Georgia Driving Advice and Car Hire Info
Driving In Georgia
Any problems you’ll have driving abroad in Georgia are likely to be in the capital Tbilisi which can be confusing to drive out of. If possible ask the rental company to drive your car to the intersection of the main road you are heading for. The company above did this for me and also met us on the outskirts of Tbilisi when we returned. Once out of Tibilisi, the standard of roads is generally Ok, though there tends to be a lot of semi finished construction which can result in unsealed roads for several miles. Driving standards can be poor , with a lot of overtaking on blind bends –expect the unexpected. Roadsigns away from urban areas are generally written in Georgian alphabet so expect to have to ask directions regularly. In winter roads may deteriorate so you may need a 4WD at certain times of year. Fuel can be a problem in Georgia- outside main towns gas stations often have dubious quality stored in buckets and the pumps don’t usually specify what fuel they contain. Also the petrol cap on your car may not always show what fuel it takes. Get the rental company to write this down in language a gas station attendant in the country will understand and you’ll save a lot of time!
Georgia Car Rental –
Sixt, Hertz, Avis, have outlets here. Also I’ve used the company below and they were OK – They speak good English and respond quickly to emails. Just check the car when you pick it up as the brakes weren’t the best on the one I had!
These are some more local options.Both these companies offer a 5% discount to customers who quote www.DriverAbroad.com at the time of booking -
Georgia Self Driving Rules –
Most of the big companies don’t allow cross border rentals. The local company mentioned above allow you to take the car to Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Turkey but not Russia.You will need to leave double the security deposit $400-$600.