How to Get to Georgia

TRANSPORTATION

Georgia is an easy country to reach by air, sea, road and rail. Thanks to its position on the historic Silk Road, it’s an ideal stepping stone on journey’s across Eurasia, and is also an ideal short break destination from the rest of Europe, with flights to most destinations taking from three to five hours.

GET BY AIR:
Both Tbilisi and Batumi are served by newly built, state-of-the-art international airports, with another planned for Kutaisi. Tbilisi is served by a large number of international airlines, and the base of operations for Georgian carriers. There are direct flights to Germany, France, the UK, the Netherlands, Turkey, Israel, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Poland, Latvia, the UAE and the Czech republic. Air Baltic, Czech Airlaines, Pegasus, UAI and Polish Lot airlines all have great deals on flights to Georgia.

The following airlines fly to Tbilisi:

Georgia Airways
FlyGeorgia
Sky Georgia
Air Batumi
Turkish Airlines

Pegasus
LUFTHANSA
Austrian Airways
KLM
BRITISH AIRWAYS
BMI
Alitalia

Air Baltic
Czech Airlines
Lot Polish Airlines

Ukrainian International Airlines
Aerosvit
Belavia
Azal Airlines
Scat
QATAR AIRWAYS
S7 AIRLINES
AEGEAN AIRLINES
FLY DUBAI
Air Astana
Arkia

 

GET BY ROAD:

Georgia is linked by road to Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia, and is a frequent stop for people crossing Eurasia overland by car or bicycle on the historic Silk Road. Drivers in Georgia need a valid license, insurance, and proof of ownership of the vehicle they are driving, with the exception of bicycles.

BUS

Daily buses to Tbilisi depart from Greece, Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan.                                                 From Armenia busses take from 4 to 6 hours, and depart from Yerevan, Vanadzor, Stepanav, Gumri, Artek, and Spitak.                                                                                                                                                             From Baku, Azerbaijan, buses take form 8 to 10 hours, and leave from 07:30 till 15:00  every day.         There are daily buses from Turkey, departing from Istanbul (about 34 h.) and Tabzon (about 12 h.).           From Athens buses depart several times a week.

 

GET BY RAIL:

Transcaucasus Railway overnight train
There are daily departures from Baku, Yerevan and Tbilisi.

Departure            Arrival                Days                                              Departure Time             Arrival Time

Baku                       Tbilisi                  Even days of the month             20:45                                  11:40
Tbilisi                      Baku                   Even days of the month             16:30                                  10:20

Yerevan                  Tbilisi                 Even days of the month              19:00                                  09:45
Tbilisi                      Yerevan             Odd   days of the month             16:15                                  07:35

Yerevan                  Batumi               Odd   days of the month             21:10                                 16:40
Batumi                    Yerevan             Even days of the month              08:30                                 17:30

 


GET BY SEA:

Regular passenger ferries serve Georgia’s ports of Batumi and Poti.
Ferries run between Batumi and Ilyichevsk, Ukraine. More information can be found on www.medcruise.com or www.batumiport.com
Ferries to Poti port depart from the Ukrainian ports of Ilyichevsk and Odessa. Departures are every Tuesday. More information can be found on www.potiseaport.com
In addition to these services, cruises and more occasional ferries sometimes dock at Batumi and  Poti, check the ports’ websites for details.