The airport in Batumi is located just 7 kilometers from the city center. And the first residential buildings, including for rent, are already found after 500 meters from the airport. Therefore, some tourists get on foot, while the rest use one of three possible modes of transport: public bus, taxi or transfer.
Transfer from Batumi airport to anywhere in the city
Transfer is the most convenient and comfortable mode of transport. While not very expensive in Georgia. For the fact that you will be met on time in the arrivals hall with a name plate. They will help you carry your suitcases and quickly deliver you to the right place. You will pay only 40-45 GEL for a passenger car with a driver.
In addition, you have the opportunity to independently choose a car and a driver for a transfer according to the reviews of real customers. And most importantly, full payment for everything is made on the spot, no prepayment is required.
The company that provides such a comfortable service is local and is called GoTrip. By the way, they also organize inexpensive tours in Georgia. How to order a transfer can be found in the article. Transfer and tours in Georgia with a driver
Public bus from the airport to the center of Batumi
If you like extreme rest — then you can use the bus to Batumi)
Only two buses No. 9 and No. 10 pass through the airport. The ninth one goes along this route.
Airport Highway → Bagrationi → Javakhishvili → Griboedova → Gorgiladze → Baratashvili → Chavchavadze (cable car) → Gogebashvili → Mayakovsky → Gogol → Katamadze.
A dozen passes through these streets.
Airport Hwy → Lyokha and Maria Kachinsky → Sheriff Khimshiashvili → Rustaveli → Gogebashvili → Baku → Queen Tamara → Leselidze.
The bus stop itself is located right at the exit from the airport. Next to it there is an electronic scoreboard that displays which buses pass this stop. And how many minutes they will arrive. All public buses are new and wide enough. But it is better to sit in the back, there is more space for suitcases.
To travel by city bus, you need to purchase a special travel card in a paybox from the Bank of Georgia (orange). At the airport, such a paybox is located on the street and it has English. In the main menu, look for a rectangle labeled Transport Card Issuance.
When buying, an ID number is required. But since it differs from our passport data, enter arbitrary numbers. The system will skip them and issue a card without any problems. The price of the card is 2 lari. And the same amount is automatically credited to it for payment, the fare is 30 tetri.
The fare is paid with the help of electronic composters that hang in buses at eye level. Lean a card against one of them. After a short beep, money is counted and the balance will be displayed on the scoreboard.
How to get from Batumi airport by taxi to the city center
Taxi at the airport is the most common form of transport, but not exactly cheap. For such a small mileage, taxi drivers expect 20-25 GEL. In reality, the price can be brought down to 15 GEL. But for this you need to try hard.