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How to get from Podgorica Airport to Podgorica City

Podgorica, Montenegro’s capital city and university town, is the nation’s cultural, educational and economic hub. The capital boasts a rich history, delicious food and wine, and is close to many incredible nature spots, ready to be explored.

So when travelling to the exciting city, you will be landing at Podgorica International Airport, and to get to the city centre, you have two transportation options; you can take a taxi or a train. Taking a taxi or a private transfer is always the best travel option as they provide easy and reliable 24/7 transport, taking 20 minutes to reach your Podgorica hotel in total comfort. Alternatively, for those on a budget, you can opt for the train, which is a short walk from the airport but takes 7 minutes to get to Downtown Podgorica.

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Podgorica at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

Comparison of the options

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Taxi €12 20min 24/7
Train €2.40 7min 06:07–21:38

How to get from Podgorica airport to Podgorica city centre by taxi

Taxis and private transfers are an excellent transfer option from Podgorica Airport to the city centre, as they are affordable and safe, providing 24/7 door-to-door services, taking you to your Podgorica hotel in 20 minutes.

Taxi fare from Podgorica airport to Podgorica city centre

Taxis in Podgorica calculate their fares using a taximeter; however, most airport taxis offer set rate prices to popular destinations around the country or Podgoricaty centre. You can expect to pay a set fee of €12 for your 20-minute trip into the city. Please note that there are no price differences for day, night or weekend trips.



Trip Duration

20 Min.

*Rates do not vary depending on the time of day.

Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Podgorica International Airport.

Where do I get a taxi from?

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


Taking a taxi from Podgorica airport to your hotel in the city centre is a great option. Not only are taxis inexpensive, but they also provide safe, 24/7 door-to-door services – which is useful when travelling late at night, with children and with heavy luggage.

Nevertheless, if you prefer to travel with a well-known and reputable company with no hidden fees, it is recommended to pre-book your Podgorica transfer with Welcome Pickups.

Editor’s Note

Tipping your driver in Montenegro is not mandatory, although it is always appreciated. Most travellers round up their end fare to the higher amount.

Useful Tips

It is essential to know that many unregistered taxis operate around the city; make sure your taxi is part of an official company.
It is good to know that there is no price difference for day, night and weekend trips.
If your taxi driver prefers to use a taximeter, make sure that it is turned on, reset and displays the accurate tariff.

How to get from Podgorica airport to Podgorica city centre by train

For a cost-savvy alternative, taking the train from Podgorica airport to the city centre is a great option. The train only takes 7 minutes to get from the airport to Downtown; however, you first have to get to the station, also known as the Aerodrom, which is a 10-minute walk.

How much is a train ticket from Podgorica Airport to Podgorica?

Taking the train is definitely the cost-savvy travel alternative, as a one-way ticket only costs €1.20.



Trip Duration

7 Min.

The train runs from Podgorica Aerodrom station to the city centre 9 times a day.

Value for Money

The train is available daily from 06:07 to 21:31.

Where do I get the train from?

To get the train, you will have to walk to the Podgorica airport train station, also known as Aerodrom, which takes 10 minutes.


Although being a fast, cheap and direct travel option to Podgorica centre from Podgorica airport, it can be impractical if you are travelling with children and heavy luggage, as you will have to reach the railway station by foot. Moreover, because of the limited train schedule, you will have to take a taxi Downtown if you arrive late at night or early in the morning.

Editor’s Note

There are no agents at the train station nor ticket machines; you can purchase your train ticket directly from the driver once boarding the train.

Useful Tips

Be aware that the train station is not located within the airport building; you have to exit the airport and cross the field, which takes 10 minutes.
Business class tickets are available for the price of €2.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Podgorica. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Podgorica airport to the city centre?

There are two transportation options to get from Podgorica airport to the city centre; you can take a taxi or a private transfer which takes between 15 and 20 minutes, or you can take the train which takes 7 minutes.

How much is a taxi from Podgorica airport to Podgorica city?

Most Podgorica airport taxis provide fixed prices to the city centre with a one-way costing €12.

What’s the distance from Podgorica airport to the city centre?

Podgorica International Airport is located a short 11 km away from the city centre; it takes between 15 and 20 minutes to reach by car or by taxi.

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