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Turkmenbay (also spelled Turkmenbashi), formerly known as Krasnovodsk and, more properly,Kyzyl-Su, is a city in Balkan Province in Turkmenistan, on the Krasnovodsk Gulf of the Caspian Sea. Turkmenbaşy is Turkmenistan only port and sea link to the West. A ferry service connects Turkmenbaşy to Baku, Azerbaijan. It is the western terminus of the Trans-Caspian railway, which connects the city to Turkmenistan capital Ashgabat and points further east. The city is also connected to Ashgabat by bus and by Turkmenistan Airlines.
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