Car Rental Guide Tbilisi

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 If you are planning to rent a car in Tbilisi, especially if you are doing this for the first time, you may need help. Therefore, we decided to give you some tips on what to look for and what to pay attention to during the whole process of travelling in Tbilisi.

 First of all, we recommend to plan a trip in advance. Make a plan (route) of the trip on the places of interest to you. If you already planned your trip it’s time to choose the transport. 

Public transport in Tbilisi

 If you are planning to use public transport services in Tbilisi, we recommend to purchase a Metro Money card.

 Metro Money is a universal card for paying in public transport. The cost of the card is 2 GEL. You can buy a Metro Money card at the ticket office of any metro station. You can add money on your Metro Money card at any metro station.

 Public transport in Tbilisi, Georgia is the following: the metro, taxi, bus, and also minibus - the so-called "marshrutka". 

City bus

 The schedule of buses displays on the special screens of the bus stations every minute from 7am to 12pm. Early in the morning and late at night, buses run comparably less often. Buses stop only at bus stations.



There are two lines and 21 stations in the Tbilisi metro. The metro operates from 6 to 24 hours. The fare is possible only with the Metro Money card.


Mini bus

 Moving around the city is very convenient on a fixed-route bus, known as "marshrutka". You can stop the minibus anywhere, just find the number you need and raise your hand on the sidewalk. Marshrutkas are having no bus stops, so it’s pretty convenient. You can ask the driver to drop you anywhere you want. Minibuses operate from 7am to 12pm. 


 Taxi services are one of the fastest ways to get to your destination. You can find a taxi almost anywhere in Tbilisi. Rates are quite acceptable but anyway, we recommend to negotiate the fare before you get into the car. And feel free to bargain, that’s okay in Tbilisi.

 You can choose any of this public transport options to travel in Tbilisi, but actually there is another solution on how to make your trip much more comfortable and convenient. Yes, it is renting a car. 

 In Tbilisi, there are several rental companies with different rates and offers. TravelCar rent a car offers new and fully insured cars at reasonable prices, as well as a wide range of flexible services, which will definitely MAKE YOUR JOURNEY BETTER. 

 Here we present some tips on car rental in Tbilisi.

Tips for car booking on the tourist portals

 Remember that tourist portals are very different from each other and the same information can be shown in different places. Carefully read all the information in order to avoid undesirable additional fees. 

 There is no need to rent a car with all-wheel drive, if you are not going to visit hard-to-reach mountainous areas. A small compact car is much cheaper, and fuel consumption is incomparably smaller.

 Book your car in advance, especially if you are renting in the summer "high" season, when the demand for rental is huge and sometimes there may be no free cars.        
 Carefully read the contract for car rental - some companies set restrictions on mileage or the regions. Pay attention to the terms of insurance and hidden payments. And try to learn more about the driving style of local drivers to know what to expect on the roads of Tbilisi. 

 The total cost of renting a car is determined by a set of factors:

  • What are you renting
  • Where are you renting
  • For how long are you renting

These three key issues are in the first place when booking the car, any rental company or booking system will ask you these questions in order to offer you suitable options. As soon as you get the answers to these questions, you can be sure that you have chosen the car you need. 
 After choosing the car there are some things you need to check:


  • the availability of air conditioning
  • the type of fuel (for example, diesel)
  • Insurance policy
  • the availability of special equipment (for example, navigation system)

 Note that mini cars - the cheapest ones can be too small and unsuitable for a family or for more than 4 adults. Think again, it may be worth to pay a little more and to get more comfort.

 We hope that our tips on travelling in Tbilisi were really helpful for you, we wish you a safe trip and an unforgettable journey!