Book a flight to Bishkek with flydubai and we’ll make sure there’s a fare and flight time to suit your travel needs. Our range of flexible options means you can travel to Kyrgyzstan’s capital whenever is best for you.
There are many reasons to fly to Bishkek - hot springs, hiking and history included. Whatever you’re jetting there for, we’ll do everything we can to make sure every step of your journey– from the first leg to the last – is as smooth and enjoyable. Bright, comfy and spacious, our Economy Class cabin is a great place to dine, watch a movie or kick back with music. Or if you’re flying to Bishkek for work, step up the luxury in our Business Class cabin, where a dedicated crew member will ensure your journey is a comfortable one.
Our great deals don’t mean quality and comfort is compromised. Any modern traveller will know the importance of boredom busting, especially on longer flights. With that in mind, our aircraft are kitted out with plenty of entertainment. Between take off and touchdown, you can enjoy your own personal HD touchscreen, packed with movies, TV shows, music and games. Stay connected in the sky by logging into our award-winning WiFi – you’ll be at your exciting destination before you know it.
Bishkek - and Kyrgyzstan in general - are renowned for heart-stopping landscapes, gorges, canyons, hot springs, mountains and parks. Explore the country’s unspoilt outdoors and breathe in revitalising mountain air. The hills are home to snow leopards and friendly red squirrels, but be sure to pack lunch - services and amenities are sparse in this wild wonderland.
The Great Silk Road once brought most travellers through Kyrgyzstan and today, the well-preserved 15th century Tash Rabat brings that era to life. Every corner you turn in this ancient stone building unveils dome-shaped rooms - a genuine treat for history lovers.
Bishkek is revered for its laidback vibe. Friendly Kyrgyz sip piping hot brews in sleepy cafes, feet tapping to chilled-out tunes. If you’re feeling peckish, pop into the much-lauded Supara Ethno-Complex – join locals dining out at the authentic eatery and soak up the pretty mountain views.
Every day you’ll wake up with a list of things to do and see in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan’s refreshingly green capital. Bounce from cafe to cafe, hotfoot to spectacular hiking spots and soak up the culture, history and cooking of the Kyrgyz people during your central Asian adventure.
Come at any time of the year and you’ll fall in love with Bishkek’s pretty parks and boulevards. Tree-lined streets and leafy squares bring fresh life to old-style Soviet buildings that pack the cityscape. If you’re wandering into the centre of town, do it via Erkindik Boulevard - a handsome avenue that’s perfect for strolling, running, ice-cream-slurping or simply sitting down to get stuck into a book.
Head deep into the Chuy Valley to visit a museum like no other. Looming 9th-century minaret Burana Tower overlooks sprawling plains, with a base full of exhibits for you to explore. If you want to stay in the city, make for the Fine Art Museum, which boasts two floors of Soviet-era paintings, embroidery and felt rugs. Another must-visit during your time in Bishkek is the State History Museum – wander the exhibitions for a fascinating insight into the city’s past, with Soviet heritage pieces and ancient Kyrgyz crafts to see.
If you thought Bishkek’s city centre was green, wait until you see what’s beyond it. Ala Archa National Park is an explorer’s haven, peppered with mountains, waterfalls and emerald forests. Meanwhile, the hot springs of Altyn Arashan’s lush valleys are trekking gold. Lookout for the snow leopards and bears that call this pocket of Kyrgyzstan home.
Depending on the country you’re travelling from, you may not need a visa to enter Kyrgyzstan if you’re staying for less than 60 days. Contact your embassy for more information before flying to Bishkek.
The currency in Bishkek is the Kyrgyzstani Som (KGS) and the currency symbol is лв. The capital uses a range of notes in the following denominations: 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000 and 5000.
The official languages of Kyrgyzstan - and those spoken throughout Bishkek - are Kyrgyz and Russian. You may also hear locals speaking in Uzbek.
Expect cold winters and hot summers in Bishkek. Average temperatures can dip as low as -8°C during winter, with the summer bringing with it highs of 33°C.
Explore Bishkek by taxi or hop on one of regular minibuses or ‘marshrutkas’ covering major parts of the capital. If you want your own two wheels, it’s best hiring a car at the airport, as this service can be hard to find in the city.
Bishkek’s Manas International Airport (FRU) is 16 miles northwest of the city centre, connected by a six-lane highway which runs from the city. Taxis are plentiful at the airport and if you’re looking for a cheaper option to return, travel via marshrutka (minibus).
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