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The Most Beautiful Metro Stations in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

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Hi there, in this article, I would love to share with you the list of the most beautiful metro stations in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. If you’re reading this post, I assume that you’re either interested in going to Tashkent, or you’re already there and looking for some things to do. In this case, you can read my article about our itinerary for Tashkent and Samarkand in 4 days as well – you might find a lot of valuable tips. 

Is Tashkent underground worth visiting? 

A lot of people are wondering where Tashkent underground is worth visiting. Well, the short – answer is yes, of course. Tashkent metro is one of the most popular landmarks in Tashkent – not only it’s practical and transports you from place A to place B, but it’s also stunning. Tashkent has some of the most beautiful metro stations in the world.

Moreover, Tashkent metropolitan is immaculately clean and very cheap. The ticket for one ride costs less than $0.3 (in December 2021, it was circa 1400 UZS, which is $0.14, and for that money, you can spend the entire day visiting various metro stations! However, you need to pay again once you exit the metro.

A bit about the history of the Tashkent metro

Tashkent metro was opened in 1977 during the USSR times (Uzbekistan was part of the USSR) and it was the first underground in Central Asia. It currently has 43 stations, 31 of which are underground. It’s not as deep as the metro in Moscow or St. Petersburg, for example, however, it was fairly challenging to build as Tashkent is prone to earthquakes (one of them destroyed half of the city in the middle of the 20th century). Hence, the underground in Tashkent was built to last – it can endure earthquakes with the magnitude of 9 (which is a lot). 

Since 2020, tokens are no longer accepted in the Tashkent metro. You can buy a paper ticket with a QR code in a special booth with a cashier through the special app or use any contactless bank card in order to enter (we used Monzo cards from the UK with no problems).

When does metro in Tashkent close

If you’re wondering about the opening hours of the metro in Tashkent, it usually works from 5am to midnight. During some holidays, it opens even earlier. The breaks between trains are usually around 8 minutes. That’s a bit unfortunate because it means that in order to see most of the stations in Tashkent, you need to exit, take photos and then wait 8 minutes until the next train.

The most beautiful metro stations in Tashkent, Uzbekistan: Our top list

Alright, finally, let’s talk about the most beautiful metro stations in Tashkent. There are quite a few, however, I will list here the ones that we thought were the most stunning! 


Our absolute favourite metro station in Tashkent is Kosmonavtlar. We liked it a lot because of its uniqueness. As you can see from the name, it’s dedicated to the cosmonauts and not just cosmonauts, but the most important soviet cosmonauts like Yuri Gagarin or Valentina Tereshkova. I loved the colour scheme and the design of this station – it’s absolutely stunning. We spent about 5 minutes just walking around and looking at the portraits of different cosmonauts – luckily, that was easy as the gaps between trains are around 7-9 minutes (8, on average).

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