You will find that traffic is busier in and around Tbilisi and along the Georgian Military Highway to Kazbegi. If you head northwest, you will drive into the Caucasus Mountains, which offer quiet and scenic roads. You will need to take the steep and winding roads from Zugdidi to Mestia, which takes about 3 h.
When you rent a car in Georgia, if you are traveling with children who are under eight years old, they will need to be safely seated in a child car seat or booster seat. You should consider bringing your own car seat with you on the plane, as you will require it for travel to and from the airport. You’re able to rent a car seat from your car hire agency as well.
If you plan to cross the Georgian border into neighboring countries, you will need to check with your car hire agency first, because you may not be allowed to take your car to certain countries. You will incur an additional border-crossing certificate, which costs around 136.75 ₾ ($50). When you cross the border, you will also be required to carry a car passport to prove your rental car’s registration.
Renting a car in Georgia is the most comfortable way to see the country. If you want to experience the Silk Road that passes through Georgia and connects Europe to Asia, the best way to do this is by car. You will need to rent a four-wheel drive if you will be visiting remote locations like Svaneti or Tusheti; otherwise, a saloon or compact car is suitable for Georgian roads.
Economy (Fiat Panda or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Georgia.
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Georgia are Enterprise (10.0, 2 reviews), Ace (10.0, 1 reviews), and Europcar (10.0, 1 reviews).
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When you rent a car in Georgia, you may find that driving here is quite different from home. Drivers stay on the right-hand side of the road, with overtaking on the left. Seatbelts must be worn at all times, and using your phone while driving is forbidden. You will only encounter one toll road in the country, the Georgia 400, which runs from the Downtown Connector into northwest Georgia. It costs 0.50 GEL (0.18 USD) each way.
If you plan to rent a car in Georgia, the minimum age for drivers is 21, and you must have held your driver’s license for at least a year. Drivers from the EU will need to present their driver’s license, and those from a non-EU country will require an International Driver’s Permit. Any drivers under the age of 25 will incur a young driver surcharge.
When you rent a car in Georgia, you will find that the average price of petrol is 2.35 GEL ($0.86) per liter and 9.29 GEL ($3.01) per gallon. Filling up your rental car is a simple task, as all petrol stations are full-service and accept credit card payments. Petrol stations are open 24h, and you will find many petrol stations dotting the country.
When you drive around Georgia, you will need to be cautious of the various speed limits. Within villages and cities, the speed limit is 60 km/h (37 mph), while on open roads, the maximum speed is 90 km/h (56 mph). On highways you will be able to drive up to 110 km/h (68 mph). Take care to look out for signs in school zones and construction zones that may post lower speed limits.
The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last hours. Hires are subject to change and may not be available on all hire cars listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the hire cars providers' sites.