Car hire and rental in Georgia

Driveway to «Mestia – Ushguli – Lentekhi – Kutaisi» on rental car is strictly prohibited! Driveway to Tusheti, Omalo, Shatili regions is prohibited too.

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.

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 $
JAN
35.12 $
FEB
38.4 $
MAR
42.4 $
APR
47.96 $
MAY
45.67 $
JUN
44.1 $
JUL
46.2 $
AUG
39.67 $
SEP
36.48 $
OKT
34.56 $
NOV
34.79 $
DEC

Necessary documents

    

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

  • Driver’s license
  • ID or passport.

You must be over 23 years old and have at least 3 years of driving experience.

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 tyres, windows, and undercarriage.

Super collision damage waiver (SCDW)

This is full-coverage insurance that includes damages to tyres, windows, and undercarriage.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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.

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 %
JAN
32.5 %
FEB
44.2 %
MAR
51.6 %
APR
75.9 %
MAY
71.7 %
JUN
76.4 %
JUL
83.2 %
AUG
62.1 %
SEP
55.4 %
OKT
47.9 %
NOV
33.4 %
DEC

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 hire car

  

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

  • You must not drive your hire car to South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
  • Driveway to «Mestia – Ushguli – Lentekhi – Kutaisi» on rental car is strictly prohibited! Driveway to Tusheti, Omalo, Shatili regions is prohibited too.

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

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

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.

36 Comments
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Tom
04.10.2022 17:23

If we have to pay for the rental car in cash, can use American dollars, or should we use Georgian currency?

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Iryna (Localrent)
04.10.2022 22:40

Hello! Yes, you can pay on the place in dollars or lari. The rental company manager will recalculate the cost at the exchange rate on the day of receiving. If you are going to pay GEL, please inform the manager of the rental company at the specified numbers in the voucher (you will receive it after making an advance payment on the site) and he will confirm the exact amount.

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Willem Vervaeke
03.10.2022 15:17

I would be interested in renting a bigger van (15 seater) like the Mercedes Sprinter Passenger or similar. But a vehicle that you can still drive with a normal driving license. Do you have any?

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Iryna (Localrent)
03.10.2022 19:07

Hello! Category B is enough to rent any car on our website, including vans. But the biggest minivans we have are up to 9 seats. If you're considering such options don't hesitate to contact our support team anytime by email hello@localrent.com or support chat on the site - we'll be happy to assist you.

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Gintas
23.08.2022 16:02

Hello, we are coming to Georgia at 10.29 in Kutaisi airport. Then we plan to go to Batumi and Merisi. We are coming back at airport at 11.02. What could you suggest? Thank you.

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Iryna (Localrent)
24.08.2022 08:01

Hello! In green search bar you can choose city and date of pick up/drop off so that the system will select all possible variants for you. Any of them you can book by yourself on our website. In each car profile, at tab "booking" you can select time and place of pick up/drop off by yourself. Our system will calculate the final and detailed cost of your order. If you have additional questions, please contact us anytime: hello@localrent.com

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Araz
18.08.2022 16:00

It is written in the confirmation email that the amount of rental must be paid in cash. Should i pay in US dollars or Georgian Lari?

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Iryna (Localrent)
19.08.2022 17:14

Hello! You can pay the rest amount both in USD or GEL, as it will be more convenient for you.

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Jaeheekim
10.08.2022 11:30

Good day. I want to ask you several questions 1. My journey will start from Tbilisi to kazbegi and plan to borrow BMW 320i(4x4), do you think is it enough to get kazebegi ? ( cuz I herad most of roads are off-road) 2. I have both UAE and korea(english version) driving license, is it ok for renting a car? Or should i prepare international driving license? 3. I would like to know where is your rental office. Thanks.

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Iryna (Localrent)
10.08.2022 15:00

Hello! The fact is that we cooperate with several rental companies and the conditions for all are different even for similar cars. Your questions require an individual approach. That's why our customer care specialist will write to you at Kjh920201@naver.com and select the best car for you.

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Martin
31.07.2022 09:26

Hi, do I need an international driver's license in Georgia? I have a Finnish driver's license.

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Iryna (Localrent)
31.07.2022 13:29

Hello! Your Finnish driver's license is sufficient for rent a car in Georgia, because all the information is in Latin.

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Celine
17.07.2022 16:57

Hello, please advise what type of car (SUV or regular) shall we rent for the following itinerary in October: From Tbilisi to Sighnaghi to Lagodekhi to Ananuri to Stepansminda to Mstkheta to Kutaisi to Martvili Canyon. Drop off in Kutaisi.

