Tbilisi Public Transport and Cable Car

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Tbilisi Public Transport and Cable Car

There are several types of public transport available in Tbilisi, including:

  • Metro: The Tbilisi Metro is the fastest and most efficient way to get around the city. It has two lines (red and green) and covers most of the city’s main attractions and neighborhoods.
  • Bus: Tbilisi has an extensive bus network that covers most parts of the city. Buses are generally cheaper than the metro, but they can be slower and more crowded.
  • Minibus (marshrutka): Marshrutkas are small minibusses that run on fixed routes throughout the city. They are a popular and affordable way to get around Tbilisi, but they can be crowded and uncomfortable.
  • Taxis: Taxis are widely available in Tbilisi and are a convenient way to get around. However, make sure to agree on a price with the driver before getting in the car or use taxi application which is way easier and cheaper.


The buses travel around the entire city and cost 1 GEL (30-35 cents). You can buy a ticket at the ticket machine in the bus, the ticket machine doesn’t give change so the fare should be paid exactly.  Also you can pay by Travel Card which could save you money and time.

Passengers will be able to choose the plan they want from the payment system.


  • 3 GEL – Card holders will be able to travel by any type of public transport throughout the day.
  • 20 GEL – Card holders will be able to travel by any type of public transport  throughout the week.
  • 40 GEL – which will enable passengers to travel by any type of public transport during the whole month.
  • An unlimited three-month card will cost 100 GEL.
  • An unlimited sixth-month card will cost 150 GEL.
  • An unlimited one-year card will cost 250 GEL

For a one-time trip, a passenger will have to pay 1 GEL, with which they can use bus, minibus, subway or the any cable car/ropeway for 90 minutes.

Buses run at fixed times from 7am till 12pm. Early in the morning and in the evening they run infrequently. Buses stop at specified bus stops. To find the routes you can use Google Map



Tbilisi Underground, called the Metro for “Metropolitan”, has two lines and 23 stations. It operates from 6:00 AM to 12:00 M. Metro stations are identified by the red (M) sign.

Where is it possible to purchase “Travel Card”, fill balance and check left-over?

Purchase of “Travel Card” card is possible to any payment office of metro stations and Rike-Narikala wire rope. Cost of card is 2 Lari. Card is not personal; accordingly, no document to be submitted is required to take card. Deposit of amount on card is possible:

  • in any metro station
  • Both stations of Rike-Narikala Cable Car
  • Express payment machines of “Bank of Georgia” and service-centers

Sight of left-over on card is possible in metro stations by crossing automatic control unit, on bus ticket and in payment offices of stations (both metro and Cable car).

However, there is no 90-minute transfer period on the new card, and unlike the old MetroMoney card, you can’t use the same Travel Card for more than one passenger. If you try to tap twice in quick succession, it will reject the card – you need a 15-minute interval in between taps. Therefore, each person needs to buy their own card.

Tbilisi Public Transport and Cable Car


if you’d like to travel by minibuses you can catch it basically at any bus stops, the minibuses as buses have fixed stops. The passenger may ask the driver to stop mini bus at the bus stations. Minibuses usually cost 1 Lari (35 cents). They run from 7am to 12AM.



Tbilisi Public Transport and Cable Car

Regular buses stop at the bus station in front of the Arrival hall, Municipality Bus #337 (previously the 37) (BLUE COLOR) serves and transfers passengers from Tbilisi International Airport  to the Freedom Square and after Station Square. It’s a cheapest transportation and one way cost 1 GEL. Bus doesn’t provide door to door delivery service. However after using that bus you can get to the city center and then change to another public bus and reach any desirable destination. Working hours – from 07:00 to 23:00


Taxi service at Tbilisi International Airport is available outside the terminal, just at the curbside of the Arrival Hall and provides 24 hour service to the passengers. The journey time to the city center takes 20-30 minutes dependent on traffic. Taxi fee is 35-40 GEL from the airport to the city center.

For more information about City Taxi or about Online Taxi App you can find HERE


Tariff for travelling by ropeway of Rike-Narikala
Cost of travelling in one direction is 2.5 Lari. Travelling by ropeway is possible only under usage of “Travel Card“. If you haven’t a card you are able to purchase it in payment offices of wire rope. Cost of card is 2 Lari.

Tbilisi Public Transport and Cable Car


The ride up Mt Mtatsminda on the recently reconstructed Funicular is spectacular, as are the views from the top – and the Funicular Complex restaurant building has a couple of great places to eat or drink. There is a big amusement park for kids and adults, bars, cafes, night club, TV tower and spectacular views over the Tbilisi from 710 meter high mountain.
To ride the funicular you need a 2 GEL plastic card (sold at the ticket office). On the card you need to add credit for your rides (and any rides in the Mtatsminda amusement park). The funicular cliff train price is 8 GEL from 09:00 till midnight.

Tbilisi Public Transport and Cable Car