Car hire and rental in Georgia

Driveway to «Mestia – Ushguli – Lentekhi – Kutaisi» on rental car is strictly prohibited! Driveway to Tusheti, Omalo, Shatili regions is prohibited too.

Georgia is a beautiful country where everybody will find their favorite pastime. If you like ancient architecture, you'll see Neo-Gothic monasteries and castles, as well as old structures dating back to the 5-6th centuries. If you like nature, scenic areas such as Metekhi, Telavi, Kakheti, and Stepantsminda (formerly Kazbegi) are waiting for you.

From ski resorts to wine and mineral spring tours — you’ll find it all in this small but one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

Do you need a hire car? Yes. Without it, you will not see anything, or you will spend a lot of money on taxi fares. Georgia is the country where you need freedom of travel. Rent a car on our website and go on an exciting journey.

Necessary documents

    

Only two documents are required to hire a car on our website:

  • Driver’s license
  • ID or passport.

You must be over 23 years old and have at least 3 years of driving experience.

Car rental is well developed in the country. You can quickly and safely book a car online on our website.

Car insurance in Georgia

Insurance is included in rental plans by default. There are three types of insurance:

Third-party liability insurance (TPL)

This is compulsory vehicle insurance that covers damages to third-party vehicles in an accident.​​​​​​​

Collision damage waiver (CDW)

This is optional insurance that covers damages to your vehicle, except for damages to tyres, windows, and undercarriage.

Super collision damage waiver (SCDW)

This is full-coverage insurance that includes damages to tyres, windows, and undercarriage.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Car rental pricing

Price depends on vehicle class, rental period, insurance, and options, such as a child safety seat, navigation system, etc. On our website, you see the final and detailed calculation of car rental cost at once. No hidden extra charges and payments. No need to look for deposit amount and insurance cost in rental terms for a long time.

In Georgia, you can rent almost any vehicle type: compact, sedan, or SUV.

Rental deposit in Georgia

When signing a rental agreement, you need to make a deposit. This is the maximum liability amount that you leave at the rental counter. When you book a vehicle on our website, your deposit will be from $100 to $200 (international rental companies will charge up to $1,000).

If you return your hire car on time, in good and clean condition, and with the specified level of fuel, you will get your deposit back in full. If you paid in cash, your rental agent will return it in cash; if the deposit amount was blocked on your card, then it will be released by the bank within a few days. If your hire car is damaged, you pay the amount that does not exceed your deposit. For example, if a vehicle with a $100 deposit has damage of $1,000, then you will pay only $100, and the remaining amount of $900 will be covered by insurers.

You can buy a “no deposit” paid service for some rental vehicles.

Where you should not drive your hire car

  

There are places in Georgia where you should not go, even if you rent an SUV:

  • You must not drive your hire car to South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
  • Driveway to «Mestia – Ushguli – Lentekhi – Kutaisi» on rental car is strictly prohibited! Driveway to Tusheti, Omalo, Shatili regions is prohibited too.

It is not allowed to drive your rental car across the borders of Georgia.

Features of traffic rules in Georgia

Georgia uses traffic rules that are much similar to the international traffic regulations, so it is rather easy to drive there. However, serpentine mountain roads and dashing daredevils ignoring traffic rules may be somewhat annoying. Be careful with both.

Please follow the regulations. There are many speed cameras and traffic officers in the country. Foreign traffic offenders are fined as readily as locals.

Parking

Parking facilities are paid in Tbilisi, Kutaisi, and Batumi, while other options may be available in other cities. You pay for parking at a bank terminal and put the receipt under the windshield.

Parking attendants wearing vests do not work for a parking company and are not responsible for your car. They help to park vehicles and safeguard parking spaces on a voluntary basis. If a parking attendant was helpful, you can leave a tip, it’s up to you.

Filling stations

We recommend refuelling your hire car at large filling station networks. They offer a better quality of fuel and a higher level of services.

If you can’t find a familiar filling station network, this simple lifehack will help you find good and affordable fuel — choose a filling station used by taxi and truck drivers.