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Flights to Balkanabat

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Balkanabat is a city in western Turkmenistan, located at the foot of the Great Balkan Range. It's a good choice for travellers interested in a Central Asian city with a focus on Turkmenistan's oil industry. The city itself has a Soviet-era grid plan and some interesting sights like the Balkan Velayat Central Mosque and the Caravan Monument. However, Balkanabat's main function is as a starting point for exploring the surrounding Balkan Region. From here, you can easily reach historical sites like Dekhistan and natural wonders like Yangykala Canyon. This makes Balkanabat a useful stop for travellers looking to venture further into this part of Turkmenistan.

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Airports near Balkanabat

There are multiple ways to reach Balkanabat - here are 4 airports you can use to get to Balkanabat.

Ashgabat International Airport

This is the closest option, located just 520 kilometres (323 miles) southwest of Balkanabat. It offers the most frequent connections within Turkmenistan, including daily flights from Istanbul, Dubai, Moscow, and Frankfurt. Connecting to Balkanabat is easy with daily domestic flights that take around 1 hour.


Mary International Airport

Situated 310 kilometres (192 miles) north of Balkanabat, Mary Airport provides a convenient alternative. While it has fewer international connections than Ashgabat, it offers direct flights from Istanbul, Moscow, and several cities in Russia and Central Asia. Domestic flights to Balkanabat operate several times a week, with a flight time of approximately 45 minutes.


Turkmenabat International Airport

Although further away at 850 kilometres (528 miles) east of Balkanabat, Turkmenabat Airport might be ideal depending on your origin and flight options. It has connections to major hubs like Istanbul, Dubai, and Moscow, as well as various cities in Central Asia. However, connecting flights to Balkanabat are less frequent, typically available 2-3 times a week, with a journey time of around 1 hour and 20 minutes.


Dashoguz International Airport

Located 680 kilometres (423 miles) northwest of Balkanabat, Dashoguz Airport connects to Istanbul and Moscow with limited frequencies. While less ideal for distance, it might offer specific connections unavailable at other airports depending on your travel plans. Connecting flights to Balkanabat operate only once a week, taking around 1 hour and 15 minutes.

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Things to do in Balkanabat

Discovering the many attractions of Balkanabat can be quite a task, so we've narrowed down our top 3:

Discover the Unexplored Beauty of Balkanabat

Unearth the hidden gems of Turkmenistan as you explore the city's unique architecture, rich history, and vibrant culture.

Experience the Thrill of the Balkanabat Nature Reserve

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes, diverse wildlife, and serene tranquility of one of Turkmenistan's most stunning natural attractions.

Indulge in Authentic Turkmen Cuisine

Savour the rich flavours and traditional dishes of Turkmenistan in Balkanabat's local eateries, offering an unforgettable culinary journey through the heart of Central Asia.

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