Getting There & Away
Marshrutka departures from Borjomi’s bus station include the following:
Akhaltsikhe (4 GEL, one hour, about hourly)
Bakuriani (3 GEL, one hour, seven daily)
Batumi (17 GEL, five hours, 9am)
Gori (5 GEL, 1½ hours, 7.30am and 10.45am)
Khashuri (2 GEL, 30 minutes, half-hourly 9.30am to 5.30pm)
Tbilisi (6 GEL, three hours, hourly 7am to 6pm)
At Khashuri, 32km northeast of Borjomi, you can change to marshrutky for Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Zugdidi or Batumi.
Borjomi taxi drivers offer day trips to Vardzia, with stops including Akhaltsikhe's Rabati and two other forts, for 120 GEL for four people. The Tourism Information Centre can book this for you with English-speaking drivers.
Slow elektrichka trains leave Borjomi Park train station, just east of the suspension bridge, for Gori (2 GEL, four hours) and Tbilisi (2 GEL, five hours) at 7am and 4.40pm.