Flight & Visa Travel to Kyrgyzstan


For the moment, there are only few international flight schedules to Kyrgyzstan–
The arrival airport is Manas International Airport (airport code FRU since Bishkek used to be called Frunze): www.airport.kg which is 30km (45 min) outside of Bishkek city center. Timetable: www.airport.kg/rus/schedule/timetable/

♦ Kyrgyz airlines: Kyrgyzstan Air, Bishkek Air, AviaTraffic (from Moscow, Siberia, Istanbul, Dubai, Seoul, Tashkent, Dushanbe, Urumchi)
♦ Turkish Airlines to Bishkek (from Istanbul 2 times a day and Ulan-Bator, Mongolia 2x a week)
♦ Pegasus Airlines (from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport every day and to Delhi, India 2x a week)
♦ Aeroflot Russian Airlines (from Moscow 2 times a day)
♦ S7 (from Novosibirsk)
♦ Fly Dubai (from Dubai)
♦ Air Astana (from Almaty)
♦ Southern China Airlines (from Urumchi)
♦ Uzbekistan Airways (from Tashkent), Tajik Air (from Dushanbe)
♦ Ural Airlines (from Ekaterinburg)
Within Kyrgyzstan local air companies frequently fly to Osh, Jalalabad & Batken. 
 
 

Best Connections With the USA and America-

1 – Turkish Airlines via Istanbul Ata Turk Intl. Airport IST – www.turkishairlines.com/
(10 U.S. cities with many daily flights to Istanbul, IST from San Francisco, SFO – Boston, BOS – Los Angeles, LAX – New York City, JFK – Washington DC, IAD – Houston, IAH – Atlanta, ATL – Newark, EWR – Miami, MIA – Chicago, ORD)

2 – Emirates – www.emirates.com/ae/english/
(10 U.S. cities with many daily flights to Dubai, DBX from Seattle, SEA – San Francisco, SFO – Boston, BOS – Dallas, DFW – Los Angeles, LAX – New York City, JFK – Orlando, MCO – Washington DC, IAD – Houston, IAH)

3 – Aeroflot Russian Airlines via Moscow Sheremetyevo – www.aeroflot.ru/cms/en
(7 U.S. cities with many daily flights to Moscow, SVO from Chicago, ORD – Los Angeles, LAX – Miami, MIA – New York City, JFK – San Francisco, SFO – Seattle, SEA – Washington D.C., IAD) 
 
 

Best Connections With Europe:

1 – Turkish Airlines via Istanbul Ata Turk Intl. Airport – www.turkishairlines.com/
(twice a day from Istanbul to Bishkek, twice a week connecting to Ulan-Bator, Mongolia, 3 times a week to Osh)

2 – Pegasus Airlines via Istanbul; Delhi – www.flypgs.com/en/
(every day from Istanbul to Bishkek, 2 times a week to Delhi)

3 – Aeroflot Russian Airlines via Moscow Sheremetievo – www.aeroflot.ru/cms/en
(twice a day from Moscow to Bishkek) 
 
 

Best Connections With Asia:

1 – Air Astana via Almaty – www.airastana.com/kaz/en-us/

2 – China Southern Airlines via Urumchi and other Chinese cities – www.flychinasouthern.com/KG/GB/PGNF

3 – Fly Dubai via Dubai UAE – www.flydubai.com/‎

4 – Uzbekistan Airways via Tashkent – www.uzairways.com/en

Additionally to save some expense and add flight options, flights to Almaty, Kazakhstan, can be arranged with a 6 hour minibus or taxi ride to Bishkek; however, with no knowledge of Russian this may be difficult to accomplish without interpretation assistance. 
 
 
Kyrgyzstan Visa Requirements

Of all Central Asian Republics Kyrgyzstan is the easiest country to entry. Nevertheless, even if you can enter under one of the visa-free regimes explained here below, make sure that you get an entry stamp into your passport when crossing the border. As of July 27, 2012, citizens from 44 nations may visit Kyrgyzstan visa-free for up to 60 days provided a passport does not expire within 6 months of arrival to the country:
Australia – Iceland – Malta – United States of America USA – Austria – Ireland – Monaco – Finland – Belgium – Spain – New Zealand – France – Bosnia and Herzegovina – Italy – Norway – Croatia – Canada – United Arab Emirates UAE – Czech Republic – United Kingdom of Great Britain – Korea – Poland – Switzerland – Hungary – Kuwait – Portugal – Sweden – Germany – Latvia – Sweden – Saudi Arabia – Estonia – Netherlands / Holland – Lithuainia – Singapore – Qatar – Greece – Lichtenstein – Slovakia – Brunei – Denmark – Luxembourg – Slovenia – Bahrain – Japan – Turkey – Malaysia

Citizens from following countries are entitled to obtain a 1 month tourist visa upon entry at in Manas International Airport without any Letter of Invitation:
Albania – Indonesia – San Marino – Andorra – Israel – Serbia – Argentina – Macedonia – South Africa – Brazil – Mexico – Thailand – Bulgaria – Montenegro – Oman – Chile – Philippines – Venezuela – Cyprus – Romania – Vietnam

Consular Department at Manas airport provides free consultation on the following 24 hour phone number:  +996 550 770 433