Neighboring with Georgia, Armenia, Russia and Iran, Azerbaijan is the largest country in the South Caucasus region. Its capital is Baku. Its closeness with Turkey is known all over the world since the past. If you go to Azerbaijan, we will explain in our article what you need to know about. If you're ready, let's start.
As of September 1, 2019, the visa-free travel period has started to Azerbaijan, which we could go to by obtaining a visa beforehand. With this decision, Turkish citizens can only enter the country with their passports for their travels up to 30 days.
A prerequisite for a burgundy passport to be valid is at least six more months. For those who will apply for a new passport, the date of the passport must be at least 1 year.
Transportation to Baku by Road
If you are planning to travel by bus to Azerbaijan, let us remind you that the journey will take an average of 42 hours. The buses departing from Istanbul follow the direction of Bolu-Samsun-Ordu-Giresun-Trabzon-Rize and Artvin, pass the Sarp Border Gate and reach Baku via Georgia.
Another road option is transit through Iran. With minibuses departing from Doğu Beyazıt district of Ağrı, you need to exit Gürbulak Border Gate and enter Iran and then go to Azerbaijan by taxi. Acting with other people who will prefer this method will greatly reduce the cost of travel.
Transportation to Baku by Air
It is extremely possible to reach Haydar Aliyev Airport with direct flights from our country, whether with Turkish companies or the Azerbaijani national airline company Azal.
Flights are made once or twice a day depending on the density, and the flight between Istanbul and Baku takes 2 hours and 45 minutes.
After reaching Heydar Aliyev Airport, you can use the shuttles or taxis to the city center.
If you are going to use a taxi, you should definitely bargain.
Transportation to Baku by Train
If you are going to use the train as your travel preference, you must first reach Russia or Ukraine, because there is no train service from our country to Baku.
Baku City Transportation
Although exploring the city on foot seems like the best option, let us remind you that there are many means of transportation from bus to minibus, from taxi to metro.
In taxis that do not have a taximeter, bargaining should always be made before getting in.
The necessary transportation cards for buses and minibuses with a wide route can also be obtained from the vehicle.
The most used means of transportation by the local people is the metro. With the "Metropolitien" tickets you can buy for 2 manats, you can also visit Baku by choosing the most economical vehicle.
When to go to Azerbaijan?
Considering that 9 of the 11 climate zones in the world are seen within the borders of the country, it is possible to experience many climates in Azerbaijan at the same time.
Baku, which is one of the most touristic places in the country, is under the influence of a temperate climate. The very harsh winter season leaves its place to rainy weather with the month of November. If you are planning a trip during the winter months, let's add that this place has the most beautiful alternative ski routes.
The temperate climate on the shores of the Caspian Sea leaves its place to the continental climate when moving inland. In December and March, the temperature ranges from 2 to 7 degrees.
In almost all of the country, July and August are the times when the sun is at its hottest. Since it is a challenging weather for a touristic trip, it is useful to coincide with the spring and autumn months when the temperature varies between 20 and 30 degrees.
It is not possible to list the special days of our sister country Azerbaijan. When determining your travel date, you will be much more comfortable if you set your calendar according to these days. Here are the special days of Azerbaijan:
-National Independence Day (October 18th)
-National Liberation Day (June 15th)
- Republic Day (May 28)
-National Awakening Day (November 17)
-New Year (1-4 January)
-Nowruz (20-26 March)
-Feast of Ramadan
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