2.3.6 Afghanistan Land Border Crossing of Torghundi


Torghundi is a border town in northern Herat province of Afghanistan. It is the first border crossing between Afghanistan and Turkmenistan while Aqina is the second one. The town of Serhetabat in Turkmenistan is located just a short drive from the border crossing. Torghundi is about 120 km from Herat City.

Torghundi is connected by a road plus a 1,520 mm gauge railroad with Serhetabat. The railroad was originally built in 1960 as a single track and was upgraded in 2017. Torghundi is the starting point of the Lapis Lazuli international transit route opened in 2018 linking Afghanistan to Turkey via Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Georgia.

Border Crossing Location and Contact

Name of Border Crossing

Afghanistan: Torghundi

Turkmenistan: Serhetabat

Province or District

Herat Province

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing

Herat (120 km)

Elevation: 2,224 ft (678 m)





Managing Authority / Agency

Ministry of Commerce & Ministry of Finance

Contact Person

Travel Times

Nearest International Airport

Herat International Airport (130 km)

Truck Travel Time: 5 hrs

Car Travel time: 2 hrs

Nearest Port

Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets, or with significant manufacturing or production capacity

Herat Industrial Parks (130 km)

Truck Travel Time: 5 hrs

Car Travel time: 2 hrs

Other Information

There are fuel stations and weighbridges on this route.

Hours of Operation


08:00 AM – 04:00 PM


08:00 AM – 04:00 PM


08:00 AM – 04:00 PM


08:00 AM – 04:00 PM




08:00 AM – 04:00 PM


08:00 AM – 04:00 PM

National Holidays

Seasonal Constraints

Daily Capacity

The Torghundi Border Crossing is used mainly for railway and truck movements. There is no reliable information about exact capacity in a day but the estimated capacity is 5,000 MT of food in a day.


Customs Clearance

Customs clearing takes place at the border upon entry of goods but the rate is different for every consignment as per the rules and regulations.

For more information on customs in Afghanistan, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information.  


Other Relevant Information

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Government Contact List.

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