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There are 4 ways to get from Budva to Makarska by car, bus or night bus

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Drive, bus

  1. Drive from Budva to Trsteno
  2. Take the bus from Trsteno to Makarska

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Budva to Makarska

2 alternative options

Bus, night bus

  1. Take the bus from Budva to Dubrovnik
  2. Take the night bus from Dubrovnik bus station to Makarska bus station

Drive

  1. Drive from Budva to Makarska

Budva to Makarska by bus

The bus journey time between Budva and Makarska is around 6h 15m and covers a distance of around 277 km. The fastest bus normally takes 6h 15m. Services are operated by Royal Travel Cetinje. Typically five buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Bus route information

Average bus time:
6h 15m
Fastest bus time:
6h 15m
Bus distance:
277 km
Buses per week:
5
Cheapest price:
90 kn
Carbon emissions:
34 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
06:20
Last bus departs at:
06:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Budva to Makarska bus schedules

Montenegro → Croatia
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International entry into Croatia from Montenegro

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Montenegro
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Croatia from Montenegro

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Montenegro
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Brazil, Cyprus, India, Russia, South Africa, Tanzania and United Kingdom
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Brazil, South Africa and Tanzania

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Rules to follow in Croatia

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Montenegro

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Croatia from Montenegro.

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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 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Makarska is 00385 91 468 30 32.

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

The social distance requirement in Makarska is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 00385 91 468 30 32.

No, returning to Montenegro from Croatia is currently allowed.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 19 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

We're working around the clock to bring you the latest COVID-19 travel updates.
This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budva to Makarska is to bus which costs €12 - €15 and takes 6h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Budva to Makarska is to drive which costs €28 - €45 and takes 4h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budva and arriving at Makarska. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 15m.

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The distance between Budva and Makarska is 186 km. The road distance is 275.8 km.

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The best way to get from Budva to Makarska without a car is to bus which takes 6h 15m and costs €12 - €15.

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It takes approximately 4h 54m to get from Budva to Makarska, including transfers.

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Budva to Makarska bus services, operated by Royal Travel Cetinje, depart from Budva station.

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Budva to Makarska bus services, operated by Royal Travel Cetinje, arrive at Makarska station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budva to Makarska is 276 km. It takes approximately 4h 15m to drive from Budva to Makarska.

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There are 105+ hotels available in Makarska. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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Map of how to get from Budva to Makarska.
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  • Distance: 186.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 54m

What companies run services between Budva, Montenegro and Makarska, Croatia?

Royal Travel Cetinje operates a bus from Budva to Makarska once daily. Tickets cost 90 kn - 110 kn and the journey takes 6h 15m.

Bus operators
Promet Makarska
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Trsteno to Makarska
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
120 kn - 160 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
Croatia Bus Domestic
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Trsteno to Makarska
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70 kn - 100 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Royal Travel Cetinje
Phone
+382 69 294 654
Email
royaltravelcetinje@gmail.com
Website
royaltravelcetinje.me
Bus from Budva to Makarska
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
90 kn - 110 kn
Schedules at
royaltravelcetinje.me
Bozur
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Dubrovnik bus station to Makarska bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85 kn - 110 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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