Sleeping in Airports

Batumi Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Batumi Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

BUS Airport Overview

batumi airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Batumi International Airport.

What to Expect

Batumi Airport (code: BUS) has a small terminal, with flights serving destinations across Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia. You’ll find a few shops and eateries, including a few that are open 24 hours. WiFi is available in the airport lounge, which economy class passengers can pay to enter. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for its location and access information.

Sleeping in Batumi Airport

While we have no recent traveller reviews, a past reviewer tells us that due to the airport size and limited number of seats, sleeping here is not likely.  Have a backup plan if you’re planning to spend the night.  For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Coronavirus Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. If you have some time to spare please write a review, send a tip or share photos to help future travellers.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Batumi Airport Guide.  You can also read traveller airport reviews or write a review and share photos from your own experience.

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.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

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

  • Best Western Plus Batumi – Located approx 1.5 km from the airport. Free airport shuttle is available from 8:00AM – 12:00AM. » Check Rates
  • Grand Georgian Palace– Located approx 1.5 km from the airport. No airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Realm Hotel Batumi – Located approx 1.5 km from the airport. Airport pick-up can be arranged with the hotel ($). » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Primeclass Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, Departures Level. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.

Airport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available at Batumi 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. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? We cannot confirm if ATMs are available; however the 2 banks at the airport may provide machines. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: see Banking Services below.

Baggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage trolleys are available free of charge in the baggage claim area (Arrivals).

Banking Services – The Bank Republic and Bank of Georgia offer full banking services including currency exchange. Location: Departures Hall. Hours: unknown.

Currency Exchange – Provided at the Bank Republic and Bank of Georgia, see Banking Services above.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available, along with an airport gift shop selling traditional Georgian gifts and souvenirs. Location: Departures Hall. Hours: Open 24 hours.

Food & Drink – There are two 24-hour options in Batumi airport.
» Airside: Café Batumi and Istanbul Café, both located in the departure lounge.

Information Desk – 24-hour information desk located in the center of the terminal.

Luggage Carts – Free trolleys in the baggage claim area.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Wrapping – Available in the Departures Hall. Services are provided 24 hours a day.

Medical Services – Urgent and emergency medical care is available in the Medical Center. Location: Departures Hall on the ground floor. Hours: Open 24 hours.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Pharmacy – 24-hour medical center can be found in the Departures Hall.

Smoking Area – Designated areas located in terminals and private lounge.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Batumi and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there are a few travel agencies with offices at the airport that can probably be of assistance: Service Avia and the Travel House.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Batumi airport is served by the following airlines: Belavia • S7 Airlines • Turkish Airlines • Yanair.

Effective Summer 2019, the following airlines will also service Batumi airport: Buta Airways • Flynas • Georgian Airways • SCAT Airlines • SkyUp.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Bus line 10 runs between the airport and city center in a 20-minute journey. A single-ride ticket costs 0.40 Gel. The bus stops right in front of the airport terminal.

Hotel Shuttles

See Airport Hotels above.


Metered taxis are readily available at the terminal exit. A trip between the airport and city center takes about 15 minutes.

Last updated: 2020-10-23

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   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/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.