How to get to Lagodekhi town?
Lagodekhi is ~160 km far from Tbilisi. The easiest way is to take a marshrutka (minibus) from Tbilisi, Isani Metro Station at Navtlughi St. It takes ~2.5 h and costs 7 GEL p.p. From Tbilisi airport you can take the bus nr. 37 to the Liberty Square and then take metro to “Isani” station (line M1 in the direction to Varketili). There you find both marshrutka and taxi stations to Lagodekhi.
However, you can also easily arrive from Kutaisi, Telavi, Rustavi etc. Below you find the most important connections, schedules & prices. Please note that the enclosed marshrutka time schedule is approximate – the departure times might vary in range of tens of minutes.
The bus station in Lagodekhi town is located next to the Public Service Hall at the main street. There are several taxi stands (at the bus station, near the market, at the Nature Reserve entrance) – see map.
Tbilisi Airport – Tbilisi center:
- Bus nr. 37: 0.5 GEL
- Every 30 mins, at night every hour (check http://ttc.com.ge/)
Kutaisi Airport – Tbilisi center:
- Airport shuttle to Tbilisi (Liberty Square): 20 GEL, 4 h, official Georgian bus transfer, tickets available at the information desk at the airport
- Taxi or marshrutka from the airport to Kutaisi marshrutka station → marshrutka to Tbilisi “Didube” metro station: 10 GEL, 3,5 h
Metro in Tbilisi:
- Metro card: 2 GEL + every ride: 0,5 GEL;
- Tickets & metro card available at the counters in the metro stations
- Time schedules at http://ttc.com.ge/
→ metro to “Isani” station: 2,5 GEL (see below)
Tbilisi “Isani”- Lagodekhi (and back):
- Marshrutka: 7 GEL (see time schedule, best to be there ~30 mins before departure)
- Taxi: > 12 GEL p.p. (more if the car isn’t fully loaded)
- Schedule – every day from 7 a.m. until 4 or 5 p.m. (depending on number of passengers)
How to reach nearby villages and towns from Lagodekhi?
- Gurgeniani (Ninoskhevi Waterfall trail):
marshrutka to Ninigori: 0,5 GEL → taxi to Gurgeniani ~4 GEL;
or taxi for the whole way 10 – 15 GEL one way
- Matsimi (Machi Fortress trail): taxi 7,5 GEL one way
- Leliani: marshrutka: 2 GEL, taxi: 15-18 GEL
Apeni: marshrutka: 2 GEL, taxi: 15-18 GEL
- Telavi: marshrutka: 5 GEL
- Rustavi: marshrutka: 8 GEL
- Kvareli: marshrutka: 4-5 GEL