The distance from Tbilisi to Yerevan is about 170 km in a straight line and 2-3 times more – on roads (depending on the route). To get to the capital of Armenia, you can use several transport options. So, almost every day (and even more often during the summer season), intercity buses, minibuses and minivans depart from Tbilisi to Yerevan. There is a railway connection. There is also a flight (the flight time is only 30 minutes), but this option is not in great demand since other types of transport are more affordable. An important nuance – on the border of Georgia with Armenia, you will find a passage through a checkpoint, which can take from several minutes to a couple of hours (depending on the current load).
Regular minibuses and minivans Tbilisi-Yerevan run several times a day. Departure is from the station Ortachala. It is worth to book a place in advance, especially in summer; this type of transport is in great demand. The duration of the trip to the capital of Armenia will take about 6-7 hours.
If you prefer convenient and comfortable trips, you should contact an experienced tour operator who has managed to earn the trust of customers. For example, One Way Tour agency offers quite attractive transfer options, where you can also save some money on the price, depending on the number of passengers. Transportation is carried out on comfortable cars: Toyota Ipsum, Mercedes Vito, Mercedes Viano and Mercedes Sprinter. Transfer cost: 65000 AMD (1-3 passengers), 78000 AMD (4-7 passengers) and 136000 AMD (8-18 passengers). Travel time will take about 6-7 hours.
Tbilisi-Yerevan train runs every other day (currently on odd days). Tickets can be booked online. You can choose a couchette car, coupe or sleeping car. Travel time by train will take about 10-10.5 hours.
Buses from Tbilisi to Yerevan run several times a day. Departure – from Avlabari metro station, mainly on odd hours (it is better to specify the departure time in advance). Arrival – at Yerevan Kilikia bus station. Travel time takes about 6.5 hours. You can also take advantage of special comfortable buses provided by various travel agencies.
Definitely the most convenient form of transport. Of course, a taxi ride will cost a little more. However, it is possible to save a little if you do not mind traveling companions, so the cost of the trip is simply shared among all passengers. Travel time will take from 6 to 6.5 hours. Despite the fact that a taxi is the most convenient way to travel, there is always a danger of encountering unprofessionalism or dishonesty of the driver. Therefore, it is undoubtedly preferable to contact a trusted tour operator in order to avoid all kinds of misunderstandings and not overpay for the service.