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About Turkmenbashi Intl. Airport

The second largest airport serving in Turkmenistan is Turkmanbashi International Airport and was opened in 1959 in the city of Turkmenbashi and operated by the Soviet Union. The airport carried passengers and cargo to the cities of the Soviet Union for many years and then after Turkmenistan gained its independence, the airport managed to increase the number and capacity of passengers. In 2010, a new four-storey terminal building and a new control tower were built. From Turkmanbashi International Airport there are regular domestic flights to Ashgabat, Dashoguz, Mari and there are international flights to and from Istanbul.

Getting to the City Center from Turkmenbashi Intl. Airport

Buses and minibuses are being used as a means of public transport in Turkmenbashi. While minibuses carry passengers at shorter distances, it is possible to get to the places that are relatively outside the city center with buses. Both transportation vehicles are generally quite crowded and drivers are not sensitive enough about traffic rules. It is not recommended to tourists to use public transport unless you are obliged.

The bus ticket prices are very reasonable. Prices for shared cars vary according to the distance traveled but in general it is cheaper than bus ticket prices. On average, there are between 5 and 7 passengers. You can rent these shared cars for a day or a couple of hours by yourself. It can be a good alternative especially if you are traveling in groups. But if this is not your intention, you should be careful not to be the only passenger, otherwise you may be asked for a higher price on the consideration that you rented it only for yourself.

In Turkmenbashi, you can easily find a taxi at any time. Everyone who is a car owner is in some way taxiing. Anyone may take you to wherever you want and ask for a fee that is reasonable for you. Since there is no standard price tag and taximeter device, it is absolutely necessary to negotiate and agree about the fare in advance. You should not make your payment in advance. Tourists can generally be charged as twice the normal rate. However, because taxis are easy to find, it is the most preferred means of transport in Turkmenbashi, as it is both comfortable and safe compared to public transport, as well as you can have a good bargain and convenient fare. Despite everything, if you will take a taxi, it is recommended that you act with the guidance of someone you know or ask your hotel to arrange a car for you.

Car rental is also an alternative transportation option that you can choose if you stay in Turkmenbashi for a while. There are many car rental companies in the city, most of them domestic. Land vehicles are generally preferred because the roads are neglected and the tourists want to see the desert as well. You must pay attention to the fact that the documents are complete during the leasing process. You should also ensure that all damage has been identified and recorded before the vehicle is delivered.

There is no public transport from Turkmenbashi International Airport to the city center. However, shuttle buses of a private company serving at the airport are closing this gap. You can easily reach Turkmenbashi city center by taking a taxi. Another alternative is to rent a car at the airport.

Shuttle

You can get to the city center by shuttle buses of a private company serving at the airport. You can request help from the information desk at the terminal for information on service times, routes and departure points. Shuttle services can vary in size.

Taxi

Most people who own cars in Turkmenbashi are unregistered taxi drivers so you can easily find a vehicle at the airport exit to take you to the city center or to your hotel. None of these vehicles have a taximeter and the price tag is not fixed. For this reason, you must agree in advance with the driver about the place you will go to and the fare. You have to negotiate as usually tourists are asked for much higher fares.

Car Rental

You can see the car rental offices at Turkmenbashi International Airport. You can rent your car with a driver, but if you want to use it yourself, you should keep in mind traffic jams, strict police checks and bad roads. During the rental process, record any small or large damage and lashes in the car, and make sure that you receive the documents in full.

Last Updated: 08 Jul 2017
Getting to Turkmenbashi Intl. Airport from the City Center

You can get to Turkmenbashi International Airport by a car you rent or you can easily find taxis in the city center. There is no public transport from the city center to the airport, but you can use shuttle services operated by a private company.

Shuttle

Shuttles are operated by a private company. You can get help from your hotel about shuttle times, routes and departure points. Shuttle services vary in size, but relatively comfortable vehicles are used and their prices are reasonable.

Taxi

Almost everybody who has a car in Turkmenbashi carries out informal taxiing. For this reason, you will not have trouble setting up a taxi to take you to Turkmenbashi International Airport. But you must be careful about the price. There is no taximeter on the cars and there is no standard fare. In general, much higher prices are demanded from tourists. For this reason, you must negotiate the price with the driver before getting on the ride. You should not make your payment in advance.

Car Rental

You can see the offices of many car rental companies in Turkmenbashi city center. You can reach the airport easily and quickly with the car you rent. You can rent a car with a driver. You should make sure that the documents are complete and accurate during rental. If damage is found to the vehicle, you must register it in advance.

Airport Information

Ashgabat International Airport is the largest airport in the country while Turkmenbashi International Airport is the second largest airport. It serves both international flights and domestic flights. Besides, there are special areas for cargo flights, charter flights and personal airplanes.

Turkmenbashi International Airport was opened in 1959 and expanded in 2010 with a new terminal building. The airport has a post office, safe deposit box, cafeteria, restaurant, meeting room, seminar room, VIP room and CIP room. There are also souvenir shops, clothing stores and duty-free shops.

Last Updated: 08 Jul 2017

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