Montenegro: When to Go

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Getting There

Note: flight, boat, train and bus timetables change constantly, and airlines come and go, so please do not rely solely on this information for your travel planning. Check with relevant companies, or a flight search engine like Skyscanner, first.


Although Tivat and Podgorica are Montenegro’s main international airports, it is often easier for visitors to arrive via Dubrovnik Airport (in neighbouring Croatia), as it is served by a greater range of flights and airlines.

From the UK

The flight time from London to Dubrovnik, Tivat or Podgorica is just under 3 hours.

Dubrovnik, Croatia: Monarch Airlines and Thomson Airways fly from Birmingham, Manchester and London Gatwick. Flybe flies from Birmingham only, and British Airways flies from London Gatwick only. EasyJet flies from Edinburgh, London Stansted and London Gatwick.

Tivat: Montenegro Airlines flies from London Gatwick.

Podgorica: Ryanair flies from London Stansted.

Getting Around


Car hire is available from Dubrovnik, Tivat and Podgorica airports - see our car rental recommendations. Bear in mind that some car-hire companies charge extra if you want to take the car across the Croatia-Montenegro border.

Driving into Montenegro from Dubrovnik:

This is a popular way to access Montenegro. Ensure you have your vehicle’s registration and ownership documents, as well as a locally valid insurance policy (e.g. European Green Card vehicle insurance). When crossing, make sure the border police give your passport an entry stamp, and allow up to an hour for queues during high season.

It is also recommended that you obtain an International Driver’s Permit before departing from the UK. Permits are available from the RAC, the AA and the Post Office. Regarding currency, Croatia uses the Krona while Montenegro uses the Euro.


Buses are a reliable and cheap way to travel between the small villages and towns on the coast.