How to get to Montenegro

Our holidays all begin and end in Montenegro. Travelling to this small country at the edge of Europe is surprisingly easy by train, plane, road or even the sea.


The best airports to aim for are Podgorica (MNE), Tivat (MNE) or Dubrovnik (HR).

Ryanair fly from London Stansted to Podgorica (25 minutes from Lake Skadar), starting at just € 30 one way.
Wizzair fly from London Gatwick and London Luton to Podgorica 4 times a week. Fares begin around € 15 each way.

EasyJet fly from Manchester and London Gatwick to Tivat (1hr 10mins from Lake Skadar) from around € 50 return.

Jet2 fly from Manchester to Tivat from around € 50 each way.
British Airways, Norwegian and many others all fly direct to Dubrovnik in Croatia all year round from € 125 return. Be aware there are often long waiting times at the border between Croatia and Montenegro during the popular summer months.

Ryanair, EasyJet, Wizzair and other budget carriers all fly into Podgorica from various other European airports as well. Most national carriers offer direct flights into Dubrovnik.

If in any doubt as to your best value or most obvious route to Montenegro, we recommend you search for flights on or

Please check with each airline's website for the most up-to-date flight information.

Airport transfers can be arranged, please contact us for up to date prices.


If you want to keep your carbon footprint to a minimum, travelling to Montenegro by train is straightforward and offers one of Europe's most dramatic rail journeys over the mountains from Belgrade to Podgorica. That final stretch takes 9 hours; a rail trip to Belgrade from the UK would see you leave London around midday and arrive early evening the next day. Seat61 is a good place to plan your journey.

If you're driving from Western Europe, we recommend that you head through Croatia to the bustling Dalmatian town of Split. From there, you simply drive down the Adriatic coast to Dubrovnik, continue to the Montenegrin border to the magnificent Kotor fjord, whiz past the coastal resorts of Budva and Sveti Stefan and when you reach Petrovac, take the mountain road left towards Lake Skadar. You'll have some incredible views and the whole journey once you leave Split should not take more than 7-8 hours.

Have a look at Michelin Maps for more precise directions - don't trust your satnav!

If you prefer to hire a rental car we recommend if you are flying into Dubrovnik and if you are flying into Podgorica.


You can also reach Montenegro by sea. Montenegro Lines sail from Bari and Ancona in Italy to the port of Bar two times a week. Bar is just 30 minutes from Lake Skadar by car.