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Book flights to Bukhara

Bukhara is an ancient city located in central Uzbekistan. It is known as a prominent stop on the Silk Road trade route, a network of routes that connected the East and West for centuries. The city was a major centre for Islamic theology and culture during the medieval period. Today, Bukhara is still famous for its hundreds of well-preserved mosques, madrassas (Islamic schools), bazaars, and caravanserais (inns for travellers) dating back from the 9th to the 17th centuries. Walking through the city is like stepping back in time!

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Airports near Bukhara

There are multiple ways to reach Bukhara - here are 4 airports you can use to get to Bukhara.

Bukhara International Airport

This is the closest airport to Bukhara and is located within the city itself. It is a commercial passenger airport with domestic and limited international flights.

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Samarkand International Airport

Located approximately 280 kilometres northeast of Bukhara, Samarkand International Airport is another option for travellers. It is a larger airport with more international flight options and can be reached by a reasonable drive or a short domestic flight.

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Tashkent International Airport

If you are unable to find a suitable flight to Bukhara, Tashkent International Airport is the largest airport in Uzbekistan and offers a wide range of international connections. It is located about 450 kilometres northeast of Bukhara and can be reached by a domestic flight or a longer drive.

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Dushanbe International Airport

If you are coming from Tajikistan or neighboring countries, Dushanbe International Airport is an option for reaching Bukhara. It is located approximately 500 kilometres east of Bukhara and can be reached by a connecting flight or a longer drive.

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Buy your flights to Bukhara and pay later

If you'd like to easily manage your travel expenses and don't want to pay the full cost of your flights to Bukhara upfront, why not consider using Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) payment methods at Alternative Airlines?

With BNPL plans, you can divide the cost of your tickets to Bukhara into smaller, more manageable chunks that can be paid back over time. There's usually no interest involved, however, it's wise to check with the lending provider beforehand.

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Things to do in Bukhara

With a wealth of sights to see in Bukhara, here are our top 3:

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Poi Kalyan Ensemble

This architectural complex is the crown jewel of Bukhara. It consists of three monumental structures: the Kalyan Mosque, the Kalyan Minaret, and the Mir-i Arab Madrasah. The Kalyan Minaret, towering at 47 metres, is one of the tallest brick minarets in Central Asia and offers stunning panoramic views of the city. The intricate tilework and calligraphy throughout the complex showcase the artistry of Bukhara's craftsmen. The Kalyan Ensemble is located in the heart of the city centre and is easily accessible on foot.

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Lyabi-Khauz

This central square was once a public reservoir and is now a popular gathering place for locals and tourists. In the 17th century, a caravanserai, mosque, and madrasah were built around the pond, creating a beautiful architectural ensemble. Lyabi-Khauz is a great place to relax, people-watch, and soak up the atmosphere of Bukhara. In the evenings, the area comes alive with traditional music and street performances. Lyabi-Khauz is also located in the city centre, a short walk from the Poi Kalyan Ensemble.

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Ark Fortress

This ancient citadel was the seat of power for the Bukharan Emirs for centuries. The Ark is a sprawling complex that includes palaces, mosques, administrative buildings, and armouries. While much of the Ark was destroyed by the Soviets, some parts have been restored and are open to the public. Visitors can explore the courtyards, climb the ramparts, and learn about the history of Bukhara. The Ark is located slightly north of the city centre, but is still easily accessible by taxi or ride-sharing service.