Türkmenabat

Türkmenabat is a city in Lebap Province, Turkmenistan.

Understand

Turkmenabat is the center of Eastern Turkmenistan and second largest city in the country with about 270,000 inhabitants. Originally it was called Charjou (four canals), but in 1999 was renamed Turkmenabat (created by Turkmen). The city is a convenient place for a stopover on the long travels to the Kugitang Nature Reserve, Mary/Merv or Dashogus and on the way to Bukhara/Uzbekistan.

Get in

By plane

Turkmenistan Airways operate 4 daily flights from Ashgabat (US$ 12). The airport is 2 km east of the city center.

By rail

Turkmenistan Railways run trains to Turkmenabat from Ashgabat (2 trains per day, 16 hours, US$ 2.50), Mary/Merv (2 trains per day, 7 hours, US$ 1) and Turkmenbashi (1 train per day, 23 hours, US$ 2.50). The railway station is in the city center.

From Uzbekistan

Take a taxi from Bukhara to the border (US$ 8) at Farab or a shared taxi to Uzbek Olot (Qarakul) and then a taxi to the border. From the border it is about 45 km to Turkmenabat. A taxi should cost about US$ 5 and a seat in a shared taxi less than US$ 1.

Within Turkmenistan

Marshrutki arrive at the bus station, 9km south of town, near Dunya Bazaar, or at the railway station in the town center.

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By plane

Turkmenistan Airways operate 4 daily flights to Ashgabat (US$ 12). The airport is 2 km east of the city center.

By rail

Turkmenistan Railways run trains from Turkmenabat to Ashgabat (2 trains per day, 16 hours, US$ 2.50), Mary/Merv (2 trains per day, 7 hours, US$ 1) and Turkmenbashi (1 train per day, 23 hours, US$ 2.50). The railway station is in the city center.

By bus or taxi

Marshrutki leave from in front of the railway station in the town center. They cost about US$2 to Mary/Merv, US$ 4 to Ashgabat and US$ 1 to the Uzbek border (2007).


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