BUS, TRAIN, AND FERRY SCHEDULES AND TIMETABLES IN MONTENEGRO
TRAVELING BY BUS
BUS SCHEDULES AND TIMETABLES IN MONTENEGRO
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.
NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, all passengers on the bus must wear a face mask as well as drivers. It is forbidden to stand on the bus.
Look at bus schedules at the most important bus stations in Montenegro:
BUS SCHEDULES IN PODGORICA (UPDATED on the 1st of June 2021)
BUS SCHEDULES IN BUDVA (UPDATED on the 1st of June 2021)
BUS SCHEDULES IN KOTOR (UPDATED on the 1st of June 2021)
BUS SCHEDULES IN BAR (UPDATED on the 1st of June 2021)
BUS SCHEDULES IN ULCINJ (UPDATED on the 1st of June 2021)
BUS SCHEDULES IN HERCEG NOVI (UPDATED on the 1st of June 2021)
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
NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, some of the bus companies do not operate and some of the bus connections don't exist at this very moment.
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 that 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 to 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
BAR-BELGRADE (SRB): departure at 19:00, arrival in Belgrade (Topčider) at 06:14
PODGORICA-BELGRADE (SRB): departure at 20:05, arrival in Belgrade (Topčider) at 06:14
BIJELO POLJE-BELGRADE (SRB): departure at 22:43, arrival in Belgrade (Topčider) at 06:14
BAR- POGORICA-BIJELO POLJE-NOVI SAD (SRB): no departures
BAR- POGORICA-BIJELO POLJE-SUBOTICA (SRB): no departures
BELGRADE (SRB)-BAR: departure at 21:10, arrival in Bar at 08:12
BELGRADE (SRB)-PODGORICA: departure at 21:10, arrival at 7:00
For all other information, please call:
The train station in Bar tel: +382 30/301-622, +382 30/301-615
The train station in Podgorica tel: +382 30/633-663
TRAVELING BY BOAT
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 50 euro, bed in a cabin approx. 70 euro, while the cheapest fare for the car is around 70 euro. 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 ferry port in the city of Bar (Montenegro) and the city of Bari (Italy):
FERRY SCHEDULES IN PORT OF BAR (Montenegro)
BAR-BARI (ITALY): departure every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 22:00, arrival at 07:00
FERRY SCHEDULES IN PORT OF BARI (Italy)
BARI (ITALY)-BAR: departure every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 22:00, arrival at 07:00
For all other information, please call:
The port in Bar tel: +382 30/ 303-469
NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the ferry from the port of Bar in Montenegro to the port of Bari (Italy) is on stand-by and doesn't operate in May 2021. We will update the schedule when the ferry will start to operate.
Montenegro Hostel Team