BUS, TRAIN, AND FERRY SCHEDULES IN MONTENEGRO
TRAVELING BY BUS
Being the only link to most of the towns and villages, the bus network of Montenegro is comprehensive. Podgorica's bus station has departures for every town several times a day. Some bus companies operate with coaches and others with minibusses. The quality of coaches and minibusses is variable, from the very comfortable new ones to the standard ones with basic facilities. Large items of baggage carry an extra charge and are stored in the trunk.
To get to the furthest point reachable by public transport to villages off the main roads use the local transportation. Each town has local bus lines operating to the villages that have any kind of road leading to them. If you cannot see the timetable it could be that there isn't one but the locals at the station should know it well. If the ticket counter is closed (or there isn't one) it is usual to buy the ticket on the bus. If the counter is open buy the ticket there since the bus could be overcrowded. Additional care is needed because on some buses they will sell you a ticket even if they don't have any seating space left.
BUS SCHEDULES AND TIMETABLES IN MONTENEGRO
Look at bus schedules at the most important bus stations in Montenegro
BUS SCHEDULES IN PODGORICA (UPDATED on June 2023)
BUS SCHEDULES IN BUDVA (UPDATED on June 2023)
BUS SCHEDULES IN KOTOR (UPDATED on June2023)
BUS SCHEDULES IN BAR (UPDATED on June2023)
BUS SCHEDULES IN ULCINJ (UPDATED on June2023)
BUS SCHEDULES IN HERCEG NOVI (UPDATED on June2023)
BUS SCHEDULES AND TIMETABLES IN TIRANA, MOSTAR, TREBINJE, AND DUBROVNIK
To organize the itinerary you can look at the bus schedules in some of the bus stations close to Montenegro
TRAVELING BY TRAIN
Though it exists on the map, the train line from Podgorica to Shkoder in Albania has been abandoned for decades. Nowadays, Serbia is the only country where you can come to Montenegro by train. There are daily departures from Belgrade to Podgorica and the city of Bar as well as in opposite directions. The ride from Belgrade should last around 10 hours but due to delays, it can easily prolong 1-2 hours. Therefore it is highly advisable to travel during the night and book a sleeping car. From mid-June to mid-September booking could be tricky as all the trains are packed full and you should try to do so well in advance. Note that the usual procedure is for the conductor to take your ticket in order to know when to wake you up in the morning and when he will give it to you back. In order to be sure that you will have a seat during your whole trip in an ordinary 2nd class compartment in the high tourist season, you should make the reservation (rezervacija). The same goes for the trip in the other direction from Podgorica towards Belgrade. During the summer season, the evening train from Belgrade also carries cars.
Look at train schedules at the most important railway stations in Montenegro:
TRAIN SCHEDULES IN PODGORICA AND BAR
To organize the itinerary you can look at the train schedules at train stations in Podgorica and Bar
TRAIN SCHEDULES (UPDATED on June 2023)
TRAVELING BY FERRY
The regular car-ferry line operates from the only ferry port in Montenegro located in the city of Bar (Montenegro) and to the port of the city of Bari (Italy) as well as in opposite directions. Their frequency depends on the season but there are at least two departures per week during the year. The usual time of departure for both ferries is in the evenings. The journey takes 9 hours. The cheapest seats are about 70 euros, bed in a cabin approx. 90 euros, while the cheapest fare for the car is around 80 euros. Embarkation taxes are charged extra. If you plan to return the same way, the return ticket will save you a good deal of money.
Look at ferry schedules in the ferry port in the city of Bar (Montenegro) and the city of Bari (Italy):
FERRY SCHEDULES IN PORT OF BAR (Montenegro)
(UPDATED on June2023)
BAR-BARI (ITALY): no departures
FERRY SCHEDULES IN PORT OF BARI (Italy)
(UPDATED on June2023)
BARI (ITALY)-BAR: no departures
For all other information, please call the port in Bar by telephone at +382 30 303 469
Montenegro Hostel Team