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
TBS Airport Overview
To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Shota Rustaveli Tbilisi International Airport.
What to Expect
The recently expanded terminal at Tbilisi Airport (code: TBS) handles European and Central Asian routes. Facilities are include six eateries and three duty-free shops, but they are all open 24 hours. Free WiFi helps pass the time. Economy class passengers can pay to enter two airport lounges. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.
Where to Sleep
Campers describe a problem-free overnight experience. Some escalators have artificial turf underneath, providing some cushion for rest. Otherwise, bring a sleeping bag or travel mat to spread out on the floor. Earplugs and an eye mask will help you cope with occasional noise and bright lights. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service for a fee. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
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. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021. To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.
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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.
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.
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 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 (Arrivals) – Location: International Terminal, Landside, Arrivals Floor. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door.
Primeclass Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, 1st Floor. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.
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 with the ones located in the Departures Hall being open 24 hours. Additionally, there are several gift shops located throughout the airport, all of which are also open 24 hours.
Food & Drinks – There are eight 24-hour food and beverage options available at this airport.
» Landside: Cappadocia (International Arrivals)
» Airside: Beer Port
Information Desk – If you have any questions, visit the airport information desk for assistance. 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 – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having your bags wrapped in plastic. 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 – A reviewer tells us that power outlets can be found in a few places around the airport.
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.
Smoking – Smoking is prohibited inside the airport, except for in the designated smoking areas.
Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Tbilisi and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there are a number of travel agencies with offices at the airport that can probably be of assistance. The following agencies are located in the Departures Hall, Ground Floor: Aritour • Berika International • Contact • Fresh Travel • IM Global • ITA Georgia • Lidia • TBC Tour.
The airport is open 24 hours.
Tbilisi airport is served by the following airlines: ATA • Aegean Airlines • Aeroflot • Air Arabia • Air Astana • Air Baltic • Air Cairo • Air France • Arkia • Azerbaijan Airlines • Belavia • China Southern Airlines • El Al Israeli Airlines • flydubai • Flynas • Georgian Airways • Gulf Air • Iran Air • Iran Aseman Airlines • Israir • Jazeera Airways • Kish Air • Kuwait Airways • LOT • Lufthansa • MyWay • Nordavia • Pegasus Airlines • Pobeda Airlines • Qatar Airways • Qeshm • S7 Airlines • SCAT Airlines • Sky Up Airlines • Sun D’or • Taban Airlines • TAROM • Turkish Airlines • Ukraine International • Ural Airlines • Yanair • Zagros Airlines.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
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.
Avis can be found in the Arrivals Hall.
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 update, costs 8 GEL per person.
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 30-50 GEL, and travel time is about 25 – 30 minutes.
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 4:55PM, and departs the airport for Tbilisi central railway at 8:35AM and 5:40PM. Each train holds about 100 passengers. A one-way trip takes about 40 minutes and at the time of this update, costs 0.50 GEL.
Last updated: 2020-06-17
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.