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Iryna (Localrent)
18.07.2022 11:40

Hello! It's better to choose a SUV (preferably 4x4) as you're going to Stepantsminda and Martvili Canyon. But it also depends on how many persons will be in the car and how many luggage do you have. You can send to us more details to the support chat on the website or by email hello@localrent.com - we'll assist you to choose a car for your trip.

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Lev
12.07.2022 12:54

i, I'm planning to rent a car in September, pick up in Kutaisi airport and drop off 2 days later in Tbilisi. Few questions: 1)What is the latest time for a pick up? my flight landing round 22.30, is it a problem? 2)What options for the drop off do you have except airport? Can I return it somewhere in the central Tbilisi? 3)If I book a car, is it guaranteed I'll get the exact requested car? I know some companies operating using the similar class cars Thanks in advance

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Iryna (Localrent)
12.07.2022 18:45

Hello! Sure, оn the "Booking" page (after clicking the "Book" button) you will be able to choose the fit time and place of pickup/return the car. The main principle of our work is that you get exactly what you booked. If the rental company is unable to provide the client with the booked car due to a breakdown or other force majeure circumstances, it is obliged to provide another car of the same class or a class higher on the same conditions and at the same price.

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Kristian Iversen
05.07.2022 14:13

Hey We are considering renting a car in Tbilisi for 3 weeks and return it to Tbilisi. 1. On the way we would like to go to Armenia, is that possible with some of the rental cars? 2. Is driving in rental cars prohibited on all driveways that arent well, such as between Mestia and Kutasi? And if so, are there driveways we are allowed to take that require a 4x4 and not just a citycar? Thanks :-)

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Iryna (Localrent)
05.07.2022 18:15

Hello! 1. Departure from Georgia to Armenia is not possible. As only the owner of the car can cross the border from Georgia. 2. You can go to Mestia - the road is good. Driveway to Ushguli, Tusheti, Omalo and Shatili is prohibited. If you have any additional questions, please, write to our customer support department at hello@localrent.com and we will help you with the choice

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Pawel
03.07.2022 11:45

Dears, I totally understand why "Driveway to «Mestia – Ushguli – Lentekhi – Kutaisi» on rental car is strictly prohibited!", but if I want to go to Mestia from Kutaisi, otherside, so through road E60, E97 and later through Chveletana and Khaishi (there are asphalt roads) is it ok? Or Mestia is prohibited at all, no matter what road I will choose? Thanks, Pawel

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Iryna (Localrent)
03.07.2022 19:53

Hello! You can drive from Kutaisi to Mestia (by 4*4 SUV), but further road is prohibited due to bad road condition. If you need an adviсe to choose a car for your trip, please contact us through email hello@localrent or support chat on the website - we'll be happy to help!

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Ben
02.07.2022 11:33

Hello , my girlfriend and I would like to rent a car I am 22 years old and she`ll be 23 in november is it possible still to rent a car even though we are not 23 yet?

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Iryna (Localrent)
02.07.2022 17:58

Hello! There are cars from different rental companies on our site and they have their own terms. Please send a link to your favorite car, for example, like this: https://prnt.sc/XAs4CapwBEwC and we can check the information for you

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Alex
28.06.2022 14:57

Hello, should I pay rental in USD or GEL while pick up? Thanks

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Iryna (Localrent)
28.06.2022 18:25

Hello! In any convenient way for you, as rental companies in Georgia accept both USD and GEL.

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sally Joundi
04.04.2022 08:43

Hello I have a driving license from the United Arab Emirates, do I need to get an international license to rent a car from here?

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Iryna (Localrent)
04.04.2022 12:12

Good afternoon! We work with different rental companies in Georgia most of them will accept a UAE driver's license if it contains information in English as well. To clarify the information, you need to contact our support service by writing to our email hello@localrent.com .

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wisky
29.01.2022 12:28

how to paid toll in georgia ? can paid by CASH ?

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Iryna (LocalRent)
30.01.2022 23:54

Good day! There are no toll roads in Georgia. But I draw your attention to driveway to «Mestia - Ushguli - Lentekhi - Kutaisi» on rental car is strictly prohibited! Driveway to Tusheti, Omalo, Shatili regions is prohibited too. The advance on the site can be paid with any card, car rent + deposit can be paid from the specified method in the car card by clicking on the “Why?” button. If you have any additional questions, write to us: hello@localrent.com

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Bo Hoi Kim
29.11.2021 04:56

Is there your rental car company in Yerevan?

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Iryna (Localrent)
29.11.2021 12:07

Good day! Yes, we work in this country. Select the desired direction, indicate the required dates in the green search bar, the city of pickup/ drop off, in the search filter you can specify additional criteria for searching for a car and our system will offer you the available options for renting a car.