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There are 3 ways to get from Makhachkala to Tbilisi by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  23 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Mahachkala to Prohladnaia D
  2. Take the train from Prohladnaja to Beslan
  3. Take the bus from Vladikavkaz to Tbilisi

$39 - $57

Cheapest option

Train  •  24 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Mahachkala to Baku-Pass D
  2. Take the train from Baku to Tbilisi station 38

$15 - $38

1 alternative option

Drive  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Makhachkala to Tbilisi 303.6 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Makhachkala to Tbilisi is to train which costs RUB 1000 - RUB 2500 and takes 24 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Makhachkala to Tbilisi is to drive which costs RUB 2500 - RUB 3800 and takes 6 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Makhachkala to Tbilisi station. However, there are services departing from Mahachkala and arriving at Tbilisi station via Baku. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 59 min.

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The distance between Makhachkala and Tbilisi is 262 km. The road distance is 485.7 km.

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The best way to get from Makhachkala to Tbilisi without a car is to train and bus which takes 23 h 1 min and costs RUB 2500 - RUB 3800.

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It takes approximately 23 h 1 min to get from Makhachkala to Tbilisi, including transfers.

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Makhachkala to Tbilisi train services, operated by Russian Railways (RZhD), depart from Mahachkala station.

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Tbilisi is 1 h ahead of Makhachkala. It is currently 1:35 AM in Makhachkala and 2:35 AM in Tbilisi.

Makhachkala to Tbilisi train services, operated by Azerbaijan Railways (ADDY), arrive at Tbilisi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Makhachkala to Tbilisi is 486 km. It takes approximately 6 h 38 min to drive from Makhachkala to Tbilisi.

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  • Distance: 163.9 miles
  • Duration: 23 h 1 min

What companies run services between Makhachkala, Russia and Tbilisi, Georgia?

You can take a train from Makhachkala to Tbilisi via Baku-Pass and Baku in around 24 h 59 min.

Train operators
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Mahachkala to Prohladnaia
Ave. Duration
12 h 58 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $25
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Kupé)
$16 - $25
Train from Mahachkala to Baku-Pass
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Website
pass.rzd.ru
North Caucasus Transport
Website
skppk.ru
Train from Prohladnaja to Beslan
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
skppk.ru
Azerbaijan Railways (ADDY)
Website
ady.az
Train from Baku to Tbilisi station
Ave. Duration
12 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $20
Schedules at
ticket.ady.az
Book at
ticket.ady.az
3rd class (platzkart)
$6 - $14
2nd class (coupe)
$8 - $20
1st class
$35
Bus operators
MiminoTrans Ge
Bus from Vladikavkaz to Tbilisi
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $24
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
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