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Dagestan is a republic under the Russian Federation and is located near the Caspian Sea. This northern Caucasus country offers a wide range of activities with its mixed ethnicity and around 3 million population. This country offers cool mountains, a beautiful landscape and a warm sea at the same time. You can benefit from the deals offered by Pegasus Airlines to travel to the fabulous and magical land of Dagestan.

Popular Flights to Dgestan

Flight Information

There are lots of different flight options when you want to travel and visit the natural beauties in the country of Dagestan. Pegasus Airlines offers a direct flight from Sabiha Gökçen Airport in Istanbul to Makhachkala city in the Republic of Dagestan.

You can benefit from amazing direct flight deals from Istanbul to Dagestan. Direct flights between Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport and Makhachkala Airport located in the country of Dagestan take about 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Also, you can choose one-stop or multiple-stop flight options to reach the country. If you live in another city in Turkey or if you are travelling to the Republic of Dagestan from another country, you can get one of the one-stop or multiple-stop flights for Dagestan. These flights can take up to 8 hours depending on where you make your transfer to your second or even third flight. Direct flights from Istanbul offered by Pegasus Airlines from Sabiha Gökçen Airport at the Anatolian side of the city are the fastest and most convenient way to travel to this country.


Due to the mountains and rough terrain in the country, the options for transportation are considered to be relatively challenging which therefore include no train lines between the cities. Buses and private cars are preferred mainly. Another option for transportation inside the city can be seen as taxis and trolleys operating in the cities of Derbend and Makhachkala.

How to Get from Dagestan Makhachkala Airport to Makhachkala City Centre?

Your options for travel between the Makhachkala Airport and the city centre are limited which only include a taxi or a bus. While taking a taxi takes about 20 minutes to reach the city centre, the bus is often used by locals and not considered to be an applicable option for tourists.

Public Transport

Dagestan’s options for public transport are limited due to the geography of the country. However, buses and trolleys are commonly seen and utilized in various cities across the country. You can discover the city on foot and take one of these public transportation options when you feel tired and take a rest.

Accommodation in Dagestan

When you visit Dagestan, you will have plenty of options when it comes to accommodation. The cities near the Caspian Sea feature summer hotels as well as SPA hotels. On the other hand, the cities in the inner regions of this country have mountain lodges to relax and enjoy nature. The country has different accommodation options: 5-star hotels, 4-star hotels, 3-star hotels, and guesthouses. Depending on the budget you have that might vary, you can select among the wide variety of options for accommodation.

Places to Visit in Dagestan

Dagestan is famous for its natural beauties as well as historical structures. When you are in this country, there are few places you can visit to have a fun time. Most of the historical places to see are in Makhachkala, there are few natural beauties you can visit in the rural area.

Some of these famous and attractive places are Dagestan Yusuf Bey Mosque and Masjid, Gorodskoy Beach, Glavryba, Sulakskiy Canyon, Chindirchero Ski Resort and Republic of Dagestan National Museum. All of these places are located in various districts and cities spread all across the country.

If you want to learn more about the main attractions in the country and learn where these places are located, check our comprehensive Dagestan Country Guide.

Car Rental in Dagestan

You can also rent a car with Pegasus privileges if you want to consider a more comfortable option for city transportation when you arrive in Dagestan for business or leisure.


Dagestan Makhachkala Airport

When you arrive at Dagestan Makhachkala Airport, you will have two options to travel to the city centre. Your options when it comes to reaching the city centre from the airport in Makhachkala is to use a taxi or take the bus as the public transport. If you want to travel to the other cities in the country, you can take a local bus from Makhachkala city centre to the other cities you wish to travel to. Also, there is a train scheduled between Makhachkala and Moscow.

Things to Know Before Visiting Dagestan

Dagestan is one of the countries to visit near the Caspian Sea. However, the visitors need to be careful about incidents such as theft.

Other than these problems, Dagestan is a relatively safe country to visit. The 5-star hotels in Makhachkala and other cities near the Caspian Sea are the safest places in the country. If you are planning to visit the rural areas, it might be a good idea to travel with a local guide to prevent any possible problems.


Do I need a visa to enter Dagestan?

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