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Getting Around in Azerbaijan
 
 
 

By Rail

There is a relatively extensive rail network in Azerbaijan, but there have been reports of robberies on trains. If you do take the train, it is advisable to book first class, if at all possible.

By Road

Nowadays most roads in Azerbaijan are in better condition (but still pretty poor) and 4-wheel-drive vehicles are recommended for journeys into the mountains, eg west of Kuba. Roads are badly lit. Traffic drives on the right. Visitors should note that many local drivers do not adhere to traffic regulations and that cars are badly maintained. There is zero tolerance on alcohol consumption while driving.

Bus

Buses, minibuses (marshutka), and taxis connect most cities. There is often a hub such as a bus station near the bazaar in these cities. The price for a fare buses and minibuses are posted usually in both old and new Azerbaijani manat.

Car Rental

Car rental facilities are available through Avis and Hertz in Baku. Hiring a car with a driver/guide is much less expensive and gives you more flexibility

Documentation: An International Driving Permit is required or licence issued by an EU country.

Urban Transportation

Taxi fares should always be negotiated before starting a journey and visitors should be aware that rates proposed initially are likely to be unreasonably high. There is an underground system totaling 28 km (17.5 miles) but most visitors use taxis or private cars. Baku Metro is poorly maintained and the system is often inadequately safe and overcrowded. Buses run from central Baku to the suburbs but they tend to be overcrowded.

 
 


 



 


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