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When to Book
The best time to book flights to Bishkek is typically eight to 10 weeks in advance of your trip. This three-week period marks the time when flights are often at the lowest prices before they increase again as the time to the flight dates narrows.
Airports With Direct Flights From the U.K.
Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Gatwick Airport (LGW) both offer a number of daily flights to Bishkek from London, and the majority of flights are nonstop. Glasgow Airport (GLA) in Scotland also offers flights to Bishkek, but if you're looking for cheap flights to Bishkek, your best bet is to fly out of London.
Airlines That Fly to Bishkek From the U.K.
There are a number of airlines that offer flights to Bishkek from the U.K. Aeroflot is the most popular airline for cheap flights to Bishkek; Turkish Airways and Air Astana also offer frequent and reasonably priced flights that may have stopovers.
Manas International Airport (FRU) is the main airport in Kyrgyzstan and is only a few miles outside of Bishkek. For any flights into and out of the country, this will be your main airport. Transit to and from the airport is very simple as there are conveniently located taxi stands around the arrivals terminal. There are also a number of ATMs located throughout the arrivals terminal as most taxis take cash only.
When to Go
May through October are the best months to visit Bishkek as the weather is typically very warm; however, the city also gets quite a bit of rainfall at this time. Winters are dryer, but be sure to pack warm clothes as temperatures can dip below freezing from December through to March.
What’s the Weather Like?
Bishkek experiences four different seasons with a hot, rainy summer and a cold but dry winter. The fall and spring offer temperatures around 15°C with less rainfall while the summers see temperatures in the high 20s with significant rain.
City Guide: What to See and Do
Bishkek is the capital of Kyrgyzstan and the country's biggest city with a booming restaurant scene and outdoor culture. Activities in Bishkek range from taking beautiful mountain hikes in the Ala Archa National Park to strolling through the Osh Bazaar and spice markets. There are a number of historical monuments and art museums, like the State History Museum and Museum of Fine Arts, throughout the city.
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