From Tivat Airport to Kotor or Ulcinj


Most tourists who fly to Montenegro on their own are looking in advance for ways to get from Tivat airport to their chosen resort, whether it Budva, Kotor or the St. Stephen Island.

In this article we’ll try to consider the most popular ways to get to the resort from the airport, highlight their pros and cons, and calculate approximate prices.

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How to get from Tivat airport by bus?

One of the cheapest ways to get to the resort you want is by using public transport.

This option is considered the cheapest, but not very convenient in practice. The bus station of the Tivat city is located almost 3 kilometers from the airport. For your convenience, we’ve marked the Tivat bus station on the city map.

With a suitcase and in the heat, it’s about an hour and a half or two. Such a walk will not bring much pleasure. Walking with the suitcases in the open sun, then waiting for a bus and losing valuable vacation time on this is clearly not worth it.

Let’s count your time: an average trip to Montenegro will cost you 1000 Euro. This is about 6 Euro per hour. Wasted 3 hours looking for a bus station and waiting for a bus, mineral water or ice cream on the way, a snack, etc. will cost you 20-25 Euros. You can easily order a transfer from the airport to the resort you need and save a lot of time and effort on vacation for this money.

Life hack: upon the arrival of almost any flight, a crowd of tourists arriving with a group tour goes to their buses. Often you can agree with the organizer of the group and, if they have free places, it’s not very expensive to travel with other vacationers.

Bus stops: Some buses may stop along the way to take you on board. It’s enough to go to the road to Tivat and find a bus stop. The nearest known bus stop is about 1.5 kilometers from the airport. Or even just try to stop the bus you want. But in this case the fare is sometimes higher. If you know Montenegrin language well, you can bring down the price a little.

Where and how to order a transfer from the airport to the resort you need?

Airport transfers are not really a taxi. You specify the arrival time in advance on a special website and book a car. Due to this, the price of the trip will be several times cheaper than taxi at the station.

We usually use and recommend KiwiTaxi to our friends. They have both low prices and cars arriving on time with decent drivers.

The company claims that it’s trying to choose drivers that speak your language, or at least English. We don’t know whether it’s true or not, but many of the drivers we drove with really understood us very well.

You can search for the car you need directly on our website or go to the official website of the KiwiTaxi company.

How much does a taxi from Tivat airport cost and where to find it?

Taxis from Tivat airport are quite expensive. Drivers see inexperienced and slightly confused tourists and try to take from them as much as possible.

People who know the Montenegrin language and come here not for the first time can easily negotiate with a taxi driver for 20-25 Euros for a trip from Tivat to Budva. Beginners usually pay 40-50 Euro and sometimes even more.

Car rental right at the airport – save some money with comfort

If you plan to rent a car, we advise you to book it online and pick it up right at the airport. Save money on a taxi and get to your new home with comfort.

After analysing the main car rental services, we’ve chosen one that may be useful to you in Montenegro.

It specializes in Montenegro and is called Localrent. Its main advantages are low prices and careful selection of local auto suppliers. This is why various force majeure circumstances occur extremely rarely.

You can easily ask to drive a car directly to the airport at the time of arrival and go to your resort in comfort.

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Victor and Alina

Victor and Alina,
authors of the guide


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