If you are looking for how to go from Yerevan until Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, we tell you our experience, how we did it, and the different options that there are.
It is usually quite common, yes you travel to the Caucasus, take a tour of both Armenia and Georgia. Here you can see our travel itinerary for Georgia and Armenia.
Normally you fly to Tbilisi, as the flights are cheaper, therefore, that is the entry and exit point of the region. You can also search for flights that enter through one of the two cities, and depart through the other.
In any case, it is quite likely that you will have to do at least one of the two routes. We made the journey from Tbilisi to Yerevan by night train, and the truth that it was worth it, since we took advantage of the night to sleep and travel, buying time.
Next we tell you how to go from Yerevan to Tbilisi in the different means of transport, so you can decide which one is best for you.
From Yerevan to Tbilisi by train
I have already told you before that we did the reverse route by train, and this is due to a fundamental reason, they only go trains from Yerevan to Tbilisi on even days, Y the odd ones do the reverse way. So, depending on whether you are going to make the trip on an even day, you can take this option into account.
If you decide to go by train, I recommend that buy the ticket the day before at the Yerevan train station, since it is usually a highly demanded train.
Our experience buying the train ticket in Tbilisi was the following. There was three types of banknotes by train, depending on the class of the car.
The prices that I’m going to tell you about are those we pay in Tbilisi, which may be different in Yerevan (maybe cheaper). The cheapest ticket corresponds to wagon with seats, and it cost 15 euros to change.
If you want to sleep in a four-berth compartment, we paid 22 euros. And if what you are looking for is privacy, for 30 euros per person you can get a two-bed compartment, quite comfortable.
In the following link you can see more details about our train trip, in addition to seeing how the train is, How to go by night train from Tbilisi to Yerevan.
From Yerevan to Tbilisi in Mashkruta
This is the cheapest way to get to the Georgian capital, Tbilisi.
It is a fairly common trip so it will not cost you to find one mashkruta to take you to your destination.
The place where the mashkrutas come from in Yerevan is the Kilikia station, about 7 in the morning, and its duration is approximately five hours.
To make sure of the departure time, it is better that you ask where you are staying so that they can confirm the time.
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From Yerevan to Tbilisi in private excursion
This option was that we shuffled, but finally we decided on another, which will be the last one that we are going to tell you about.
There is a company called Envoytours. The good thing about doing the journey with them is that they stop at Sanahin and Haghpat monasteries, which were the ones we wanted to visit.
The downside that this journey has with them is that they only go out on Fridays. So that is not the day chosen by you, or the one that you can / have to travel, because it is not worth anything to you.
From Yerevan to Tbilisi by private car
Well yes, finally this was the means of transport that we decided to use. The reasons were several, I’ll tell you about them below.
The firstWe did not travel on an even day, and we did not have room for maneuver to do so, so the train was not worth us.
The second is that we wanted to visit the Sanahin and Haghpat monasteries, and if we went in mashkruta or train we were going to miss it. So discarded.
The third And the last reason is that we did not travel on Friday either, so we could not go with the people from Envoytours.
We spoke with the owners of the hostel where we were staying in Yerevan and asked them about the price that a car would cost us to take us to Tbilisi, and also stop at these monasteries.
It finally turned out that the price of the car, we were two people traveling, it was cheaper than going with Envoytours, and it was also less hours.
So, I do recommend doing the journey by private car. Just talk to the people of the accommodation where you are staying, and they will give you a price. We pay 50 euros per person, and the price of Envoytours is 53 euros per person.
As you can see, there are many options, you just have to find the one that best suits your needs.
Accommodation in Yerevan
Due to the size of Armenia, unless you go to Nagorno Karabakh, you can choose Yerevan as your base of operations to move around the whole country.
Yerevan offers an unlimited amount of accommodation for all budgets, from the most expensive hotels to the Guest Houses, which are usually run by Armenian families.
We stay in the Bridge Hostel Yerevan, on Khanjyan Street, just ten minutes walk from the Republic Square. The truth is that the location is very good, because you are close to everything that can be visited in the city, the family that runs it is very friendly and willing to help in everything, indicating how to get to the places of the city. Any questions that you have, they will be happy to solve it for you.
The house is huge, with a giant living room that even has a black grand piano. And the rooms are big too. It has a terrace where you can have a very pleasant breakfast, as well as balconies that overlook the street.
In addition, since it is not in the center, if not very close, you will find restaurants with really good and quality typical Armenian food, cheaper than in the Opera area, Northern Avenue or the Republic Square. In these areas I do not recommend that you eat, we did and it was very, very expensive. However, near this Bridge Hostel YerevanWe had a great dinner for little money.
You can see the availability, price and photos of this accommodation in the following link, Bridge Hostel Yerevan.
If you prefer to see other options take a look at the following link, Accommodation in Yerevan.
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