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There are 6 ways to get from Athens to Tbilisi by plane, bus, train, car ferry or car

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Fly  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Tbilisi (TBS) ATH - TBS

$91 - $341

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Bus  •  44 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Istanbul Otogar
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul to Ankara
  3. Take the bus from Ankara to Tbilisi

$39 - $84

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Train, bus  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Alexandroupoli Port
  3. Take the bus from Dedeagac to Istanbul Otogari
  4. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Tuzluca
  5. Take the train from Kharakert to Tbilisi 202 / ...

$91 - $141

Car ferry, bus  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Mytilene
  2. Take the car ferry from Mitilini to Ayvalık
  3. Take the bus from Ayvalik to Izmir
  4. Take the bus from Izmir to Tbilisi

$91 - $203

Bus, car ferry, train  •  3 days 14 h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Varna
  2. Take the car ferry from Varna to P’ot’i
  3. Take the train from Poti to Tbilisi

$264 - $278

Drive  •  33 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Tbilisi 1707.7 miles

$410 - $600

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Tbilisi is to bus which costs 30€ - 75€ and takes 44 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Tbilisi is to fly which costs 75€ - 300€ and takes 6 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Tbilisi. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Tbilisi via Istanbul and Ankara. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 44 h 25 min.

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The distance between Athens and Tbilisi is 1842 km. The road distance is 2732.3 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Tbilisi without a car is to bus which takes 44 h 25 min and costs 30€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 9 min to get from Athens to Tbilisi, including transfers.

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Athens to Tbilisi bus services, operated by Kamil Koc, depart from Athens station.

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The best way to get from Athens to Tbilisi is to fly which takes 6 h 9 min and costs 75€ - 300€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 75€ and takes 44 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Tbilisi Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 45 min.

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Athens to Tbilisi bus services, operated by MetroTurizm, arrive at Tbilisi station.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Tbilisi.
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  • Distance: 1151.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 9 min

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Tbilisi, Georgia?

Aegean Airlines and Turkish Airlines fly from Athens to Tbilisi twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Tbilisi via Istanbul and Ankara in around 44 h 25 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Tbilisi via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Tbilisi
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $900
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Train from Thessaloniki to Alexandroupoli Port
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$24 - $35
First Class
$30 - $40
South Caucasus Railway
Website
ukzhd.am
Train from Kharakert to Tbilisi
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $28
Schedules at
ukzhd.am
Reserved seats car
$14 - $16
Extra Comfort Compartment
$26 - $28
Compartment car
$21 - $23
Sleeping car
$37 - $40
Georgian Railway
Phone
+995 32 2199010
Website
railway.ge
Train from Poti to Tbilisi
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
railway.ge
Book at
tickets.railway.ge
2 Class
$7
1 Class
$12
Bus operators
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Athens to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Ankara
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Ayvalık to Izmir
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Pamukkale
Phone
0 850 333 35 35
Email
info@pamukkale.com.tr
Website
pamukkale.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to ASTI Ankara Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Schedules at
pamukkale.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Ankara
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Ankara to Tbilisi
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Dedeagac to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Tuzluca
Ave. Duration
18 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Ayvalik to Izmir
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Izmir to Tbilisi
Ave. Duration
29 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Athens to Varna
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$105 - $115
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Ferry operators
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Car ferry from Piraeus to Mytilene
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$50 - $130
Business
$130
2 bed outside Cabin
$88
4 bed outside Cabin
$82
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Piraeus to Mytilene
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Schedules at
bluestarferries.com
CABIN A2 outside
$80 - $110
CABIN A3 outside
$75 - $85
CABIN A4 outside
$75 - $85
Economy
$45 - $60
Jale Tour
Phone
+90266 331 31 70
Email
info@jaletur.com
Website
jaletour.com
Car ferry from Mitilini to Ayvalık
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Schedules at
jaletour.com
Ferrysped
Car ferry from Varna to P’ot’i
Ave. Duration
2 days 6 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$150
Schedules at
navbul.com

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Tbilisi is 2 h ahead of Athens. It is currently 8:16 AM in Athens and 10:16 AM in Tbilisi.

Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Tbilisi is 2732 km. It takes approximately 33 h 26 min to drive from Athens to Tbilisi.

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Aegean Airlines and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Tbilisi Airport.

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There are 6545+ hotels available in Tbilisi. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Athens to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs 9€.

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