Travel and Visa

Taxi cabs in from of the Baku airport.

Read about Azerbaijan’s super easy e-visa system, travel options and directions on arrival while planning your trip to Baku.


Please check to see if your country is eligible for E-Visa ( for a short-term stay. It is a simplified process of obtaining a visa within 3 working days. Check out our guideline for E-Visa application. Please select “Science” as the purpose of your visit in the online form.

ASAN Visa – e-visa portal is at your service since 10 January 2017.

There are a number of countries whose citizens have the right for visa-free entry with a foreign passport to the territory of Azerbaijan for up to 90 days. These are Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan. You will also be notified if your country is listed for Visa-Free Regime while applying for E-Visa (

If your country is not eligible for E-Visa and not in the list of visa-free countries, you will have to apply through the Consulate of the Republic of Azerbaijan in your country.

Arrivals and Departures

Baku’s Heydar Aliyev International Airport is the main international gateway to the city. The Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) operates direct flights to Baku from 25 countries, including 13 in Europe. The popular connection port is Istanbul Airport with less than 3 hour flight. There is also a low-cost W!zzAir flight connecting Baku to Budapest with about 4 hour flight.

Local taxi and global taxi services such as UBER and Bolt (Taxify) are available.

You may choose to take the Aero Express bus to the city, which also stops near 28 May metro station. Baku Railway Station is located in downtown Baku at the 28 May metro station.

From there, you will be able to take a subway train to Ganjlik metro station. ADA University campus is a short walk from Ganjlik metro station.