Thinking about travelling to Baku? We’ve gathered all the info for you (plus some extra deals). 👇🏼
Airport: Heydar Aliyev International Airport
Distance from London: 2,850 miles
Currency: Azerbaijan Manat. 1 Manat equals roughly £0.45 GBP
ATM & Credit Card Use: Credit Cards widely accepted and ATM’s widely available
Weather: Warm summer with daily average in May of 26 degrees Celsius
Time: Baku is 4 hours ahead of British Summer Time
Phone Service: Baku has good 4G phone coverage but likely falls outside the EU roaming zone. We advise you to check with your carrier.
Getting Around: Baku has regular busses and a metro which are inexpensive
You might also want to check the FCO advice about travelling to Azerbaijan.
You will need a visa to travel to Azerbaijan. Apply on the Asan Visa website. The Foreign Office says: “If you’re applying for an e-visa to come to Azerbaijan for the Europa League final on 29 May 2019, please note in the “purpose of visit” of your e-visa application you should select ‘Europa League Final’.”
Flights to Baku
The only direct flights to Baku from London Heathrow are mostly sold out so you will have to connect. It is possible to connect through a number of airports including Istanbul, Kiev, Doha & Dubai.
Here are some of the best flight deals we have found:
You might also want to extend your stay in Baku and discover more about the country that weaves a European and Asian tale of historic empires and post-Soviet times.