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Tbilisi International Airport (TBS) to Batumi

Batumi is a popular destination. This city is famous for its beautiful beaches and modern buildings. Guests can explore the Batumi Botanical Garden, stroll along Batumi Boulevard, or enjoy divine local cuisine in countless restaurants and cafes. The city’s welcoming atmosphere and scenic beauty make it an attractive destination for travellers seeking a unique blend of culture, nature and relaxation. If you’re arriving at Tbilisi Airport and need to get to Batumi city, you have three primary transportation options to choose from: taxi or private transfer, train or shared shuttle bus.

A local taxi from Tbilisi Airport to Batumi will charge around €145 (GEL 407.16) during the day and around €170 (GEL 477.36) during nighttime. The journey by car takes approximately 5 hours, making it a relatively quick way to cover the 360 km distance from Tbilisi Airport to Batumi. If you prefer a more budget-friendly option and have time to spare, you can take the train instead. The total cost of a train trip is €13.36 (GEL 37.51) per passenger and the trip duration is closer to 6 hours and 45 minutes. As for a shared shuttle, the trip costs €14.88 (GEL 41.78) per traveller and it takes around 8 hours to complete.

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Comparison of the options

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Taxi €145 300min 24/7
Train €26.72 405min 08:00–00:35
Shared shuttle €29.76 480min 07:15–00:00

How to get from Tbilisi Airport to Batumi by taxi

To get from Tbilisi Airport to Batumi by taxi, you can arrange a taxi service at the airport’s designated taxi stand or you can pre-book your private personalised transfer ahead of time. The distance between Tbilisi Airport and Batumi is approximately 360 km and the taxi ride usually takes around 5 hours, depending on traffic and road conditions.

Taxi fare from Tbilisi Airport to Batumi

Taking a taxi from Tbilisi Airport to Batumi costs around €145 (GEL 407.16). Keep in mind that the price will be closer to €170 (GEL 477.36) for rush-hour nighttime trips.


From €145

Trip Duration

5 Hr.

Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Value for Money

Although cabs are available 24/7 at Tbilisi Airport, on-demand taxis won't always agree to cover this route due to the long distance. Booking in advance is recommended to avoid issues.

Where do I get a taxi from?

Taxi ranks are located outside both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 at Tbilisi Airport. Follow the signs leading you to the Exit and you’ll see the designated taxi stands right in front of you as you leave the terminal building.


Travelling by taxi from Tbilisi Airport to Batumi is the most comfortable option, offering privacy and peace of mind. However, it is better to book a private ride in advance because local taxis may not agree to cover the 360 km route from Tbilisi Airport to Batumi without notice.

Editor’s Note

Taxis in Georgia often prefer cash payments. While some drivers may be able to accept card payments, it's a good idea to have local currency (Georgian Lari) on hand to pay for your fare. If you cannot pay in cash, it’s best to check with your driver in advance if they have a working card machine, or pre-book and pre-pay for your ride online.

Useful Tips

Request a receipt from the taxi driver at the end of your journey. This can be useful for tracking expenses or in case you leave anything behind and need to contact the driver/company.
Tipping taxi drivers isn’t normally expected in and around Tbilisi, however, due to the length of this trip, rounding up the fare or adding a 10% tip would be appreciated.
Ask your driver if a taximeter will be in use for the duration of your trip or if they’re happy to agree on a set fare. Getting a quote/price estimate upfront is recommended.

How to get from Tbilisi Airport to Batumi by train

To ensure a smooth train journey, it’s essential to purchase your train tickets online in advance as securing a ticket on the spot is often very challenging. To get from Tbilisi Airport to Batumi by train, firstly you need to go to the train station. To reach Station Square you’ll need to board bus N337 which will take you to the Georgian Railway in about 45 minutes. Upon your arrival at the train station, see your ticket to identify the designated train carriage. Approach the assigned carriage, present your ticket to the conductor, and they will assist you in finding your seat.

What is the cost of the train from Tbilisi Airport to Batumi?

The cheapest one-way fare you can pay from Tbilisi Airport to Batumi usually is €13.36 (GEL 37.51) – including the €0.36 (GEL 1) N337 bus fare. The train has a Business class which would cost you closer to €45.36 (GEL 127.37) and a more comfortable carriage (1st class) which would bring your total fare to €27.36 (GEL 76.83) per traveller.


From €13.36

Trip Duration

6 Hr. 45 Min.

Bus N337 runs daily every 15-20 minutes. Trains from Tbilisi to Batumi typically run four times a day, and the waiting time between departures may range from 2 to 7 hours. The first departure is at 08:00, followed by one at 10:25, then another at 17:05, and finally, the last one departs at 00:35.

Value for Money

Bus N337 runs daily from 07:00 until 23:00. The train is available between 08:00-00:35 daily.

Where do I get a train from?

There is a bus stop in front of the Tbilisi Airport Terminal 1 exit. The bus N337 goes directly to the train station (Georgian Railway) in around 45 minutes, where you’ll catch your connection.


