The average flight time from the UK to Georgia is 4h 54m without any stops. Note that this is also from London to Tbilisi. Choosing to depart from or land at a different airport, or adding stopovers to the route, will have a dramatic effect on the length of the flight. The most common departure point for UK travelers is London Heathrow Airport, which is the largest international Airport in the UK, and one of the busiest in the world. Other airports include Manchester Airport, Liverpool Airport, Glasgow Airport and Belfast Airport. Most travelers will land in Tbilisi Airport, which is located close to the center of Georgia’s capital city. However, there are other airports if you are flexible, including Kutaisi, Batumi, and Sukhumi.
UK travelers will find several cities in the UK that offer flights to Georgia, but London is the only city to offer direct flights. The only airline that offers direct flights is Georgian Airways. However, numerous other airlines offer routes to Georgia if you are willing to have one or two stopovers. For instance, you can fly from Manchester to Kutaisi with a single stopover. Most major UK airports offer a connecting flight to Georgia. Some of the airlines that serve this route include Turkish Airlines, Swiss Air, British Airways, Qatar Airways, and Pegasus Airlines to name only a few.
There are several ways that you can travel around Georgia when you arrive. If you’re flying into Tbilisi or another major city, you’ll find a number of car hire companies. You can also travel by bus, although they are often crowded and this is a slower method of travel than many are used to using. One of the better options is to hire a driver and car, which is important if you are unused to driving on steep, often poorly maintained, mountain roads. Note that Georgian is difficult for many people to learn, and English is rarely used, which makes it smart to have a professional driver to help you navigate.
Visitors will find a wealth of things to do in Georgia. One of the most popular with adults is to take a tour of the nation’s famous wine regions. There are also plenty of landmarks and historical sites, including Anacopia Fortress, Vardzia, and Gregeti Trinity Church.
Traveling to the Republic of Georgia will require that you have a valid passport with at least six months left before it expires. However, you are not required to have a visa. In addition, Georgia does not require that you provide proof of a return ticket. Note that if you are an EU national, you can use your national ID card to enter Georgia rather than a passport.