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How to get from Podgorica Airport to Budva

Budva, one of Montenegro’s most famous destinations, is located 65 km southwest of Podgorica. Budva Riviera is known for its coastal area, well-preserved medieval walled city, sandy beaches and eclectic nightlife.

When visiting the “must-see” destination, you will be landing at Podgorica International Airport, and you have two transportation options to get to Budva; you can take a taxi or the public bus. Taking a taxi or a private transfer from Podgorica airport to Budva is the most convenient option. Cabs are the only direct way and provide 24/7 door-to-door transportation, getting you to your Budva hotel in 1 hour. Alternatively, for a more cost-savvy option, you can take the bus, which takes 1 hour and 30 minutes from the city centre of Podgorica; however, you will first have to get to the Podgorica Central Bus Station.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €50 60min 24/7
Bus €12 90min 06:20–00:30

How to get from Podgorica airport to Budva by taxi

Taking a taxi or a private transfer from Podgorica airport to Budva is the easiest and most comfortable option and is the only direct route. Podgorica airport taxis provide 24/7 door-to-door transportation, taking you to Budva in 1 hour.

Taxi fare for your Podgorica airport transfer to Budva

Taxis in Podgorica calculate their fares using a taximeter based on the time and distance travelled. However, most taxi companies offer fixed rates when heading to a popular destination. A one-way Podgorica airport transfer to Budva should cost a fixed price of €50.

However, if you want to travel with a reliable transfer company, you can pre-book your friendly local English-speaking driver with Welcome Pickups.

Cost

€50

Trip Duration

1 hour

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Podgorica International Airport (TGD).

Where do I get a taxi from?

You can easily find Podgorica airport’s official taxi ranks outside the arrival halls.

Convenience

Taking a Podgorica cab is a fantastic way to travel around Montenegro; taxis are secure and trustworthy, providing 24/7 door-to-door services in a private vehicle.

Still, if you prefer to travel with a local English-speaking driver, it is recommended to pre-book your transfer from Podgorica airport to Budva with Welcome Pickups.

Editor’s Note

Most cabs in Podgorica accept credit card payments; however, it is always best to ask your driver before starting your journey.

Useful Tips

Please note that there are no price differences for day, night or weekend trips in Podgorica.
Tipping your taxi driver is always appreciated; most travellers round up their end fare to the higher amount.
It is advised to get your taxi from the official airport taxi ranks or to pre-book a private transfer in advance; as many unofficial taxis roam the streets.

How to get from Podgorica airport to Budva by bus

Taking the bus is an excellent alternative for travellers on a budget. Although, you will first have to make your way to the central bus station as there are no direct bus routes to Budva from Podgorica airport. Various bus companies are available daily, running long hours with short waits.

The travel time to Budva from the city centre of Podgorica is 1 hour 30 minutes, excluding the first part of the journey from Podgorica airport to Budva Central Bus Station.

How much is a bus ticket from Podgorica Airport to Budva?

As various bus companies run the route from Podgorica airport to Budva, your bus fare can vary between €5 to €7. You can purchase your ticket online or directly at the bus station.

Cost

€6

Trip Duration

1 H 30 Min.

The bus to Budva runs from the Central Station every 15 minutes.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The bus from Podgorica to Budva is available daily from 06:20 to 00:30.

Where do I get the bus from?

Unfortunately, no direct bus runs directly from Podgorica airport to Budva; you will have to make your way to Podgorica Central Bus Station, located at 1 Trg Golootočkih Žrtava, Podgorica, Montenegro, where you’ll find your bus to Budva.

Convenience

Although taking the bus is great for those on a budget, it can be tedious if you are travelling late at night, with children and/or with heavy luggage, as there are no direct buses from Podgorica airport. Thus you must first find your way to the Central Bus Station near Podgorica city centre.

Timetables

Editor’s Note

Please note that there are no direct bus routes from Budva to Podgorica airport and vice versa; you must get to the Central Bus Station first which will add time and effort to your journey.

Useful Tips

Before entering the bus you’ll be asked to show your ticket and seat reservation to the driver. Keep in mind that the different bus companies have varying restrictions about what is and isn't allowed on board, so it’s best to read any Terms and Conditions carefully before selecting the operator you’ll travel with.
One suitcase and hand luggage per person are permitted on the bus for free.
Most vehicles provide comfortable chairs, Wi-Fi, and air conditioning.

Frequently asked questions

How to get from Podgorica airport to Budva?

There are two transportation options from Podgorica airport to Budva; you can take a taxi or private transfer, which takes 1 hour, or you can take a bus from Podgorica Central Bus Station, which takes 1 hour 35 minutes (excluding the first leg of the journey).

What’s the average cost for a taxi transfer from Podgorica airport to Budva?

Most taxis in Podgorica calculate their fares using a taximeter. However, many taxi companies offer fixed prices to popular destinations. Therefore, your Podgorica airport transfer to Budva should cost approximately €50.

Is there a direct Podgorica airport to Budva bus?

Regrettably, no direct buses operate from Podgorica airport to Budva; you must first make your way to the Central Bus Station near Podgorica’s city centre, then continue your journey from there.

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