Cons: The air conditioner of our car (Toyota Land Cruiser) was not working properly
2.0 MediocreAug 30 2018
Cons: The car lacked a tire air pressure cap on the front right tire. A safety catastrophe waiting to happen. I will be contacting Avis for a FULL REFUND.
5.2 OkayAug 17 2018
Pros: Third world service. The car wasn't clean, not on time, the front window had a crack, on return at the airport there were no signs where to return, etc....Cons: The car was good, but it didn't have any modern safety sistem.
10.0 ExcellentMay 27 2017
Pros: Ana provided great customer service at the office in Tbilisi.Cons: The price didn't include the extra fee of dropping the car in Yerevan.
Pros: Got “upgraded” however it actually felt the car was worse than the one I booked originally.Cons: Got charged a “cleaning fee” which I wasn’t told about even though they insisted I was told. Really don’t like being lied to as I know if I was told I would have raised it as a stupid charge. How are tourists supposed to return the car spotless.
A car rental is the most comfortable way to explore not only the city of Tbilisi, but also other great destinations across Georgia that public transport can’t serve. With a vehicle you’ll be able to plan your road trip freely and make as many scenic stops as you please. Head to the many natural parks surrounding Tbilisi or embark on a road trip to the Dashbashi Canyon, which is only about 68 miles from the capital.
All the big car rental agencies, including Avis, Alamo, and Hertz, can be found at Shota Rustaveli Tbilisi International Airport (TBS), which is located just over 17 kilometers (10 miles) southeast of the city center. The car rental desks are situated in the Arrivals Hall of the airport’s main terminal, just after you go through baggage claim. The roads around the airport can be quite confusing, so make sure you ask for a GPS device that’s in English.
The roads in Tbilisi can also be slightly challenging in the sense that many large intersections don’t even have traffic lights, so you should always drive defensively. Georgians are famously reckless drivers, and they will perform seemingly random maneuvers without warning, so stay alert. Free-roaming livestock on the streets can also be a road hazard, and it’s rather common in the city.
The city of Tbilisi experiences quite heavy traffic during rush hour, so avoid driving between 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., and then again between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. if you want to avoid adding extra time to your travels. The city center is particularly challenging, with streets such as Baratashvili Street experiencing traffic jams. The route to the airport can also get quite crowded, so plan your journey in advance when heading there.
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Economy rental cars in Tbilisi are around 45% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about renting a car in Tbilisi
Some car rental companies in Tbilisi which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Budget, Hertz and Avis
On average a rental car in Tbilisi costs $58 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Rentmotors ($28/day), Budget ($29/day) and Hertz ($35/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Ace 8 Sandro Shanshiashvili St. 0158 (8 miles from city center).
Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Tbilisi. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.
The average gas price in Tbilisi is $3.59 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $43 and $57, depending on the car size.
Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Tbilisi.
A Economy car rental in Tbilisi costs $47 per day, on average.
A Compact car rental in Tbilisi costs $69 per day, on average.
A Mini car rental in Tbilisi costs $38 per day, on average.
In Tbilisi, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel (1 miles from city center).
On average a rental car in Tbilisi costs $405 per week ($58 per day).
On average a rental car in Tbilisi costs $1,734 per month ($58 per day).
If you’re only planning on driving throughout the city and don’t require much space, a small, compact car is ideal. But if you’re visiting other places around Georgia, a mid-size sedan or SUV will offer more room and comfort in longer journeys. If you’re planning on heading to the mountains or some more remote locations, a four-wheel drive is recommended.
The speed limit in urban areas across Georgia is typically 60 kilometers per hour (37 miles per hour), but certain roads, such as the George W. Bush route that goes to the airport, have higher limits. The speed limit on rural roads is 90 km/h (55 mph), and highways have a speed limit of 110 km/h (68 mph).
The average gas prices in Tbilisi are approximately 9.08 GEL (around $3.40) per gallon. You can find lower prices of around 8.33 GEL ($3.12) per gallon, and the higher prices are usually 9.84 GEL ($3.69) per gallon. There are several gas stations on the way to the airport in case you need to fill up the tank before returning your vehicle.
Most street parking in Tbilisi is owned by the City Council and you’ll have to pay for a permit, which you can get at any bank. You can get daily, weekly, or monthly permits. Daily ones cost approximately 1-2 GEL ($0.37-0.75), while weekly permits cost between 4 and 10 GEL ($1.50-3.75). You can also leave your car at other public parking lots, such as the one at Rike Park.
Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).