Baku is both the capital of Azerbaijan and its largest city. It is located on the southern coast of the Absheron Peninsula. The city is about 830 square miles large, and is home to just over two million residents. While visiting Baku, travellers can admire the Maiden Tower, a 12th-century monument which is one of Azerbaijan's most distinctive national emblems; it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, complete with a museum detailing the rich history of the city of Baku. If visitors are more interested in modern architecture, travellers can visit the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center, with its astonishing design and fascinating exhibitions.
The cheapest way to get to Baku is by plane. This is the most reliable and frequent service from a variety of destinations across the world. The airline Azal offer particularly cheap flights, and flies direct, in 3 hours or less, from Moscow and Dubai. These flights from Moscow Vnukovo and from Dubai Airport to Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport are virtually every day, making them very convenient. Moscow and Dubai airports are connected with even more flights from destinations around the globe, so wherever the departure destination, travellers will likely find an indirect flight to Baku.
For travel from the United States, you're in luck: flights to Baku could be a direct service! Azerbaijan Airlines offer a direct 11 hour flight to Baku from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York. There are many other flights from the US available from a range of airlines, including Turkish Airlines, United, and Aeroflot, if travellers are willing to stop over in Moscow or Istanbul along the way. Heydar Aliyev International Airport is located about half an hour away from the city centre of Baku. The city centre can be reached easily from the airport with the H1 public bus line. The airport express bus runs a service to the city every 30 minutes (every hour during the night), and sets off from right beside the airport's taxi rank. The airlines that cater to this airport include (but are not limited to) Azerbaijan Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International, Ural Airlines, Emirates, flydubai, Etihad Airways, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Belavia, and Air France. The most popular direct routes to Baku by plane are from the cities Istanbul, Dubai, Moscow, Doha, Tbilisi, Kiev, Tehran, Kuwait, and Ankara, and most of these routes operate at least one flight every day.
Using the services offered by the Omio app and website, travellers can compare prices, dates and journey times for flights to Baku, and decide which option best suits travellers for their ideal trip.