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There are 3 ways to get from Istanbul to Tbilisi by plane, night bus, bus or car

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Fly  •  3h 51m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Tbilisi (TBS) IST - TBS

$113 - $477

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Night bus, bus  •  24h

  1. Take the night bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Batumi
  2. Take the bus from Batumi to Tbilisi

$37 - $42

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Drive  •  21h 38m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Tbilisi Didube 1621.5 km

$200 - $310

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Tbilisi is to night bus and bus which costs 260 ₺ - 300 ₺ and takes 24h.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Tbilisi is to fly which costs 750 ₺ - 3.400 ₺ and takes 3h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Tbilisi. However, there are services departing from Istanbul - Aksaray and arriving at Tbilisi via Batumi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h.

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The distance between Istanbul and Tbilisi is 1323 km. The road distance is 1621.5 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Tbilisi without a car is to night bus and bus which takes 24h and costs 260 ₺ - 300 ₺.

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It takes approximately 3h 51m to get from Istanbul to Tbilisi, including transfers.

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Istanbul to Tbilisi bus services, operated by Luks Istanbul, depart from Istanbul - Aksaray station.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Tbilisi Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 20m.

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Istanbul to Tbilisi bus services, operated by Metro Georgia, arrive at Tbilisi station.

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Tbilisi is 1h ahead of Istanbul. It is currently 4:02 AM in Istanbul and 5:02 AM in Tbilisi.

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  • Distance: 1323.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 51m

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

Turkish Airlines flies from Istanbul to Tbilisi 5 times a day.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Tbilisi
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $260
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Tbilisi via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $260
Bus operators
Luks Istanbul
Phone
+90544 210 2535
Website
luksistanbul.com
Night bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Batumi
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
luksistanbul.com
Gursoylar
Phone
+908503056161
Website
gursoylarturizm.com
Night bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Batumi
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$33
Schedules at
gursoylarturizm.com
Metro Georgia
Phone
0 422 24 22 44
Website
geometro.ge
Bus from Batumi to Tbilisi
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metrogeorgia.ge
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metrogeorgia.ge

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Tbilisi is 1622 km. It takes approximately 21h 38m to drive from Istanbul to Tbilisi.

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Turkish Airlines offers flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Tbilisi Airport.

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There are 1602+ hotels available in Tbilisi. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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

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