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City CodeASB
Popular Airlines
  • Turkish Airlines
Flight Time13~18 hours

The flight time to Ashgabat is approximately 13~18 hours. Find out more about the history, economy, climate and transportation options before you visit Ashgabat.


Ashgabat is the capital of the Central Asia country of Turkmenistan. The name Ashgabat means the city of love. Ashgabad is situated between the Karakum Desert and the mountains of Kopet Dag. Ashgabat has the population of over 1 million inhabitants.

Voice of Travelers to Ashgabat

Airfare ticket to Ashgabat

I flew to Ashgabat for an international conference. I bought my ticket through a local ticket agent in Ankara. My ticket to Ashgabat was issued with Turkish Airlines yet the airline flying the link between Ankara and Ashgabat was the Turkmenistan Airlines. I was surprised by the cleanliness of the airplane and the service on board.Visiting Ashgabat was a pleasant experience and if I fly there again, I will purchase my ticket directly with Turkmenistan Airlines.

Visiting Ashgabat on a return ticket from Prague

My company has business partners in Ashgabat, so I have already visited Turkemenistan and their office in Ashgabat several times. The last time I flew to Ashgabat with an airfare ticket issued for the economic class from Prague to Moscow, and for business class from Moscow to Ashgabat. The service aboard Aeroflot was great. This ticket was a reward by my boss for my work and liason with Ashgabat. My ticket back from Ashgabat was for the business class on both lags. We also have a lot of discounts as a company for flights to Ashgabat as we are regular customers at our ticket agent already, so I believe our ticket agent gives us discounts when we buy a ticket for the first class.

Ashgabat Travel FAQs

Q. What is the best month to visit Ashgabat?

A. Ashgabat is cold and humid in the winter months. On the other hand, the summers in Ashgabat tend to be very hot. The best time to visit Ashgabat is thus in the spring months of April and May as well as in October. Try to find your airfare ticket ahead of time. A ticket issued for the tourist season in Ashgabat are sometimes expensive.

Q. How can I reach Ashgabat from France? Where can I get a flight ticket?

A. Reaching Ashgabat from France is quite easy - there is a direct flight to Ashgabat from Paris. You can purchase your flight ticket to Ashgabat through a ticket office of Turkmenistan Airlines in Paris, or through a ticket portal online. The direct flight can have a quite expensive ticket, so you might consider a ticket with another airline, and with a transit in Istanbul, for example. There are several flights a day from Istanbul to Ashgabat and such a ticket might be less expensive than a ticket purchased with Air France. Remember as well that a return ticket might be at times cheaper than we you purchase a single ticket for each flight.

Q. How can I get from Ashgabat airport to the city?

A. To reach downtown Ashgabat from Ashgabat airport, the best possibility is to take a taxi for the price of about 10 manat. Ashgabat airport does not have a reliable bus transportation to downtown Ashgabat as of now.

Ashgabat - Direct Flights to Major Airports

Airports handling direct flights to Ashgabat International Airport ・Frankfurt International Airport ・Abu Dhabi International Airport ・Istanbul Ataturk Airport etc.

Flight Routes to Ashgabat

Direct flights from Ashgabat International Airport can be taken to a number of destinations in Central Asia, Middle East and Europe. Ashgabat airport is home of the Turkmenistan Airlines which operate flights to China, Thailand and India as well. There are direct domestic flights from Ashgabat to other Turkmen cities as well.