Car hire and rental in Georgia

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Georgia is a beautiful country where everybody will find their favorite pastime. If you like ancient architecture, you'll see Neo-Gothic monasteries and castles, as well as old structures dating back to the 5-6th centuries. If you like nature, scenic areas such as Metekhi, Telavi, Kakheti, and Stepantsminda (formerly Kazbegi) are waiting for you.

From ski resorts to wine and mineral spring tours — you’ll find it all in this small but one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

Do you need a hire car? Yes. Without it, you will not see anything, or you will spend a lot of money on taxi fares. Georgia is the country where you need freedom of travel. Rent a car on our website and go on an exciting journey.

It is not allowed to drive your rental car across the borders of Georgia.

Car hire prices in Georgia

The average cost of a one-day car rental. The number is calculated based on the bookings of the previous three years. It takes into account the rental of cars across all classes.

36.2 $
35.12 $
38.4 $
42.4 $
47.96 $
45.67 $
44.1 $
46.2 $
39.67 $
36.48 $
34.56 $
34.79 $

Necessary documents


Only two documents are required to hire a car on our website:

  • Driver’s license
  • ID or passport.

Tourists in Georgia must have a physical driving licence with a valid expiry date. You can’t drive with copies of your documents or with an electronic driving licence.

Car rental is well developed in the country. You can quickly and safely book a car online on our website.

Car insurance in Georgia

Insurance is included in rental plans by default. There are three types of insurance:

Third-party liability insurance (TPL)

This is compulsory vehicle insurance that covers damages to third-party vehicles in an accident.​​​​​​​

Collision damage waiver (CDW)

This is optional insurance that covers damages to your vehicle, except for damages to car body as well as to the glass, lamps, and wheels.

Super collision damage waiver (SCDW)

Тhis is coverage insurance that includes damages to car body as well as to the glass, lamps, and wheels.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Car rental pricing

Price depends on vehicle class, rental period, insurance, and options, such as a child safety seat, navigation system, etc. On our website, you see the final and detailed calculation of car rental cost at once. No hidden extra charges and payments. No need to look for deposit amount and insurance cost in rental terms for a long time.

In Georgia, you can rent almost any vehicle type: compact, sedan, or SUV.

Car rental prices in Georgia

Car classPriceModel
Economy class$15,00Toyota Yaris
Standard$16,00Toyota Prius
Luxury$30,00BMW 535i
SUV$19,00Mitsubishi Outlander
Convertibles$38,00Mercedes-Benz SLK 350
Van$19,00Mitsubishi Outlander

The demand for car rental services in Georgia

The occupancy rate of the car rental fleets by month. For example, most cars are being rented in August, which means that this month has the smallest amount of available vehicles. The higher the percentage of the car fleet workload, the earlier it is worth booking a car to choosing the best option at the best price.

36.2 %
32.5 %
44.2 %
51.6 %
75.9 %
71.7 %
76.4 %
83.2 %
62.1 %
55.4 %
47.9 %
33.4 %

Rental deposit in Georgia

When signing a rental agreement, you need to make a deposit. This is the maximum liability amount that you leave at the rental counter. When you book a vehicle on our website, your deposit will be from $100 to $200 (international rental companies will charge up to $1,000).

If you return your hire car on time, in good and clean condition, and with the specified level of fuel, you will get your deposit back in full. If you paid in cash, your rental agent will return it in cash; if the deposit amount was blocked on your card, then it will be released by the bank within a few days. If your hire car is damaged, you pay the amount that does not exceed your deposit. For example, if a vehicle with a $100 deposit has damage of $1,000, then you will pay only $100, and the remaining amount of $900 will be covered by insurers.

You can buy a “no deposit” paid service for some rental vehicles.

Where you should not drive your rental car


There are places in Georgia where you should not drive, even if you rent an SUV:

  • You can’t drive your rental car to South Ossetia and Abkhazia because those territories are not controlled by the Georgian authorities and insurance is not valid there.
  • The “Mestia - Ushguli - Lentekhi” road runs through a mountainous area with many steep and dangerous slopes. It is strictly prohibited to drive a rental car there.
  • The “Akhaltsikhe - Batumi” road running through the Goderdzi Pass and the “Sairme - Abastumani” road are simply poor-quality roads that even locals try to avoid.
  • Driving is not allowed in the regions of Truso, Juta, Vashlovani, Tusheti, Omalo, and Shatili.

The most popular cities for car hire in Georgia

Features of traffic rules in Georgia

Georgia uses traffic rules that are much similar to the international traffic regulations, so it is rather easy to drive there. However, serpentine mountain roads and dashing daredevils ignoring traffic rules may be somewhat annoying. Be careful with both.

Please follow the regulations. There are many speed cameras and traffic officers in the country. Foreign traffic offenders are fined as readily as locals.


