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How to get from Podgorica International Airport to Kotor

Kotor, one of the most beautiful cities in Montenegro, is packed with wonderful things to see. With its stunning coast and exquisite views, it is a perfect destination for adventure lovers as much as city aficionados.

If you are landing at Podgorica International Airport and are looking to make your way to the captivating city of Kotor, you have two transportation options; you can take a taxi or a bus. Choosing to take a taxi or a private transfer from Podgorica airport to Kotor is always the best travel option, as taxis are direct and offer easy 24/7 door-to-door services, getting you to your Kotor hotel in 1 hour 45 minutes. Alternatively, travellers can take a bus which takes approximately 2 hours; however, they must make their way to Podgorica city centre first.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €65 105min 24/7
Bus €12 150min 07:05–08:20

How to get from Podgorica airport to Kotor by taxi

Taking a taxi or a private transfer from Podgorica airport to Kotor is undoubtedly the best way to travel as it is the only direct option. Taxis provide reliable 24/7 door-to-door services, getting you to your Kotor accommodation in 1 hour 45 minutes.

Taxi fare from Podgorica airport to Kotor

Taxis in Podgorica mostly calculate their fares using a taximeter, although most companies offer set rate prices to popular destinations, such as Kotor. The 1 hour 45 minute trip from Podgorica airport to Kotor usually costs €65. Nevertheless, if you wish to travel with a trusted transfer company, you can pre-book your friendly local English-speaking driver with Welcome Pickups.

Cost

€65

Trip Duration

1 H 45 Min.

*Rates do not vary depending on the time of day

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Podgorica International Airport.

Where do I get a taxi from?

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

Convenience

Taking a taxi or private transfer from Podgorica airport to Kotor is the perfect way to travel around Montenegro. Taxis are safe and reliable and provide direct 24/7 door-to-door services in the comfort of a private vehicle.

Editor’s Note

Taking a registered taxi company is important as many fake taxis roam the streets. Official taxis are easy to recognise as they should have their company logo and number on the sides of their vehicle.

Useful Tips

If your taxi driver prefers to use a taximeter, ensure that it has been turned on and reset before starting your journey.
Not all Podgorica taxis accept card payments; it is recommended to ask your driver beforehand.
Rounding up your final fare as a tip is always appreciated.

How to get from Podgorica airport to Kotor by bus

For a cost-savvy travel alternative, taking the bus is a great option. However, you must first make your way to Podgorica’s central bus station. From there, various bus companies provide transport to Kotor with a travel time varying from 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes (excluding the first leg of the journey).

How much is a bus ticket from Podgorica to Kotor?

Depending on the bus company you wish to take, a one-way bus ticket from Podgorica to Kotor varies between €6 to €7.50.

*Please note, that this price excludes the first part of the journey.

Cost

€6

Trip Duration

2 H 30 Min.

The buses operate every 20 minutes on average.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The bus service from Podgorica to Kotor is available daily from 07:05 to 20:20.

Where do I get the bus from?

Podgorica bus station can be found around 1 km from Downtown, at the address 1 Trg Golootočkih Žrtava, Podgorica, Montenegro. Once at the station, follow the signs directing you to your bus.

Convenience

Taking the bus from Podgorica to Kotor is a great option for those on a budget, as the bus is direct from the city centre. Nevertheless, you will have to make your way to Podgorica bus station first which can be long and tedious, especially if you are travelling with children and/or heavy luggage. Moreover, if you arrive late at night or early in the morning you will have to find an alternative travel solution.

Editor’s Note

You can purchase your tickets online, at the bus station's ticket booth or using a ticket vending machine.

Useful Tips

One piece of carry-on baggage weighing up to 5kg is included in your ticket price; however, you will have to pay for more, on the bus.
Most bus companies provide comfortable vehicles with leg room, air-conditioning and luggage storage space.

Frequently asked questions

How can I get from Podgorica airport to Kotor?

There are two transportation options from Podgorica airport to Kotor. You can take a taxi or a private transfer which takes 1 hour 45 minutes, or a public bus which takes around 2 hours; however, you must first make your way to the bus station in Podgorica city centre.

Is there a Kotor and Podgorica Airport bus connection?

Unfortunately, no direct bus lines leave Podgorica airport to Kotor. However, you can still make your way there by public transport; you just need to go to Podgorica’s main bus station first, before making your way to Kotor by bus.

Is the Podgorica airport to Kotor taxi fare fixed?

Most taxis offer fixed rate fares to popular destinations such as Kotor. A one-way taxi transfer from Podgorica airport to Kotor should cost around €65.

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