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There are 5 ways to get from Kutaisi to Baku by bus, train, car or plane

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Minibus, train  •  18h

  1. Take the Minibus from Kutaisi to Tbilisi Didube
  2. Take the train from Tbilisi station to Keshlya 37

$11 - $25

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Train  •  19h 10m

  1. Take the train from Kutaisi I to Tbilisi 17
  2. Take the train from Tbilisi station to Baku 37

$10 - $28

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Drive  •  10h 6m

  1. Drive from Kutaisi to Baku 497.4 miles

$60 - $95

Minibus to Tbilisi, fly  •  8h 50m

  1. Take the Minibus from Kutaisi to Tbilisi Didube
  2. Fly from Tbilisi (TBS) to Baku Heydar Aliyev (GYD) TBS - GYD

$57 - $167

Bus to Mineralnye Vody, fly  •  15h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Kutaisi to Mineralnye Vody
  2. Fly from Mineralnye Vody (MRV) to Baku Heydar Aliyev (GYD) MRV - GYD

$96 - $190

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kutaisi to Baku is to Minibus and train which costs $11 - $26 and takes 18h.

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The quickest way to get from Kutaisi to Baku is to Minibus and fly which costs $55 - $170 and takes 8h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Kutaisi to Baku. However, there are services departing from Kutaisi I and arriving at Baku via Tbilisi station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 10m.

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The distance between Kutaisi and Baku is 636 km. The road distance is 795.8 km.

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The best way to get from Kutaisi to Baku without a car is to Minibus and train which takes 18h and costs $11 - $26.

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It takes approximately 18h to get from Kutaisi to Baku, including transfers.

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Kutaisi to Baku train services, operated by Georgian Railway, depart from Kutaisi I station.

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The quickest flight from Tbilisi Airport to Baku Heydar Aliyev Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Kutaisi to Baku train services, operated by Azerbaijan Railways (ADDY), arrive at Baku station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kutaisi to Baku is 796 km. It takes approximately 10h 6m to drive from Kutaisi to Baku.

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Map of how to get from Kutaisi to Baku.
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  • Distance: 397.8 miles
  • Duration: 18h

What companies run services between Kutaisi, Georgia and Baku, Azerbaijan?

You can take a train from Kutaisi to Baku via Tbilisi and Tbilisi station in around 19h 10m.

Airlines
Azerbaijan Airlines
Website
azal.az
Flights from Tbilisi to Baku Heydar Aliyev
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $170
Flights from Mineralnye Vody to Baku Heydar Aliyev
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Gulf Air Bahrain
Website
gulfair.com
Flights from Tbilisi to Baku Heydar Aliyev
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Train operators
Azerbaijan Railways (ADDY)
Website
ady.az
Train from Tbilisi station to Keshlya
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $20
Schedules at
ticket.ady.az
3rd class (platzkart)
$6 - $14
2nd class (coupe)
$8 - $20
1st class
$35
Train from Tbilisi station to Baku
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $20
Schedules at
ticket.ady.az
3rd class (platzkart)
$6 - $14
2nd class (coupe)
$8 - $20
1st class
$35
Georgian Railway
Bus operators
Minibus
Bus from Kutaisi to Tbilisi Didube
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
MiminoTrans Ge
Bus from Kutaisi to Mineralnye Vody
Ave. Duration
11h 38m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
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Azerbaijan Airlines and Gulf Air Bahrain offer flights from Tbilisi Airport to Baku Heydar Aliyev Airport.

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