Parking facilities are paid in Tbilisi, Kutaisi, and Batumi, while other options may be available in other cities. You pay for parking at a bank terminal and put the receipt under the windshield.

Parking attendants wearing vests do not work for a parking company and are not responsible for your car. They help to park vehicles and safeguard parking spaces on a voluntary basis. If a parking attendant was helpful, you can leave a tip, it’s up to you.

Filling stations

We recommend refuelling your hire car at large filling station networks. They offer a better quality of fuel and a higher level of services.

If you can’t find a familiar filling station network, this simple lifehack will help you find good and affordable fuel — choose a filling station used by taxi and truck drivers.

06.06.2024 08:36

Hello, what is the address of the rental office in Tbilisi? Thanks.

Iryna (Localrent)
06.06.2024 19:20

Hello! The address of the office may differ depending on the selected car, as our website presents options of different local rental companies. If you have already booked a car, the address of the rental company's office is indicated in your voucher. If you are only planning to make an order, the cars where pickup at the rental company's office is available, have a link to a map with the approximate location of the office. This can be seen in the car profile on the "booking" tab, after clicking the green "book now" button. If you encounter any difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact our support team by [email protected] or in the support chat on the website - we will be happy to assist you.

15.03.2024 15:42

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13.03.2024 08:39

Hello, I would like to ask if you could confirm that the road Sh1 between Akhaltsikhe and Batumi is also forbidden, even for 4x4 vehicles? I can see why Ushguli or Omalo are forbidden, as these roads are narrow, covered with fallen rocks, and go along steep gorges. However, from my talks to Georgians, as well as from StreetView and websites/blogs about Georgian travel destinations, it seems that the Sh1 along Goderdzi Pass is not actually dangerous, it is only that the surface of the road is bad - which is something that any 4x4 with high enough clearance (and a careful driver) should handle without any issues. Thanks!

Iryna (Localrent)
13.03.2024 12:34

Hello, You can find detailed information about prohibited routes in our article: Prohibited Routes in Georgia Our partners prohibit the movement of vehicles beyond paved roads, as it poses a risk of damage that cannot be covered by insurance. The road "Akhaltsikhe - Batumi" via the Goderdzi Pass is prohibited. The road surface here is in very poor condition, with many dangerous and impassable sections along the way, and if assistance is needed, it may be difficult to find. Even local residents hesitate to travel here, even on special vehicles. Therefore, if you want to visit Akhaltsikhe, we recommend choosing a four-wheel-drive vehicle with high ground clearance and planning your route through Kutaisi to bypass it: Akhaltsikhe - Borjomi - Kutaisi - Batumi. Before your departure, be sure to check the weather forecast and inform the rental company manager about your planned route in advance. You can also specify this in the comments section when making your reservation. If you have further inquiries or need assistance, please feel free to contact us at [email protected] or through our support chat. Our support team is more than happy to assist you!

12.03.2024 09:53

Good day Can you drive in the regions of Iori Reserve and Chachuna Reserve ?

Iryna (Localrent)
12.03.2024 20:31

Hello, In rental cars are permitted to travel exclusively on paved public roads. You are allowed to drive your rental car to the village of Kasristskali, but driving in the national park is not permitted. Should you have any further inquiries or require assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected] or through our support chat.

Nina p
26.02.2024 21:17

Hello Is rental in Kutaisi only at the airport or there is an option to rent in the city?

Iryna (Localrent)
27.02.2024 09:06

Hello! On the "Booking" page (after clicking the "Book" button) you will have the opportunity to choose the time and place separately for pick-up/drop-off (next to the time, if it is non-working for this rental, the price for service after hours will be indicated). It depends on which car you choose (cars belonging to different rental companies can have different requirements). To indicate the location in the city you need to choose the option "city delivery" - for example, you need to pick up/drop off at a hotel within the city. You select the "City delivery" within the city option, then indicate the address you need in the comments below.

30.01.2024 16:14

Hello! From the site I didn't understand whether I can receive and return car in the Kutaisi airport?

Iryna (Localrent)
30.01.2024 21:11

Hello! Yes, of course. In the green search panel on our website, select the appropriate dates and city. Once you have chosen the optimal car option for yourself, after clicking "book now", you will be able to select a suitable location and time for pick-up and drop off the car.

LeAnn Anderson
11.10.2023 21:49

Hello! My husband and I are both 22 years old and want to rent a car when we come to Georgia in a few weeks. Some of the cars are labeled that you only need to be 21 years old, but the terms and conditions says that you need to be 23. Are we allowed to rent a car since we're 22?

