Sleeping in Airports

Tbilisi Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Tbilisi 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.

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

Airport Overview

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.
  • 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.

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.

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

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

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). 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 (Arrivals) – Location: International Terminal, Landside, Arrivals Floor. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door. [ more lounge info ]

Passes  Primeclass Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, 1st Floor. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

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

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.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Tbilisi Airport.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. 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: 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.

Currency Exchange – There are 9 foreign exchange offices located in the airport (airside and landside).

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available at 3 locations in the airport. Hours: according to flight schedule.

Food & Drinks – There are four 24-hour food and beverage options available at this airport.
» Landside: Cappadocia (International Arrivals)
» Airside: Beer Port

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 – Proect your bags by getting them covered in plastic wrap. Location: departures hall. Hours: 24 hours. Rates: 15 GEL per unit.

Medical Services – If you require medical attention, medical services are located in the middle of the Arrivals & Departures Hall. Hours: 24 hours a day.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at [email protected]

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airlines

As of February 2018, Tbilisi airport is served by the following airlines: China Southern Airlines • Turkish Airlines • Ukraine International • Pegasus Airlines • Qatar Airways • Aeroflot • Belavia • Atlas Jet Airlines • Emirates • FlyDubai • Lufthansa • Air Astana • Azerbaijan Airlines • Ural Airlines • S7 Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Avis can be found in the Arrivals Hall.

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 January 2018 update, a one-way ticket is 0.50 GEL. Exact change is required.

Shuttle Bus

A shuttle service is available offering passengers a connection from the airport to 3 stops in the city center: Freedom Square, Heroes Square and 26 May Square, Sport Palace. Service is available 24 hours a day and as of this January 2018 update, costs 10 GEL per person.

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 January 2018 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 at the time of this January 2018 update, costs 0.50 GEL.

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, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.