Kyrgyzstan Transportation

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Kyrgyzstan Transportation

  • Marshrutkas Take You Where You Wanna Go

    Marshrutkas are little vans that run in a standard path around the cities, or even between cities. Marshrut in Russian actually means "route". Each marshrutka will have a set route. Stand on the corner and wave them down. They are often crowded and most people will have to stand. If you are sitting and an elder person gets on, it is appropriate to...

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  • Kyrgyzstan Flights

    It's not cheap to get to Bishkek. When I flew round trip from Almaty, Kazakhstan to Chicago it was $1700, and that was the cheapest I found. To get to Bishkek one way, it cost me over $1000 (Chicago to Poland $400, overland to Kiev, Ukraine, Kiev - Bishkek $800). I wrote up a Kyrgyzstan Flights page with some airlines to check out, too for anyone...

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  • Buses to Tashkent and Almaty and all...

    Buses to/From Almaty and Tashkent leave from Long Distance Bus station in Jibek Jolu Prospectisy 1,5 Km west of the city center. There are two convenient banks outside the terminal(but the better rates are to be found in Monechangers at the Corner Between Chuy Prospectisy and Manas.Ticket office is Mafia-Like. They speak only english and they...

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  • Bishkek to Karakol

    Buses generally take 8-10 hours for 180 som.Marshrutkas take 6-7 hours for 200 som.Taxis take 5-6 hours for 350 som.Times can greatly vary depending on the condition of the vehicle. I heard of one poor guy from Spain that paid for a taxi that had to stop every few kilos to do something to the engine.....got to Karakol in 8 hours!

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  • Flying in Kyrgyzstan

    I used Altyn Air to fly to Jalal-Abad and Osh, but domestic flights are also offered by Kyrgyzstan Airlines. Since the flights are not too long and those old, little planes probably can't fly too high (even if they wanted to), you can have some of the most beautiful views down to the beautiful mountain ranges.

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  • Flying in Kyrgyzstan

    When traveling around in Kyrgyzstan, keep in mind that roads are awful and thus, traveling between different cities can be a long and painful process. And I am not saying that because I don't love to travel by car. In the contrary, I love roadtrips, but some of those drives in Kyrgyzstan were even a bit too much for me. Another options is flying -...

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  • Donkeys

    What about a donkey ride.Kyrgyz people are super horse riders and they learn riding at very early age. But young children who cannot handle horse, learn riding from donkeys. Even if you dont know how to ride horse, it is not a bad idea of hiring a donkey.

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  • Soviet Army Vans

    We went to the lake son-kul on old soviet army style vans. It was an interesting journey and we had to stop at many places to cool down the engines of these vehicles.

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  • Details about visas etc. from Russia to...

    Just want to share some practical notes if you - like me - want to travel by train from Moscow to Kyrgyzstan! about the visas:I brought only the Kazak & Russian from home. As I said, I arranged the invitation letters through agencies on the internet. I received them by fax.For Russia, I used G&R International, very reliable, and payed by Credit...

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  • Into the mountains

    Heading up to the mountains around Jalalabad is not for the faint hearted. This old clacker was absolutely jammed to the rafters with people and produce for over 3 hours. The cost came to aound 1 dollar from memory which I think makes it a good deal. A second class ride is better than a first class walk.

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  • Travel the Kyrgyz way

    The Kyrgyz have a reputation as being some of the best horsemen in the world. I ride some but I didn't let them bruse my ego by challanging these guys. These people are definatly at home in a saddle.

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  • The best and the easiest way...

    The best and the easiest way to get there is to fly to Russia and then take one of the connecting flights from Moscow.I would suggest renting a car - public transport is too unreliable.

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  • When you are with a group I...

    When you are with a group I can recommend the way we traveled through this country. It's not very comfortable, but these trucks will bring you everywhere. By traveling with a local crew there is a spontaneous contact.

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  • I just flew in from London on...

    I just flew in from London on British Air. There are plenty of flights out of Moscow. A cheaper alternative to flying into Bishkek is flying to Alma-Aty and driving to Bishkek. This isn't very advisable because border crossings can be a real pain.I live in Bishkek, and the best way to get around is definitely the vans. They're fast and sometimes...

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  • We travelled around with a old...

    We travelled around with a old russian 4 x 4 Army truck which was converted in a sort of bus. And it was a good way to travel this rough country, that way we could travel off-road and see the real beauty of this country.

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  • We had two trucks at our...

    We had two trucks at our disposal. One was for own transport, the other one was a kitchen truck. We were accompanied by a Russian cooking team. They brought a lot of vodka and Russian champaign with them.

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Kyrgyzstan Hotels

  • Hyatt Regency Bishkek

    Very nice hotel, but very expensive. Its location is best in the city. They don't have metal room...

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  • Osh Guest House

    Osh guesthouse is a nice little place about 15min walk from the centre, if Osh does have a centre....

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  • The Castle Hotel

    Not exactly cheap compared to homestay or 'local accommodation", but if you enjoy your creature...

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  • Park Hotel Bishkek

    87 Orozbekov Street, 720040

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Golden Dragon Hotel

    The Golden Dragon Hotel deserves its 5-stars. I had a lovely big room with lots of dark wood...

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  • Silk Road Lodge

    I had high hopes for the Silk Road Lodge. Unfortunately, I was disappointed. Described as a...

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  • Hotel Jannat

    Jannat is located far from the city center. They claim to be a "5 star" hotel, but by the western...

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  • Hotel Dostuk

    The hotel has preserved a lot of its Soviet heritage but it is all functional but clearly overpriced...

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  • Ak Keme Hotel

    93 Mira Prospect, Bishkek, 720044, Kyrgyz Republic

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

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