There are several ways to get to Khulo: you can rent a car, you can order a taxi, take a minibus also known here as a “marshrutka” or you can even take a bike!
The road from Batumi to Khulo is completely asphalted, so road quality is definitely not something you should be worried about. Sometimes there are pieces with potholes but there is no need for a 4 wheel drive car. It is though a rather winding track, and Georgians tend to drive fast. We justify this by the fact that Georgians have Caucasian blood boiling :)) That is why they are so emotional. And yet, if you are driving and exploring Georgian roads for the first time, you should consider the above.
From the old bus station in Batumi, the so-called “marshrutka” – minibus number 1 departs. The stencil will indicate Batumi – Khulo ხულო (in Georgian, but you can ask the locals). The cost of the trip is approximately 7 GEL.The minibus will stop in the middle of the road so you can get some fresh air, go to the toilet and get some food. At the bus station there are also options to get food.
Frequency: every 30 min
Working hours: 8am – 8pm
For those who like a comfortable trip, you can use a taxi service. Prices depend on the tariffs of this or that company, but a one way trip from Batumi to Khulo will cost you less than 100 lari.
If you use the services of private drivers, the prices may vary. There is a risk of falling into a typical tourist story: if you are not guided by local prices, then you may be given a too high price. To avoid unexpected situations, we advise you to use the services of trusted taxi companies.
You can expect to pay between 70 – 100 GEL.
You can use Yandex Taxi, Maxim or Bolt App. Available for both Apple Store and GooglePlay.
Each of the companies has a different tariff, but for an approximate presentation of prices, we chose in the different application the same route from the center of Batumi to the center of Khulo.
We personally prefer bolt as it’s user friendly and drivers are always friendly.
In case you do not want to use the services of taxi companies, we have a contact with a reliable taxi driver, whose services you can use.
+995 568626939 Achiko
Our friend’s driver Achiko has both a passenger car and a jeep. The cost of a trip from Batumi to Khulo in a sedan will be about 100 GEL. The cost of a jeep trip from Batumi to Khulo will be approximately 130 GEL. In case of stops, if you want to visit different places along the way, the price for the trip may rise slightly. You can discuss all this personally with the driver and agree on how it will be more convenient for you.
It is important to note that if our friend Achiko is busy and if he cannot provide you with his services, he will gladly help you organize a trip where either his brother or his father will be the driver. They also own both passenger cars and jeeps.
There are a large number of car rental companies. Both a normal car and a jeep can take you to the center of Khulo.
Contacts of companies that you can use to rent a car:
*We need more information concerning biking to Khulo, if you biked to Khulo it would be awesome if you could share your inisghts with us*
In recent years, cycling or bikepacking has been gaining popularity. The main beauty of cycling is the freedom of choice. You can adjust the route on the go, change the planned place and time of the stop.
Rent a bike
Active Georgia – MTB bikes for rent, excursions in Batumi and mountain Ajara (possible support with car and guide-instructor). Individual roads can be planned.
If you need a bike to get to Khulo, then the cost of a bike ride per day is 60 GEL.
The owner of the company also conducts bike tours. But it is important to note that, according to him, the road from Batumi to Khulo is more difficult than from Khulo to Batumi. This is due to the fact that it’s a big climb from Batumi to Khulo, and from Khulo to Batumi, on the contrary, it is as if you are going down. Therefore, this type of tour can only be completed by people with the appropriate physical training.
Contact: +995 555969396
*We need more information concerning hitchhiking to Khulo, if you hitchhiked to Khulo it would be awesome if you could share your inisghts with us*
Hitchhiking in Georgia an towards Khulo is easy and a great way to get to get to know the local culture.
For a number of reasons, hitchhiking in Georgia is often more convenient than other types of transport – minibuses, trains and taxis. Some parts of the country are reachable only in this way. If you are aiming at an independent budget travel in Georgia, then you will almost inevitably have to use a hitchhiker. In Georgia, it has its own characteristics.
The best place to hitchhike from Batumi to Khulo is on the outskirts of the city. We marked the coordinates: https://goo.gl/maps/LBdsKPHFGW59KDUV8
There are minibusses that go towards this spot look for minibusses with the sign: ხელვაჩაური or Khelvachauri.
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