Travel to Turkmenistan

Flying to Turkmenistan

The national airline is Turkmenistan Airlines (T5).

Flight times:

From London to Ashbagat is 6 hours 30 minutes.

Departure tax:

US$25. Nationals of CIS countries pay US$15 and nationals of Turkmenistan pay US$5.

Other airports in Turkmenistan

Ashgabat International Airport

Airport Code: ASB. Location: The airport is approximately 13km (8 miles) northwest of the city centre. Website: N/A. Public transport description: The airport is served by buses and taxis.

Travel by rail

The Trans-Caspian Railway connects Turkmenistan with the rest of the Central Asian republics and thence to Moscow and the rest of the CIS. The terminus is in Turkmenbashi on the Caspian Sea, from where it runs through Ashgabat before it crosses into Uzbekistan near the city of Chardzhou.

Approximate journey times: From Turkmenbashi to Tashkent is 24 hours, to Dushanbe is 36 hours and to Moscow is three days. There is a rail link to the Iranian network, enabling train travel from Turkmenistan to Turkey (Istanbul).

Getting to Turkmenistan by boat

Ferry operators:

There are ferries to Turkmenbashi (formerly Krasnovodsk) from Baku (Azerbaijan) and an irregular service to Astrakhan (Russian Federation).

It is theoretically possible to travel from Moscow to Turkmenbashi via the Volga River and the Caspian Sea without setting foot on dry land.