Rapidly expanding tourist infrastructure (Black Sea resorts along Georgian coastline, ski resorts in the mountains Ajara region and in Svaneti) led to opening more international airports (most recently in ski resort of Mestia), and along with recent ranking as one of the safest countries in Europe and rapidly improving infrastructure, the number of tourists is increasing. For more information visit (www.airzena.com) and (www.flyvista.aero).
There is a metro network that connects most major areas around the city of Tbilisi and operates on two routes, connecting at the central railway station. Trains run approx. every 5 minutes and enable reasonably quick travel around the city. Improvements have been made and the metro signs are now in both the latin and georgian characters. Announcements inside metro trains are now made in both Georgian and English. You need to know which direction you are travelling by the last station on the route.
There are new Dutch buses operating in Tbilisi. More or less comfortable (they have no air conditioning), they are the cheapest way to go around . The buses run around the entire city and cost 40 Tetri. Just make sure you work out which routes you need to use in advance and print out one of the route maps to take with you. It is suggested that this MAP is best. Get on a bus at any door and go to one of the ticket validation machines. If you have cash put 0.5 Lari in the machine and take a ticket. If you have a smartcard (better) hold it against the top, press the top button for an adult ticket and take a ticket. Revenue inspectors are very common! Every time you change a bus (or any other form of transport) pay another fare – no transfers.
Buses run at fixed times from 7am till 12pm. Early in the morning and in the evening they run infrequently. They only stop at specified bus stops.
Minibuses are locally called marshrutkas, and they operate on established routes. After finding out the number of your route, flag down a marshrutka on the street by holding out your hand, palm facing down.
There are also minibus lines from city to city. Their routes end usually at bus stations and city markets. Their destination is written in Georgian, on a sign in the front window. Ask marshrutka drivers if you cannot find the minibus you are looking for.
There is a relatively extensive network of trains in Georgia. the website of the train company is http://www.railway.ge. Railway in Georgia covers a large part of the country and connects Tbilisi with different regions. Thanks to this, car is not the only option to travel around the country. Trains, both passenger and regional electric trains are well ramified all over the country. So, if you plan to go from Tblisi to e.g. the Black Sea coast, it is well worth your while to consider to take a sleeper train in stead of spending x hours in a Marshurtka.For more information
Cycling has become extremely popular in Georgia. Here you can find unique and picturesque landscapes of any kind that will make your cycling holidays unforgettable. Cross-country bikers will enjoy Kakheti and Meskheti regions. Mountain bikers might be sure to enjoy cycling on rocky and steep paths in the highlands of Svaneti, Kazbegi, Tusheti and Khevsureti areas. Leisure bikers will find themselves at any short-distance spot virtually whole over Georgia.