Turkish Airlines offers 4 to 6 direct flights every day from Istanbul to Tbilisi. Passengers have a chance to select their point of departure amongst Istanbul Airport (IST) or Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) in this route. Tbilisi Airport (TBS) serves as the point of arrival in these flights which take nearly two and a half hours. No big changes occur in the number of flights within a year; however flights may increase in number during the summer season.
As the most populous city in Turkey, Istanbul is a delightful destination extending over both Asia and Europe. Arousing interest also with its peerless heritage where two different cultures coexist, Istanbul always offers much to discover. The Grand Bazaar, where you can see the oriental details of the cultural fabric represents a background of hundreds of years, ranking among the oldest shopping centers in the city. The Basilica Cistern sinking into water more and more each passing day, Çırağan Palace along the beautiful Bosporus with all its glory in Ortaköy, Çamlıca Hill where you can watch the city’s spectacular landscape between two continents are the top must-see spots in Istanbul.
Two international airports serve in this great metropolitan city: Istanbul Airport (IST) in the European side and Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) in the Anatolian side. Passengers booking their flights from Istanbul with Turkish Airlines may select amongst both airports their point of departure.
Istanbul Airport (IST) is located on the European side of Istanbul. There are plenty of ways for you to reach the airport from the city center. Havaist and IETT buses depart from many different spots in the city center. You can find more information on out transport information page.
It is possible to get from the city center to the airport by taxi. Istanbul Airport (IST) is located 35 km from the city center and the journey costs about 100 TL.
Passengers wishing to reach Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) via subway should make a transfer; it is possible to reach Kartal subway station via subway and change here to the municipal bus numbered KM22 heading towards the airport.
Those interested in using municipal buses may get on the bus numbered SG-2 from Taksim and E-3 from 4th Levent from the European side. Passengers in the Anatolian side may use the lines numbered E-11 and SG-1 from Kadıköy. The bus SG-1 serves as express stopping at only Çamlık and Yenisahra stations on E5 highway, whereas E-11 heads towards the airport stopping by each station.
You may also consider using the airport shuttles from Taksim, Kadıköy and Yenisahra or taking a cab serving 7/24 on the way out the airport.
Georgia’s capital Tbilisi is in high demand all year round as the country’s most populous and touristic city. Although it may resemble the Soviet period at first sight, the city’s warmhearted face starts shining when you encounter its unique standards, verdant nature and friendly people. Kura River flowing through, its joyful recreational areas, walking tracks and social activities are the most vibrant spots of the city.
This beautiful city of the Caucasus gets credit also by its historical artifacts. Narikala at the top of the city, known as Tbilisi Fortress is the most touristic spot in Tbilisi. A splendid Tbilisi view in front of the fortress and a wonderful Botanic Park right behind wait for you here, which can be reached by cable car. The giant Kartlis Deda Statue in the Sololaki Hill is another icon visible from anywhere in the city. Sameba Cathedral fascinating by its architecture is very popular as the country’s largest cathedral. Most of the tourists prefer enjoying city’s sulphur baths for taking a pleasant break after seeing these stunning spots in Tbilisi.
Tbilisi Airport (TBS) is the sole airport serving in the city, situated 17 kilometers to the center. Passengers booking their flights to Tbilisi with Turkish Airlines land at this airport.
You may use buses, trains and cabs for reaching the center from Tbilisi Airport (TBS). Buses numbered 37 and 137 setting off on the way out the terminal building reach the center following the route Samgori, Avlabari, Liberty Square, Rustaveli, Republic Square and Tamar Bridge. Operating in every 15 minutes, these buses get to the center within nearly an hour.
Cabs serving 7/24 on the way out the airport would be another option for those wishing to reach the center in a comfortable way.
It is also possible to use the trains from airport to the city’s main railway station. However, trains in this line serve between 08.45 and 18.05 every day.