Georgia Tourism is growing by leaps and bounds over the past few years. The sleepy country cradled in the soaring Caucasus, is an excellent getaway for people who like to blend a little bit of adventure in their otherwise peaceful vacation. Often confused with its American counterpart, Georgia is located at the intersection of Asia and Europe and is known for its glorious history.
Check out this comprehensive guide on how to get to Georgia, which will be particularly handy if you are travelling to Tbilisi (Capital of Georgia) from Dubai or Abu Dhabi.
How to travel to Georgia?
By Flights: The main airport of Tbilisi i.e. Tbilisi International Airport is located 11 miles from the city centre and it connects Georgia to the rest of the world via direct or connecting flights. Travelers to Georgia can find non-stop flights from the following cities: Odessa, Vienna, Amsterdam, Paris, Rome, Moscow, Istanbul, Athens, Dubai, Munich, Doha, among others. Tbilisi International Airport is catered by all major flight operators, like Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, FlyDubai, Ukraine Intl Airlines, Air Astana among others.
It takes approx. 4 and 6 hours to reach Tbilisi from Dubai and Abu Dhabi respectively. The tickets in starts from AED 800, which can go lower or higher depending on the class you wish to travel. An off tourist season will get you cheap flight tickets to Tbilisi from Dubai/ Abu Dhabi.
Buses: Didube bus station, Samgori bus station, and Ortachala bus station are the three main bus stations of Tbilisi. Travellers to Georgia can find regular buses operating to and fro from Istanbul in Turkey. You also have an option of taking a marshrutka (mini bus) to Tbilisi.
Cars: Barring a few stringent rules about driving and carrying all important documents, driving to Georgia isn’t much of a problem.
Trains: Regular trains ply from Baku, Azerbaijan which stop at various places on the route and the journey comes to an end at the Tbilisi railway station.
Boat: If you are at Poti (Odessa), you can take a ferry to reach Tbilisi, Georgia. The Poti-Tbilisi trip takes about 6 hours.
Getting Around in Georgia – Metro, Marshrutka (minibuses), and buses are the chief mode of transport within Georgia.