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About Turkmenabat Airport

Turkmenabat Airport opened in 1926 in the city of Turkmenabat. Turkmenabat is one of the important hubs of the historical paths of the Great Silk Way and has a history of over 2 thousand years. For many years the airport was used by the Soviet Union for domestic flights. Radical reconstruction began at the airport, when Turkmenistan declared independence in 1991. The airport, which has been modernised and expanded, has been equipped with automatic refueling system. The foundations to the new terminal building were laid in 2013. The opening of the airport took place in 2016 and the passenger capacity of the airport was increased to 500 passengers per hour.

 

Getting to the City Center from Turkmenabat Airport

Travelling by train is quite common in Turkmenabat because it is located on the Central Asia Railways. Train is especially used for the intercity transportation. With the train that you will get on from Turkmenabad, you can travel to many cities of both Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

You can easily find a taxi in the city. However, there is no taximeter device in the taxis. For this reason, you should definitely talk to the driver about where you will be going and agree on the fare. You can bargain. You can use the shared taxis as a means of public transportation in the city. These vehicles have the capacity of 7 people and operate regularly without waiting.

It is possible to travel around the city by renting a car in Turkmenabat. There is frequently heavy traffic in the city. You should be careful against the police, there is often police traffic stop. You shouldn’t forget that you must have an international driver's license. Outside of the city center, the roads are generally rough. 8 km from the city center. You can reach to the city center from Turkmenabat International Airport by renting a car or by taxi. It is also possible to travel by using the shared taxis but it is not recommended for tourists.

Shared Taxi

There are shared taxi stops which are opposite side of the airport. You can get to the city center in a cheap way by using these shared taxis. These vehicles have the capacity of 5-7 passengers.

Taxi

You can get on a taxi in order to reach the city center from Turkmenabat International Airport. The commonly preferred means of transportation by many visitors is taxi. The taxis in Turkmenabad are privately and individually operated. They do not generally serve under a taxi stand. There is no taximeter device in the taxis, so it is always advisable to bargain with the driver and agree on the price before your travel. It takes about 30 minutes to get to the city center. If you have trouble in finding or trusting a taxi, you can ask your hotel to call a reliable taxi for you.

Car Rental

There are many car rental companies at the airport. By getting in contact with one of these companies, you can have a comfortable travel to the city center. You can also make a reservation before your arrival. You should follow the highway M37 in order to travel to the city center with a private car. The travel lasts about half an hour if there is not too much traffic.

Last Updated: 10 Sep 2017
Getting to Turkmenabat Airport from the City Center

You can get to Turkmenabat International Airport from the city center by renting a car. The commonly preferred means of transportation is taxi. If you want to reduce your transportation costs, you can use the shared taxis in the city. However, they are not generally recommended for tourists.

Shared Taxi

In the city center, you can see the small shared taxis providing transportation service to many different parts of the city. By using these shared taxis, it is possible to get to the airport. The amount you need to pay will not be high but this transportation alternative is not recommended for tourists as they are not considered safe.

Taxi

You can get on a taxi in order to reach Turkmenabat International Airport from the city center. The commonly preferred means of transportation by many visitors is taxi. The taxis in Turkmenabad are privately and individually operated. They do not generally serve under a taxi stand.

Taxis do not have a standard tariff and there is no taximeter device in the taxis, so it is always advisable to bargain with the driver and agree on the price before your travel. It takes about 30 minutes to get to the airport from the city center by taxi. If you have trouble in finding or trusting a taxi, you can ask your hotel to call a reliable taxi for you.

Car Rental

There are many car rental companies in the city center that you can rent a car suitable for your budget. Some of these companies offer international service. The majority of these are local companies. By agreeing with one of these companies, you can get to the airport with the car you have rented. In order to find a reliable company, you can consult your hotel. You should follow the highway M37 in order to travel to the city center with a private car. The travel lasts about half an hour if there is not too much traffic.

Airport Information

Turkmenabat International Airport began offering service in 1926. The airport, which has recently undergone a comprehensive restoration, is a highly modern airport. You can find stores and a duty-free shop where you can buy different products. The airport which is located 8 km east of the city center has many services such as ATM, currency exchange office and unclaimed luggage office. There are also restaurants and cafes where you can spend a pleasant time while waiting for your flight.

Last Updated: 10 Sep 2017

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