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Tbilisi Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Tbilisi Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

it was possible to sleep on artificial grass under the escalator. It was warm and comfortable. No one disturbed us. - strzkrzysiek

Airport Overview

tbilisi airport

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Shota Rustaveli Tbilisi International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small single-terminal international airport with limited shopping and dining options. All airport food concessions are open 24 hours!
  • Several reviewers report that the restrooms are not clean, so have toilet paper and hand sanitizer handy, and hope for the best!
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • Reviewers suggest sleeping on the artificial grass areas underneath the escalators. If you have a sleeping bag or travel mat and blanket, you can also sleep on empty floor space.
  • Have a sleep mask and earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones handy to block out those bright airport lights and overhead announcements!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

  • Economy class passengers can pay to enter the airport’s first class lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Tbilisi Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.


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Tbilisi Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

If you are an economy class traveller, you can enter these lounges at Tbilisi airport either by purchasing a lounge pass or through a membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details (ie. facilities, hours, pass and membership information):

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Airport WiFi / Internet

WiFi is available at Tbilisi Airport inside the lounge. [ see Airport Lounges above ] At the time of this update, we did not have any information about WiFi availability elsewhere in the terminal.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Tbilisi Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Eurolux Hotel - (7.5 miles from the airport) Airport transfers can be arranged directly through the hotel, $15.00 USD each way.
  • Noah’s Ark B&B - (6.5 miles from the airport) Airport transfers can be arranged directly through the hotel ($).
  • Hotel Sali - (9 miles from the airport) Airport transfers can be arranged directly through the hotel ($).

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Tbilisi Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - 6 ATM’s are available both landside and airside.
  • Baby Care Facilities - Baby care rooms are located in the departures hall and in the arrival hall, in the baggage claim area and in the meeting zone.
  • Car Rentals - Avis can be found in the Arrivals Hall.
  • Currency Exchange - There are 11 foreign exchange offices located in the airport (airside and landside).
  • Food & Drinks - There are four 24-hour food and beverage options available at this airport.
    • Landside: T&G Cafe (International Arrivals) • Cappadocia (International Arrivals)
    • Airside: Beer Port • Burger King
  • Information Desk - Location: in the center of the terminal. Hours: open 24 hours
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Location: Arrivals Hall. Hours: open 24 hours. Daily Rates: 10 GEL (standard bag) • 20 GEL (large bag).
  • Luggage Wrapping - Yes, located in the departures hall and it is available 24 hours. Rates: 10 GEL per unit.
  • Medical Services - Yes, located in the middle of the Arrivals & Departures Hall. Hours: 24 hours a day.
  • Shopping - Duty Free (3 locations) is available at the airport. Hours: according to flight schedule.
  • Showers - not available

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

Tbilisi Airport is served by city bus line #37 Airport - Tbilisi city center - Airport. This bus line runs 24 hours and stops at a designated bus stop in front of the Arrivals Hall. At the time of this update, a one-way ticket is 0.50 GEL. Exact change is required.

Taxis

Taxis are readily available for hire outside of the Arrivals Hall 24 hours a day. There are no meters, so negotiate a fare with the driver before starting your journey. At the time of this update, one-way fare between the airport and city center is 25 GEL, and travel time is about 25 - 30 minutes.

Train

Twice-daily train service is available between the airport and Tbilisi central railway station. Trains to the city depart from the airport railway station, located about 70 meters from the airport terminal. The train departs Tbilisi central railway for the airport at 7:55AM and 5:20PM, and departs the airport for Tbilisi central railway at 8:45AM and 6:45PM. Each train holds about 100 passengers. A one-way trip takes about 20 minutes and costs 0.50 GEL.

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Last Updated: 03 May 2017

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us.

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