GENERAL INFORMATION - 5214
Ajara is easy to reach by air and land as well as sea transport.
With direct fly it is possible to reach Batumi International Airport, located in the south of Batumi, 2 km from the city. To get to Batumi you can also choose Tbilisi International Airport, David Agmashenebeli International Airport of Kutaisi and Trabzon International Airport (Turkey), from those locations you can use land transport to arrive in Batumi.
Also you can use "Turkish Airlines", "Aerosvit", "Pegasus", "Belavia", "Ukrainian international airlines" to reach Batumi. Price ranges are 400€-450€. Comparatively low-cost offer has "Pegasus airlines", which connect Batumi to Istanbul.
It takes 10-15 minutes to get Batumi by taxi from the International Airport of Batumi. The taxi price is about 15-20 Lari. You can also use public bus #10 which takes 20 minutes and only 0.40 Lari to get to the centre of the city.
From the neighboring countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkey you can reach Batumi by land transport. It is prohibited to cross administrative border of Abkhazia and South Ossetia for the citizens of Georgian and foreign countries.
Travelling by car: It is possible to reach Batumi from Europe and Asia through Armenia, Azerbaijan or Turkey motorways
Travelling by bus: Buses departed from Istanbul, Ankara and Trabzon to Batumi every day, during the summer period busses departed from Yerevan and Baku several times a week
Rail transport: The railway connects Georgia with Armenia and Azerbaijan. During the summer the train Yerevan-Batumi-Yerevan works every day as well as the train Tbilisi-Baku, but the train Yerevan-Tbilisi every other day.
Batumi can be reached by the sea transport from Russia and Ukraine. Sochi and Ilichivsk Ports have weekly ferryboat transit. Also, Batumi is frequently hosting different cruise ships.
- Sochi-Batumi (Tuesday, Friday)
Express Batumi - Russia, Port of Sochi; m.: + 7 918 409 12 96; expressbatumi[at]mail.ru
- Illichivsk-Batumi (Saturday)
UBG - Ukraine, Illichivsk Commerce Seaport; t.: + (380) 04 82 30 47 92; batumiubg[at]gmail.com