Afghanistan Transportation

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Afghanistan Transportation

  • Overland from Iran to Afghanistan

    The only way to travel from Iran to Afghanistan is through Taybad from Iran to Herat at Afghanistan. From Iran, direct bus from Mashhad leaves Mashhad terminal at 7:30am daily. Get the ticket a day earlier, there is only one company operating the route, the counter is at salon 1, counter 4. The price during beginning of october was 70,000 rials one...

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  • Kabul Airport

    If your in Kabul for the first time, and planning to leave on a civil airline(Kamair, Ariana ect). When you walk airside to get on the plane, prior to mounting the plane steps. You should identify your hold luggage, which will be on the tarmac next to the plane, to the baggage handlers. They will then load it into the planes cargo hold. This is to...

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  • rocked in the packed toyota hiaces.

    the only asphalt rd is the desert highway from kabul to herat via qandahar.i strongly recommend to use motorbikes rather than the shared toyota hiace taxis (latter cost roughly 50 afghanis or 1 dollar per hour of driving).you could buy a second hand Honda bike 125 cc in kabul for 500 dollars and sell it for 400 in herat.fuel's on the way in bigger...

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  • the highway

    The road going down south towards the Pakistan border.Check on the situation on the highways before you head out. Some years ago, the Kabul-Kandahar highway was notorious for trouble, not just with the taleban, but also with robbers around... People used to travel with a sizable security contingent. We ended up chartering an aircraft for our trip...

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  • coming in to land...

    While you`re peering out of your airplanes window and trying to make a first impression of Afghanistan, The view of Kabul airport at first sight was a shocker. The sight of completely destroyed aircraft and helicopters just lying to the side, is quite bizarre...On the way back though, it was just a bizarre sight...I`m talking about the years...

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  • Preferably Armored

    Until it is completely safe, the preferable way to get around Afghanistan is in something armored. Be ready to share the road with everyone and everything. Driving is insane! (See warnings)

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  • Official cars

    To travel around Afghanistan is not easy due to the security restrictions. Is better to get information abour the security situation prior to your departure.However you can have a liitle of freedom in Kabul and take a private car. But is not easy because almost all of the drivers are not English speakers, and Dari, the official language is not...

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  • Bad Road between Kabul and Jalal Abad

    The road is OK until Jalal Abad which is the capital city of bordering province of Nangerhar and almost 2 hours from border but after that there is no road in between just sand and stone nevertheless of tunnels.

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  • Torkhum to Kabul

    From Pak-Afghan Torkhum border, I boarded on a van (frequent service) which costed me 200 Afghan Riyals (almost 270 Pakistani Rupees). It took almost 7 hours for such 200 odd km.

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  • Its like a formula one race....with...

    I pretty much stuck to the military air transportation for any trips that would take over a couple hours to complete. The roads are pretty bad, and some are not frequently traveld by friendly people, so be careful. Avoid driving routine routes and flashy cars (that means anything newer than 1986). I'd suggest watering down your vehicle then kicking...

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  • Off the beaten paths

    Roads are extremely bad in Afghanistan. Most of them are unpaved or haven't been repaired for years. Some places are reachable only with 4WD's. You can hire a 4WD with driver but it's very expensive: expect paying around $100 / day

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  • General notes about transportation in...

    International flights fly from Kabul to Dubai and Islamabad, a flight to Urumqi is coming soon in 2003. Domestic flight from Kabul to Herat costs $130 (or $34 for local). There are some flights operated by the United Nations but extremely expensive, e.g. flight from Kabul to Herat costs $650! The land transportation, options are otobus, Hi-Ace,...

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  • Getting to Afghanistan by air

    There are few flights from Europe to Kabul. Ariana Afghan Airlines has flights from Frankfurt to Kabul via Istanbul. Azerbaijan Airlines operates 3 flights a week to Kabul from the major european capitals, with a stopover in Baku. In spring 2003 a return ticket Paris Kabul on AZAL ( Azerbaijan Airlines ) was about 600 €

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  • Bus from Kabul to Bamiyan

    There are several minibuses ( TownAce 4WD ) departing from Kabul to Bamiyan daily. The trip takes 8 hours for 180 km, and costs about $ 5. Only the first 20 km are paved.Buses to Bamiyan depart from Pol-e Sokhta bus terminal.

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  • Flights and Taxi

    There are now two choices for you to arrive in Kabul by air. One is by UN flight, which gets to Kabul from Islamabad and Dubai twice a week. The other is by Afghan Arianna , which runs flights to Kabul from Islamabad, Dheli, Dubai and Tehran. The former is more expensive, but costs more than Arianna flights. As for the transportation in Kabul, taxi...

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  • AEROPLANEAriana Airlines is...

    AEROPLANEAriana Airlines is running daily flights to Delhi, the cost is $50. They also fly to Abu Dhabi. There are also Here are contact details for Ariana in Delhi:Suryakiran BuildingFlat 409, Fourth Floor19 Kasturba Gandhi MargNew Delhi 110001IndiaTel.: (+91-11) 3311432Tel.: (+91-11) 3755163/4 reservationTel.: (+91-11) 5452173 airport handling...

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  • The transportsystem in...

    The transportsystem in Afghanistan has been a mysterium recently. As far as I know no international airlines fly there and I am not sure if any buses goes there. But what I know is that a letter sent to me from Kabul on 1 november 2001, during the middle of the bombing campaign against the city, arrived here in my postbox on 12 november 2001 ! So...

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