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There are 7 ways to get from Istanbul to Kutaisi by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly Istanbul to Batumi, train  •  8h 8m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Batumi (BUS) IST - BUS
  2. Take the train from Batumi to Kutaisi I

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Night bus, Minibus  •  22h

  1. Take the night bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Batumi
  2. Take the Minibus from Batumi to Kutaisi Bus station

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Fly Istanbul to Tbilisi, Minibus  •  8h 20m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Tbilisi (TBS) IST - TBS
  2. Take the Minibus from Tbilisi Didube to Kutaisi

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Tbilisi, Minibus  •  11h 30m

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Tbilisi (TBS) SAW - TBS
  2. Take the Minibus from Tbilisi Didube to Kutaisi

Bus, train  •  27h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Hopa
  2. Take the train from Batumi to Kutaisi I Batumi

Train, bus  •  40h 7m

  1. Take the train from Istanbul Pendik to Ankara Yht
  2. Take the train from Ankara to Palandöken
  3. Take the bus from Erzurum Otogar to Borçka
  4. Take the train from Batumi to Kutaisi I

Drive  •  18h 56m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Kutaisi 1403.3 km

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Istanbul to Kutaisi is to night bus and Minibus, which costs 294 ₺ and takes 22h.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Kutaisi is to fly and train which costs 1.700 ₺ - 7.000 ₺ and takes 8h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Kutaisi station. However, there are services departing from Istanbul - Aksaray and arriving at Kutaisi Bus station via Batumi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h.

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The distance between Istanbul and Kutaisi is 1149 km. The road distance is 1403.3 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Kutaisi without a car is to bus and train which takes 27h 58m and costs 430 ₺ - 700 ₺.

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It takes approximately 8h 8m to get from Istanbul to Kutaisi, including transfers.

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Istanbul to Kutaisi bus services, operated by Gursoylar, depart from Istanbul - Aksaray station.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Batumi Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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Istanbul to Kutaisi bus services, operated by Georgia Minibuses, arrive at Kutaisi Bus station.

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Kutaisi is 1h ahead of Istanbul. It is currently 2:46 PM in Istanbul and 3:46 PM in Kutaisi.

Map of how to get from Istanbul to Kutaisi.
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  • Distance: 1149.4 km
  • Duration: 8h 8m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Kutaisi, Georgia?

There is no direct connection from Istanbul to Kutaisi. However, you can take the taxi to Istanbul airport, fly to Batumi, take the walk to Batumi Airport, take the line 10 Minibus to Batumi Central, take the walk to Batumi, then take the train to Kutaisi. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Istanbul airport, fly to Tbilisi, take the walk to Tbilisi Airport, take the line 37 bus to Metro station 300 aragveli, take the walk to 300 Aragveli, take the subway to Didube, take the walk to Tbilisi Didube, then take the Minibus to Kutaisi.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Batumi
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Istanbul to Tbilisi
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Tbilisi
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Tbilisi
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Azerbaijan Airlines
Website
azal.az
Flights from Istanbul to Tbilisi via Baku Heydar Aliyev
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Train operators
Bus operators
Georgia Minibuses
Bus from Tbilisi Didube to Kutaisi
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
tbilisitrip.com
Bus from Batumi to Kutaisi Bus station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
kakdobratsa.ru
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Hopa
Ave. Duration
19h 39m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
MetroTurizm
Yesil Artvin Ekspres
Phone
(0466)2126161
Email
bilgi@yesilartvinekspres.com.tr
Website
yesilartvinekspres.com.tr
Bus from Erzurum Otogar to Borçka
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
yesilartvinekspres.com.tr
Gursoylar
Phone
+908503056161
Website
gursoylarturizm.com
Night bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Batumi
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
gursoylarturizm.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Kutaisi is 1403 km. It takes approximately 18h 56m to drive from Istanbul to Kutaisi.

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Turkish Airlines offers flights from Istanbul Airport to Batumi Airport.

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There are 35+ hotels available in Kutaisi. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs 150 ₺ - 190 ₺.

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