TRAVEL & VISA
The following table provides a basic overview of non-stop and best direct flight connections to and from Baku from different airlines and destinations. The table is based on information of winter 2015/16. For a specific research of a flight connection from/to Baku please use the online research tool – ITA Matrix Airfare search http://matrix.itasoftware.com/ or similar.
The flight options are even more greatly increased thanks to the seamless connections with global networks via major international hub cities, i.e. Istanbul.
Baku International Airport is conveniently located and can be reached within 20 km drive from Baku city center. The airport has recently opened its iconic new international terminal designed for an annual flow of up to six million passengers.
VISA TO AZERBAIJAN
No visa is required for citizens of Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
Visa on arrival is available for citizens of Turkey, Israel, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Japan,
China, South Korea, Malaysia and Singapore. Additionally, those passengers taking a direct flight from
New York to Baku operated by Azerbaijan Airlines will also be getting a visa upon arrival at Baku
Nationalities other than those listed above should arrange their visas in advance. Generally this will mean either visiting an Azerbaijani embassy/consulate/visa service or organizing an easy e-visa through a travel agency.
The good option to reach your destination from the airport is to take a so called 'London cabs' (unlike in London these taxis are of purple color). You can call them using 189 taxi services, or just jump in one parked at your Terminal exit. Expect to pay around 20-30 AZN (roughly, 15 $ USD).
Another option would be to take a BakuBus express bus service from/to Baku airport to/from the city center (28 May tube station). Modern comfortable Iveco buses run from 06:00 to 00:00 every 30 minutes. To take a bus a traveler needs to proceed to the bus station at the Terminal exit. The cost of the ride makes 1 AZN (less than 1 $ USD).