Georgia Transportation

  • Transportation
    by littlebush
  • Transportation
    by littlebush
  • Transportation
    by littlebush

Georgia Transportation

  • Marshrutka

    The transportation by taxi is cheap, however marshrutka, a small bus for like 20 people (but can be twice more :-)), is much more cheap and you travel with locals. It can be sometimes fun sometimes helpful. Usually there are bus stations, but you can stop marshrutka anywhere on the street, if you know where does it go. There are no schedules in the...

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  • RailWays

    you can get to georgia by train from Armenia and Azerbaijan by SilkRoad ExpressIf you wanna get from Tbilisi to Borjomi or Batumi you can also use train. Tbilisi,15 Tamar mepe ave. 0112

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  • Georgia by train

    The georgian railway system is in extension.If you want to buy train tickets don't be irritated by the ticket sellers.Some are very rude and refuse to sell a ticket.Write the depurture time, the train number and the destination also in kyrillic letterson a piece of paper.Insist to buy a ticket and don't go away!Georgian trains are similar to...

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  • Drive Your Own

    Aboard our VT-Mobile we entered Georgia near the Turkish city of Posof. We were the first team to reach the country and the border officers were quite puzzled to see us there. The procedure was lengthy and everybody there came out to check us and satisfy their curiosity. In a mix of languages and gestures, we explained the scope of our visit and...

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  • Flying in

    While I rode a mini bus in I flew out. Tbilisi has a modern airport that is served by a number of airlines. A few that I saw were CSA which just started 3x's weekly service to Prague, Lufthansa, Turkish whom I flew to Istanbul, and even Georgian Airlines with service to Amsterdam. Most of the European flights leave in the early am hours so they can...

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  • Between cities

    The easiest and fastest way to travel between cities is by white vans called "marshrutka" (a russian colloquialism for a small bus travelling along a certain route). They often start their trip when they are full or almost full and not accordingly to a fixed schedule. So be flexible.

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  • How to get to destination points outside...

    Many of the historical monuments or other places worth to see are located outside cities and no regular transportation is provided to get there. When we visited Kutaisi, there were 2 must-sees of this kind - the famous Gelati monastery and Sataplia cave. So - we hired a taxi. In the city you will see many taxies most of which were produced in...

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  • Flying between Tbilisi and Baku

    If you're planning to fly between Tbilisi and Baku it seems that the only airline offering this service is the Azeri national airline. The girl in the Azeri air office at 28 Chavchavadze Avenue near the university in Tbilisi told me that this is a daily service.If you do not have an Azeri visa you can obtain 1 at Baku airport assuming you have...

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  • Bus travel from Tbilisi to Baku

    If you ask at Ortachala bus station about travelling to Azerbaijan the cab drivers there will likely tell you as they did me that the only possible way to do this journey is by cab. This is of course complete lies, you simply have to get yourself across to the correct bus station, namely the 1 at the train station.To go from Tbilisi to Baku mini...

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  • Crossing from Georgia to Azerbaijan at...

    Krasny Most (meaning "Red Bridge") connects Azerbaijan and Georgia. It is an arch bridge dating back to the 12th century crossing the Khrami River. The historic bridge has been replaced in 1998 as the main crossing by the TRACECA (Europe-Caucasus-Asia) bridge.If you are travelling in the opposite direction there is of course the return journey...

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  • Trip to Davit Gareja

    The trip to Davit Gareja takes 1.5 hour on a cab if driving on the new road or alternatively 2.5 hours on a very bad road, like we did on our way there since the driver did not know how to go the new way. On our way back we went through the new road.

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  • T'bilisi - Ananuri and return

    Buses to Pasanuri (a village close to Ananuri) from Didube are quite a rara avis, so if you are in a hurry or want to save the day, it’s worth paying a little extra, hop in a Kazbegi bus and then ask to stop an hour later at Ananuri. For the return to T’bilisi however, you’ll need to hitchhike until the first village, around 20 km, from where there...

