Dasoguz is a town mainly from Soviet times. It has a good hotel and serves as a starting point for the visit of Konye Urgench and as transit point for Urgench and Khiva in Uzbekistan.
Turkmenistan Airlines operates 6 flights per day from Ashgabat and 4 flights per week from Turkmenbashi. The flight from Ashgabat takes about 50 minutes and costs about US$ 12 one way.The airport is 14km south of the city.
There are regular bus services from Ashgabat (12 to 18 hours, US$ 4 to 5 one way) and infreqent services from Turkmenabat (10 hours, US$ 3 to 4). The bus station is in the north of the city, near Bai Bazar. There are regular buses from Konye Urgench (2 hours, US$ 1).
There is one train per day from Ashgabat (24 hours, US$ 3) and one from Konye Urgench (2 hours, US$ 1). The railway station is on Woksai köcesi, about 600 meters East of Gurbansoltan köcesi.
Dinosaur sculptures in the town center
Bai Bazaar, colourful market
Hotel Dashogus, Turkmenbashi sayoli 5. hotel from Soviet timesUS$ 8-16.
Hotel Uzboy, Turkmenbasho sayoli 19/1, ☎ 26015. the newest hotel in townUS$30-50.
Hotel Diyarbekir, Turkmenbashi sayoli, ☎ 59037. modern hotel under Turkish management, restaurant with Russian and traditional Turkmen foodUS$ 40-80.