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Airport of arrival: Ganja International Airport
Flight time from Istanbul to Ganja: 2 hours 15 minutes

Ganja, the second largest city of Azerbaijan, is among the sightseeing routes that attract tourists with its historical and cultural sites. Dazzling with its unique architecture and historical symbols, the city promises a fascinating atmosphere with its tangible cultural atmosphere and natural beauties. Fascinating with its rich cultural diversity accompanying its deep-rooted history, Ganja invites its visitors to an unforgettable journey on the stage of history with its museums, mosques, and historical buildings.

You can find cheap flights to Ganja by following the flight ticket campaigns and discounts organized by Pegasus Airlines.

The destination point of Pegasus Airlines direct flights from İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) to the city of Ganja is Ganja International Airport (GNJ).

Pegasus Airlines offers direct flight opportunities from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport to Ganja. Direct flights between Istanbul and Ganja take an average of 3 hours and 15 minutes. Also, passengers who want to travel to Ganja from different parts of the world can find connected flights to many domestic and international destinations through Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW).

In addition, you can reach Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, with direct and connecting Pegasus Baku flights from Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport to Haydar Aliyev International Airport (GYD), and then go to Ganja by train.

With the early booking opportunities and campaigns offered by Pegasus Airlines, you can buy your flight ticket at affordable prices and explore the fascinating historical texture of the city.


Transportation in Ganja is generally provided by bus and minibus. Also, taxis and car rentals are used in the city.

Transport from Ganja Airport to the City Center

Ganja Airport is located about 8 km away from Ganja city center. So transportation from Ganja Airport to the city center is provided in a fast and comfortable way.

It is possible to get from Ganja Airport to the city center by public bus, minibus, and taxi. You can get to the city center economically by bus located at the airport stop. You can also get to many points of the city by minibus. On the other hand, you can prefer taxis to get to the city center more quickly and safely.

If you want to make your trip to Ganja more enjoyable and comfortable, you can consider car rental services offered by Pegasus Airlines.

Public Transport

In Ganja, public transport is provided by buses, minibuses, and taxis. You can get to almost every point in the city economically by bus, as well as to the surrounding provinces and districts. On the other hand, you can easily reach the far points of the city, especially by minibuses. Another option you can prefer for urban transportation is taxis.

Ganja offers its visitors a variety of accommodation options, ranging from luxury five-star hotels to budget-friendly boutique hotels and hostels. In general, five-star hotels located on Ataturk Street and Nizami Gencevi Street, the city's busiest streets, promise a luxurious and comfortable accommodation experience. Besides, by choosing these hotels, you can reach many historical and tourist buildings and areas in the city center on foot. Suppose you are looking for a peaceful and economical option in an atmosphere that reflects the city's original architecture. In that case, you can consider boutique hotels and hostels located in other parts of the city.

With Pegasus Airlines, you can review all accommodation options and cheap hotels in Ganja, and you can book your hotel through Pegasus Airlines.

Ganja, which has similar tastes to Turkish and Iranian cuisine, is one of the attractive cities for food enthusiastic travelers. Prepared with more than 40 recipes in the city and flavored with saffron and greens, pilaf varieties are one of the most famous dishes of Ganja. Besides, "shashlik kebab" made with lamb and beef and "Gurze," a type of ravioli, are among the most popular delicacies. "Dovğa soup, Qutab, Azerbaijani baklava and sheki halva" are the other famous local dishes that you should try in Ganja.

We have compiled information you need to know during your Ganja travel.

Things You Need to Know Before Visiting Ganja

  • The majority of the local people in Ganja can speak and understand Turkish. Accordingly, you can easily communicate in Turkish in Ganja.
  • Most of the taxis in the city do not have a taximeter. Therefore, if you will use a taxi for transportation, do not neglect to bargain before the journey.
  • Tap water is not drinkable in many regions in Ganja. So, don't forget to have a bottle of water with you.
  • If you are planning a visit to Ganja during the winter months, make sure to pack thick clothes suitable for the winter months in your suitcase.

About Visa

Citizens of the Republic of Turkey can enter the country by only presenting their new generation chip ID cards for their touristic travels not exceeding 90 days. However, many other nationalities may be subject to some visa requirements. You can click here to find more information about the Azerbaijan visa requirements and process.


Due to the continental climate in Ganja, the winter months are pretty cold and snowy, while the summer months are hot and dry. So, you can choose the spring months when the air temperatures are mild to visit Ganja.

Neighboring Cities

  • Goygol (14 km)
  • Goranboy (42 km)
  • Shamkir (40 km)

Essential Numbers

  • Country Code: +994
  • City Code: 22
  • Ganja Airport (GNJ) Phone Number: +994 22 256 99 63
  • Police: 02
  • Ambulance: 03

Hosting countless historical buildings with its deep-rooted past, Ganja is a magnificent city waiting to be discovered. Drawing attention to its dazzling architecture and historical texture, Ganja welcomes its visitors with a fascinating atmosphere with its natural beauties, museums, and mosques.

  • Atatürk Street, the most lively street of the city, is one of the most important streets that reflects the historical texture and culture of the city with its historical buildings and museums. Afterwards, you can visit the Nizami Gencevi Mausoleum, which has become the city's symbol and have the opportunity to see the sculptures around it.
  • The Bottle House, built using 50 thousand glass bottles, is among the places worth seeing with its impressive architecture and interior design. Another building that draws attention to the city's architecture is the Shah Abbas Mosque, red bricks.
  • By visiting Goygol Lake, which reflects the natural beauties of Ganja, you can relax with a magnificent view of the lake and the forest and have a pleasant time in a peaceful atmosphere.
  • Other important touristic points that you should include in your sightseeing list during your trip to Ganja are the Ganja castle, government building, Armenian church, Caucasian Albanian church, Alexander Nevsky church, and Khan Bagy park.


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