Batumi railway station has been recently constructed and opened for public, making travels by train from Tbilisi to Batumi a little bit easier.
Prior that, train stopped at Makjinjauri station (some 7 km from Batumi city center)
I took a train ride from Tbilisi to Batumi at start of March 2016, and was 100% sure that new station will be located somewhere in Batumi city - I was wrong. The new station is still located some 3 km from city, and to actually get to the city, you must take additional taxi or bus. Very strange.
Newly constructed Batumi Railway Station
It has been opened in Summer of 2015. Former Georgia’s Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili praised the opening of the new railway station.
"This is a very important investment for Batumi. Partnership Fund and Georgian Railway contributed significantly in implementing this project. Batumi’s potential is growing and we all should support the city to use its potential,” said Georgia’s Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili.
A Georgian Railways representative said the new train station was another major infrastructure project implemented by the Government and Georgian Railways that aimed to increase tourism potential and fit the interests of Batumi residents.
Parking lot near Batumi railway station
During train departing / arrival times parking lot is full of taxi cars. Near the railway station is located some bus station, seems marshrutkas are leaving from here as well.
Waiting rooms at Batumi Railway station
There is a luggage storage room available, I was asked to pay 5 lari for storing my luggage here for few hours.
Platfrom at Batumi Railway station