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Baku Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Baku Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

there's nowhere suitable that I could find to kip when arriving on a 4am flight.
- a traveller

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A recently-built modern international airport with two terminals (Terminals 1 and 2). The airport’s unique architectural design includes cocoon-like structures that house the shops and restaurants.
  • Several reviewers complained of rude cafeteria staff, price hikes on cafeteria food for foreigners, and lack of English-speaking airport staff.
  • Shops and restaurants are a bit pricey, but open 24 hours!
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • Comfortable sofas are available near the 3rd floor salad bar in Terminal 2, and hard metal benches (armrest-free!) are available in the main waiting area.
  • Don’t sleep on the Arrivals level, or you will be pestered by aggressive taxi drivers.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there is a hotel near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

  • Economy class passengers can pay to enter one of the airport’s first class lounges. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Baku Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.


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Baku Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use & Single Visit Passes

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter through a membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details (ie. facilities, hours, pass and membership information):

  • Absheron Lounge - Location: Terminal 1, Airside, 3rd Level. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Buy a lounge pass (£20.00 - 24 hour advance purchase is required)
  • Salam Lounge - Location: Terminal 1, Landside, Ground Floor, Zone B. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Buy a lounge pass (£35.00 - 24 hour advance purchase is required)
  • Buta VIP Lounge - Location: Terminal 2, Airside, 3rd Level. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Buy a lounge pass (£20.00 - 24 hour advance purchase is required)

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Baku Airport. Connect to the 'Baku Airport Free WiFi' network.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Baku Airport does not appeal to you, there is a hotel at the airport:

  • Sheraton Baku Airport - (3 minutes from the airport) Located within 5-minute walk from the airport terminal, but a shuttle is available upon request (advance notice required for pickup or drop-off). The pickup location is at the Sheraton Sign Light Box, located to the right of the South Terminal exit. Day rates are available starting at 117 AZN for use from 8:00AM - 6:00PM, 149 AZN for 6:00PM - 12:00AM and 109 AZN for 12:00AM - 8:00AM.
  • Royal Hotel - A 24-hour airport shuttle is available on request.
  • Days Hotel Baku - Free airport shuttle

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Baku Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - ATMs are located near the duty-free shops and ticketing offices on the 1st floor.
  • Baggage Wrapping - Available for a fee in the Check-In area.
  • Car Rentals - Yes, see our Airport Transportation section below.
  • Children’s Play Area - A soft, comfortable, and colorful play area is available in Terminal 1. A game room is located on the 3rd floor of Terminal 1.
  • Currency Exchange - Silk Way Bank and International Bank of Azerbaijan offer full-service banking, including currency exchange. Location: T2, south section. Hours: unknown.
  • Duty Free & Shoping - Duty-free shopping is available 24 hours a day on the 1st floor. A variety of retail shops is available on the 3rd and 4th floors.
  • Food & Drinks - Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, we are unable to confirm the availability of 24-hour dining. Food options include: 150 Cafe • Bakı • British Pub Cafe • Kofteçi • Ləzzət • McDonald’s • Pilot • Pub & Fast Food • Room Cafe • Səma • SkyCoffee
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Not available.
  • Medical Services - Urgent and emergency medical services are available at the airport medical center. Location: T1, 2nd Floor, “A” zone.
  • Mobile Charging - At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.
  • Pharmacy - Location: T2, south wing.
  • Prayer Room - “Qibla” sign, prayer rugs, and ablution facilities are available in the Muslim prayer room. Location: unknown.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Not available.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Location: Located at Terminal 1, landside, on the first floor.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service for their guests. Contact your hotel of choice for availability and details: BP Hotel Baku • Days Hotel Baku - Free airport shuttle • Divan Express BakuHotel Astoria BakuPalace Hotel BakuPremier Expo HotelPremier HotelRamada Hotel & Suites BakuRiva HotelRoyal HotelSheraton Baku Airport HotelSmith Hotel.

Public Transportation

There is a direct express bus that connects Baku Airport to Baku city centre 9S. Vurgun's park on 28 May Street). The bus departs across from the parking area. Frequency: 30 minutes. Journey Time: 30-40 minutes. Fare: 30 qapik.

Taxis

Available at the exit of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.

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Last Updated: 27 October 2017

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us.