Flights & getting there
Gori is well connected to other towns in Georgia by both bus and train.
Marshrutky leave from the bus station near the base of the fortress to Tbilisi (3 GEL, one hour) about every 15 minutes from 7am to 6pm. There is just one daily marshrutka to Borjomi (5 GEL, 1½ hours) that continues to Akhaltsikhe at 12.30pm; one direct service to Akhaltsikhe (7 GEL, 2½ hours) at 8.30am; and one to Batumi (17 GEL, five hours) at 9.30am, which also stops in Kutaisi (8 GEL, 2½ hours). Otherwise for Kutaisi, common practice is to take a taxi to the highway for 5 GEL and flag down a Kutaisi-bound marshrutka (7 GEL, three hours). A new direct service from Gori to Uplistsikhe was planned at research time, enquire at the Tourist Information Centre to find out if this has begun yet.
About 10 daily trains head east to Tbilisi (4 GEL to 32 GEL, one to 1¼ hours) from Gori train station, across the Mtkvari from the south end of Stalinis gamziri. Westbound, only slow trains call at Gori, meaning journeys are very long, but there are trains to Borjomi (1 GEL, three hours, 8.20am and 5.50pm), Kutaisi (1 GEL, five hours, 10.10am and 4.30pm), Zugdidi and Batumi (23 GEL, 9.45am).