getting Around

Air

Domestic flights are currently limited to Dushanbe–Khojand.

Bicycle

Many cyclists test their stamina on a multiday, multi-country trip through Tajikistan and Central Asia. This requires not just fitness but also basic mechanical knowledge and skills and some spare parts (not readily available in country) as remote sections of the Pamir Hwy take their toll on both bike and rider.

Bus

The bus/minibus network is limited, though the new Asia Express bus company is slowly expanding. For now shared taxis are the only public transport between Dushanbe and Penjikent or Khojand, while shared 4WDs are the main link to Khorog and Murgab.

Car & Motorcycle

Travellers commonly organise themselves into groups to rent chauffeured 4WD vehicles in the Pamirs or for chartering a whole shared taxi/vehicle to enable more frequent stops en route. Motorcylists struggle to negotiate the rough terrain along the Pamir Hwy, but this is becoming an increasingly popular form of transport that requires carefully planning from home.