There are 4 ways to get from Tbilisi to Makhachkala by bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  19 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Tbilisi to Mineralnye Vody
  2. Take the bus from Mineralnye Vody to Makhachkala

$45 - $56

Cheapest option

Train  •  22 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Tbilisi station to Bilajari 37
  2. Take the train from Bilajari to Makhachkala 369 / ...

$10 - $42

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  20 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Tbilisi to Vladikavkaz
  2. Take the train from Vladikavkaz to Prohladnaia
  3. Take the train from Prohladnaia to Mahachkala

$34 - $71

Drive  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Tbilisi to Makhachkala 302 miles

$35 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tbilisi to Makhachkala is to train which costs $10 - $45 and takes 22 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tbilisi to Makhachkala is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 6 h 38 min.

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The distance between Tbilisi and Makhachkala is 262 km. The road distance is 483.2 km.

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It takes approximately 19 h 15 min to get from Tbilisi to Makhachkala, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Tbilisi station to Makhachkala. However, there are services departing from Tbilisi station and arriving at Makhachkala via Bilajari. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 15 min.

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What companies run services between Tbilisi, Georgia and Makhachkala, Russia?

You can take a bus from Tbilisi to Makhachkala via Mineralnye Vody and Makhachkala in around 19 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Tbilisi to Makhachkala via Bilajari in around 22 h 15 min.

Train operators
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Vladikavkaz to Prohladnaia
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$9 - $14
2nd Class (Kupé)
$11 - $17
Train from Prohladnaia to Mahachkala
Ave. Duration
11 h 3 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$12 - $19
2nd Class (Kupé)
$17 - $26
North Caucasus Transport
Website
skppk.ru
Train from Vladikavkaz to Prohladnaja
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
skppk.ru
Azerbaijan Railways (ADDY)
Website
ady.az
Train from Tbilisi station to Bilajari
Ave. Duration
12 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $35
Schedules at
ady.az
Book at
ticket.ady.az
3rd class (platzkart)
$6 - $8
2nd class (coupe)
$8 - $9
2nd class sleeper
$14
Coupe
$20
1st class
$35
Train from Bilajari to Makhachkala
Ave. Duration
8 h 24 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
ady.az
Book at
ticket.ady.az
3rd class (platzkart)
$4 - $6
2nd class (coupe)
$6 - $7
Bus operators
MiminoTrans Ge
Bus from Tbilisi to Mineralnye Vody
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $31
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Book at
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Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Mineralnye Vody to Makhachkala
Ave. Duration
11 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Hayreniq Tour
Website
hayreniqtour.ru
Bus from Tbilisi to Vladikavkaz
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
hayreniqtour.ru

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