Baku is one of the most beautiful and colourful cities of Azerbaijan, which one would like to see in full. But if time is limited, you will fail to see a lot of sites going on foot, therefore it would be better to think about finding the right transport in advance.
Baku is the capital of Azerbaijan, and as in any large megalopolis there are no problems with public transport here. The Heydar Aliyev International Airport, a sea port, a bus station, a railroad are interconnected with avenues and motor ways. You can easily get to any place in the city by subway, by bus, hiring a bicycle or taking a taxi.
There is a subway in the city centre, which is a real pearl of architectural art. In total the subway has 23 surface and underground stations (three branches), the line length is 34.6 km. The subway is open from 6 a.m. till midnight.
Also, there are many route buses and buses in Baku, that will take you to any city district. If you come to the city for a couple of days, it would be good to buy a non-disposable card, with which you can pay in the subway, and in the majority of buses. One may buy a one-time card, put the money for one or two passengers to it.
One more extraordinary means of transport is funicular railroad. That is perfect option for tourists who intend to have a loop tour of the city. The track goes between the square in Neftiannikov Avenue and the Nahornyy Park station, but one should bear it in mind that there are no intermediate stations. The working hours of the funicular railroad are from 10.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.