Region : Imereti

Municipality : Kutaisi

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Kutaisi - one of the ancient and beautiful cities of Georgia is situated in a very attractive region - Imereti. The first settlements of the city appeared in the place, where the river Rioni’s deep and narrow valley turns into the plain. Kutaisi is among the world’s ancient cities. Ancient Greek mythology and historical sources ascribe it to the “Minoan Era” (XVII-XV centuries BC.).

Famous “Argonautica”, which tells us the stories of no less than 3300 years behind, is fully referred to the hegemonic city of Kutaisi.

From ancient times and in the feudal era Kutaisi intensively kept the status of the first city in Western Georgia (Kolkheti, Egrisi, Lazeti). In the VI century, as the capital of Egrisi - Kutaisi was the place of warfare for Persians and Byzantines. However, with the help of the Christian Byzantines Georgians have retrieved the town. Since VIII c. it was the capital of the united kingdom of Egrisi and Abkhazia. In the X c. the function of the city has increased and in the year of 978 the royal throne of the united Georgia was established in Kutaisi and Bagrat III was crowned as the King. As the symbol of United Georgia he has built the magnificent “Bagrati Cathedral”. Kutaisi was the capital of the united Georgia for 124 years.

In 1089 in Georgia begins the reigning era of David the Builder. In 1922 he released Tbilisi from foreign invaders and the royal throne was moved there. This is the period, where the history of Kutaisi as the capital of the united Georgia ends. During the reign of David the Builder, the unique architectural monument - “Gelati Monastery” was built near the town and the high educational School-Academy was established. Despite the loss of status of the first city, Kutaisi never lost its significant place in Georgian history, it is still cultural, educational and tourist center.




How to move in Kutaisi?
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Category : Transports

How to move in Kutaisi?

It can be said that transportation is Kutaisi is easy and cheap. You can move around the city by municipal transport (bus-minibus), as well as your own car or taxi.

Vehicle traffic line - right.


In case of travelling by intercity transport the last stop for the people visiting the city is the auto station located on Chavchavadze Avenue (near McDonald’s).

(Chavchavadze Avenue #67) from this point, you can move to the centre of Kutaisi as well as to the municipalities of Kutaisi and different villages.

It will be easy to get from the station to the centre of Kutaisi with a municipal bus, as well as with minibus. It is not required to buy the tickets beforehand in any case. The cost of transportation is to be paid to the driver, before leaving the transport.

It will cost you 40 Tetri to use municipal transport in Kutaisi and 50 Tetri to use minibus for transportation.

Municipal transport in Kutaisi works from 07:00 am to 22 pm in winter, while during the summer season the transportation works until 23:00. The time interval between the arrivals is on average 5-10 minutes.

Besides the Chavchavadze station, the main station for bus and minibus transport in Kutaisi is the area at the central square of the city and the territory of the Red Bridge.

If you do not want to use city transport for moving in the city, you can travel by private taxi. The price range for transportation around Kutaisi by taxi is 3-7 GEL.

Also, you can go to the main tourist attractions of the city centre. However, keep in mind that despite the existence of pedestrian crossing in Kutaisi, the drivers may not let you pass the road carefully. Therefore, be sure to carefully observe whether the driver stops the vehicle on the Zebra crossing. 


Transport schedule in Kutaisi: 


Transportation in Kutaisi from from Chavchavadze Avenue to the city center and vice versa, from the cuty center (Red Bridge) to Chavchavadze Avenue:

  #1 Circulator minibus - Working hours: 07:00 am -  20:00 pm. Time interval 5–6 minutes, price- 0,50 GEL. 

#1 Bus - Working hours: 08:00 am -  19:00 pm. Time interval 8–9 minutes, price - 0,40 GEL. 

#20 minibus -  Working hours: 07:00 am - 21:00 pm. Time interval 25 minutes, price  - 0,50 GEL. 

#6 minibus -  through Ninoshvii Street to the Auto Station on Chavchavadze Avenue. Working hours - 07:00 am - 20:00 pm. Time interval 7 minutes, price 0,50 GEL.

#23 minibus – Through Aghmashenebeli Avenue. Working hours - 07:00 am - 22:00-pm. Time interval 10-12 minutes, price - 0,50 GEL

#23ა minibus - Chavchavadze–Aghmashenebeli –Kino Sakartvelo bus stop. Working hours - 07:00 am -  20:00 pm.Time interval 10–12 minutes. price-0,50 GEL. 

#34 /34 A,(Right– Left) minibus, Chavchavadze Avenue, Central squares (near the columns). Working hours -07 :00 am - 21:00-pm. Time interval8–7 minutes. price - 0,50 GEL.

#48 minibus - Working hours - 07:00 am 21:00 pm. Time interval 8–10  minutes, price - 0,50 GEL.

50 minibus – transports passengers on the whole territory of the city – Chavchavadze Avenue,  Central square, Auto Factory – Red bridge. Working hours - 07:00 am - 22:00 pm. Time interval 7–8 minutes. price - 0,50 GEL. 


#200 and #1 circulators - Chavchavadze –Shopping centre “Karvasla”.  Working hours - 07: 00 am - 22:00 pm.Time interval10 minutes. price- 0,50 GEL.