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About Turkmenabat

Türkmenabat is the largest and most populated city in Turkmenistan, after the capital Ashgabat. Located in the northeast of the country, the city has been situated on important trade routes throughout history. Today it is one of the region’s most important business centers. The currency used is the Turkmenistan Manat. The city experiences a continental climate with rainfall during the winter months, from December to March. The city experiences a hot and dry climate during the other seasons, particularly during the summer.

Horse breeding has a very important role in the city. Turkmenistan is one of the countries in the world that breeds the most horses. The Horse Ministry was established to further develop this area in the country. Unlike neighboring countries, horsemeat is not eaten in Turkmenistan. In fact horses are extremely important. Turkmen cuisine, similar to Turkish cuisine, uses a lot of rice and onions. Among the most popular flavors are rice, meat skewers, manti (a type of ravioli), and börek. You can reach Turkmenabat by flying through Ashgabat. 

Transportation to Turkmenabat City Center from Airport

Travelling by train is quite common in Turkmenabat because it is located on the Central Asia Railways. Train is especially used for the intercity transportation. With the train that you will get on from Turkmenabad, you can travel to many cities of both Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

You can easily find a taxi in the city. However, there is no taximeter device in the taxis. For this reason, you should definitely talk to the driver about where you will be going and agree on the fare. You can bargain. You can use the shared taxis as a means of public transportation in the city. These vehicles have the capacity of 7 people and operate regularly without waiting.

It is possible to travel around the city by renting a car in Turkmenabat. There is frequently heavy traffic in the city. You should be careful against the police, there is often police traffic stop. You shouldn’t forget that you must have an international driver's license. Outside of the city center, the roads are generally rough. 8 km from the city center. You can reach to the city center from Turkmenabat International Airport by renting a car or by taxi. It is also possible to travel by using the shared taxis but it is not recommended for tourists.

Shared Taxi

There are shared taxi stops which are opposite side of the airport. You can get to the city center in a cheap way by using these shared taxis. These vehicles have the capacity of 5-7 passengers.

Taxi

You can get on a taxi in order to reach the city center from Turkmenabat International Airport. The commonly preferred means of transportation by many visitors is taxi. The taxis in Turkmenabad are privately and individually operated. They do not generally serve under a taxi stand. There is no taximeter device in the taxis, so it is always advisable to bargain with the driver and agree on the price before your travel. It takes about 30 minutes to get to the city center. If you have trouble in finding or trusting a taxi, you can ask your hotel to call a reliable taxi for you.

Car Rental

There are many car rental companies at the airport. By getting in contact with one of these companies, you can have a comfortable travel to the city center. You can also make a reservation before your arrival. You should follow the highway M37 in order to travel to the city center with a private car. The travel lasts about half an hour if there is not too much traffic.

Last Updated: 10 Sep 2017

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