There are 8 ways to get from Bucharest to Podgorica by bus, train, night train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus via Skopje  •  20 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Skopje
  3. Take the bus from Skopje to Podgorica

$60 - $93

Cheapest option

Bus  •  24 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest - Gară Filaret to Sofia - Central Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Niš
  3. Take the bus from Niš to Podgorica

$44 - $73

6 alternative options

Bus, train  •  21 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Pleven 980
  2. Take the train from Pleven to Sofia 461
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Skopje
  4. Take the bus from Skopje to Podgorica

$57 - $89

Night train, train, bus  •  23 h 35 min

  1. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Gorna Oryahovitsa
  2. Take the train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Sofia 461
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Skopje
  4. Take the bus from Skopje to Podgorica

$51 - $75

Train  •  37 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Budapest-Keleti D
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Subotica D
  3. Take the train from Subotica to Podgorica

$118 - $186

Drive  •  12 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Podgorica 530.2 miles

$100 - $150

Fly to Podgorica  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Podgorica (TGD) OTP - TGD

$122 - $264

Fly to Tivat  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Tivat (TIV) OTP - TIV

$158 - $370

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Podgorica is to night train and train and bus which costs $50 - $75 and takes 23 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Podgorica is to fly which costs $120 - $270 and takes 7 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bucharest to Podgorica. However, there are services departing from Bucharest and arriving at Podgorica via Sofia and Skopje. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bucharest to Podgorica. However, there are services departing from Bucuresti Nord Gara A and arriving at Podgorica via Budapest-Keleti and Subotica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 h 57 min.

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The distance between Bucharest and Podgorica is 595 km. The road distance is 848.3 km.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Podgorica without a car is to bus which takes 20 h 2 min and costs $60 - $95.

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It takes approximately 20 h 2 min to get from Bucharest to Podgorica, including transfers.

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Bucharest to Podgorica bus services, operated by Makedonija Soobrakaj AD, depart from Bucharest station.

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Bucharest to Podgorica train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), depart from Bucuresti Nord Gara A station.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Podgorica is to bus which takes 20 h 2 min and costs $60 - $95. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $110 - $190 and takes 37 h 57 min, you could also fly, which costs $120 - $270 and takes 7 h 51 min.

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Map of how to get from Bucharest to Podgorica.
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  • Distance: 371.9 miles
  • Duration: 20 h 2 min

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Podgorica, Montenegro?

You can take a bus from Bucharest to Podgorica via Sofia, Sofia, and Skopje in around 20 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bucharest to Podgorica via Budapest-Keleti and Subotica in around 37 h 57 min.

Airlines
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Podgorica via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tivat via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Montenegro Airlines
Website
montenegroairlines.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Podgorica via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tivat via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tivat via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Podgorica via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Podgorica via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Podgorica via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Podgorica via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Tivat via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Podgorica via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $340
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Podgorica via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $3,500
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Pleven to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Gorna Oryahovitsa
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
bdz.bg
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Subotica
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Railways of Montenegro (ŽPCG)
Website
zcg-prevoz.me
Train from Subotica to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
16 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
zcg-prevoz.me
Bus operators
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Bucharest to Sofia
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Schedules at
ms.mk
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Niš
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
matpu.com
Bozur
Phone
+382 20 633 807
Email
bozur.cg@gmail.com
Website
bozur.net
Bus from Skopje to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
bozur.net
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Pleven
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Bucharest - Gară Filaret to Sofia - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Nis Ekspres
Phone
+381 18 255 177
Email
marketing@nis-ekspres.rs
Website
nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Sofia to Niš
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Niš to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
9 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $27
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
Royal Travel Cetinje
Phone
+382 69 294 654
Email
royaltravelcetinje@gmail.com
Website
royaltravelcetinje.me
Bus from Niš to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
royaltravelcetinje.me

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