Baku. How to get from the airport to the city center by public transport
Baku: how to get to and from the airport

Baku. How to get from the airport to the city center by public transport

Modern, oriental rich, impressive from the first minutes Baku Airport is only 25 km from the city. There are four ways to get to the center, with the cheapest option costing less than €1.

Heydar Aliyev International Airport is a landmark in itself. The largest of six in Azerbaijan, it was recognized as the bestin the former Soviet Union in 2007 and 2008, and awarded the maximum five-star status by the most prestigious auditing organization, Skytrax World Airport Awards.

By 2014, a complete reconstruction was carried out and a new international terminal was opened, which immediately won several awards in its field. The halls are luxurious: expensive materials have been used, trees have been planted, there are carpets on the floor, modern sculptures and paintings all around. Duty-free stores are available not only in the departure zone, but also in the arrival zone (you can pay with rubles).

The local currency is the Azerbaijani manat ₼ (AZN). It costs approximately 40 rubles, 0.53 € or 0.6 $.

Airport diagram
Airport diagram

By Aero-Express bus

The stop is located opposite the central exit, across the street. The bus goes to the metro station 28 May (central railway station).

  • Cost: 1.3 AZN for reusable smart card «BakıKart», 1.5 AZN for single-use ticket. Cards are sold in special terminals on the left and right of the airport exit. Only cash manats are accepted, no change is given. Tickets are not sold from the driver.
  • They run round the clock: from 06:00 to 21:00 every 30—40 minutes, from 21:00 to 05:00 — every hour. Schedule
  • Travel time: 30 minutes

By cab

  • At the exit, near the «Official Taxi» counter, you can order a car, including «London Cab». Yes, in Baku there is such a thing — real English cabs, can accommodate 5 passengers. Price ~ 25 AZN
  • You can negotiate with a private person for ~ 20 AZN. Get ready to bargain hard, this is Azerbaijan.
  • Through Uber app it will be ~15 AZN.

On the transfer

You can book a transfer in advance, before departure. You will be met at the arrival hall with a sign and escorted straight to your car.

In a rental car

Planning to travel around the country? You can rent a car immediately upon arrival, at the office of one of the rental companies or in advance through an aggregator: EconomyBookings, RentalCars or AutoEurope.

  • Prices from 50 AZN per day

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