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Flights to Zarafshan

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Zarafshan is a city in central Uzbekistan, known as the "gold capital" for a reason. It's located in the Kyzylkum Desert, but don't let that fool you - the city receives its water from a long pipeline and is actually home to over 85,000 people. Zarafshan's main claim to fame is its proximity to the Muruntau gold mine, one of the largest in the world. If you're looking for a unique destination that combines a modern city with a strong industrial base, Zarafshan is a great choice.

Fancy a trip to Zarafshan? With over 600 airlines to choose from and more than 40 ways to pay, Alternative Airlines can help you conveniently book your flights to Zarafshan. We offer budget-friendly, flexible flight routes to Zarafshan no matter where you're flying from or when you plan to travel!

Airports near Zarafshan

Reach Zarafshan your way. You can easily travel to Zarafshan using any of these 4 airports.

Tashkent International Airport

Located approximately 300 kilometres away from Zarafshan, Tashkent International Airport is the closest major international airport. It is well-connected to various international destinations and serves as a hub for several airlines.


Samarkand International Airport

Situated around 150 kilometres from Zarafshan, Samarkand International Airport is another option for Travellers. It offers domestic flights within Uzbekistan and limited international connections.


Bukhara International Airport

Located approximately 200 kilometres away, Bukhara International Airport is another regional airport that can be considered. It primarily serves domestic flights but also has limited international connections.


Almaty International Airport

If none of the above options are suitable, Travellers may need to consider flying into a larger international airport such as Almaty International Airport in Kazakhstan or Ashgabat International Airport (ASB) in Turkmenistan. From there, they can take a connecting flight or travel by road to reach Zarafshan.

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With our Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) options, you can split the cost of your airline tickets into smaller instalments that can be paid back over time. Many of these plans are interest-free, but it's always a good idea to confirm this with your lending provider beforehand.

At Alternative Airlines, you can practically manage the budget of your trip by using BNPL for your flights to Zarafshan, ensuring a smooth, hassle-free experience!

Things to do in Zarafshan

Zarafshan has an abundance of attractions to see - to make things easier, here's our top 3:

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Navoiy City Centre

A 75-kilometre journey east of Zarafshan will bring you to Navoiy City Center. Here, you can visit the Al-Hakim at-Termiziy Mausoleum, a beautiful 12th-century mausoleum dedicated to a famous Islamic scholar. The intricate brickwork and turquoise dome are a sight to behold.

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This UNESCO World Heritage Site is another great day trip option, 100 kilometres southwest of Zarafshan. Shahrisabz was once a powerful city along the Silk Road and is the birthplace of Timur, a world conqueror. Here, you can visit the Ak-Saray Palace, a giant ruined palace complex, and the Dorut Tilavat mausoleum, the resting place of Timur's father.

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A bit further afield, but still a doable day trip at roughly 200 kilometres southwest of Zarafshan, is the legendary city of Samarkand. Nicknamed "The Pearl of the Road," Samarkand was a major centre of trade and culture on the Silk Road for centuries. Here, you can visit the Registan, a stunning public square lined with madrasas (Islamic schools), the Gur-Emir Mausoleum, the final resting place of Timur, and the Bibi-Khanym Mosque, one of the largest mosques in Central Asia.

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