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  • To Kazbegi and Georgian military highway

    Marshrutkas for Kazbegi leave Didube station from morning until early afternoon, depending on the length of day , as they have to arrive in Kazbegi before night falls. The journey takes 4 hours and costs 10 lari.The last hour on the road to Kazbegi leads through what's left of the “Georgian military highway”, a bumpy and virtually unpaved path...

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  • T'bilisi - Mtskheta - Gori - Kutaisi

    Most marshrutka routes within Georgia departing from T’bilisi seem to use Didube station as hub. (Kutaisi buses can be taken from the railways station as well). This is good news, especially when you need to travel from one town to another and don’t find direct connections. Frequency of connections largely depends on how close to T’bilisi and how...

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  • From Sheki (AZ) to Sighnaghi

    I arrived in Sighnaghi from Sheki, in Azerbaijan, on a somehow off-the-beaten-path route..While I’ve seen some marshrutkas Telavi (Georgia) – Qax (Azerbaijan) on the road, indicating that there may be a return from Qax, I took a morning marshrutka (10,15) from Sheki to Balakan (1 manat, 2 hours), and a taxi from Balakan to the Georgian border (3...

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  • from T'bilisi to Baku

    From T'bilisi (17,15) to Baku (9,00 next day) 80 lari/40 euros first class, second class about 50 lari. First class means 2 bed compartments, sealed windows, air con in the morning, but no water in the stinky toilet. The wagons' attendant usually requires some small change "for the sheets". The journey includes:- 2-3 hours stay at the border- no...

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  • from Yerevan to T'bilisi and back

    There are several marshrutkas (minivans) between T’bilisi and Yerevan. As the journey lasts around 7-9 hours, depending on how long does it take to cross the border, marshrutkas leave in the morning, usually not after 11 AM.. There’s no night bus/marshrutka, the only way to travel overnight between the two capitals being the train.From Yerevan,...

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  • Sighnaghi - Davit Gareji - T'bilisi

    i used the services of Nana Kokiashvili (see my Sighnaghi page). Her husband took us from Sighnaghi to Davit Gareji, waited for over 2 hours, and then left us in T’bilisi, for the cost of 120 lari. I think it was reasonable enough, since the whole thing started at 9 in the morning and we jumped off in T’bilisi around 3 pm. We also had a 30 minutes...

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  • around T'bilisi

    Both bus stations and the main railway station are linked to public transportation, so there’s no need to bargain with taxis unless you are in a hurry or the backpack suddenly seems too heavy. The underground network links Didube with the railway station and with the town centre (Tavisuplebis Moedani and Rustaveli). From the other bus station,...

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  • Marshrutka

    Marshrutkas are the way to get around cities and the country cheaply, and relatively efficiently. They are minivans, and ply all different routes, of varying distances. They can be used on short trips, day trips, or, long distance hauls, for example, between Batumi and Tbilisi, a 7.5 hour journey.They are not the most comfortable means of transport...

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  • Crossing From Turkey at Sarp

    This is probably one of the easiest ways to get to Georgia. Most people type tips on VT or in the LP forum but I will try and make this very easy to follow and my information is up to date as of September 26 2006. First, take a bus to Hopa on the black sea and you will arrive at the small but chaotic bus terminal. Walk directly out of the terminal...

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  • No Space on buses

    Marshrutkas aka minibuses zip around the country but they lack sufficient space meaning you will probably end up with your huge backpack on your lap for a very long time. One tip I found by chance is that arriving 45 minutes before the departure time means you can usually put your backpack in the back of the bus under the back seats if you ask...

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  • From Tbilisi to Davit Gareja

    There is no public transport to Davit Gareja, but you could take a marshrutka to Gardabani or Sagarejo and from there take a taxi. I was told though, by a few people, that there might not be possible to find a taxi in those two small places. It is better to share a taxi with some others from Tbilisi and that’s what I did.A tour to Davit Gareja with...

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  • From Seki (Azerbaijan) to Tbilisi

    According to the guidebook there was no easy way to go from Seki (Azerbaijan) to Tbilisi. I thought I could take a minibus to Balaken and from there a taxi to the border. If I was going to find a bus or taxi on the Georgian side I didn’t know anything about. But I was very lucky and at Karavansaray Hotel they told me to take a bus to Qax and from...

