City buses and minibuses in Kutaisi
On the roads of Kutaisi. You can find old tired grooves. The fare is low: about 40 Tetri per trip. Suburban transport not developed. So if you want to visit the Prometheus Cave, Sataplia Park. As well as the Gelati and Motsameta monasteries. It will be easier for you to negotiate with local taxi drivers.
Intercity buses from Kutaisi
From the airport, you can take a minibus to the central city bus station. From the central bus station in Kutaisi. Located next to the Kutaisi II Railway Station near McDonald’s. You can go to anywhere in Georgia by bus. There is no navigation at the bus station. Just approach the locals. Tell them which direction you need to leave. And they will show you the departure point of your minibus. The most popular destinations when departing from Kutaisi. Tbilisi, Batumi, Kobuleti, Zugdidi. (where they change to a minibus to Mestia).
Useful services for buying tickets for an intercity bus in Georgia:
- Geometro.ge. The approximate ticket prices on this website are Batumi. Tbilisi 20-25 GEL, Tbilisi – Ureki 25 GEL.
- Georgian Bus.com. A convenient web service where you can buy tickets. From Kutaisi airport to the city center for 5 GEL. As well as to the largest cities in the country. Tbilisi, Batumi, and the Gudauri ski resort. The bus station in Kutaisi located 3 km from the city center. If you come to Kutaisi by bus. Then you can get to the city center. From the bus station by bus number 1 or by taxi.
Trains to Kutaisi
A railway passes through Kutaisi. And you can get by train to other large cities of Georgia. Tbilisi, Batumi, Borjomi. Travel time by train Kutaisi – Tbilisi is about 2-3 hours. Ticket price from 13-15 GEL.
Taxi in Kutaisi
Kutaisi is a small city. It is quite possible to get around all its main attractions on foot. You will only need a taxi to get from the airport to your hotel. Or apartment or to the railway and bus station. Locals advise to use the Taximaxim taxi service. (the application can download in advance on the Internet). This is the best value proposition. If you take a taxi on the street, be prepared to bargain.
Car rental in Kutaisi
If your trip to Georgia will take place on a rented car. Then it is necessary to take into account the following. It is forbidden to cross the border with Abkhazia. And South Ossetia by cars rented in Georgia. As well as to drive along with impassable dangerous mountain passes. By renting a car, you can see the most beautiful places in Georgia. It cannot reach by public transport. Like Kakheti. Svaneti. Alazani Valley. Small towns. And mountain passes of the Caucasus.