Azerbaijan Transportation

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Azerbaijan Transportation

  • From Sheki to Tbilisi

    From Sheki to Tbilisi was easy and cheap but with a lot of steps. First we took a marshrutka to Zaqatala from the bus station. The bus leaves at 7, 9 or 10 in the morning and costs 2 Manat. It took 2 minutes to take the next one from Zaqatala to Balakan (0,60 Manat). We got out at the petrol station at Balakan and took a a taxi to the border (5...

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  • Purple Taxis in Baku

    Baku has recently seen the introduction of a fleet of purple "London cab" style taxis. These are generally cheaper than the Lada or Mercedes taxis which have dominated in the past. A purple cab from the Hyatt to Fountain Square costs between 3 and 4 AZN, whereas an old, unsafe, unregulated Lada will probably cost you 5 AZN and a Mercedes will try...

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  • The Train to and from Ganja

    If you are a foreigner in Azerbaijan, you are looking at being charged more than citizens for any domestic flight that Azal Airlines has. If you are going to Ganja, you are looking at anywhere between 20-40 manat for the taxi to the airport and $50(US) for the flight. Then you have to wait in line for the maybe-it-is-on-time-maybe-it-is-not flight....

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  • from Sheki to Georgia

    While I’ve seen some marshrutkas Telavi (Georgia) – Qax (Azerbaijan) on the road, I took a morning marshrutka (11,15) from Sheki to Balakan (1 manat, 2 hours), and a taxi from Balakan to the Georgian border (3 manat). Luckily, other taxis were waiting on the Georgian side (10 lari to nearest village, 30 lari for Sighnaghi after...

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  • Baku undergorund

    Baku underground is a good way to go around the city, especially if you don't stay in the centre or if you need to get to marshrutkas or bus stations to get in/out Baku.A problem is the lack of metro maps, while i found it hard to figure out myself which line the train was going. Plasmas are used for cartoons and advertisements, not for...

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  • marshrutkas

    The main bus hub in Baku is nexxt to 20 Januar metro station, outside city centre.For Sumqayit, buses and marshrutkas leave every 10-20 minutes from a place next to the 20 Januar metro station, 100m down the road.For Suraxani, marshrutkas leave from Nariman Narimanov metro station. There're also trains to Suraxani, but they take longer and are...

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  • To Baku from Tehran (Iran)

    My first intension was to apply for the Azeri visa at the Azeri embassy in Tehran, but arriving to Tehran on a Friday and knowing it took about three days to get the visa issued (and not knowing if the embassy was open every day except weekends) I decided to buy a plane ticket from Tehran to Baku, as you can get the visa at the airport, but not at...

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  • Tbilisi - Baku sleeper

    From T'bilisi (17,15) to Baku (9,00 next day) 80 lari/40 euros first class, second class about 50 lari. First class means 2 bed compartments, sealed windows, air con in the morning, but no water in the stinky toilet. The wagons' attendant, a fat old lady Russian speaking, usually requires some small change "for the sheets". Better do not argue,...

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  • Train

    Train is cheap, comfortable and painfully slow. The 620 km journey from Baku to Tbilisi took 16,5 hours.

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  • Baku to Qobustan

    In Baku my hotel and indeed the Lonely Planet tried to sell me the idea of a car from Baku to Gobustan and back, for a small fortune. Don't worry - the Marshrutkas as described in the Lonely Planet are pretty frequent and are an easy way there. From there any taxi driver will take you round the petroglyphs and to the mud volcanoes for a reasonable...

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  • Sheki to Tbilisi

    If you ask at the (wonderful) Caravanserai Hotel, they'll show you the timetable of marshrutkas going from Sheki to Qax, from where a direct bus goes to Tbilisi, I think twice a day, at 1030 and then after lunch sometime. However, I chose to go in shorter steps, and found it easy, and quicker. At 9.00 a marshrutka left Sheki for Zataquala; from...

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  • From Seki to Tbilisi (Georgia)

    According to the guidebook there was no easy way to go from Seki (Azerbaijan) to Tbilisi. I thought I could take a minibus to Balaken and from there a taxi to the border. If I was going to find a bus or taxi on the Georgian side I didn’t know anything about. But I was very lucky and at Karavansaray Hotel they told me to take a bus to Qax and from...

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  • Azerbaijan by train

    There is one daily overnight train to Tbilisi.Other destinations are Astrachan in Russia.Remember to bring your passport if you want to buy tickets.There are few destinanations inside the country.

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  • Transportation in Baku

    Once you are in Baku you will notice that there are hardly any buses there. People mostly get around by the metro and taxis. Taxis are not at all expensive and the weird thing is that you do not negotiate about the price before you get in the taxi as you do in most former Soviet countries, but you pay as much as you see fit. The minimum price was 3...

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  • Try the Silk Road

    Azerbaijan is a small country so not many airlines fly here, but British Airways has daily flights from London to Baku; Turkish Airlines fly almost everyday from Istanbul to Baku and then there is Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and of course our national airlines AzAl !!! AzAl has direct flights to London, Paris, Kabul, Istanbul, Ankara, Moscow, etc....

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  • Travel in Azerbaijan

    Baku is served by major airlines from Europe and the Middle East, and I think there is also an airport in Ganca (pronounced Ganja), but the label 'International' is probably a tad optimistic. There are trains from Baku to Tbilisi in Georgia, stopping at Ganca and a few smaller places near the border...for details of times, prices and other exciting...

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