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Bishkek Issyk-Kyl/Tamchy Jalal-Abad Osh Yssyk-Kyl/Tamchy
Cholpon-Ata   Karakol    

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Bishkek - Manas/Бишкек (FRU):
25 km/16 Miles N of the City.
By Taxi: 
Taxis are readily available outside the terminal. To the city centre SOM 350-500 (KGS 10-20)/20-30 mins. 
Express Taxi Tel 156 & Super Taxi Tel 152.

By Bus:
Minibus #153: Route: Airport to and from Beyshenalieva bus stop (formerly Zavodskaya) in Chui avenue at the junction with Molodaya Gvardiya Blvd. Travel Time: Takes 40-50 mins. Timings: runs every 15-20 mins 0600-0000. Cost: SOM 40.
Minibus #380: Route: Runs from the Airport to Molodiya Street/Chui Prospekt (not easy to find) in the city centre. Travel Time: Takes 40-50 mins. Timings: runs every 15-20 mins 0600-0000. Cost: SOM 40.
Microbuses: Microbuses run to town every 30 mins for SOM 40. Takes 30 mins, and follow the route of the 153 Bus.

Rental Cars: Reported to be available.
Baggage Storage: 
Left luggage lockers available 24 hrs on the 1st floor.

Bishkek was formely known as Frunze.
Notes from a Traveller August 2011: I visited this airport in August 2011, arrived at 2230 and no public transport exists at this time.
Airport Tax: Intl departure tax US$10.
Airport Website:
Airport Tel No:
+996 612 903 853.

Updated Sep11 A Bota.

2 km/1 Mile NW of town.
This airport is being superseded by Issyk-Kul Airport.
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Issyk-Kul/Yssyk-kul/Tamchy (UAFL):
Location: 5 km/3 Miles ENE of Tamchy.
This airport is slowly replacing Cholpon-Ata Airport.
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Location: NW of the city centre.
By Taxi:
~KGS 100 to the city centre.

By Bus: Taxi-Bus # 1
or #5 run into the city centre and bus station.
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Location: 2 km/1 Mile NE of town.
By Taxi:

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Osh (OSS):
8 km/5 Miles N of the city.
By Taxi:
To the city centre ~KGS 100.
By Bus:
Buses #2a & 7a run to the bazaar in the city every 30 mins or so until ~1800.

Updated Jan05.

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