Georgia

Getting there & around

Entry Requirements
Visas can be obtained from the Visa Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the airport at a fee of around 10 USD to 200 USD, depending on the length of stay and nationality. Passengers holding an open ticket must indicate on their visa application form, who they have been invited by.

By plane
Georgia’s Tbilisi International Airport receives airlines from many destinations and is the country’s premier airport. Airlines, providing direct flights to Georgia are: Georgian AirwaysLufthansaBritish AirwaysBMI, Austrian Airlines, EmiratesCzech AirlinesAir Baltic,    Turkish AirlinesArmaviaUkraine InternationalAZALAerosvit Airlines, GN Airlines, Dniproavia, Lufttaxi

By car
Driving can be very challenging, given the awful state of the roads and the excessive urgency of the drivers. Self-drive car is not common yet, and the cost of a driver is not high, so this may be the easiest solution. Speed limits range from 50km/h in cities to 90km/h on highways.

By bus
The main system of public transport is the bus. There are fairly frequent departures between major towns, and at least one or two a day to most villages. Fares are generally about 1 GEL per 20 km. For example the busride from Tbilisi to Batumi costs 18 GEL or from Kutaisi to Batumi 10 GEL. 
 
By Rail
It is also feasible to reach Georgia by train. It takes 3 days by train from Moscow to Tbilisi via Baku (3 214 km). You can also reach Tbilisi with the train from Yerevan (Armenia).
Railways serve primarily as connections to the Black Sea and inland cities like T'bilisi, Chiat'ura, Jvari, and Tkvarcheli. New day trains run from Tbilisi to Batumi (ca 7h, 30min), Poti (ca 7h, 30min) Ozurgeti (ca 6 hr) and Zugdidi (ca 7h 15 min), and there are now 14 trains a day from Tblisi to Gori and nine to Samtredia. Thear`s also a luxury express between Tbilisi and Baku.