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Ashgabat Airport (ASB) Taxi Service

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Official Ashgabat Airport Taxi Recommendations

IHateTaxis.com recommends the official Ashgabat Airport taxi service.
This is a relatively quick and inexpensive ground transportation option. (Read More about Official Ashgabat Airport Taxis Below)

Ashkhabad Taxi Payment: Cash
Drivers will also accept US dollars.
Tipping optional: Round up to next coin/bill.

Official Ashgabat Airport Taxi Details

Ashgabat Airport Taxi

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Taxis are available at the ASB Ashgabat Airport and it takes approximately 10 minutes to get from the airport into downtown Ashkhabat.

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 Unofficial Ashgabat Airport Taxi Service or Hire Points


Like in most parts of the former Soviet Union, private citizens offer their personal vehicles as taxis. Therefore one can catch a ride from the airport to the city and throughout Ashgabat. Anyone wishing to initiate this service should raise an arm at the roadside and flag a car down. Indicate where you are wanting to go and ideally this would be written in Turkmen or Russian. Agree to a rate before you step in the taxi to avoid confusion and or conflict later on.

IHateTaxis.com has a mixed recommendation on the unofficial Ashgabat Airport taxi service.
Private taxis at late hours can be unsafe and are not recommended for foreigners.

Use good judgment and here are some tips to consider:

  • Do not get into a vehicle with a passenger already inside
  • The shabbier the car, the less price the driver will ask for the ride
  • Make arrangements about the ride cost with the driver before you get in and pay only in local currency (not USD)

 Ashgabat Airport Taxi Scams

If you are arriving to Ashgabat for the first time and are not Turkmen or Russian expect to be quoted insanely high rates to get into downtown. Make sure you clarify the agreed upon rate before the taxi leaves the airport otherwise confusion and conflict could ensue later on.

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Last Updated: 19 Oct 2019