How to Reach Tbilisi - The Easiest Way to Reach Tbilisi

HOW TO GET TO TBILISI

  • By Air: With an international airport in the form of Tbilisi International Airport, the city of Tbilisi is fairly connected to most of the important places around the world. The airport also comes with all the modern amenities including ATM's, free Wi-Fi, lounge, and sim-card stores. But as the airport is located at a distance of 17 kilometers from the city center, you have to make use of either bus, train, or taxi services to get inside the city.
  • By Train: Tbilisi has domestic and international trains running between Tbilisi and the prime cities of Poti, Batumi, Gori, Zugdidi, and Baku, & Yerevan respectively. The trains are comfortable and the tickets for the journey can be purchased either in direct or booked online.
  • By Bus: Regular buses and Marshrutkas (mini bus) operate between Tbilisi and Batumi, Kazbegi, Azerbaijan, & some locations in Armenia. Apart from these locations, private bus operators also help connect Tbilisi with Turkey, Thessaloniki, and Athens.
  • By Ferry: Tbilisi is not connected directly through ferry. But you can get on a ferry from Ukraine to Batumi and from there you can reach Tbilisi by switching to other transports.

HOW TO GET AROUND TBILISI

  • By Metro: Tbilisi has a two-line metro system that operates daily from 6am to 11:59pm. Inside the metro, the station's names are announced both in Gregorian and in English to help the international travelers and there is also a map placed just above the carriage door for reference. To travel better, get a Metromani card and recharge it with a fair amount of cash based on your usage. It can be used to travel in metros, buses, and marshrutkas.
  • By Bus: Buses operating inside the city of Tbilisi are painted yellow in color and the general description of the route is displayed in the bus windows, but in Gregorian. To get clear information of the route and to know the right bus to board, check the electronic signs displayed in the bus stops. Use Metromani card to pay for your travel and make sure you keep a copy of the receipt. You can also travel by marshrutkas which are privately owned and help you access the streets.
  • By Taxi: Taxis in Tbilisi are again privately owned and help in getting around the city. As the taxis in Tbilisi don't run on meters, it is advisable to negotiate for the fare before going on a ride. If you don't know Russian or Gregorian seek the help of any of your local friends. 

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Modes of Transportation in Tbilisi

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Tbilisi. The most preferred mode of transport in Tbilisi is Car.

Average distance: 10.09 km Average time: 39.24 min

  • Car 37.14%
    Driving 20.38 min Walking 0.42 min Overall average time for 8.91 kms 20.81 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 20%
    Bus 25.71 min Waiting 7.71 min Train 5.43 min Walking 3.29 min Other 0.71 min Overall average time for 13.81 kms 42.86 min
  • Bike 2.86%
    Bike 10 min Overall average time for 3 kms 10 min
  • Walking 22.86%
    Walking 52.88 min Driving 5.5 min Train 2.5 min Waiting 1.88 min Bus 1.25 min Other 1.25 min Overall average time for 7.19 kms 65.25 min
  • Train/Metro 14.29%
    Train 25 min Walking 8.9 min Waiting 6.4 min Bus 5.4 min Other 0.6 min Overall average time for 14 kms 46.3 min

How to Reach Tbilisi from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Yerevan to Tbilisi 125.89 km 2 hours 5 mins
Kutaisi to Tbilisi 240.14 km 4 hours 5 mins
Batumi to Tbilisi 355.02 km 5 hours 55 mins
Baku to Tbilisi 571.9 km 9 hours 31 mins
Tehran to Tbilisi 854.88 km 14 hours 14 mins
Gaziantep to Tbilisi 914.32 km 15 hours 14 mins
Basrah to Tbilisi 921.67 km 15 hours 21 mins
Samsun to Tbilisi 944.24 km 15 hours 44 mins
Kuwait city to Tbilisi 1007.54 km 16 hours 47 mins
Esfahan to Tbilisi 1012.3 km 16 hours 52 mins
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