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  • From Tbilisi to Vanadzor (Armenia)

    There is a marshrutka (minibus) at 9.20 from Ortachala in Tbilisi to Vanadzor. It leaves earlier if it gets full, which was the case when I travelled with it. To Ortachala you can take marshrutka 94 and 118 from Marjanishvili (from outside McDonald’s). I arrived at the station around 8.00, bought the ticket and had some tea and bread. At 8.45 the...

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  • GEORGIAN AIRWAYS

    GEORGIADirect flights to/from:PARISFRANKFURTKIEVDUBAIATHENSAMSTERDAMVIENNATEL - AVIVMOSCOW

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  • Georgia by bus

    There are two ways of travelling by bus.The minibus "marsrutka" are for ten or more persons or more.They drive when they are full.The big busses are very old and often have breakdowns.For both busses you can buy the ticket at the office are from the drivers.The destinations are written only in Georgian letters so be sure that you are in the right...

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  • Abkhazia - the dark side on Georgia's...

    night train to Zugdidi ( ask SV, so called first class. it's better and not pricey). marsruthka to border, then you must walk over Inguri bridge. then take taxi to Cali and from Cali to Sukhumi by bus. taxis straight to Sukhumi are overpriced ( 50 USD or more). and you are in the country, that doesn't exist

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  • take the train

    train is a good way to get around georgia.the train system works kinda OK, if mabye a bit slow.slow trains are not too bad as a tourist though as they allow you to get a better view of the passing scenery.

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  • Tbilissi to Kasbegi

    Just go to the trainstation (vakzal) or Didube and you'll find mashutkas (minibusses) or individual cars bringing you to Kasbegi near to the market. Just ask around "Kasbegi" and someone will show you. The price is always under 5$ per person (if you hire a car with at least two people) and i would advise a car since the views are just stunning, the...

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  • Georgian Airlines

    I did not intend to arrive in Georgia by air, as normally buses are much cheaper...but not in this case...my one-way ticket for Georgian Airlines cost 89$ from Trabzon to Tbilisi, and it included a two-week tourist visa. Had I taken the bus, the visa would have been 60 dollars, the bus twenty, plus an extra 10 for bribes along the way, so it just...

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  • Service Taxi

    Are you going from Tblisi to Kazbegi the best way to do this is probably with a shared taxi. It cost slightly more then the minibus but is faster and more confortable.For Kazbegi the chared taxi is leaving from Didube. They leave when the taxi is full (four passengers) or with less people if they are willing to share the price. I paid 10 lari for...

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  • Marshrutka

    In Georgia, you will find busses, marshrutkas and trains. The latter only go to a few places and are not very reliable. Busses are often incredibly slow and narrow inside. Slightly cheaper but mostly faster are so called Marshrutkas - shared taxis. It's a great concept of transportation to be found almost all over Ex-Soviet countries. It first...

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  • Travelling to Turkey overland

    Crossing the border from Batumi to Hopa in Turkey via the Sarpi/Sarp crossing is easy. The Georgian side were very friendly, and some of the guards joked about me giving them a dollar for cigarettes and vodka, but there was no pressure, no annoyance when I refused, and no searching of bags. The Turkish side was also simple, adn took less than five...

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  • The easiest way to get to...

    The easiest way to get to Georgia from Azerbaijan is to take the train. On the map, it does not look far between Tbilisi and Baku, and there are no geographical obstacles in the way, but believe me, it is a never-ending journey! Trains in both directions took almost 24 hours, and are unbelievably slow...sometimes it felt as if I could have walked...

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  • Bus. Ever tried going to the...

    Bus. Ever tried going to the mountains on the very curvy roads at crazy speed and sudden turns, being the first time in the mountains in your life?! Oh boy.. your stomach also gets 'curvy', head dizzy and everything begins turning around :) mountains, turns, pressure, thickening air. But the next time it was much better. Therefore what a beautiful...

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