Getting around Afghanistan


The national carrier is Ariana Afghan Airways (, based at Kabul airport.

Kam Air ( also operates local routes between Kabul and outlying cities such as Herat.

Side of road
Road quality

Much of the Afghan road network was destroyed during the 2001 conflict, but large parts have been restored, including the Kabul-Kandahar highway and the Kandahar-Herat highway.


International Driving Permit required.

Getting around towns and cities

Public buses operate within Kabul, but the service is unreliable, with many of the buses alling into a state of disrepair.

Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.