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Flights to Bishkek in 2021

Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 1% potential price rise
Cheapest inJanuaryBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average price£362Average for round-trip flights in March 2021
Round-trip from£308From London to Bishkek

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Bishkek right now?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Bishkek along with the rest of Kyrgyzstan. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Kyrgyzstan has suspended all flights, restricted the entry of all non-Kyrgyzstan nationals, and temporarily suspended visa-free entry for travelers from most countries. Foreign nationals are banned from entering the country, including permanent residence holders. Foreign nationals with a close family member who is a Kyrgz national (spouse, parent, child) will be allowed to enter with documentary proof of the relationship. Anyone entering Kyrgyzstan will be subject to 3 days mandatory quarantine in state facilities. Travelers who do not show any symptoms should then be allowed to quarantine at home for 14 days.. If you are looking to book a trip to Bishkek and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.

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Cheapest prices for Bishkek flights by month

January
£324
February
£340
March
£363
April
£359
May
£363
June
£370
July
£426
August
£437
September
£353
October
£362
November
£343
December
£347
January is currently the cheapest month to fly to Bishkek. At this moment in time August is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Bishkek?

LON - FRU
Price
£324 - £638
FRU
Temperature
2 - 32 °C
FRU
Rainfall
7 - 33 mm

Bishkek has a seasonal climate and enjoys warm summers and cold winters. Being a city of parks and tree-lined streets, it is especially beautiful in both spring, between March and May, and autumn (September to November). Visitors arriving at the beginning of spring can join in the celebrations of No’oruz, a 3,000 year old Zoroastrian tradition marking the start of the Persian New Year. Kyrgyzstan is a largely Muslim country, and Ramadan is widely observed. Dates change annually, so check before you travel, as it may affect your plans. Orozo Ait, the festival of Eid marking the end of Ramadan, is a marvellous spectacle where thousands of people get together to pray and exchange gifts.

When is the best time to book a flight to Bishkek?

The price you pay for your flight to Bishkek may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 53 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Bishkek?

The cheapest day to fly to Bishkek is usually Monday. At the moment, Friday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Bishkek?

Bishkek flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the afternoon. Booking a flight at midday will likely mean higher prices.

City overview

A city of marble-clad public buildings, wide boulevards, and Soviet-style apartment complexes, Bishkek is both the capital and the largest city in the often overlooked country of Kyrgyzstan. Beginning as a small clay fortress, and originally designed as a way of controlling, and getting tribute from, caravan routes along the Silk Road, it was destroyed in 1860 by the Russians, who eight years later would rebuild a fortress and name it Pishkek. In 1925, it was renamed Frunze in honour of the Bolshevik military leader Mikhail Frunze, one of the city’s most famous sons and there is a statue in his honour by the railway station. In 1991, following independence, the city was renamed Bishkek. Visitors to Bishkek today find a city that still feels much like the Eastern Europe of the mid-1980s. It’s not an old city, and what it lacks in ancient monuments, it makes up for with its own special charm. The leafy parks and wide avenues, with the Tian Shan mountain range as a backdrop make for spectacular views, and the visitors and ex-pat residents alike enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, low costs of living, open-minded spirit and party culture that the city offers. For shopping, there are numerous bazaars across Bishkek, with the Osh being the largest. It’s also worth seeing the State Historical Museum, with its enormous statue of Lenin outside.

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Getting around Bishkek

Bishkek, like many ex-Soviet states, has a large network of ‘Marshrutkas’. These mini-buses which link right across the city are the cheapest, fastest and the most fun option. The bus system is slower, less frequent and less reliable. Taxis are easy enough to find, and during the daytime a flat-rate can often be agreed on. Car rental is possible, but it is not for the faint-hearted as drivers can be aggressive and road laws seem to be treated more like guidelines than rules.

Getting from the Airport to the City

Travellers arriving in Manas International Airport (FRU) will find that the quickest and easiest way to get into Bishkek is by taxi. Do a little research on prices before you go, and be sure to go with an official cab, from the airport taxi stand. There is also a minibus, which will take you to the city centre – Chui Avenue. It runs roughly every 20 minutes.

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