How to get to Armenia
Armenia Travel Guide
Travel By plane
Zvartnots International Airport (IATA: EVN) , 10 km west of Yerevan is the country’s main airport.
The national carrier was Armavia (now defunct), and served destinations across the CIS, Europe and the Middle East. Some West Asian airlines (Syrian, Iranian, etc.) also serve the airport.
There are very frequent flights from across the CIS. Russian airlines include: Aeroflot, S7, Ural, Polet, Kuban Airlines, Saravia, Tatarstan, UTAir and Yamal. Others include Belevia (Belarus), Dniproavia (Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine) and SCAT (Kazakhstan).
Several European airlines also serve Yerevan: Czech Airlines, Air France, Austrian, LOT.
Shirak Airport (IATA: LWN) in Gyumri has a few flights from Russia.
Armenia travel By train
There is an overnight train once every other day to Tbilisi, Georgia. The train links with Turkey and Azerbaijan are severed.
Travel in Armenia By car
It is possible to drive to Armenia via Iran or Georgia. The borders with Turkey and Azerbaijan are closed.
Local travel agents can arrange transport to the border; some Georgian agents can arrange transport all the way through to Tbilisi.
Although more expensive than a train or bus, a private car may be more comfortable and can be used for some sightseeing along the way.
Travel in Armenia By bus from Georgia
As of 2014 there is a comfortable Mercedes Vito minibus (marshrutka) service from Tbilisi to Yerevan for about US$17 (30GEL). Marshrutkas leave from the parking lot in front of the railway station (old name: vagzlis moadeni; new name and name of the metro stop: sadguris moedani) at 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm. Reservations can be made under +995 598 57 12 12 in Russian, Georgian and possibly basic English, too. From this service, it is also possible to get out at Alaverdi (closest major town to Haghpat and Sanahin monasteries).