Ashgabat - Post Report Question and Answers

What is your home city/country? How long is the trip to post from there, with what connections? How easy/difficult is it to travel to this city/country?

About 20-24 hours to the U.S. - Dec 2020

There are three airlines that fly in and out of Ashgabat: Lufthansa through Frankfurt, Turkish Airlines through Istanbul, and Fly Dubai. All have direct flights to the U.S. from the connection hub. The trip in total is usually 24 hours. You arrive in the U.S. the same day but it takes two days to return, losing a day. Between the three airlines, there are daily flights. If traveling during peak season, you need to plan ahead because airplane can be full. Layover depends on final destination. - Mar 2019

Oregon, USA. Adding in the layovers, the trip would take two days. - Jun 2018

From the West Coast - it takes 3 flights and approximately 20 hours. - Feb 2016

Washington DC. The only USG code share flight to Turkmenistan is through Frankfurt. The flight on Lufthansa (United code share) takes 5-6 hours, as the flight first lands in Baku to take on passengers and to refuel. The plane sits on the ground for 50-60 minutes in Azerbaijan before flying to Ashgabat. Passengers do not deplane in Baku. Total travel time is about 18 hours or so. - Jul 2014

Florida. Approximately 31 hours including the layovers with multiple stops. - Oct 2012

My home base is Florida. The trip is really long with multiple stopovers. - Mar 2012

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