The snazzy little funicular whisks you up from near Çinar Restoran to the Flame Towers area in just three minutes. Time between departures can vary considerably according to custom.
Big and confusing, the bus station is part shopping mall. Departures are from the 3rd floor but ticket booths (kassa) and offices for Iranian and Turkish bus companies are hidden on the 1st floor.
Tickets for ferries to Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan are sold here, but only once you have called (Vika speaks English) and got your name on the ship's passenger manifest. Arrange a time. The office is accessed from t…
Good for longer rides, Taxi189 charges AZN3 flagfall for up to 3km, then 80q per km, 50q per km after 6km, 30q per km over 120km. Plusher ‘bizniz’ vehicles cost 20% more. You must preorder online or by phone and the…
This hop-on, hop-off tourist service runs every 45 minutes on a 15-stop route. In most cases you'd probably do better mixing walking, funicular and the odd taxi if you can forgo the multilingual commentary.
The deep-purple London-style cabs are usually Baku's best value and the only ones to use a meter. Flagfall is AZN1, plus 70q per km, dropping to 40/20q per km after 10/20km.
Reliable car-rental agent. Prices include insurance and collision damage waiver (CDW) with a US$150 deductible. Or pay $10 per day more for zero deductible.
Şamaxinka junction is around 400m north of 20 Yanvar metro station. Shared taxis to Quba, Şamaxı and İsmayıllı leave from near the terminus of city bus 65.
Fizuli Sq is generally nicknamed Beş Mәrtәbә (Five Storey) for a building that was at one time among the tallest in Baku. How things change!
Around 30km east of central Baku, the airport's impressive glass tricorn of new international terminal became fully operational in 2015.