On Saturday April 2, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan relaunched three bus routes: Dushanbe-Termez; Dushanbe-Denau; and Panjakent-Samarqand.  Closed Joint-Stock Company (CJSC) Holding Asia Group Tajikistan serves these routes.  

The Dushanbe-Termez route driving time is more than 5.5 hours and the fare is 130.00 somonis.   This twice-weekly service is operated on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

The Dushanbe-Denau route driving time is 2.5 hours and the fare is 55.00 somonis.   This twice-weekly service is also operated on Tuesdays and Saturdays. 

The driving time of the bus service from the Tajik city of Panjakent (Sughd province) to the Uzbek city of Samarqand is 1.5 hours and the fare is 40.00 somonis.  This triple-weekly service is operated on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

As it has been reported earlier, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan relaunched launched bus service between Khujand (Tajikistan’s Sughd province) and Kokand (Uzbekistan’s Ferghana region) on February 24.    

Uzbekistan’s national news agency UZA said at the time that the travel time is 3 hours and the fare is 100,000 sums (equivalent to 9.00 US dollars).

A regular meeting of the Tajikistan-Uzbekistan joint commission on international road traffic that took place in Tashkent, the capital city of Uzbekistan, on January 12, in particular, discussed the issue of full resumption of bus traffic between the cities of the two countries, which had been disrupted after the coronavirus pandemic had been declared. 

The bus service between the cities of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan was restored on May 15, 2018 after a 26-year interruption, but the Uzbek authorities restricted road connections with other countries on March 16, 2020 due to the coronavirus crisis.  Uzbekistan began to gradually remove restrictions from September 1, 2021. 

In October 2021, the bus service between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan was partially restored. 

Meanwhile, Abduhakim Tohiriov, the Deputy Director-General of CJSC Holding Asia Group Tajikistan, told Asia-Plus on April 1 that Tajikistan is expected to launch bus routes to the cities of Russia and Kazakhstan within the next few days.