Getting Around

Working Hours

Public Institutions:  9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Business Organizations:  9:00 AM - 6:00 PM or 7:00 PM

Shops and Supermarkets: 10 AM - 7:00 PM or 8:00 PM

Subway:  6:00 AM - 00:00 PM

Public Transport (Bus, Minibus):  6:00 AM - 00:00 PM

Official Holidays 2016

January 1 - New Year's Day

January 7 - Orthodox Christmas

January 19 - Orthodox Epiphany/Baptism

March 3 - Mothers' Day

March 8 - Women's Day

May 1 - Orthodox Easter

May 2 - Orthodox Easter Monday

May 9 – Victory Day

May 26 - Independence Day

August 28 - Mariamoba (Day of the Virgin Mary)

October 14 - Svetitskhovloba (Georgian Orthodox Festival)

November 23 - Giorgoba (St George's Day)

Foreign Exchange

For official exchange rates of GEL against foreign currencies please go to the National Bank of Georgia web page:


Getting There and Away

For getting to Georgia you can use any kind of transportation:

By Air:

Many airlines have direct flights  to 3  international airports  in Georgia (Tbilisi, Kutaisi and Batumi). There are connection flights to Yerevan and Baku several times a week. Average flying duration  from Central Europe to Georgia is 4 hours; from North America about 12 hours.

You can enjoy service of International as well as Georgian National Air Companies like:

  • Air Baltic
  • BMI
  • Czech Airlines
  • Austrian Airlines
  • Arkia
  • Lufthansa
  • UM Airlines - Ukrainian Airlines
  • Turkish Airlines
  • FlyLAL Azal
  • Lithuanian Airlines
  • Belavia - Belarusian Airlines
  • Georgian National Airlines
  • Georgian Airways
By Road: 

You can get to Georgia by car from Europe as well as from Asia. The historically known "Silk Road" crosses the country. Georgia has highways connecting it directly to Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkey. Daily buses depart several times a week. Buses run from the central bus station of every city where one can get updated information on the departure/arrival schedule.

By Train:

Railway connects Georgia to Azerbaijan and Armenia. info?? 

By Sea:

Ferries to Poti port depart from Ukrainian ports: Ilyichevsk and Odessa. The ferry is equipped with comfortable cabins for passengers. Departures are every week and voyage takes just several hours.