Arvin Travels: From Yerevan to Tbilisi

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To get from Yerevan to Tbilisi, 1 can take either train, bus or taxi. Train requires longer than bus or taxi, with bus or taxi it take about five hours. I took the minivan,  they leave from Kilikia station. The morning ones typically are nicer minivan that go for eight,000 AMD – 10,000 AMD. Noon to late afternoon are the less expensive Marshutkas from six,000 AMD.

I had met a traveler in Tbilisi in my hostel who took the evening train, they loved it. I wanted to encounter the drive via the mountains and took the minivan selection. The minivan I was travelling in was a good Mercedes, All-natural Gas powered.

Evening prior to my trip to Tbilisi, I had gone out to a couch-surfing meetup in Yerevan, soon after the meetup we went to an Irish pub and reduce a lengthy story brief, by the time I got back to my hotel  it was two AM, I had a difficult time having up. Dragged my self out of bed by eight AM, and there was no hot water for a shower, it was a cold October morning. Really should have by no means stayed at a hotel subsequent to a massage parlor. They the hotel did have a excellent breakfast although. The hotel was complete of Filipinos waiting in Yerevan for their Dubai operate visa to come via, good people.

Kilikia station
Kilikia Bus Station Yerevan 

I arrived at the bus station prior to 10 AM, there is no information and facts desk and no a single spoke English. So I looked for minivans with Georgian, the quantity plates have Armenia and Georgian flags. Then I met an Italian tourist who pointed me to exactly where I would discover my ride. And I located to Tibilisi Van. The driver told me eight,000 AMD. I was the very first a single, he stated we’ll leave in 10 minutes. So I waited 10 minutes, an hour and a different hour, minivans will not leave till they are complete. So three hours later I decided to discover a different area for the evening and attempt once more tomorrow when two cabs with Brit and Iranian tourist showed up and wanting to go Tbilisi, we had a complete VAN and wee off to Tbilisi.

I got to give it to the driver, he drove rapidly and had excellent manage of the automobile. We drove a excellent three plus hours and stopped twice to stretch our legs and if an individual wanted to get a coffee/snack or use the restroom.

Then we arrived at border manage, very first you go via Armenia side to get an exit stamp. At the Armenia side the immigration officer asked me to take away my cap so he could confirm my image, stamped my passport. I exited and got in the van, the van drove a block and we had been at the Georgian side. The immigration was swift and simple, got my passport stamped and got in the van, and off we went. At the Georgian side the customs will scan your bags, I only travel with a handbag and didnt have any concerns.

In Tbilisi we did meet some rush hour visitors, I am operating on a video I took of the entire trip and will post it, so verify back in a handful of days.

Right here is the video

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