From Baku to Tbilisi one can get in different ways: by plane, train, group transfer or taxi. Flight duration is 1,5h, and the flight price starts from $82,20. The train will take you there in 14h 15min and will cost minimum $26,70. By shuttle bus you can get there in 11,5 hours for $7,20 dollars. A car will travel this distance in 7,5 hours and а car trip will cost you $185. The distance between Baku and Tbilisi is 580 km.
Public transport tickets can be bought only in local currency — manat. So it makes sense to buy tickets in advance: it is cheaper and the trip will be guaranteed. If you choose to travel by plane, keep in mind that Tbilisi airport is 17 km away from the city. You can easily travel this distance by bus or taxi. Plane departs from Baku three times a day, but there are no night flights. Trains from Baku to Tbilisi are old, as a rule, and not very comfortable. Only trains and shuttle buses operate at night.
Tbilisi is a picturesque city with an amazing vibe. You can’t help falling in love with it: one, who visited it once, will definitely come again. One can start exploring the city from the Rustaveli Avenue. On your way, you can visit the National Museum, see the Parliament building, walk in the 9th April Park and enjoy the view of the Kashveti Church. In the famous flee market “Sukhoi Most” you can find unique souvenirs. One more sight of Tbilisi is the mount Mtatsminda. Right on it there is a whole park, where one can hide from the sun; there are entertainments for children as well as a viewing point with a beautiful view of the city.
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Flights from Baku to Tbilisi are performed by Azal airline. The flight lasts for 1h 10min, and a ticket price starts from $82 (140 manat). To get from Tbilisi Airport to the city is possible by public transport or taxi.
Direct Azal flight to Tbilisi
08:30, 11:30, 20:10
Heydar Aliyev Baku International Airport – Shota Rustaveli Tbilisi International Airport
1,5 hours (1h 10min — plane, 20min — bus to Tbilisi)
From 3 hours
Average: comfortable armchairs, latest newspapers
From $82,20 (from $82— plane, $0,20— bus to Tbilisi)
For wealthy tourists, for businessmen, young couples, for those who are in a hurry, for tourists with the large luggage
To get to the city is possible by bus N37 «Airport – Tbilisi center».
14 h 15 min
Train N38 goes from Baku to Tbilisi every day. The journey time is 13h 15min. Ticket price depends on the carriage class: coupe will cost you $26,50 (45 manat), sleeper — $35 (60 manat). Tickets can also be bought online or in the ticket office at the train station.
Direct train N38 to Tbilisi
Only one departure at 21:10
Baku train station – Central train station in Tbilisi
14h 15min (1h — bus to Baku train station, 13h 15min – train to Tbilisi)
Low: uncomfortable seats, but there is space for large luggage
$26,70 for coupe ($0,20— bus to Baku train station, $26,50— train to Tbilisi),
$35,20 for sleeper ($0,20 — bus to Baku train station, $35 — train to Tbilisi)
For the cost-conscious travellers, young tourists, families without children, for those who have a sense of direction
To Baku train station one can get by bus N116. Train station is located at the metro station “28 May”.
Shuttle bus travel lasts 10 hours; trip price is $7 (12 manat). Tickets can be bought in the ticket office at the train station.
Shuttle bus to Tbilisi
Only three times a day: at 21:00, 22:00 and 23:00
Baku bus station – Ortachala bus station in Tbilisi
11,5 hours (1,5h — to get to Baku bus station, 10h — group transfer trip)
from 1 to 22 hours
Average: soft armchairs, air conditioner, spacious bus
$7,20 ($0,20— to Baku bus station, $7 - group transfer)
For family without children, young tourists, travellers without large luggage, solo travellers, for cost-conscious travellers
The stop is located at Baku bus station, where one can get by bus N116.
If you have no desire to travel by public transport, you can book a private transfer or taxi from Baku to Tbilisi. Car trip lasts for 7,5 hours. Economy class car ride is worth $185, minivan for 7 passengers costs $271. A private transfer will be a good option for the travellers with the large luggage and those who want to get to the destination as comfortable as possible.
To the hotel in Tbilisi or to the particular location
To find a driver who will take you 580 km away from the city will be difficult, so taxi search may take a long time.
A private transfer booked in advance will not keep you waiting: the driver will meet you with a name sign at the exit of the arrivals area, help you with your luggage and walk you to the car.
Taxi on site: ride without stops and other passengers.
A transfer booked in advance: air conditioner/heater, child safety seat, help with the luggage, wide range of car classes, option to pay a deposit by card
A company of tourists, family with children, tourists with large luggage, night flight travellers, elderly people, those who arrive in Baku for the first time
A taxi stand is located at the exit of the arrivals area in Terminal 1.
To get from Baku to Tbilisi is possible by plane, train, shuttle bus or taxi. Travellers without large luggage favour public transport. Individual transfer is first of all a comfortable ride without other passengers as well as economy if you are travelling with a big family or company of friends.