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About Ashgabat

Turkmenistan’s capital Ashgabat is also the largest city in the country. Situated between the Karakum Desert and Kopet Dag, Ashgabat is known as one of Central Asia’s most cosmopolitan cities. The city has a population of about 1 million people, with mostly Turkmen, Russian, Armenian, and Azeris. The city’s name is Persian, meaning ‘city of love/devotion’. Ashgabat and Turkey’s capital Ankara are sister cities. Exploring the city by bus is a good idea because the city’s important monuments and museums are located far from one another. To see the world’s 4th largest flagpole take the number 20 bus.

Enjoying the city from 1,300 meter above will make your visit to Ashgabat even more unique. The Ashgabat cable car (Turkmenbashi) provides this great view, operating from 9 am to 10 pm. One of Central Asia’s most vibrant bazaars, the Altyn Asyr Bazaar, is located in this city. Enjoy the Ashgabat National Museum of History, Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts, and the Turkmen Carpet Museum. Ashgabat residents enjoy going to the Independence Park, particularly in the evening and as a weekend getaway. It is also a great option for tourists who want to relax after a tiring day of exploring the city.  You can get to the park from the city center by taking busses 16 and 34. Ashgabat is a religious center for the Bahá'í Faith, which is part of the Persian culture, making it stand out for its religious tourism. The first Bahá'í temple was built in this city. The influence of the Soviet Union is still prevalent in the city’s architecture. The weather reaches 40 degrees in the summers and drops to 10 degrees in the winters. You can travel to the city from Abu Dhabi, Kazakhstan, India, the UK, Germany, Ukraine, Russia, and Turkey with direct flights to the Ashgabat International Airport. 

Transportation to Ashgabat City Center from Airport


Ashgabat Intl. Airport

Ashgabat Airport, which is in the capital city of Turkmenistan, serves international flights and is 10 kilometers away from the city center. Ashgabat Airport, which is one of the three largest airports in Turkmenistan, carries a large number of passengers every year.

There are different transportation options for transportation from Ashgabat Airport, which is about half an hour away from the city center. The transportation would be fast as the traffic conditions in the country are quite comfortable.  

In addition to this, you can take advantage of numerous services before or after your flight, and you can also evaluate your time with various activities around Ashgabat Airport. Different transportation options are available from Ashgabat Airport to the city center. You can choose between taxi, bus and car rental.


With taxis from Ashgabat Airport you can go to the city center very quickly and comfortably. Taxis, providing a very safe journey, will be waiting for you in front of the airport terminal building from the moment your flight lands. Taxis are the right choice to go to the city center, both comfortably and safely.


You can also go to the city center by bus from Ashgabat Airport. You can reach to the city center by buses and city buses waiting for you in front of the airport terminal building both economically and comfortably.

Car Rental

Another way to get to the city center from Ashgabat Airport is to rent a car. You can go to the city center by yourself with the car you can rent from the car rental offices located at the airport. You can also rent a car with a private driver.

Weather in Ashgabat

DayMin - Max
ThursdayMin 29ºC - Max 38ºC
FridayMin 28ºC - Max 38ºC
SaturdayMin 28ºC - Max 43ºC
SundayMin 31ºC - Max 39ºC
MondayMin 27ºC - Max 33ºC

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