How to get to Azerbaijan
You can travel to Azerbaijan by plane. The national carrier of Azerbaijan is Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL), which operates flights from Europe, Asia and the United States. Although Azerbaijan has international airports in Gabala, Ganja, Lankaran, Nakhchivan and Zakatala, the main international gateway is Heydar Aliyev International Airport, which is located in Baku, the capital and most populous city of Azerbaijan.
AZAL is the primary carrier, which flies to Ganja, Nakhchivan, Tbilisi, Aktau, Tehran, Tel-Aviv, Ankara, Istanbul, Antalya, Bodrum, Dubai, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Kiev, Rostov-on-Don, Urumqi, Mineralniye Vody, Milan, London, Paris, Prague, and Rome.
The main low-cost carrier operating in Azerbaijan Buta Airways, which is also owned by Azerbaijan Airlines. Destinations served by Buta are Ankara, Baku, Batumi, Ganja, Gazipasha, Istanbul, Izmir, Kazan, Kiev, Mineralniye Vody, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Sofia, Tbilisi, and Tehran.
There are also flights to Baku by Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, Aeroflot, Arkia, Air Arabia, Air Astana, Air Baltic, Al Naser Wings, Airlines, ATA Airlines, Belavia, China Southern Airlines, Etihad Airways, Fly Dubai, PegasFly, IrAero, Iran Air, Iraqi Airways, Israir, Jazeera Airways, Kish Air, Mahan Air, Nordwind Airlines, Qatar Airways, S7, Scat, Ukraine International Airlines, Ural Airlines, Utair, Uzbekistan Airways, Watania Airways.
You can travel to Azerbaijan by train. There are direct trains connecting Azerbaijan with Georgia, Russia and Ukraine via Russia. These trains are Baku-Tbilisi, Baku-Moscow, Baku-Rostov, Baku-Kharkov, and Baku-Kiev. Trains to the Ukraine go via Russian Federation. You can see timetables on Azerbaijan Railways official website at www.ady.az. The Russian border is open for non-CIS passports holders with respective visas.
For those who want to come from Iran to Baku there is a train line running from Astara on the Iranian border to Baku and for those planning to visit Nakhchivan, there is a rail service to Mashad in Iran.
If you want to travel to Azerbaijan by bus, there are buses running daily from Georgia, Turkey, Iran and Russia. If you are planning to cross the Georgian border by your side, then you can also take minibus that runs from the Red Bridge (Azerbaijan). You will reach Baku in about 8 hours. To return to Tbilisi directly from Baku both buses and minibuses are available from Baku International Bus station.
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Travelling to Azerbaijan becomes easy.We live in Germany and we decide to travel from Europe to Asia, pasing Azerbaijan. We start from Frankfurt and plan to finish at in Kazahstan. Caucasus mountains are beautiful and very interesting, specially travelling by car. Azerbaijan has everything, mountains, lakes, waterfalls, beaches, beautiful cousine. But we also decide to take a tour from one of companies.We check by tripadvisor, and find Azerbaijan Travel International.By biggest amount of reviews, we book a tour to Shamaxa i Gabala.We want to see different landscapes, villages, countries, and historical monuments.Also our guide was the best one, he give as all information about country and traditions.
We learn a lot of thinks about Azerbaijan and Caucasus countries in last 5 years. We get this information in because Formula 1 Racing in capital of country – Baku, Eurovision song contest 2012 also organized in Baku. And of course we decided to visit this country in June. We live in Dubai and for us summer is quite hot, that’s why we choose Azerbaijan in this month. We arrive by plane and decide to take tour in Baku organized by ATI company online from their site and guide told us during a tour all infromation about Azerbaijan, tradtions, couisine.
You need to take your luggage, buy tickets, take a visa and fly to Azerbaijan. Arrive to capital, Baku, go to the first restaurant to order kabab, local national meal with ordering also local red wine, and take a rest nearby to the Caspian Sea. It is quite easy)
We live in USA and for us the best way to travel to Azerbaijan is to get visa from Travel Agency and arrive by plane, but in a few years think it will be easy to arrive, because of arrival visa at the airport