New busses will connect Tbilisi’s airport to downtown

  • Starting tomorrow, 10 new blue buses will operate on route 37. Photo by Tbilisi City Hall., 1 Feb 2017 - 14:50, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia is introducing new buses to operate routes between the country’s central airport to downtown Tbilisi, Georgia’s capital.

Starting tomorrow, 10 new blue buses will operate on route 37, which will take passengers from Tbilisi Railway Station (Tbilisi Central) to Tbilisi Shota Rustaveli International Airport.

A public bus stop is located in front of the arrival hall at the ariport and provides passenger transportation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The one-way fee is 0.50 GEL.

Visitors of Georgia’s capital will soon be able to buy a Metromoney card on the premises of Tbilisi airport in order to more easily pay the transport fee. The Metromoney card is a universal means for payment in municipal transport (metro, bus) and for the Rike-Narikala cablecar.

Located 17 km southeast of the capital city, Tbilisi Airport is the main international airport in Georgia. Currently, the only public transportation options available to arriving passengers are buses, train, and taxis.

All new buses are adapted for people with disabilities. Photo by Tbilisi City Hall.

Developing and upgrading public transport in Tbilisi is one of the top priorities and challenges facing Tbilisi City Hall currently.

The first blue buses arrived in Georgia on October 6, 2016. Since then, 10 new buses have been circulating on route 61, which travels through Tbilisi’s two central streets – Rustaveli Ave and Chavchavadze Ave.

This year new buses were put into operation on route 51 and started to connect the distance districts of Tbilisi - Gldani to Baghebi through Dighomi, Didube, Saburtalo and Vake districts.

As of today Tbilisi will gain 25 new buses – all of them more environmentally-friendly than the current yellow ones as they run on compressed natural gas (CNG).

Furthermore, new buses are able to lower so as to allow people with wheelchairs and other disabilities to use the service.

A leading international provider of commercial vehicles, Man Truck, provides new buses for Tbilisi. The agreement signed last year between Man Truck and Bus AG Company and said 143 new buses would be added to the Tbilisi public transport service by April 2017.

Currently there are 522 buses operating in Tbilisi.