Transport

Taxi - Taxis in Georgia are the most convenient method of travel, and they are very cheap. Trips within Tbilisi range from 5-15 lari (GEL5-15), depending on distance. Drivers are known to exaggerate prices for foreigners. You should establish your destination and price before getting in the cab. All official taxis are required to install meters, but the drivers may not use them unless prompted. The vast majority of taxis in Georgia are still unofficial "gypsy cabs" driven by anyone looking to make some money.

Minibus - Minibuses are locally called marshrutkas, and they operate on established routes. After finding out the number of your route, flag down a marshrutka on the street by holding out your hand, palm facing down.

There are also minibus lines from city to city. Their routes end usually at bus stations and city markets. Their destination is written in Georgian, on a sign in the front window. Ask marshrutka drivers if you cannot find the minibus you are looking for. Two major marshrutka stations in Tbilisi are around didube metro station and around the main train station.

For inter-regional minibus routes, as of 2017 prices can fall in the following range: Tbilisi to Mestia - 30 Lari Tbilisi to Kazbegi - 10 Lari Zugdidi to Mestia - 20 Lari (tourist price)

Train- There is a relatively extensive network of trains in Georgia. The train company's website is http://www.railway.ge. It is possible to book tickets online from abroad. but travelers have reported difficulties booking. Nevertheless it is worth retrying to book online once you are in Georgia. TIP: always change the wagon category to "modernized" or you will get a message: "To search vacancies by requested datas aren’t possible". Wagon class should be selected either I or II class or "All". The trains operating in Georgia are rather slow, but also very cheap. Long distance trains from Tbilisi to the Black Sea coast and back tend to be the newest.

Bike - As the country is relatively mountainous you should consider a mountain bike. Many roads remain unpaved. But by bike allows you to reach more remote regions. You can rent mountain bikes in bigger towns, for example at the Jomardi club] in Tbilisi.

City Bus - There are new Ukrainian Bohdan buses operating in Tbilisi. More or less comfortable (they have no air conditioning), they are the cheapest way to go around (for GEL0.50). However, the buses are old and slow in the Georgian countryside and outside Tbilisi.

Mountain Travel - Although increasing number of roads in Georgia's provinces are paved, car travel in difficult mountain areas (pictured) can be affected by weather

To get to the more remote regions of Georgia without a tour company, buses and taxis will only take you so far. At some point it will become necessary to hike, catch a ride on a goods-transporting truck, or hire a jeep.