There are 7 ways to get from Bucharest to Podgorica by bus, 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 Ruse  •  17 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Ruse
  2. Take the bus from Ruse to Sofia - Central Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Skopje
  4. Take the bus from Skopje to Podgorica

$59 - $83

Cheapest option

Train  •  26 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Timisoara Nord
  2. Take the train from Timisoara Nord to Vrsac
  3. Take the train from Vrsac to Pancevacki most
  4. Take the train from Beograd to Podgorica 431

$42 - $86

5 alternative options

Bus  •  17 h 48 min

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

$58 - $94

Bus #2  •  21 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Sofia 980
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Niš
  3. Take the bus from Niš to Podgorica

$56 - $79

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 42 min

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

$158 - $354

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

You can take a bus from Bucharest to Podgorica via Ruse, Sofia - Central Bus Station, Sofia, and Skopje in around 17 h 28 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bucharest to Podgorica via Timisoara Nord, Vrsac, Pancevacki most, Vukov spomenik, Vuk's Monument, Glavna železnička stanica, and Beograd in around 26 h 48 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
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
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
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
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Timisoara Nord
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Timisoara Nord to Vrsac
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Train from Vrsac to Pancevacki most
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$2 - $4
1st Class Ticket
$4 - $7
Railways of Montenegro (ŽPCG)
Website
zcg-prevoz.me
Train from Beograd to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
10 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Website
zcg-prevoz.me
Bus operators
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Bucharest to Ruse
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Ruse to Sofia - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Bus from Bucharest - Gară Filaret to Sofia - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 43
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Skopje
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com
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 - $20
Schedules at
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Niš
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
matpu.com
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Sofia to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Schedules at
ms.mk
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Sofia
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Nis Ekspres
Phone
+381 18 255 177
Email
marketing@nis-ekspres.rs
Website
nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Sofia to Niš
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Niš to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
8 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
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
$22 - $26
Schedules at
royaltravelcetinje.me

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Bucharest to Podgorica?

The distance between Bucharest and Podgorica is 595 km. The road distance is 848 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Podgorica?

The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Podgorica is to train which costs $40 - $90 and takes 26 h 48 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Bucharest to Podgorica?

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

Is there a direct bus between Bucharest and Podgorica?

No, there is no direct bus from Bucharest to Podgorica. However, there are services departing from Bucharest and arriving at Podgorica via Ruse, Sofia and Skopje. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 28 min.

How long does it take to get from Bucharest to Podgorica?

It takes approximately 17 h 28 min to get from Bucharest to Podgorica, including transfers.