Have a safe and pleasant drive!


Georgia is a very special country with quite special traffic :)
Here is all information on how to drive around, what documents you will need and what rules you should know.

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- Driving is on the right.
- The speed limit is 50-70 km/h in residential areas: towns, cities and villages (pay attention while passing rural areas); 110km/h on highways; In other areas it’s 80 km/h unless indicated otherwise.
- It is compulsory to wear seat belts for front row seats.
- Children under 7 years of age must sit in child safety seats.
- There is a zero tolerance policy towards driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.


Any license which is printed in Latin or Cyrillic alphabet is valid on territory of Georgia during one year after your arrival.
In Georgia, legal age for driving is 18.
If you rent a car with us (cars4rent.ge), any driver which is 21 year’s old and has 1 year of driving experience is allowed to drive our rented vehicle and is automatically insured with all conditions listed here.
Any additional driver is automatically insured under same conditions only if primary driver is present in the vehicle.


Main highways are mostly in good condition.
Village roads or roads to remote areas often are in bad or very bad condition, so make sure that your car is suitable for the route you are planning to drive.



We have created a road map where we have marked roads, that we think need pointing out (apart from standard google map roads).
On all red colored roads we recommend to take 4WD vehicle and expect mainly off road conditions.
If possible, avoid driving at night.
Many roads are badly lit and of poor quality. Stray livestock pose a hazard in many areas.
Heavy rain, flooding and snow at higher altitudes often affect roads and bridges making travel difficult or impossible (particularly in remote areas). Landslides are also common. If you are travelling outside of Tbilisi, make sure your vehicle is suitably equipped.
Keep in mind, some areas, like Tusheti Region or village Shatili in Khevsureti Region cannot be accessed in winter time.
Road usually opens From May till late October.
To check current road conditions and restrictions from the Roads Department of Georgia please visit their website or call the hotline:

+(995 32) 2 31 30 76
Restrictions Page: http://www.georoad.ge/?lang=eng&act=news&func=menu&pid=1388404621

The page updates are in Georgian language, but by using translating app it’s easy to figure out :)


- Expect stray livestock animals, mostly cows and sheep, to rest or walk on any road outside the cities.
- Pedestrians in the cities are also not very trustworthy :) Person crossing a main road in the middle of the night, at the very wrong place, is common.
- Honking is prevalent practice between drivers - so don't be surprised if you hear a lot of beeps and honks and feel free to use one - there are no restrictions concerning that.
- We encourage, to drive slow and carefully. Georgian traffic seems scary at a glance, but your attention and driving skills are determining.


All our vehicles (Rented from CARS4RENT.ge) have free unlimited parking in any city.
In general, three main Georgian cities: Tbilisi, Kutaisi and Batumi have their own parking payment systems. 
Each city's parking pass can be purchased on subsequent websites and will be valid in that city, in the areas where parking is allowed.
To purchase Parking passes, and for additional info visit following websites:

Tbilisi -
To purchase passes visit: https://parking.tbilisi.gov.ge/pass
To pay the fine visit: https://parking.tbilisi.gov.ge/fines
In both cases you will need to specify car plate number in the box 1 and Personal ID number of the car owner or Identification Code of the owner organization in box 2.
Another option to pay the parking fine in Tbilisi, is through paybox machines, where you will have to specify car serial plate number and check number of the fine that was recieved.

Batumi - http://batumitransport.ge/Eng/
1 week parking pass price: 5GEL; 6 months: 25GEL
Pass can be purchased and fines payed online, through all major banks in Goegria and paybox machines (recomended). You will need to specify car serial plate number.

Kutaisi -
https://parkingservice.ge/Pages/Services - information
https://parkingservice.ge/Pages/Payment - for payment
1 week parking pass price: 5GEL; 6 months: 25GEL
Pass can be purchased and fines payed online, through all major banks in Goegria and paybox machines (recomended). You will need to specify car serial plate number.

In any other city or village parking is free.
Generally it's safe to park any car, anywhere, Georgia is a safe country and usually cases of stealing or robbing the cars are rare, also all cars rented from CARS4RENT.ge, come with 100% insurance.


Petrol is cheap by European standards.
There are 3 types of petrol in Georgia: Regular (92oct), Premium (95oct), and Super (98oct).
We strongly recommend filling up the Premium (95oct) petrol in brand stations like Wissol, Rompetrol, Gulf, Socar or Lukoil, as our customers had various problems with fuel quality from small stations.
Petrol stations are available everywhere even in high mountain regions, so you will never need an extra fuel tank.
Usually the price of fuel varies between 1-1.2 Euro per liter.
Average fuel tank of 4x4 vehicle is 70 liters and average fuel consumption 14 km/L so you can go through about 400 km with a full tank.


If you rented a car with cars4rent.ge:
If you had an accident and are our customer, first thing you should do is call police: 112 and also call our hotline: +995 557 171 144.
Our representative will contact the insurance company, which will afterwards contact you.
Police, upon arrival to the accident location, will do the paperwork and if the car is drivable, will let you continue the trip.
If the car is not drivable any more - the car will be replaced from our nearby offices, so this will take some time depending on your location.
Please note that all our vehicles are insured and come with:
- 100% Insurance - Vehicle, in case of an accident of your own fault
- 100% Insurance - Vehicle in case of damage by any third party
- 100% Insurance – Vehicle in case of any damage by fire, theft or any other damage caused by a third party
- 100% - Damage to a third party (no matter whose fault is the accident), in limit of $10,000
- 100% - All accessories (mirrors, glasses etc.)                              
- No franchise and zero deductions in any accident, theft or any other damage
Passenger Insurance - Please note, our insurance includes the vehicle insurance only, not a passenger insurance.
What we recommend is to take a good travel insurance package when you will be travelling to Georgia it usually has a better terms and coverage than any Georgian one.

If you did not rent the car with us:
Anyway, first thing you should do is call police: 112 and not move your vehicle until they arrive, for the incurance.


If the malfunction happens we either repair the broken part or replace the car with another vehicle. Time needed for a car change depends on the location of the broken vehicle and closest available car.
If you haven't rented a car from our company:
The procedures are pretty much the same, except you are NOT getting a our car insurance, road assistance or a replacement.
In case of any accident or malfunction on the road we recommend in the first place to call the police and then evacuative services: +995599 254 254
For malfunction you can use small auto mechanics shops on the road or services of Tegeta Motors, see their branches here.
We wish you a safe and pleasant drive! :)

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