How to get to Gudauri?
Gudauri by air
1. Purchase air tickets to Tbilisi (120 km from Gudauri) or Kutaisi (310 km from Gudauri)
2. Transfer from the Georgian airports via taxi or regular minibus (marshrutka) to Gudauri Ski Resort
The most budget-conscious choice!!! Bus "Airport - Tbilisi Center" + Shuttle (marshrutka) "Tbilisi - Gudauri" - USD 3.22 for one way:
a. Bus "Airport Tbilisi - Tbilisi Сenter": price per person one-way 50 tetri (USD 0,22). Bus No. 37 "Airport - Tbilisi Center" departs 24 hours a day each 20 minutes (after midnight to 7 in the morning – each 35 minutes). The bus has 36 seats with a total capacity of up to 100 passengers.
The cost of travel by bus to the airport and back is 50 tetri (USD 0.22) one-way and is a normal municipal runs. All transport social benefits are valid on this run. The bus passes Kakhetinskoye highway, G. Bush Street, Kachinsky Street, the district of Avlabari, the right embankment, Chanturia Street, Freedom Square, Rustaveli and Melikishvili Avenues and the Square of Heroes.
b. Minibus (Marshrutka) "Tbilisi - Gudauri": price per person one-way from 7 GEL (USD 3). Departures from station “Didube” (near the underground railway station of the same name) daily from 9:30 to 17:00, running every 1.5-2 hours (often as it fills up). Travel time 2-2.5 hours. Distance 110 km. If you carry any large-size luggage (like ski equipment) the price doubles.
Individual transfer and taxi - USD 50-60 in one way (for a car)
Approximate price for a car one-way is 150 GEL (USD 50-60). Price is set with advance reservation, but may be higher when taking a taxi “on the spot”. However, after some negotiations with the driver, the price will be easily reduced to the abovementioned rate. You can also make preliminary arrangements with local Gudauri drivers… The price of transfer will be lower if you find a fellow traveler and share the fee. Book an official transfer to Gudauri >>>
- Minibus “Tbilisi – Gudauri” - USD 3 one way. Price per person one way from 7 GEL (USD 3). Departure from station "Didube" (near the underground railway station of the same name) daily from 9:30 to 17:00, running 1.5-2 hours (often as it fills up). Travel time 1.5-2 hours. Distance 110 km. If you carry any large-size luggage (like ski equipment) the price doubles.
Gudauri by car
You can reach Gudauri by car from the direction of Russia across the Russian-Georgian border at the customs and border post “Verkhni Lars”. In this case, you should pay attention to the snow forecast and monitor road condition at Cross Pass. During snowfall and several days later (up to one week depending on the snowfall intensity) the pass may be closed and it is impossible to get through to Gudauri. Return travel complications may arise for the same reasons.
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