Night Buses to Run in Tbilisi on Fridays and Saturdays

Tbilisi City Hall announced that night buses are to run in the capital from 00:00 to 06:00 on Fridays and Saturdays from September 21.

Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze said the night buses will operate within the Tbilisi City Hall Night Economy project from metro station Akhmeteli Theater to Varketili metro station. The interval between the buses will be an hour.

The night buses will make stops at the following locations:

Akhmeteli Theatre metro station,

King Tamar Avenue (Goodwill hypermarket),

Crossing of the right bank of the Mtkvari River and Giorgi Saakadze I Exit,

Crossing of Vakhushti Bagrationi and Agladze streets,

Dinamo Arena stadium, Davit Aghmashenebeli Avenue #106,

The First Republican Square,

Freedom Square metro, Nikoloz Baratashvili Street “Konka”,

Europe Square,

7, Vakhtang Gorgasali Street - Sulphur Baths,

Dodashvili Square,

Isani metro station,

Varketili Metro Station. 

The buses will show the sign “Night Bus" and will cost GEL 0.50, as it is during the daytime.

Mayor Kaladze presented the Night Economy concept in April. He says that any economic activity that starts at 8pm and lasts until morning is considered a ‘Night Economy,' and involves various directions, including transport and communications, restaurant and hotel business, culture industry, trade and tourism.

He added that the decision to encourage night capital was made after studying the experience of such big cities as Amsterdam, London, Madrid, Barcelona, Tokyo, Vilnius, Zurich and many others, which generate great income from nightlife activities.

The project is expected to benefit ordinary citizens, tourists, small and medium businesses, large investment units and culture representatives. It also envisages development and promotion not only of the central part of the city, but also the districts, recognizing that all parts of the capital need to be equally attractive to tourists.

By Thea Morrison

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18 September 2018 22:27