well-connected hub city at the heart of Eurasia.
Baku enjoys all the mystique of an ancient Silk Road entrepot but it’s also a well-organized modern-day transport hub that dominates the eastern Caucasus region. Azerbaijan’s great emphasis on developing excellent domestic and international transport infrastructure is most visible at Heydar Aliyev International Airport. The main air-gateway for Azerbaijan’s capital, it is an aesthetic delight of great architectural ingenuity and has been recognized as the best airport in the CIS for both facilities and service. New multi-lane highways mean that driving into the city is easy in barely 25 minutes. Air links are especially numerous to European, Turkish, CIS and Middle-Eastern destinations, but direct flights go as far as New York and Beijing. There are also inexpensive overnight sleeper train services to Tbilisi, Georgia, a few more to Russia and the construction and implementation of new direct rail links to Iran and Turkey are nearing completion. Long distance buses also connect to neighboring countries.