Tajikistan, a country of stunning mountain ranges, Nomads, flowing rivers, breathtaking lakes, and vast territory. It is a true heaven for nature and hiking lovers. In general, Central Asia is gaining increasing popularity among those who are thirsty for adventures. Tajikistan visitors attracted by mountain and desert landscapes situated in the very heart of Asia are willing to explore this great unknown.
You can get to Tajikistan using different transport modes. If you don’t mind long journeys by land, you can choose the option of traveling to Tajikistan by train. For instance, the trail route from Moscow to Dushanbe takes 3 days, but you won’t complain about the lack of wonderful views! In turn, those who prefer seamless travel should book a ticket flight to one of the Tajikistan airports.
Keep on reading as we’ll present the most crucial information on Tajikistan airports!
Travelers to Tajikistan can land at one of the following airports:
- Dushanbe International Airport (DYU)
- Khujand International Airport (LBD)
- Kulob Airport (TJU)
- Qurghonteppa International Airport (KQT)
Dushanbe International Airport (DYU)
The airport is located around 6 km eastward from the city center of Dushanbe, the capital city of Tajikistan. You can transfer from DYU to the city center by taking a minibus (‘marshrutka’). Tickets are sold by the bus driver on board. Another option is taking the train, the trip from the railway station located nearby the airport to the city lasts about 20 minutes, and you can use this mode of transportation between 06.00-19.00. Those who are holders of an international driver’s permit can hire a car.
DYU is the main and largest airport in the country handling passenger flights to 19 various destinations of 8 different countries. The longest and direct flight to DYU is from Saint Petersburg LED. The flight takes about 5 hours and a half and is operated by Ural Airlines. The most frequently chosen flights to Dushanbe are operated from Istanbul and Dubai.
The other airlines that you can fly with to Dushanbe are:
- Somon Air
- S7 Airlines
- Uzbekistan Airways
- Turkish Airlines
- China Southern
- Varesh Airlines
Khujand International Airport (LBD)
LBD is the second-largest Tajikistan international airport. This air harbor is located in the northernmost Tajikistan part. There are 13 airports in 2 world countries offering direct flights to Khujand, while the longest flight to Khujand departs, similarly like in the case of Dushanbe, from Saint Petersburg, Russia. Its flight time is also similar – about 5 hours 20 minutes.
Ural Airlines operates the majority of flights to Khujand. They offer connections between 10 airports and Khujand. The second airline operating LBD is S7 Airlines.
You can take an intercontinental flight to LBD, traveling to Tajikistan from Europe, the Middle East, or Central Asia.
Moreover, the airport has a special area for VIP guests to relax and wait for their flight in a fantastic orchard.
Kulob Airport (TJU)
This third largest Tajikistan airport is a southwest country air gate situated at the height of 680 meters above sea level. Two countries with 9 airports in the world offer direct flights to TJU. Only one airline operates flights to Kulob, which is Ural Airlines. The most popular flights to Kulob are from Kazan, Mineralnye Vody and Rostov.
Qurghonteppa International Airport (KQT)
KQT is a small airport in Tajikistan operating international flights. Worldwide, 6 airports in 2 countries offer direct flights to Qurghonteppa. These are the airports:
- Mineralnye Vody
- Moscow Zhukovsky
Ural Airlines is the unique flight operator of Qurghonteppa Intl Airport.
What’s common for all these four Tajik airports, they connect European and Middle-East countries, but there are no direct flights to Tajikistan from the following parts of the world:
- United States
- Southern America
- Central America
- the Caribbean
- Southern Asia
- Eastern Asia
- South-Eastern Asia
When booking your ticket to Tajikistan, you must remember that only one of the above-described airports has the option of getting a visa upon arrival, it is Dushanbe Airport. Planning the flight to any other airport, remember that obtaining a visa in advance is a must!
Get your e-visa prior to the journey and experience a trouble-free Tajikistan adventure!