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Bus Istanbul to Tbilisi, Turkey to Georgia

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Bus Istanbul to Tbilisi, Turkey to Georgia

Bus Istanbul to Tbilisi, Turkey to Georgia

Its very easy to go to Tbilisi from Istanbul.

It seems I’ve been adicted on long journeys by bus.

As I am a traveler who likes to try different ways to transportation, I try to combine plane trips with bus and train journeys.

This time I made the long journey of 29 hours from Istanbul in Turkey to Tbilisi – the capital of Georgia in the Caucasus region.

The trip was very nice, with some very beautiful landscapes and always happy to experience the maximum cultural exchange with Turkish and Georgian people.

Me with new friends from the bus ticket office

Me with new friends from the bus ticket office

The employees of the offices of Golden Turizm in Istanbul – company where I bought the ticket to Tbilisi are very friendly and they help a lot.

You have to buy the ticket with some time prior to the day or at least 2 or 3 hours before. I left my bags in the office while I went to have lunch in a nearby restaurant.

I must say that by the end of the trip, in the last 3 hours before Tbilisi, I was already a bit tired because this last part is done by night and Georgian drivers are a bit crazy.

Photo of Bus Station Emniyet Otoparki in Istanbul

Photo of Bus Station Emniyet Otoparki in Istanbul

The best thing about 150km before Tbilisi was that we stopped to eat in a very good roadside restaurant.

The bus from Istanbul to Tbilisi costs $ 50 dollars and includes various teas, cookies and all the bottled water we want – just ask the lady who takes care of the passengers on the bus.

Photo of Golden Turizm bus in Istanbul

Photo of Golden Turizm bus in Istanbul

During this journey of almost 1800km, we stop many times, where we can go eat at restaurants, supermarkets and bathroom. The bus has movies and music during the trip to entertain passengers.

The bus departs from Bus Station Emniyet Otoparki in Istanbul, located in the district of Aksaray.

You can take the tramway until Sultanahmet.

This station has plenty of buses going to Azerbaijan, Greece, Armenia, etc..

There are buses from Istanbul to Tbilisi every day at 18:00, with four companies to choose from.

Photos of trip by bus to Tbilisi from Istanbul

Contacts Company Coach Golden Turizm

  • Address: Kuçuk Langa Cad. Emniyet Otoparki NO D 3 Aksaray, Istanbul Turkey
  • Phone Istanbul: 212.632.4775 / 212.588.9213
  • Phone Tbilisi: 753477 / 753056

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