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There are 5 ways to get from Istanbul to Mtskheta by plane, subway, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly, subway, Minibus

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Tbilisi (TBS)
  2. Take the subway from 300 Aragveli to Didube
  3. Take the Minibus from Tbilisi Didube to Mtskheta

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Night bus, bus, train

  1. Take the night bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Batumi
  2. Take the bus from Batumi to Khashuri
  3. Take the train from Khashuri to Mtskheta

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Borçka
  2. Take the train from Batumi to Tbilisi

Night bus, Minibus

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Mtskheta

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some border closures are in place for Georgia due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Most travel to this country is restricted.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Georgia

Some domestic travel restrictions began to ease in Georgia from June 15.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Georgia

Limited international flights leaving Turkey began to resume from August 1.

Last updated: May 19 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Mtskheta is to night bus and Minibus which costs 406 ₺ and takes 27h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Mtskheta is to fly and subway and Minibus which costs 2.100 ₺ - 8.000 ₺ and takes 4h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Mtskheta. However, there are services departing from Istanbul - Aksaray and arriving at Mtskheta via Batumi, Kutaisi Bus station and Tbilisi Didube. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 25m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Mtskheta is 1316 km. The road distance is 1608.7 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Mtskheta without a car is to night bus and bus and train which takes 26h 28m and costs 400 ₺ - 470 ₺.

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It takes approximately 4h 49m to get from Istanbul to Mtskheta, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Tbilisi Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 15m.

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Istanbul to Mtskheta bus services, operated by Georgia Minibuses, arrive at Tbilisi Didube station.

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Mtskheta is 1h ahead of Istanbul. It is currently 2:43 PM in Istanbul and 3:43 PM in Mtskheta.

Map of how to get from Istanbul to Mtskheta.
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  • Distance: 1316.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 49m

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

There is no direct connection from Istanbul to Mtskheta. However, 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 Mtskheta. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Istanbul to Mtskheta via Otogar, Istanbul Otogari, Borçka, Batumi, and Tbilisi in around 30h 17m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Tbilisi
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
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
Tbilisi Transport Company
Website
ttc.com.ge
Subway from 300 Aragveli to Didube
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
transferen.ttc.com.ge
Georgian Railway
Phone
+995 32 2199010
Website
railway.ge
Train from Batumi to Tbilisi
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $21
Website
http://www.railway.ge
Book at
http://tickets.railway.ge
1 Class
$21
2 Class
$9
Train from Khashuri to Mtskheta
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Website
http://www.railway.ge
Book at
http://tickets.railway.ge
Bus operators
Georgia Minibuses
Bus from Tbilisi Didube to Mtskheta
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
tbilisitrip.com
Bus from Batumi to Kutaisi Bus station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
kakdobratsa.ru
Bus from Kutaisi Bus station to Tbilisi Didube
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
tbilisitrip.com
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Borçka
Ave. Duration
20h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
MetroTurizm
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
Metro Georgia
Phone
0 422 24 22 44
Website
metrogeorgia.ge
Bus from Batumi to Khashuri
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
metrogeorgia.ge
Book at
metrogeorgia.ge

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Mtskheta is 1609 km. It takes approximately 21h 26m to drive from Istanbul to Mtskheta.

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Azerbaijan Airlines and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Tbilisi Airport.

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There are 438+ hotels available in Mtskheta. 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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