Taking a train from Tbilisi Airport to Batumi is a good choice if you have time to spare and are travelling on a budget. However, you should buy a train ticket in advance because seats are often limited. If you’re travelling with toddlers and/or multiple luggage items, a taxi or private transfer might be a more suitable choice for your comfort and safety.

Editor’s Note

Although a more affordable solution than a cab, travelling by bus and then catching a train connection adds significant time and effort to your journey. To avoid delays and the stress of having to follow bus and train schedules after a tiring flight, a taxi may be worth it despite its higher price-tag.

Useful Tips

Speak to the conductor so that they can confirm your allocated seat number and the appropriate carriage.
Travel for kids under 11 years old is free.
The train offers a limited amount of luggage storage space; it is recommended to board 30 minutes before the scheduled departure to secure a spot for your baggage.
Make sure to purchase your ticket in advance as buying one on the spot can be quite challenging. Seats tend to sell out rapidly.

How to get from Tbilisi (TBS) Airport to Batumi by shared shuttle

To go from TBS Airport to Batumi by shared shuttle, you need to use public transport to reach the Didube stop. As soon as you exit the airport’s Terminal 1 you’ll see the airport bus stop. You’ll take bus N337 all the way to Station Square, for about 45 minutes. Once you arrive at Station Square, you’ll change to bus N385 – no walking required, as it departs from the same stop, which goes directly to Didube; Once you’ve reached Didube, 15 minutes later you can board the shared shuttle bus.

Upon your arrival, locate the corresponding signage on the shared shuttle, “Batumi” (“ბათუმი”), and make your payment directly to the driver. Instead of a numbered system, the shared shuttles are identified by the name of their final destination, such as Batumi, Kazbegi or Chakvi. Drivers generally allow more or less 10 minutes for the vehicle to fill up with passengers before departing. 

Cost of the shared shuttle from Tbilisi Airport to Batumi

Taking this journey option will cost €14.88 (GEL 41.78) per person – including the price of the public buses N337 and N385, which cost €0.36(1 GEL) each. The shared shuttle bus itself costs €14.16 (GEL 39.76) per person.



Trip Duration

8 Hr.

Shuttles operate on an hourly schedule. The driver waits around 10 minutes to allow passengers to board and fill all the available seats.

Value for money

Buses N337 and N385 run daily every 15-20 minutes from 07:00 until 23:00. The shared shuttle is available hourly, between 07:15-00:00 on a daily basis.

Where do I get a shared shuttle from?

As soon as you exit airport Terminal 1, you’ll see the N337 bus stop. Once you’re at Station Square, from the same stop you’ll take the N385 bus to Didube where you’ll find the shuttle bus service.


Travelling by shared shuttle bus from Tbilisi Airport to Batumi is quite budget-friendly, although the total trip duration is significantly long. Moreover, to add to the inconvenience, you have the two transfers to take into account, so this option is only recommended for seasoned travellers who have plenty of time and generally enjoy being on the go!

Editor’s Note

Although the combined bus trip is a very affordable option to get from Tbilisi Airport to Batumi, it's essential to consider the potential challenges, delays and extended travelling duration - especially if you're travelling in a group or with children.

Useful Tips

Luggage storage is limited on all buses, and even more so on crowded services. Keep your belongings close-by, and avoid travelling with bulky or multiple luggage items if you opt for this transport option.
You must pay the driver in cash as you board the service, in the local currency of Georgian Lari (GEL). Advance bookings and payments by card are not possible.
The journey from Tbilisi to Batumi by shared shuttle can be long and tiresome, so be prepared for extended travel time. Bring along entertainment, water, snacks, and other essentials to make the trip more enjoyable.

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Frequently asked questions

How can I get from Tbilisi Airport to Batumi?

There are three transfer options if you wish to get from Tbilisi Airport to Batumi. A regular taxi from the rank will cost around €145 (GEL 407.16) during the day and €170 (GEL 477.36) at nighttime. However, due to the long distance, not all drivers will agree to cover that route, so it’s best to plan ahead and pre-book a private transfer to avoid last-minute surprises and delays. Alternatively, you can travel by train which would cost €13.36 (GEL 37.51) per person and take about 6 hours and 45 minutes. Lastly, a local shared shuttle service would set you back by €14.88 (GEL 41.78) for a significant 8-hour journey.

How far is it from Tbilisi Airport (TBS) to Batumi?

The distance from Tbilisi Airport to Batumi is approximately 360 km (224 mi) by road. It takes 5 hours by car or taxi, 6 hours and 45 minutes by train, and about 8 hours by shared shuttle bus.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Tbilisi Airport to Batumi?

The cost of a taxi from Tbilisi Airport to Batumi may vary depending on the time of the day. During the day, a cab would cost around €145 (GEL 407.16) and at night, it would cost closer to €170 (GEL 477.36) to complete that journey. Please, note that not all taxis will be willing to cover this distance, so for your convenience you can arrange a pickup ahead of time with Welcome Pickups, and have your driver meet you upon arrival and take you straight to your hotel or apartment in Batumi without any hassle.

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