How to get from Baku to Tbilisi?

Baku to Tbilisi: duration, schedule, prices

From Baku to Tbilisi: how to get?

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, the Incarnation of Hospitality

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.

Plane from Baku to Tbilisi

Plane from Baku to Tbilisi
Cost

from $82.2

Waiting time

from 3 h

Travel time

~1.5 h

Clients

Ind.tourist

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.

Plane from Baku to Tbilisi:

Direct Azal flight to Tbilisi

Timetable:

08:30, 11:30, 20:10

Itinerary:

Heydar Aliyev Baku International Airport – Shota Rustaveli Tbilisi International Airport

Travel time:

1,5 hours (1h 10min — plane, 20min — bus to Tbilisi)

Waiting time:

From 3 hours

Comfort class:

Average: comfortable armchairs, latest newspapers

Price:

From $82,20 (from $82— plane, $0,20— bus to Tbilisi)

Clients:

For wealthy tourists, for businessmen, young couples, for those who are in a hurry, for tourists with the large luggage

How to get from Shota Rustaveli Airport in Tbilisi:

To get to the city is possible by bus N37 «Airport – Tbilisi center».

Train from Baku to Tbilisi

Train from Baku to Tbilisi
Cost

$26.7-35.2

Waiting time

24 h

Travel time

14 h 15 min

Clients

Ind.tourist

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.

Train from Baku to Tbilisi:

Direct train N38 to Tbilisi

Timetable:

Only one departure at 21:10

Itinerary:

Baku train station – Central train station in Tbilisi

Travel time:

14h 15min (1h — bus to Baku train station, 13h 15min – train to Tbilisi)

Waiting time:

24 hours

Comfort class:

Low: uncomfortable seats, but there is space for large luggage

Price:

$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)

Clients:

For the cost-conscious travellers, young tourists, families without children, for those who have a sense of direction

How to find Baku-Tbilisi train platform:

To Baku train station one can get by bus N116. Train station is located at the metro station “28 May”.

Shuttle bus from Baku to Tbilisi

Shuttle bus from Baku to Tbilisi
Cost

$7.2

Waiting time

1-22 h

Travel time

11.5 h

Clients

Couple

Shuttle bus travel lasts 10 hours; trip price is $7 (12 manat). Tickets can be bought in the ticket office at the train station.

Group transfer from Baku to Tbilisi:

Shuttle bus to Tbilisi

Timetable:

Only three times a day: at 21:00, 22:00 and 23:00

Itinerary:

Baku bus station – Ortachala bus station in Tbilisi

Travel time:

11,5 hours (1,5h — to get to Baku bus station, 10h — group transfer trip)

Waiting time:

from 1 to 22 hours

Comfort class:

Average: soft armchairs, air conditioner, spacious bus

Price:

$7,20 ($0,20— to Baku bus station, $7 - group transfer)

Clients:

For family without children, young tourists, travellers without large luggage, solo travellers, for cost-conscious travellers

How to find a shuttle stop at Baku Airport:

The stop is located at Baku bus station, where one can get by bus N116.

Transfer from Baku to Tbilisi by car. Taxi

Transfer from Baku to Tbilisi by car. Taxi
Cost

$185

Waiting time

5 min

Travel time

7.5 h

Clients

Family

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.

Operation hours:

24-hours

Itinerary:

To the hotel in Tbilisi or to the particular location

Travel time:

7,5 hours

Waiting time:

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.

Comfort class:

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

Price:

From $185

Clients:

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

How to find a taxi stand at Baku Airport:

A taxi stand is located at the exit of the arrivals area in Terminal 1.

How to get from Baku to Tbilisi?

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.