Highways total: 36,700 km paved: 31,800 km includes some all-weather gravel-surfaced roads unpaved: 1,900 km These roads are made of unstabilized earth and are difficult to negotiate in wet weather. 1990
Buses, minibuses marshrutka, and taxis connect most cities. There is often a hub such as a bus station near the bazaar in these cities. The fares for buses and minibuses are posted usually in both old and new manatqupik. Taxies on the other hand require negotiating skills, and this usually takes a proficiency in the language that ordinary non-Azeri/Russian/Turkish speakers do not have.