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

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 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.

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 some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Some airport reviews and tips in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. 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.

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 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 deals and read traveller reviews.

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 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.

Related Pages: Tbilisi Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Tbilisi Airport. To connect, select either of the 2 Wi-Fi networks – “Tbilisi Loves You” and “Airport Free Wi-Fi”.

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 2 foreign exchange offices and 1 currency exchange machine 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 six dining options with four operating 24 hours (Wendys’, Illy Cafe, Dunkin Donut and Brewmark)
» Landside: Tickerdaze • Wendy’s • Illy Cafe • Dunkin Donuts
» Airside: Need stop Kiosk • Brewmark

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: 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.

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.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airlines

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

Bus

Tbilisi Airport is served by city bus line #337 Airport – Tbilisi city center – Airport. This bus line runs from 6:59AM to 10:59PM 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 and 26 May Square, Sport Palace. Service is available 24 hours a day and as of this update, costs 8 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 update, one-way fare between the airport and city center is 30-50 GEL, and travel time is about 20 – 30 minutes.

Train

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: 2022-10-28

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.