Iryna (Localrent)
12.10.2023 09:43

Hello! In Georgia, we collaborate with numerous rental companies, each having their own terms and conditions. That's why, we recommend referring to the age requirements mentioned on the page of the specific car you are interested in. This information is up to date and reliable. Furthermore, on our website, you can utilize the filters available in the green search panel on the right-hand side to refine your search. You can specify the minimum age and driving experience in the filters. Once you input these parameters, the website will display cars that meet your criteria.

28.09.2023 12:03

Hallo! Is it possible to drive along the Kutaisi-Ahalzihe road?

Iryna (Localrent)
29.09.2023 10:41

Hello! Rental companies in Georgia always inform customers about restricted routes, where driving is only allowed with special vehicles. These restrictions were introduced due to safety concerns and the poor condition of the roads, which are not covered by insurance. The specific route you mentioned, falls under the category of prohibited routes "Akhaltsikhe – Batumi". Information about restricted routes can be found on our website in the terms and conditions section

Andreas Antoniades
02.08.2023 08:18

Is Cyprus driving licence valid for renting a car in Georgia?

Iryna (Localrent)
02.08.2023 14:15

Good afternoon! To hire a car, only a valid national driver’s license with a transliteration in Roman letters is required. If your driver's license does not have this, then a driving license should be additionally supported by an international driving permit (IDP). If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact our support team by email [email protected] or via support chat on the website.

22.07.2023 05:57

Hi! We have booked a Ford Fiesta from 25th to the 28th of July. We planned to use the car to get to Gergeti Trinity Church, among other places. Some regions are off limits for the cars you rent so I was wondering if this falls under Tusheti or not. The official regions are named differently than your website says. It would be nice to have a map of out of bounds regions :) Thanks and best wishes Aivar Best wishes Aivar

Iryna (Localrent)
22.07.2023 11:45

Hello! Thank you for reaching out to us. We would like to assure you that reaching the Holy Trinity Church in Gergeti should not pose any problems even with a regular car. The road leading to the church is in good condition, and there is no need for special transportation. However, please note that there are specific routes mentioned in our terms and conditions (Section 8: where the rented vehicle cannot be used. Rest assured that when you pick up the car, the manager will listen to your intended route and provide recommendations for the most optimal routes. We encourage you to reach out to us before making the reservation. Simply send us an email at [email protected], and we will provide excellent information support. We look forward to assisting you with your travel plans.

17.07.2023 10:07

Hello, I am booking a car with Pick up in Tbilisi City and Drop off in Kutaisi. I want to drive to Kutaisi Airport and drop off the car there. Can I input KUTAISI AIRPORT PARKING as dropp off address?

Iryna (Localrent)
17.07.2023 13:20

Hello! Sure! In the search bar, enter the city of car pickup/dropoff, dates, and necessary filters. On the car page, you can learn more about the characteristics, and choose insurance and additional services , Click the button "book now" and you will be prompted to choose the time and location of car pickup/dropoff  If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact our support team by email [email protected] or via support chat on the website.

javier rubio
13.07.2023 10:46

Hi, we are travelling to Georgia in August, and we are wondering if the prohibition to cross borders applies to all borders, like the Armenian one, or if there is an extra fee in case we could do that. Thanks in advance for your help.

Iryna (LocalRent)
13.07.2023 15:10

Hello! Unfortunately, it is not permitted to travel outside of Georgia with a rented vehicle. Consequently, the cross-border option is unavailable in the region filter. However, you have the option to rent a car in Armenia that allows travel into Georgia. Perhaps this alternative is worth considering. Our customer support specialists are available to assist you in finding the best possible solutions. Please feel free to contact them at [email protected].

08.07.2023 02:02

# 652181 Per reserved type of car Model Jeep Cherokee ,2.4 4x4 suv Can I go from Poti - Mestia -Ushguli - Kutaisi ?

Iryna (Localrent)
08.07.2023 13:01

Hello! Unfortunately, the route you mentioned is strictly prohibited due to the hazardous condition of the road surface. It is a part of the restricted itinerary " Mestia – Ushguli – Lentekhi – Kutaisi" outlined in the rental terms. Please also note that the insurance on this route is not valid. If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact our support team by email [email protected] or via support chat on the website.

25.05.2023 15:07

Hello, Are digital driving licenses (with QR code to verify authenticity) also accepted or only the printed ones ?

Iryna (Localrent)
25.05.2023 21:09

Hello! To hire a car, you need an original Passport/ID card and driving license. Unfortunately, digital driving licenses are not accepted according to the country's laws. The rental voucher can be provided in electronic form. If you have any additional questions contact us by email at [email protected].

18.05.2023 12:10

Hi... Can u book with a UAE driving license.

Iryna (Localrent)
18.05.2023 15:29

Hello! If your driving license is only valid in its country of issuance, we strongly recommend you include an international driving permit with your documents and present it on request. Please contact our support team at [email protected] and include a copy of your driver's license so that we can provide information support on your case.