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Getting There & Away

Marshrutky to Tbilisi (10 GEL, three hours) are timetabled hourly from 7am to noon and at 1.30pm, 3.30pm, 5pm and 6pm. A taxi to or from Tbilisi can cost anywhere between 80 GEL and 120 GEL. Taxis waiting at the north end of the Tergi bridge often ask lower fares than those on Kazbegis moedani.

Vladikavkaz (Russia) is 45km north through the Dariali Gorge. To go through the Larsi border point, 15km from Kazbegi, you must be in a vehicle, or at least on a bicycle – no pedestrians. Taxis from Kazbegi to Vladikavkaz cost around 100 GEL. Driving time is under an hour, but the border itself can take anywhere from 20 minutes to a few hours depending on traffic and how slow/fast the Russians are processing people.