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Fly from Budapest  •  5h 13m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Podgorica (TGD) BUD - TGD

€61 - €302

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Train, bus  •  18h 11m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Kelebia Re / ...
  2. Take the bus from Subotica to Podgorica Central Bus Station Subotica - Herceg Novi

€32 - €51

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Train to Vienna, fly  •  7h 49m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Podgorica (TGD) VIE - TGD

€82 - €330

Bus  •  17h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest - Népliget to Beograd 1910
  2. Take the bus from Belgrad Central Bus Station to Podgorica Central Bus Station Subotica - Herceg Novi / ...

€42 - €47

Bus, train  •  18h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest - Népliget to Beograd 1910
  2. Take the train from Beograd to Podgorica 433

€38 - €60

Train, bus via Belgrade  •  19h 23m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Timisoara Nord Ir
  2. Take the bus from Timisoara Bus Station to Belgrad Central Bus Station
  3. Take the train from Beograd to Podgorica 433

€55 - €186

Drive  •  9h 45m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Podgorica 776.3 km

€75 - €120

Budapest to Podgorica by bus

The bus journey time between Budapest and Podgorica is around 17h 59m and covers a distance of around 808 km. The fastest bus normally takes 15h 39m. Operated by BKK, Fudeks, FlixBus and others, the Budapest to Podgorica bus service departs from Arany János utca M and arrives in Podgorica Central Bus Station. Typically 24 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
17h 59m
Fastest bus time:
15h 39m
Bus distance:
808 km
Buses per week:
24
Cheapest price:
€33
Carbon emissions:
100 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
08:08
Last bus departs at:
16:11

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Budapest to Podgorica bus schedules

Hungary → Montenegro
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International entry into Montenegro from Hungary

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Montenegro, as well as residents from EU countries, Algeria, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Brunei, Fiji, Philippines, Georgia, Indonesia, Iceland, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, South Korea, Canada, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Morocco, Mauritius, Mongolia, Monaco, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Norway, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Russia, Senegal, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uruguay, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Israel, Singapore, Serbia, United States, North Macedonia, Seychelles, Lebanon, Australia, Angola, Egypt and Nepal

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Montenegro from Hungary

  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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Rules to follow in Montenegro

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Considerations leaving from Hungary

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Montenegro is currently allowed from Hungary.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Podgorica is 1616.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Podgorica is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Podgorica is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1616.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Hungary from Montenegro.

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Last updated: 18 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Institute of Public Health of Montenegro.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Podgorica is to bus and train which costs 13 000 Ft - 22 000 Ft and takes 18h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Podgorica is to fly which costs 21 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft and takes 5h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Podgorica station. However, there are services departing from Arany János utca M and arriving at Podgorica Central Bus Station via Budapest - Népliget and Belgrad Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 16m.

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The distance between Budapest and Podgorica is 563 km. The road distance is 776.3 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Podgorica without a car is to bus which takes 17h 16m and costs 15 000 Ft - 17 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 5h 13m to get from Budapest to Podgorica, including transfers.

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Budapest to Podgorica bus services, operated by Fudeks, depart from Budapest - Népliget station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Podgorica is to fly which takes 5h 13m and costs 21 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15 000 Ft - 17 000 Ft and takes 17h 16m.

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Podgorica Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Budapest to Podgorica bus services, operated by Blue Line, arrive at Podgorica Central Bus Station.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Podgorica.
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  • Distance: 562.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 13m

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Podgorica, Montenegro?

Wizz Air and Austrian Airlines fly from Budapest to Podgorica once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Budapest to Podgorica via Népliget M, Budapest - Népliget, and Belgrad Central Bus Station in around 17h 16m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Podgorica via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€210 - €480
Flights from Vienna to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €350
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€24 - €180
Flights from Vienna to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€60 - €180
Train operators
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Railjet
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €14
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Kelebia
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
mavcsoport.hu
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €22
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
€7 - €10
1st Class
€14 - €22
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€5 - €18
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
€5 - €7
1st Class
€15 - €18
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Timisoara Nord
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€6 - €21
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
€6 - €9
1st Class
€18 - €21
Railways of Montenegro (ŽPCG)
Website
zcg-prevoz.me
Train from Beograd to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
9h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€18 - €35
Website
zcg-prevoz.me
Second Class
€19 - €22
First Class
€29 - €33
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest Népliget bus station to Belgrade bus station
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€19 - €24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blue Line
Phone
+382 31 33 51 00
Website
blueline-mne.com
Bus from Belgrad Central Bus Station to Podgorica Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€24 - €27
Website
Blue Line
Bus from Subotica to Podgorica Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€37 - €40
Website
Blue Line
Bozur
Phone
+382 20 633 807
Email
bozur.cg@gmail.com
Website
bozur.net
Bus from Belgrade to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€18 - €30
Schedules at
bozur.net
Book at
busticket4.me
Bus from Subotica to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Schedules at
bozur.net
Book at
busticket4.me
Royal Travel Cetinje
Phone
+382 69 294 654
Email
royaltravelcetinje@gmail.com
Website
royaltravelcetinje.me
Bus from Belgrade to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €26
Schedules at
royaltravelcetinje.me
Book at
royaltravelcetinje.me
Ozlem Tours
Phone
+38120 411090
Email
ozlemtours@yahoo.com
Website
ozlem.rs
Bus from Beograd to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
12h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
ozlem.rs
Christian Transfers
Phone
+44 7440 708355
Website
christiantransfers.eu
Bus from Timisoara Bus Station to Belgrad Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €130
Website
Christian Transfers
Shuttle
€30 - €45
Private Shuttle
€85 - €130

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Podgorica is 776 km. It takes approximately 9h 45m to drive from Budapest to Podgorica.

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Wizz Air and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Podgorica Airport.

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There are 24+ hotels available in Podgorica. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 31 min and costs 3 593 Ft.

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