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How To Get From Baku Airport To City Center – All Possible Ways

Last updated on January 1st, 2023 at 10:05 am

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We will write how to get from Baku airport to city center. The distance from Heydar Aliyev International Airport to downtown is 25 kilometers. Click here to book online Azerbaijan activities and day trips.

The travel time by taxi from Baku airport to city center is around 25 minutes. The taxi fare from Baku airport to downtown is around €12-13.

The cheapest way from Baku airport to city center is by bus for 4 AZN less than €2. The bus travel time from Baku airport to downtown is around 45 minutes.

You can also rent a car in Baku airport or get a private transfer.

SIM CARD AT BAKU AIRPORT

I wouldn’t recommend you to buy a sim card at Baku airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Baku. Read here Azerbaijan sim card for tourist and best Azerbaijan eSim

You can find the cheapest Azerbaijan eSim with Airalo Azerbaijan eSim prepaid for $7 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). And for $14 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days. And for $21 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days.

Holafly eSim for $42 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER comes with 6 GB data and valid for 15 days. MTX Connect eSim Azerbaijan for €24 with 4 GB data valid for 14 days.

WHERE TO STAY IN AZERBAIJAN

You can sleep in a dorm room or a room for less than $10 USD while you can stay in a budget hotel for as low as $30-40 USD. There are so many to choose from depending on what type and how luxurious you want your stay to be starting from $80 USD.

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BAKU AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN

AIRPORT BUS BAKU FROM AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (CHEAPEST WAY)

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The cheapest way from Baku airport to city center is by bus. There are buses leaving from Baku airport to city center available 24/7 running every 30 minutes during the day and every 1 hour at night time.

The bus fare from Baku airport to city center is 1.30 AZN which is less than €1 and you will have to use a Baki Kart in the Kiosks or in the airport you can get the card. It will cost you 2 AZN and it’s not refundable and you can also use for the metro and more buses in the city.

The bus travel time from Baku airport to city center is around 30-45 minutes depending on the traffic and you will have wifi on board. And remember that you have to purchase your Baki Kart to pay at the bus. The buses are leaving at the Exit of Terminal 1 at Baku airport you will see them easily.

The final stop of the bus from Baku airport to city is 28th May Metro Station where you can go walking distance to Baku Train Station (Bakı Dəmir Yolu Vağzalı) and most of the places of accommodation in city center. You can also stop after 20 minutes driving at Koroğlu Metro Station half of the way from Baku airport.

Baki Kart

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The price of Baki Kart is only 2 AZN which is €1 and it’s not refundable. You can top up to use in the public bus and metro around the city. You can always top up in the kiosks at the bus stop.

Baku Metro Map

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There are 4 Metro Lines in Baku. The most popular in Baku city center are 28th May Sahil and Icherisheher Metro Station. You can go walking distance to most of the places for accommodation.

The bus from Baku airport will stop at 28 May and you will have to use the Baki Kart in the metro same like in the public buses in Baku.

BY TAXI FROM BAKU AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

If you go from Baku to city center by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Baku airport to downtown is around 25 minutes and the taxi fare from Baku airport to city center is 25 AZN which is €12-13. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.

UBER BAKU AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN

If you are ordering Uber in Baku you should know that prices are similar to taxis. Azerbaijan usually uses Bolt app. You can pre-book with the app from your phone and go to the pickup point at the airport. Expect to pay around €10-15 depending on your destination and time of the day with Uber from Baku airport to Baku city center.

CAR RENTAL AT BAKU AIRPORT

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There are many options for renting a car in Baku’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Baku. It will take you 25 minutes to get to Baku from the airport in a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available in the airport. Prices are around €30-40 per day.

Car rental options can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Baku. Make sure you have a parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Baku.

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM BAKU AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN

Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and are only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Baku. Prices are around €25 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €6 per person.

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Best Way From Baku Airport to Riga City Center

The best way from Baku airport to city center is by regular bus for less than €2 and it will take 45 minutes travel time by bus from Baku airport to Baku city center.

If you are planning to move around Baku and you are traveling with more people renting a car can be a great option especially if you rent Airbnb outskirts of Baku. If you wish for more comfort you can get a taxi and private transfer but it will be more expensive.

WHERE TO STAY IN BAKU

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You can sleep in a dorm room or a room for less than $10 USD while you can stay in a budget hotel for as low as $30-40 USD. There are so many to choose from depending on what type and how luxurious you want your stay to be starting from $80 USD.

Book your accommodations in Azerbaijan through Agoda or Booking.

FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL AZERBAIJAN

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For food budget travel in Azerbaijan we have to say that’s affordable. You can get snack meals in local places for €2-3 per person trying different choices with bread mostly. For decent meals expect to pay €4-5 per person in a restaurant. Your food budget travel in Azerbaijan could be €10.

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BEST TIME TO VISIT AZERBAIJAN

I would say summer is the best time to visit Azerbaijan. The weather is warm and it’s perfect for outdoor activities. Summer lasts from the end of May until mid-September. If you want to experience the winter in Azerbaijan, visit here in November until the end of April. But we are warning you of the strong cold air that can be up to -20 °C!

You can also visit during spring (from mid-April to end of May) and autumn which is also a short season in Azerbaijan (from end of September to beginning of November).

Click here to know more about the weather in Azerbaijan!

CURRENCY AND EXCHANGE RATE IN AZERBAIJAN AND ATMS

The currency is the Azerbaijani Manats which is weaker compared to the USD. At that time the exchange was $1 USD=1.70 AZN. If you are bringing cards, there are hundreds of ATMs in Azerbaijan where you can withdraw your money. If you bring cash as I did, there are many exchange offices and banks to exchange your money.

Click here to know the exact exchange rate!

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.

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