How to travel to MontenegroOur holidays all begin and end in Montenegro.
BY AIRThe best airports to aim for are Podgorica (MNE), Tivat (MNE) or Dubrovnik (HR).
FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM:
Ryanair fly from London Stansted to Podgorica (25 minutes from Lake Skadar) on Sundays and Wednesdays, starting at just 30 one way.
EasyJet fly from Manchester and London Gatwick to Tivat (1hr 10mins from Lake Skadar) on Sundays and Thursdays from around 50 return.
TUI fly from London Gatwick and Birmingham to Podgorica on Sundays and Wednesdays from around 150 return.
Montenegro Airlines fly direct to Podgorica and Tivat all year round from Gatwick, with return fares starting from as little as 125.
Jet2 fly to Dubrovnik from both Manchester and East Midlands airports.
British Airways, Norwegian and many others all fly direct to Dubrovnik in Croatia all year round from 125 return.
FROM OTHER EUROPEAN DESTINATIONS:
Ryanair, EasyJet, Wizzair and other budget carriers all fly into Podgorica from various European airports. 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 www.skyscanner.net or www.budgetflights.co.uk.
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.
BY LANDIf you want to keep your carbon footprint to a minimum, you could always take the train to Belgrade and then enjoy one of Europe's most dramatic journeys over the mountains to Virpazar. That final stretch takes 9 hours; how you get to Belgrade is of course up to you. 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 Adriaticcoast 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 www.carrentals.co.uk if you are flying into Dubrovnik and www.idealcar.me if you are flying into Podgorica.