Guide to Driving In Georgia - Drive Safe in Georgia

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Georgia and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

60 KPH

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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

80 KPH

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motorway speed limit

110 KPH

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

 0.02

drink and drive limit
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You drive in Georgia on the Right side  
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The currency in Georgia is GEL
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To rent a car is  20 years and to drive is 18 years of age
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Current fuel price in Georgia 0.75 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Georgia

Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Georgia?

Driving in Georgia
Pocket guide to driving in Georgia
Profile:
Georgia
Tbilisi
GEL
Driving in Georgia
SPEED: (KPH)
60
80
110
Speed limit in Georgia
Holiday:
Rush hour in Georgia
Cameras:
YES
NO
Speed cameras in Georgia
FUEL:
0.80
0.83
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Georgia
DRIVE:
RIGHT
Drive RIGHT in Georgia
MIN AGE:
18
20
Min driving age in Georgia
DRINK:
0.02
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Georgia
EMERGENCY:
112
Emergency phone number in Georgia
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Georgia
PHONES:
NO
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Georgia
SEATBELTS:
YES
YES
Seat belt in Georgia
Not to be confused with the US stage of Georgia, driving in Georgia is closer to driving in Eastern Europe or Western Asia than anywhere in the USA. The former Soviet republic has a coastline on the Black Sea and its roads and scenery very similar to Russia bordering the north and Turkey to the South West. Its capital, Tbilisi, is a busy eastern European city like many others with multiple lane highways converging at its centre. Traffic is heavy and can be a little chaotic at times but driving in Georgia isn't something to be overly concerned about provided you are well prepared before you arrive. If you are renting a car in Georgia, our guide aims to offer practical and useful information to help you make the most of driving and Georgia and ensure safe passage throughout its road network.

driving in Georgia

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 112

Police Fire: 112

Police Ambulance: 112

Notes: that the police dispatcher speaks only Georgian and Russian

Fuel Prices in Georgia by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking in Tbilisi is permit controlled and you must purchase a permit from the Tbilisi Transport Company to use the marked zones. On-street parking, off-street car parks and reserved parking spaces are available, local signage setting max stay and parking charges.

Parking Enforcement
If parked illegally, or without a permit at best you can expect a parking ticket or at worst your car will be towed and a charge of 60 GEL imposed to release the car, increasing by 10 GEL per day.

Disabled Parking
Georgia has limited disabled parking provision, however Tbilisi is well appointed and signage is clear. Parking in a designated disabled parking bay without a permit will lead to a parking ticket, or again, the possibility of having the vehicle towed away.

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 112

Police Fire: 112

Police Ambulance: 112

The emergency services can be contacted at 112 where an operator will direct your call to the most appropriate service.
 
  • 112 - Police
  • 112 - Fire
  • 112 – Ambulance

What to do in an emergency

The general emergency contact number of 112 should be used in the event of an emergency. You should attempt to provide the exact address of your location and an explanation of what has happened the the current situation to enable the emergency services to send the most appropriate responce. You will be asked for your full name by the operator.

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

English is widely spoken across Georgia, however in some rural locations you may struggle, the following phrases might come in handy;
 
  • Help - დაეხმაროს (daekhmaros)
  • Petrol - ბენზინი (benzini)
  • Trunk - მაგისტრალური (magist’raluri)
  • Police - პოლიცია (p’olitsia)
  • Windscreen - საქარე მინა (sakare mina)

 

Georgia Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Georgia by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun, 2019 0.77 0.75
May, 2019 0.81 0.79
Apr, 2019 0.83 0.77
Mar, 2019 0.82 0.78
Feb, 2019 0.83 0.80
Jan, 2019 0.83 0.80
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