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About Makhachkala

Makhachkala, also referred to as Fort Maghach, is the capital of the Republic of Dagestan in Russia. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the city was called “Shamilkala” in memory of Sheikh Shamil. Although the city, which is home to an estimate of 500,000 people, was a prominent and cultural center in the past, it has now left its place to other important centers in the surrounding area.  

In this city, you can witness some of the rural life of Russia, you can discover the beauties of forests and green spaces in the vicinity, especially with the revival of nature in spring. It is also possible to taste some of the finest flavors of Russia, such as pork soup and pelmeni. The best time to visit Makhachkala are during the spring and summer months. Other times of the year, especially the winter months, the city has harsh weather conditions which can be trying for tourists.  

Transportation to Makhachkala City Center from Airport

You can benefit from transfer and car rental companies for travelling to Makhachkala city center from Uytash Airport. You can also use a taxi for your transportation. Travelling to Makhachkala city center from Uytash Airport lasts about 20-25 minutes.

Taxi

The easiest way to reach Makhachkala city center from Uytash Airport is using one of the taxis waiting outside the airport. Travelling to Makhachkala city center from the airport lasts about 25 minutes and the cost of this travel is about 1000-1200 Ruble.

Car Rental

It is very comfortable to reach Makhachkala city center thanks to the private transfer companies as well as local and foreign car rental companies offering service at Uytash Airport. If you want a fast and comfortable transportation, benefitting from the car rental companies may be a good option.

Last Updated: May 18, 2018
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Flight Duration
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