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There are 4 ways to get from Sukhumi to Kars by taxi, bus, train, car ferry or car

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Taxi, Minibus, bus  •  15 h 4 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sukhumi to Zugdidi
  2. Take the Minibus from Zugdidi to Poti
  3. Take the bus from Poti to Trabzon
  4. Take the bus from Trabzon to Kars

Cheapest option

Train, car ferry, bus  •  20 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Sukhumi to Adler
  2. Take the car ferry from Sochi to Trabzon
  3. Take the bus from Trabzon to Kars

$103 - $118

2 alternative options

Taxi, train  •  22 h 19 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sukhumi to Ingiri
  2. Take the train from Ingiri to Zestap'oni 869 / ...
  3. Take the train from Zestafoni to Bayandur 201
  4. Take the train from Akyaka to Kars

$115 - $172

Drive  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Sukhumi to Kars 300.6 miles

$60 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Sukhumi to Kars is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 7 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sukhumi to Kars is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 7 h 55 min.

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The distance between Sukhumi and Kars is 319 km. The road distance is 481 km.

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The best way to get from Sukhumi to Kars without a car is to taxi and Minibus and bus which takes 15 h 4 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 15 h 4 min to get from Sukhumi to Kars, including transfers.

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Kars is 1 h behind Sukhumi. It is currently 2:27 AM in Sukhumi and 1:27 AM in Kars.

Yes, the driving distance between Sukhumi to Kars is 481 km. It takes approximately 7 h 55 min to drive from Sukhumi to Kars.

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There are 11+ hotels available in Kars. Prices start at $20 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Sukhumi to Kars.
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  • Distance: 199.5 miles
  • Duration: 15 h 4 min

What companies run services between Sukhumi, Georgia and Kars, Turkey?

There is no direct connection from Sukhumi to Kars. However, you can take the taxi to Zugdidi, take the Minibus to Poti, take the bus to Trabzon, then take the bus to Kars. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Ingiri, take the train to Zestafoni, take the train to Bayandur, take the drive to Akyaka, then take the train to Kars.

Train operators
Georgian Railway
South Caucasus Railway
Website
ukzhd.am
Train from Zestafoni to Bayandur
Ave. Duration
10 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Schedules at
ukzhd.am
Reserved seats car
$16 - $18
Extra Comfort Compartment
$29 - $32
Compartment car
$25 - $27
Sleeping car
$42 - $46
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Akyaka to Kars
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Sukhumi to Adler
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Minibus
Bus from Zugdidi to Poti
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Poti to Trabzon
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Iğdırlı Tourism
Phone
90.476.228 69 01
Email
bilgi@igdirliturizm.com.tr
Website
igdirliturizm.com.tr
Bus from Trabzon to Kars
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
igdirliturizm.com.tr
Kanberoğlu Turizm
Phone
0462 325 22 83
Website
kanberoglu.com.tr
Bus from Trabzon to Kars
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
kanberoglu.com.tr
Ferry operators
Olympia Line
Website
olympia-line.ru
Car ferry from Sochi to Trabzon
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$62
Schedules at
in-sochi.ru
Other operators
Taxi from Sukhumi to Zugdidi
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Estimated price
$45 - $55

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