Tbilisi to Kutaisi

Tbilisi to Kutaisi

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Tbilisi to Kutaisi Schedule

Tbilisi to Kutaisi Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Budget Georgia Van 11pax Any time$ 601.47
Group Transfers Georgia Standard AC 03:00 - 07:00GEL 64
Group Transfers Georgia Standard AC 05:00 - 09:00GEL 64
City Bus Georgia Standard AC 07:30 - 11:40$ 9.08
Georgian Railways Standard Seat 08:50 - 14:28GEL 14
Group Transfers Georgia Standard AC 10:00 - 14:00GEL 64
zzNOT_USE_Metro Georgia Standard AC 12:00 - 16:30$ 11.80
Group Transfers Georgia Standard AC 15:00 - 19:00GEL 64
Group Transfers Georgia Standard AC 17:00 - 21:00GEL 64
Group Transfers Georgia Standard AC 18:00 - 22:00GEL 64
Group Transfers Georgia Standard AC 20:00 - 00:00GEL 64
zzNOT_USE_Metro Georgia Standard AC 23:59 - 04:20GEL 39

Transportation from Tbilisi to Kutaisi

Facts about the transport from Tbilisi to Kutaisi

Cheapest Transport$6
Fastest Transport3h 20m
Earliest Departure12:00 AM
Latest Departure11:00 PM
Departures per day41
Distance229 kilometers
Transport CompaniesBudget Georgia, Excalibur Tours Georgia, Friendly ge, Gamarjoba Georgia Tours, Georgian Railways, Group Transfers Georgia, Popular Taxi

Tbilisi to Kutaisi Destination Reviews

The best serves ever . I recommend !
Bus Standard AC, Group Transfers Georgia, Jul 20, 2023
Excellent experience. The assistance (via whatsapp) guided me step by step, very accurate and helpful.
Bus Standard AC, Group Transfers Georgia, May 13, 2023
The train was late more than 30 min
Train #18 Standard Seat, Georgian Railways, Mar 22, 2022
16 customer reviews

How to get from Tbilisi to Kutaisi

When you want to get from Tbilisi to Kutaisi, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Bus
  • Train
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Taxi. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Train ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 451.60. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 24.53.

How far is Tbilisi from Kutaisi?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Tbilisi to Kutaisi. Your trip will be a total of 143 miles (229 km). The flying distance is 151 miles (242 km).

How long does it take to get from Tbilisi to Kutaisi?

The travel time from Tbilisi to Kutaisi can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 4 to 6 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Tbilisi to Kutaisi?

The cost of the trip from Tbilisi to Kutaisi varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Group Transfers Georgia: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as USD 24.53 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as USD 451.60.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Tbilisi to Kutaisi:

  • Train tickets - USD 5.27 to USD 5.27;
  • Bus tickets - USD 24.48 to USD 24.48;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 99.06 to USD 451.60.

How many trips per day are there between Tbilisi and Kutaisi?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Buses start plying the route from 00:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:00. There are 24 available bus trips every day.
  • Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Tbilisi to Kutaisi any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Taking a bus from Tbilisi to Kutaisi is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Tbilisi to Kutaisi. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as USD 99.06.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks..

The most popular transport from Tbilisi to Kutaisi

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Tbilisi to Kutaisi? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 93% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 7% decided to go for a bus.