Transport in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is distinguished by its location and inaccessibility to the ocean and seas. The only available routes are air and land transport.

Air flights in Kyrgyzstan

The main international flights are via Turkey and Moscow, although Kyrgyz Airlines also fly to neighboring countries. Domestic air communication links Osh-Bishkek and Issyk-Kul.

 

Trains in Kyrgyzstan

Railroad tracks in Kyrgyzstan consist of different tracks that are not interconnected. The railways were built during the USSR period and belonged to the unified USSR railway network. Thus, there are paths in the south and the Bishkek-Issyk-Kul path. In summer, by train from Bishkek to Issyk Kul, you can get 60-70 som per person.

As for urban transport, there is no metro in Bishkek. There are Buses, Trolleybuses and minibuses in the city.

 

“Marshrutka” Minibuses in Kyrgyzstan

Transport links in Kyrgyzstan are very cheap compared to its neighbors. Both in the city and between the regions, you can easily find a taxi or minibus at an affordable price. And even if the price seems expensive, you can always bargain on the spot.

Hitchhikers could easily and cheaply travel whole Kyrgyzstan due to minibuses. For example, if you go from Bishkek to the southern capital, for one person it will cost from 800-1000 soms on average. This is considered the most expensive move, since the distance is very far 700 km in mountainous terrain.

 

Taxi in Kyrgyzstan

If minibuses are not so convenient, there is always a slightly more comfortable option – minivans with a capacity of up to 6 people and cars where the price is 200-300 som more expensive than a minibus. Taxis in the city are very affordable. Kyrgyz taxi drivers obsessively greet guests of our country from the first steps of the airport.

 

Car rental in Kyrgyzstan

Many companies are engaged in the rental of transport in Kyrgyzstan. SUVs and cars are available for rent in Kyrgyzstan. There are also professional drivers with cars with knowledge of English, German and French who will be happy to drive around Kyrgyzstan.

For lovers of two-wheeled vehicles, there is an excellent opportunity to ride in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. Fans of cycling tours in Kyrgyzstan can also rent bicycles of good quality and not overpay for air transportation. Although it is not very convenient to ride bicycles in the city, outside the cities you can enjoy the ride without a lot of traffic.

Kyrgyzstan is becoming an interesting destination for motorcycle tours. This is due to routes with different landscapes and roads. Kyrgyzstan is an oasis for those who travel along the Great Silk Road, surrounded by deserts and dry steppes. Due to its location, you can start in all directions of the world from Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyz Republic is located exactly in the center of the Eurasian continent.