Getting There & Away
From Yerevan, marshrutky (AMD1700, three hours) depart from Kilikya Avtokayan at 9:30am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Shared taxis from Kilikya charge AMD2500 to AMD3000 per passenger and depart when full.
In Alaverdi, buses and marshrutky leave from a parking bay next to shops on the main road – taxis wait here too. A bus ticket and information window is located in the back of the lot. There's one marshrutka to Akhtala at noon (AMD300), marshrutky to Yerevan at 8am, 9.30am, 11.30pm and 2pm (AMD1700, three hours), two daily marshrutky to Vanadzor (AMD500, up to one hour), two daily buses to Stepanavan (AMD700) and five marshrutky per day to Haghpat (AMD200). The Haghpat service operates between 8.30am and 5pm Monday to Saturday.
A seat in a shared taxi costs AMD5000 to Tbilisi and AMD3000 to Yerevan. A private taxi will cost AMD5000 to the Georgian border, AMD15,000 to Tbilisi and AMD20,000 to Yerevan.