Complex Nonlinear Systems

Travel Information

There is an international Airport in Tashkent. It is located not far from down town. The main airlines flying to Tashkent is Uzbekistan Airways. Also, Asiana Airlines, Korea Air, China Southern, Czech Airlines, Air Baltic, Alitalia, Airlines of Ukraine, Aeroflot, Turkish Airlines, TransAero, British Airways, Air France have flights to Tashkent.

All participants (except those coming from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan) need to get Uzbek visa to visit Uzbekistan.
To get Uzbek visa one needs to apply nearest embassy or consulate of Uzbekistan.

All speakers, who need visa (acompanying persons as well) will be arranged visa approval through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan. To do this we need the following information (for accompanying persons as well):
1) Scanned copy of your national passport
2) Your first and last names according to passport
3) Citizenship
4) Affiliation and its address
5) Your position
6) Dates of arrival and departure

Since most of the flights from Europe, U.S. and other Asian countries come to Tashkent, it is reasonable to fly to Tashkent first and then go to Samarkand by fast train. The fast train leaves Tashkent at 8 a.m. (Mon.-Fri) and 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. (Sat., Sun.) and it takes 2 hours to get to Samarkand from Tashkent on this train.

For those participants who will arrive in Tashkent first, we will book (prepaid) rooms in a hotel near the Tashkent airport and they will be picked up at Tashkent airport, settled in the hotel, transported from the hotel to the train station next morning and will be picked up at Samarkand train station. As the train ride is easier, we do not recommend to continue from Tashkent to Samarkand by plane the next morning.

Depending on where you come from (in Europe or the US) another option of getting to Samarkand might be of interest for you: there are direct flights from Petersburg and Moscow to Samarkand every day (on Uzbekistan Airways and Aeroflot). If you can get communicating flights via Petersburg or Moscow (without changing airport there), you might avoid a stopover in Tashkent and get directly to Samarkand.

If you want to participate in an excursion to Bukhara or Khiva after the conference (see below), you will probably have to leave Uzbekistan from Tashkent airport. There are only very few direct flights per week to Russia from Bukhara and none from Khiva (i.e. Urgench).

Trips to Bukhara. There will be an organized group tour (with mini bus) to Bukhara on October 11. The group will leave at 14:00 and arrive in Bukhara at 18:30, will stay there overnight and return to Tashkent by plane on October 12 in the evening. Participants interested in joining into the trip should contact:
Olga Karpova (

Combined trip to Bukhara and Khiva. We also plan an organized group tour covering Bukhara and Khiva. The group will leave Samarkand (with mini bus) on October 11 at 14:00 and arrive in Bukhara at 18:30. It will stay there two nights and one day. It will continue from Bukhara to Khiva on Oct 13 at 10:00 by plane and leave Khiva to return to Tashkent by plane in the evening of the same day, at 22:00. While this excursion can be booked without problem, seats on these two flights are already difficult to get and should be booked by participants themselves as soon as possible! Please, click "here" for more detailed information about the trip. Participants interested to join into the trip should contact Olga Karpova (

In addition, there will be two excursions in Samarkand city during the conference in the afternoon and all participants may join to this excursion.

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