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Getting to Montenegro

By plane

Podgorica airport is Montenegro's main international airport. It is situated 12km (7.5 miles) south of Podgorica. It is a hub for Montenegro's national airline carrier, Montenegro Airlines.

One can get from the airport to Podgorica center by taking the minibus, which usually waits in front of the terminal. Taxi to the center will be more expensive, usually 15.

Tivat airport is situated near the city of Tivat, on the Montenegin coast. It has regular flights to Belgrade throughout the year, and has charter flights to major European destinations during the summer. Tivat airport is 20km from Budva and Herceg-Novi and 60 km from Bar.


Dubrovnik airport in Croatia is half hour drive from the Montenegro border, and coastal city of Herceg-Novi, and is served by many major airlines, so it might be a good option for tourist coming by plane.

By train

There is regular passenger train service from Subotica through Novi Sad and Belgrade. Train goes through Bijelo Polje, Kolasin, Podgorica and ends in Bar, Montenegro's main seaport. Travel by train is cheapest way to get to Montenegro, but the quality of service is not very good. There are overnight trains with sleeping cars for around 25, which must be booked in advance, but are a more comfortable option.

A cheap way of traveling to or from Montenegro might be the Balkan Flexipass.

By bus

Montenegro is well connected with neighbouring countries and ticket prices are all under 25. During the summer, more seasonal lines are being introduced.

By car

European routes E65, E80, E762, E763 and E851 pass through the country.

There are no roads in Montenegro built to full motorway standard, as all roads are of single carriageway type. Almost all roads in Montenegro are curvy, mountanious roads, and speeds over 80km/h are not permitted. General speed limit within built-up area is 50km/h. Roads in northern mountanious region require additional caution during the winter.

Driving with headlights is obligatory even during the daytime, so is the use of seat belts. A 10 'ecological fee' for passanger cars is collected at the border posts when entering Montenegro. The fee is valid for one year.

By ship

There are regular ferry lines from Bar to Bari and Ancona in Italy. Lines operate almost daily throughout the year, and get more frequent during the summer. Trip to Bari takes around 8 hours. 2 hour trip by ship to Durres Albania From Ulqin Lines connecting Montenegro with Italy are Bar-Bari and Kotor Bari. To check the timetable go to website with all Adriatic ferry routes

Source: Wikitravel.org