Tuesday, October 26, 2021

How To Travel To Montenegro

EuropeMontenegroHow To Travel To Montenegro

By plane

The major international airport in Montenegro is Podgorica. It is located 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) south of Podgorica. It serves as a hub for Montenegro Airlines, the country’s main airline.

The minibus, which typically waits in front of the terminal, may take you from the airport to the center of Podgorica. Taxis to the city center will be more costly, often costing €15. Metered taxis from the city center (Republic Place) to the airport cost €5-6.

The absence of bus service to the shore is one point to note about the Podgorica airport. As a result, as soon as you leave the airport, you will be besieged by men who will ask if you want a cab. They are now competing to see how much they can squeeze you for. Montenegro is not a cheap nation, but you should have your wits about you. Hotels in Kotor will provide airport transfers for about 70-80 euros, so don’t believe men who quote EUR120 or more for the trip to the seaside. If you say “forget it” and take a cab to the center, they may attempt to negotiate with you while you’re in the vehicle… at least in this case, it’s one-on-one.

Tivat airport is located on the Montenegin coast, near the city of Tivat. It operates year-round daily flights to Belgrade and charter flights to key European cities during the summer. Tivat airport is 20 kilometers from Budva and Herceg-Novi, and 60 kilometers from Bar.

The destinations served by these airports are detailed in the ‘Airports of Montenegro’ webpage. Montenegro Airlines’ destinations, as well as booking information, may be found on the carrier’s website.

Dubrovnik airport in Croatia is a half-hour drive from the Montenegrin border and the seaside city of Herceg-Novi, and it is serviced by several major airlines, making it an excellent choice for visitors arriving by aircraft.

By train

From Belgrade, there is one daytime and one overnight train (two in the summer). Trains go via Bijelo Polje, Kolain, and Podgorica before arriving in Bar, Montenegro’s major seaport. The railway across the Dinaric Mountains is regarded as one of Europe’s most beautiful railroads. Traveling by rail is the cheapest method to travel to Montenegro, but the service is subpar. The trip from Belgrade to Podgorica takes 10 hours (11 hours to Bar), but anticipate significant delays.

The cost of a ticket from Belgrade to Podgorica is €19.20, with a €3 mandatory seat reservation or a €6 berth reservation. Tickets may be bought online at the Serbian Railways e-shop.

By bus

Montenegro is well linked to neighboring nations, and all tickets cost less than €25. More seasonal lines are released throughout the summer.

By car

The E65, E80, E762, E763, and E851 European roads run through the nation, linking it to Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, and Albania.

Montenegro has no highways constructed to full motorway standards; all routes are single carriageway. Almost all roads in Montenegro are twisty and hilly, and speeds over 80km/h are prohibited. Within a built-up region, the usual speed restriction is 50km/h. Winter driving conditions on roads in the northern hilly area need extra care.

Even during the day, driving with headlights is required, as is wearing a seat belt. A €10 ‘ecological tax’ for passenger vehicles entering Montenegro used to be collected at border crossings, however it was phased out in 2012.

By ship

In Italy, there is a daily ferry service from Bar to Bari. The Bar-Bari line is open all year, with service many times a week during the summer. A journey to Bari takes about 8 hours. There is also a ferry service between Bari, Italy, and Dubrovnik, Croatia. Bus service to Montenegro is accessible from there; the Dubrovnik bus station is close to the port where the ferry docks.