Visitors to Tbilisi have a lot of options to get around the city with public transportation. Tickets for a metro ride are 0.5 Lari flat fare and you need to have a smartcard. These are purchased at metro stations for 2 Lari and can be topped up with money. Smartcards are also used on buses, marshrutka and the cable car.
As an alternative to regular buses, minibuses, known as Marshrutkas, that follow fixed routes around the city but stop on request anywhere (hail and ride). These charge from 0.3 to 1.0 Lari (pay cash on exit - no ticket).