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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

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

tbilisi airport guideThe recently expanded terminal at Tbilisi Airport (code: TBS) handles European and Central Asian routes. Facilities 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.

Sleeping in Tbilisi Airport

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 traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information.  For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Tbilisi Airport Guide.

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 hoursAirport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

airport hotelsAirport Hotels

If sleeping in Tbilisi Airport sounds like a nightmare, there are a few small hotels near the airport, or you can drive to the city, which is 15-30 minutes away.   Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Tbilisi, search for deals and read traveller reviews.

airport loungeAirport 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 or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and learn how to gain 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.

Related Pages: Tbilisi Airport Lounges

water bottle refillsDrinking Water

Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

foodFood & Drinks

There are six dining options with four operating 24 hours (Wendys’, Illy Cafe, Dunkin Donuts and Brewmark)
» Landside: Tickerdaze • Wendy’s • Illy Cafe • Dunkin Donuts
» Airside: Need stop Kiosk • Brewmark

Luggage StorageLuggage Storage & Lockers

Location: Arrivals Hall. Hours: open 24 hours. Daily Rates: 10 GEL (standard bag) • 20 GEL (large bag).

mobile chargingMobile Charging

A reviewer tells us that power outlets can be found in a few places around the airport.

rest zonesRest & Relaxation Zones

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


Unfortunately, there are no showers available to freshen up. If this is incorrect, click here to update this guide.

wifiWiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Tbilisi Airport. To connect, select either of the two Wi-Fi networks – “Tbilisi Loves You” and “Airport Free Wi-Fi.”

more airport infoMore Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so 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, the arrival hall, the baggage claim area and the meeting zone.

Currency Exchange – There are two foreign exchange offices and one currency exchange machine in the airport (airside and landside).

Duty-Free & Shopping – Duty-Free is available at three locations in the airport, with the ones located in the Departures Hall being open 24 hours. Additionally, several gift shops are located throughout the airport, all of which are also open 24 hours.

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 Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having them wrapped in plastic. Location: departures hall. Hours: 24 hours. Rates: 25 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.

Smoking – Smoking is prohibited inside the airport, except in designated smoking areas.

Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Tbilisi and need local arrangements or help planning a last-minute trip abroad, there are several 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.

Tbilisi airport is served by the following airlines: Air Baltic • Air Cairo • Air France • Arkia • Azerbaijan Airlines • Bees Airlines • Belavia • China Southern Airlines • El Al Israeli Airlines • flydubai • Flynas • Freebird • Georgian Airways • Gulf Air • Indigo • Israir • Jazeera Airways • Kuwait Airways • LOT • Lufthansa • Middle East Airlines • MyWay • Pegasus Airlines • Qatar Airways • Qeshm Mod • SCAT Airlines • Sky Up Airlines • TAROM • Turkish Airlines • Ukraine International • Uzbekistan Airways.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Tbilisi Airport is served by city bus line #337 Airport – Tbilisi city center – Airport. This bus line runs from 6:59 AM to 10:59 PM and stops at a designated bus stop in front of the Arrivals Hall. At the time of this update, a one-way ticket is 1 GEL. Exact change is required.

Car Rentals

Avis can be found in the Arrivals Hall.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.

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, 26 May Square, and Sport Palace. Service is available 24 hours a day and, as of this update, costs 8 GEL per person.


Taxis are available for hire outside 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 the city center is 30-50 GEL, and travel time is about 20 – 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 7:55 AM and 4:55 PM and departs the airport for Tbilisi Central Railway at 8:35 AM and 5:40 PM. 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: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.