|Airport of arrival:||Tbilisi International Airport|
|Flight time from Istanbul to Tbilisi:||2 hours 20 minutes|
Georgia 's capital, Tbilisi is also the country' s capital of economy, culture, art, and history. The meaning of the name was warm and it was named because of the sulfuric hot springs in the region. The city, which dates back to the Bronze Age, is home to many civilizations and empires as it is an important transit point on the Silk Road. Many different ethnic groups have lived together throughout history in Tbilisi, founded on the Kura River. Therefore, it has a very rich culture. Tbilisi welcomes tourists from different parts of the world throughout the year and it is very easy to find flight tickets at affordable prices to the city.
Tbilisi is one of the most important cultural capitals of the Black Sea region and there are many direct flights to Tbilisi departing from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport which is connected through various domestic flights to different cities within Turkey and different cities all over the world. You can book your ticket in advance plan a holiday and find cheap flights from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Shota Rustaveli Tbilisi International Airport.
You can book your ticket in advance to benefit from seasonal promotions offered by Pegasus Airlines.
About the Airport
Pegasus Airlines offers frequent flights to Shota Rustaveli Tbilisi International Airport which is known to be the largest airport and the main international airport in the country. It is located is 17 km southeast of the city center.
Shota Rustavelli Tbilisi International Airport
Constructed in 1952, Tbilisi Airport has been one of the major airports of the Soviet Union for many years. It is the busiest airport in the country as the main international airport. The airport, which has an annual capacity of 4 million passengers, has two terminals in total. There are many markets, restaurants, cafes, tourist offices and facilities to meet the needs of passengers.
Transport from Shota Rustavelli Tbilisi International Airport to the City Center
You can go to the city center from the airport by bus, train or taxi.
Buses operate between the airport and the city center 24/7. Buses you can find at the stop at the exit of the arriving passenger hall go to the city center via Route 37. You can go to the city center by bus in about half an hour depending on the traffic situation. Bus fares are 0.5 GEL (2019).
The train is the fastest way to get to the city center from the airport. The train is 70 meters from the airport and operates between 08:30 and 05:40 in the evening. The train ticket costs 0.50 GEL and you can reach the city center in about 40 minutes (2019).
At the airport, you can find a taxi at any time of the day. Depending on the traffic situation, it reaches the city center in about 20 to 30 minutes. Taxi fare varies from GEL 30 to GEL 50 depending on the distance you travel.
If you would like to find a more comfortable and faster option, you can book a taxi or consider car rental services offered by Pegasus Airlines.
In Tbilisi, city transportation is provided by metro, buses, minibusses, and taxis.
The fastest and cheapest one is the metro. With two lines in total and 21 stops, the metro provides quick access to many points of the city. You can buy the tickets from the sales points in the metro stations. Ticket fares are 40 tetri and the metro runs from 6 am to midnight (2019).
Buses are the most convenient means of public transportation after the metro. You can go to many points in the city where the metro does not go by bus. You can get bus tickets or public transport cards from the machines on the buses.
There are also minibusses serving on different routes in the city. Minibusses are the most convenient way of transportation if you need to travel a short distance. It costs 50 tetri and leaves you anywhere on the route.
Taxis can be found at any time of day in the city center and the taxi price is 3 GEL and costs 0.70 GEL per kilometer (2019)
Tbilisi is still an important city of commerce, economy, and tourism. For this reason, there are many accommodation options in the city at affordable prices. The Old Tbilisi area is the ideal place to stay because of its proximity to the city center's tourist attractions. Mtatsminda and Chugureti are also available at reasonable prices. Avlabari and Saburtalo are a bit far from the city center, but they offer affordable accommodation. You can find a hotel in Tbilisi at a very cheap price with your reservation months ago.
With Pegasus Airlines you can browse the available accommodation options and book your hotel in Tbilisi at affordable prices months in advance.
Tbilisi has developed a rich culinary culture throughout its history. Imeruli Khachapuri, Khinkali, Mtsvadi, Ojakhuri, Ostri are among the famous local delicacies in Tbilisi where you can find the most delicious dishes of Georgian cuisine, where the pastry and cheese are mostly used.
You can have a look at What to Eat in Tbilisi page for more suggestions about all the local delicacies.
We have compiled some information you need to know to make your trip to Tbilisi more enjoyable and comfortable:
You can apply for a Georgia visa online. As a result of e-visa services, it is sufficient to take the document with you with your passport to enter the country. Georgia travel visa is issued between 30 and 90 days. Also, many countries can enter Georgia with their electronic identities. You can visit this website to see if your country is on this list and to get more detailed information about the Georgia visa.
There are many beautiful places located within a short distance from Tbilisi.
- Vladikavkaz, Russia (147 km)
- Yerevan, Armenia (173 km)
- Ganja, Azerbaijan (174 km)
- Grozny, Russia (192 km)
Tbilisi has a humid and semi-tropical climate. In Tbilisi, which has warmer weather than other cities in Georgia, the average annual temperature is 12 degrees. Winter is cold and summer is hot.
- Country Code: +995
- Tbilisi Area Code: 32
- Airport Contact: +995 32 231 04 21
- English Language Emergency Line: 112
- Airport Shuttle Service: +995 322 052100
Places to see
Tbilisi, which has been an important trade stop throughout its history, is a city rich in historical heritage with buildings and monuments of different civilizations. Surrounded by the lush nature of the Black Sea region, the city is also famous for its sulfur spas. There are many historical buildings to visit in Tbilisi. Among these are the Sameba Cathedral, Cvari Monastery, Svetitshoveli Cathedral, and Narikala. In the old city of Tbilisi, you can see the historical life and cultural texture of the city closely and shop. Freedom Square is also an important square in the history of Tbilisi.
To learn more about Tbilisi, you can have a look at Tbilisi Travel Guide page that Pegasus Airlines prepared for you.