FIND ACCOMMODATION IN MONTENEGRO
How to get there?
Montenegro is connected to the world through road, railway, maritime and air transportation. You can select the manner that suits you best in order to get to Montenegro.
In recent years, Montenegro has invested significantly into the road infrastructure, in order to enable faster, safer and more pleasant arrival to the country for as many tourists as possible.
There are several hundred planes that land at the Podgorica and Tivat airports every day during the high season, with visitors from around the world. A large number of passenger ships dock in the port of Bar and the many marinas along the whole coastal zone are ready to welcome small and medium size yachts.
If you are coming from EU or other countries on the free visa list (VISAS) you don´t need a visa to visit Montenegro; on the contrary, you can easily and without a long procedure enter the country at any of the official border crossings.
Once you come to Montenegro, you can also use the services of various rent-a-car companies. There is an increasing number of small agencies which use modern vehicles to transport the tourists to all the significant tourist locations. There is also a large number of travel agencies that offer organized tours and excellent entertainment.
Airports in Montenegro
In Montenegro there are 2 International airports: Podgorica and Tivat. There is also the International airport of Cilipi located in Dubrovnik (Republic of Croatia) in near vicinity of Montenegro (from Cilipi to the border of Montenegro there are only 16 km).
Tivat Tivat Airport
Airport Tivat is the ideal choice of arrival to visit the Montenegro coast. It is only 20km away from the tourist metropolis of Budva and less than 10 kilometers from Kotor. There are daily flights to Belgrade as well as to different European destinations. During the summer season there are charter flights to major cities of Europe and world.
General Aviation airports
Podgorica Cemovsko Polje Airport
located 11km from the capital of Montenegro. Every day there are scheduled flights to Belgrade as well as to various European and world destinations. During the summer season there are many charter flights and air connections to all major cities of the world.
Berane Berane Airport (Dolac Airport)
Niksic Airport (Kapino Polje Airport)
Zabljak Zabljak Airport
Scheduled bus lines connect all cities of Montenegro. Also Montenegro is connected with bus lines with Serbia, Croatia, BiH and other surrounding countries. During summer season many private mini buses transport tourists to all desired destinations. Many organize visits to the most important and interesting places of Montenegro.
European routes E65, E80, E762, E763 and E851 pass through the country.
E65/E80/Route 2 (Border with Croatia - Kotor - Budva - Petrovac - Golubovci - Podgorica – Kolasin - Mojkovac - Berane - Rozaje - border with Kosovo
E762/Route 18 (Border with Albania - Bozaj - Tuzi - Podgorica - Danilovgrad - Niksic – Pluzine - Scepan Polje - border with Bosnia & Herzegovina (Republika Srpska))
E763 (Bijelo Polje - border with Serbia)
E851 (Petrovac - border with Albania)
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.
Within Montenegro, the two-lane road runs from Herceg Novi through Tivat, Budva, Petrovac, Sutomore, and Bar to Ulcinj. The traditional highway runs around the Kotor Bay through Kotor, but through traffic uses the ferry connection across the Verige Strait between Herceg Novi and Tivat.
The Montenegrin section, albeit as narrow as Croatian, still remains the only feasible route along the Adriatic coast. No litoral highways are planned in Montenegro yet.
There are two major roads from the Adriatic Highway to inland Montenegro – at Budva, via Cetinje, and at Sutomore, via Sozina tunnel. It merges with Croatian road network at the Debeli Brijeg border crossing near Herceg Novi, and ends east of Ulcinj. From Herceg Novi to Haj Nehaj, near Sutomore, it is the part of European routes E65/E80, which then transforms into European route E851.
The Verige bridge spanning the Bay of Kotor and part of the Adriatic Highway is planned to be built in the future.
Please, note that in Montenegro you have to use the right side of the roads and the minimum driving age is 18 and you have to use your seatbelts. For the children under 12 years not permitted to travel on the front seat. Unless otherwise indicated (stop or yield sign) traffic coming from the right has the right of the way.
Pay attention tothe speed limits, which are the followings: 50 km/h (31 mph) in build-up areas, 90 km/h (56 mph) on main roads and 120 km/h (75 mph) on highway, unless posted otherwise. Using the cellular phones while you are driving not permitted. Driving while under the influence of alcohol is a criminal offense and penalties are severe. Blood alcohol level should be 0.00 o/oo while driving, so strongly advised do not drink if you drive! In case of a car accident call the police and do not forget to get a copy of the Police Report.
During winter months in snow affected areas, fitted snow chains are obligatory.
Montenegro has railway line connecting Bar and Belgrade. As it belongs to European railway net it is possible to arrive in Montenegro by train.
The overall length of railway system in Montenegro is 249 km. The main railway destinations are Bar - Podgorica (the capital) - Belgrade (Beograd), Podgorica - Niksic and Podgorica - Skadar (Albania).
Train travel is convenient and inexpensive. If you prefer travelling by railway, it is useful to know that the main railway line is Bar-Podgorica-Belgrade with connections from Belgrade to the rest of Europe.
The existing railways are 249 km long - the main railway line is Bar-Podgorica-Belgrade with branches towards Niksic and the other one towards Skadar (Albania). There are several passenger trains on the Bar-Belgrade-Subotica route: express trains, business, car-trains and sleeping cars trains.
Passenger trains on the Bar-Belgrade line connect with international trains to Budapest, Vienna, Bucharest, Athens, Moscow, etc.
TIMETABLE INFORMATION Local timetable information - www.zeljeznica.cg.yu
International timetable information - www.db.de
During the summer season, the number of trains is increased according to the summer timetable. The Railway of Montenegro arranges timetable for every year separately.
Railway of Montenegro - Information
Podgorica: 020 / 441 211
Bar: 030 / 301 615
Sutomore: 030 301 690
Kolasin: 020 / 441 492
Mojkovac: 050 / 472 130
Bijelo Polje: 050 / 478 560
Niksic: 040 / 214 480
Ports & Marinas
There are 3 seaports in Montenegro: Bar, Kotor and Zelenika.
The port of Bar is largest port in Montenegro. It is at the same time cargo and passenger port. The port of Bar represents very important transport connection of Montenegro with all world.
Kotor harbour, located in Boka Kotorska bay at the very walls of the old city of Kotor. In the summer season this harbour visits a large number of elite passenger cruiser ships (for ex Costacrocere).
Zelenika harbour is also located in Boka Kotorska bay.
At Montenegrin littoral there are a large number of built marinas offering services to small boats as yachts of medium largeness. Among better equipped and built marinas with all facilities are those in: Ulcinj, Bar, Budva, Tivat, Kotor, Zelenika and Herceg Novi.
All year round there are scheduled ferry lines Bar - Bari - Bar and Bar - Ancona - Bar. During summer season the number of lines enlarge and so there are Kotor - Ancona - Kotor and other ferry lines.
Rent a Car services