You can get to sunny Tajikistan by plane, train or car. Tajikistan has direct flights to the cities of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Alma-Ata, Bishkek, Riga, Istanbul, Dubai, Urumqi, Tehran, Mashhad, Frankfurt am Main. More than 10 national and foreign carriers' companies operate on the market of air services of the republic on the newly acquired Boeing aircraft. Also national airlines "Tajik Air" and "Somon Air" carry out more than 10 flights a week to various regions of the republic of Khujand, Kulyab, Khorog. In Tajikistan, there are several airports of local and international destination. In particular, one of the major international terminals is located at the airport located in the suburbs of Khujand. All the details about the cost of air tickets of the above airlines can be found on the sites listed below.
Getting around by air
Airports & Airlines
Tajik Air (www.tajikair.tj) and Somon Air (www.somonair.com) are the main national carriers. The latter has a direct Dushanbe–Frankfurt flights. More popular routes into Tajikistan are on Turkish (www.thy.com) via Istanbul, FlyDubai via Dubai, and Aeroflot via Moscow. There are flights to various Russian cities from Dushanbe, Khojand and Kulob. Regional connections include four weekly flights from Dushanbe to both Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) and Almaty (Kazakhstan).
Getting around by bus/car
Roards and border crossings
The bus/minibus network is limited, though the new Asia Express bus company plans to expand. 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. Travellers commonly organise themselves into groups to rent chauffeured 4WD vehicles in the Pamirs or for chartering a whole shared taxi/vehicle so that they can stop more frequently en route.
Getting around by bike/bycycle
Bike routes and more
Many cyclists test their stamina on a multi-day, multi-country trip through Tajikistan. 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.