Arrive By Airplane

Arriving in Tbilisi International Airport, there are several transport options to reach Envoy. 

1. By Airport Pick Up
Arrivals at any time in the day 24 hours a day 365 days of the year!

Trip Length: Approximately 20 minutes
Difficulty Rating: Easy – everything is pre arranged so nothing to do but to spot the Envoy Logo sign and your name at the airport
Cost Rating: Varies based on number of people.
Experience Rating: Fantastic! Feel like a celebrity! You will be greeted at the airport by our driver holding a sign for YOU! All that is missing is the red carpet 🙂

Prices for airport pick up service are:Payment for this service is to be made to the hostel on arrival.

1-2 ppl: 60 GEL
3-4 ppl: 80 GEL
5-6 ppl: 100 GEL
7-10 ppl: 150 GEL

Larger groups can be arranged as well. To book the airport pick up service, please send us an email with your flight details.

2. By Taxi

Suitable 24 hours

Trip Length: Approximately 20 – 30 minutes
Difficulty Rating: Easy
Cost Rating: Medium approx. 25 GEL. Best to agree with driver before accepting the ride.
Experience Rating: Just like any other taxi ride 🙂

 Please see further below for a downloadable guide with clear instructions on how to find us in English and Georgian perfect to provide taxi drivers.

3. By Bus

Operates 24 hours

Trip Length: Approximately 40 minutes
Difficulty Rating: Medium
Cost Rating: Cheapest option! 1.0 GEL (need to pay in local currency). Bus to Abanoutubani then a 7 minute walk or option of Taxi ride for around 3-5 GEL
Experience Rating: Unique experience. Nothing like catching a bus with the locals to get a good first impression. Once you reach the city centre you need to walk a bit to get to the hostel so you can do some sight seeing on the way too!
  • Bus fare is 1 GEL. Payment by Visa or Mastercard is accepted.
  • Catch the #337 bus from the airport (operates daily leaving around 35 minute intervals) to the city
  • The bus route is: Airport highway, Abanoutubani, Freedom Square, Rustaveli ave. and final destination Tbilisi Central Railway Station
  • Get off the bus at Abanoutubani Bus Stop
  • You have the option of either walking (7 min) to the hostel or catching a taxi (around 3-5 GEL and 2 minutes ride).
  • If walking then here’s the detailed instruction:
    • From the bus stop take underground passage to cross the road to the opposite side.
    • Walk along Abanoutubani towards Samgebro street until you reach the Armenian St George Cathedral.
    • Take the steep street leading up to the Narikala fortress. Take the left street up the hill (Orpiri street) and you will reach Envoy Hostel.
    • You will see Envoy hostel on your right hand side, at the junction of Orbiri and Betlemi Sts.
    •  We suggest downloading the following guide on how to find us including a small map showing exactly where we are located for your convenience. Please download these instructions.
  • Welcome to Envoy Tbilisi!
4. By Train

Trains operate during day time only (starting from 8.30 am) and is meant to be aligned with flight arrivals.

Trip Length: Approximately 60 minutes
Difficulty Rating: Hard – as you need to go to main train station and then another transport back to the Old Town area.
Cost Rating: Inexpensive! Train ride to the main train station in Tbilisi is only 2 GEL (need to pay in local currency) from there you can catch the metro or bus for around 1 GEL or catch a cab for 5-10 GEL
Experience Rating: Relatively comfortable. The train is new and modern with a capacity of 100 ppl. There is a bit of walking required to get to the hostel once you reach the city centre (or catch a taxi to the Old Town area).

Before leaving the airport exchange some money as you need to pay for train ticket in local currency

  • The train station is modern dome shapped building. From there the train ride to the city main train station is approximately 20 minutes.
  • Once you arrive at the main train station you can either catch a taxi, bus or metro to the hostel:
    • Metro Option: Catch a metro to the Avlabari metro station and walk about 10 minutes to the hostel.
  • Walking instructions:
    • Walk down Ghvinis St (ie ‘Wine’ St), cross the Mtkvari river by crossing the Metekhi bridge and continue till you reach ‘Meidani’ (Official name is Gorgasali Meidani’), which is the fortress side of the bridge.
    • In the square you will see a wine shop (‘Chateau Mukhrani’) behind it is the street called Samgebro, turn into this street, noting the Armenian St George Cathedral on your right hand side.
    • Walk past the cathedral and then turn right into the next street which is Orbiri St. This is a steep street leading up to the Narikala fortress.
    • You will see Envoy hostel on your right hand side, at the junction of Orbiri and Betlemi Sts.
    •  We suggest downloading the following guide on how to find us including a small map showing exactly where we are located for your convenience which can be found at the end of this page
  • Bus #337 will get you to the hostel (Bus fare is 1 GEL) – tell the bus driver that you need to get off at Abanoutubani bus stop. The trip will take around 30 minutes. Then follow the walking instructions above to get to the hostel. It’s about a 5 minute walk. 
  • Taxi ride is likely to be around 7-10 GEL to the hostel from the main train station and will take around 15 – 20 minutes. For instructions in English and Georgian on how to find us please see the downloadable document. Please download these instructions.

Find Envoy Tbilisi on how to find Envoy from Meidani provided in both English and Georgian for your convenience.