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City CodeSKD
Popular Airlines
  • Uzbekistan Airways
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Flight Time14~19 hours

The flight time to Samarkand is approximately 14~19 hours. Find out more about the history, economy, climate and transportation options before you visit Samarkand.

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Samarkand is one of the oldest city in Central Asia with a population of about 504,423 people and an area of 108 square kilometers.The city is centrally situated on Silk road between China and the West. Samarkand was once made the capital of Temur empire in the 14th century. Samarkand was founded between 650 and 550 BC and conquered by Alexander the Great in 329 BC. Samarkand was later conquered by Arabs and the Samarkand became an important location of Muslim culture. . Samarkand city eventually grew as a trade center due to its location between the Mediterranean region and China. Samarkand is in present day the capital of Samarkand region and the second largest in Uzbekistan. 

Voice of Travelers to Samarkand

Student archeology tour to Samarkand

Hi my name is Esther. My first time in Asia happened to be in Samarkand. I am a freshman student in the University of York. I am an archeology student and the first trip which was part of our introduction to the course was a trip to Samarkand. The school catered for the air ticket and visas to the place. We paid for the accommodation in Samarkand. The air ticket was from Russian Airlines. The round ticket included two stops one in Frankfurt and the other in Tashkent. We finally arrived at the historic city of Samarkand after a couple of hours of jetlag. The main center of attraction for the visit to Samarkand was at the trail of Alexander the great and to see the remains of the ancient temples and mosques. Samarkand is rich in history.

Free trip to Samarkand

My name is Andrew. My wife and I always wanted to visit a random ancient city that was equipped with culture. On our list was Cairo and Samarkand. We got a discount for the air ticket from our travel agency. The air ticket was from two different airlines as there was no direct flight to Samarkand. We used aeroflot ticket and Russian airlines ticket to Samarkand. After arriving my wife and I slept through half of the day before we decided to tour the city of Samarkand. We will be acquiring our ticket back after we explore the rest of the world.

Samarkand Travel FAQs

Q. What are the main tourist attractions in Samarkand?

A. Before you get your ticket get a list of sites you can visit. The tomb sites that are a must visit when in Samarkand include Tomb of Prophet Daniel, Khidja Ahrar Ensemble which houses the grave of the famous religious and state benefactor of the 15th century and the Abdi Daru Ensemble which was erected over the grave of a famous lawyer.  Mosques that are tourist attractions in Samarkand are Bibi-Khanym and Hazrat-Khizr. The mausoleums include Rukbat Mausoleum, Abu Mansur Al Maturidi Mausoleum and Gur Emir Mausoleum.

Q. How much is an air ticket to Samarkand?

A. The ticket cost is dependent on the distance from departure center and the time of year. The further the distance the more the ticket cost. The less the distance the less the ticket cost. peak seasons also have a higher ticket cost compared to non-peak seasons.

Q. What is the best time of the year to visit Samarkand?

A. Samarkand has a continental type of climate. Samarkand has both hot summers and cold winters. The hottest months are June, July and August with highs reaching and exceeding 40 degrees celsius.  The coldest months are December, January and February with lows reaching 6 degrees celsius. The best season to travel to get your air ticket is between April/May and September/ October.

Samarkand - Direct Flights to Major Airports

Airports handling direct flights to Samarkand International Airport ・Singapore Changi airport ・Kuala Lampur Internationsl airport ・Hongkong International airport etc.

Flight Routes to Samarkand

Samarkand has one major airport known as Samarkand Airport. The city has a number of airlines where you can get a ticket. These include Uzbekistan Airways which flies to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Simtelopol and also Tashkent. Flight to Kiev and ticket are also available. When travelling to Samarkand you can buy a ticket from several sources. A ticket is easily available which makes travelling and connecting easy.