Getting there & away
There’s no public transport to the remote site, but it’s possible to do a day trip from Tbilisi using a marshrutka from Didube to Gardabani (2.50 GEL, one hour, hourly from 9am to 5pm), and then hiring a taxi in Gardabani. Most drivers will do the round trip for around 60 GEL including waiting time.
Many Tbilisi tour agencies run day trips to Davit Gareja, with the benefit of lunch, comfortable transfers by coach or car, and guides (especially useful at Udabno, where some of the caves are a little tricky to find). Rates are typically around 150 GEL per person for two people or 110 GEL per person for four people.