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There are 8 ways to get from Croatia to Montenegro by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Zagreb, bus

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Dubrovnik (DBV)
  2. Take the bus from Dubrovnik to Herceg Novi

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Dubrovnik bus station
  2. Take the bus from Dubrovnik to Podgorica

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Fly from Split, bus

  1. Fly from Split (SPU) to Dubrovnik (DBV)
  2. Take the bus from Dubrovnik to Herceg Novi

Bus via Banja Luka

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Banja Luka
  2. Take the bus from Banja Luka to Herceg Novi
  3. Take the bus from Herceg Novi to Podgorica

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Belgrade bus station
  2. Take the train from Beograd to Podgorica

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Split
  2. Take the bus from Split to Dubrovnik
  3. Take the bus from Dubrovnik to Podgorica

Train, bus via Belgrade

  1. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Tovarnik
  2. Take the bus from Šid to Beograd
  3. Take the train from Beograd to Podgorica

Drive

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Podgorica

Croatia to Montenegro by bus

The bus journey time between Croatia and Montenegro is around 24h 17m and covers a distance of around 842 km. This includes an average layover time of around 9h 55m. The fastest bus normally takes 24h 5m. Operated by FlixBus, Croatia Bus Domestic, Samoborček and others, the Croatia to Montenegro bus service departs from Zagreb and arrives in Podgorica. Typically seven buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
14h 21m
Layover time:
9h 55m
Total time:
24h 17m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
24h 5m
Bus distance:
842 km
Buses per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€39
Carbon emissions:
105 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
22:30
Last bus departs at:
23:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Croatia to Montenegro bus schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Croatia to Montenegro is to bus which costs 240 kn - 550 kn and takes 15h 20m.

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The fastest way to get from Croatia to Montenegro is to fly and bus which takes 4h 18m and costs 600 kn - 1.300 kn.

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No, there is no direct bus from Croatia to Montenegro. However, there are services departing from Zagreb and arriving at Podgorica via Dubrovnik. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 20m.

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The distance between Croatia and Montenegro is 349 km. The road distance is 713.4 km.

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The best way to get from Croatia to Montenegro without a car is to bus which takes 15h 20m and costs 240 kn - 550 kn.

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It takes approximately 4h 18m to get from Croatia to Montenegro, including transfers.

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Croatia to Montenegro bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zagreb station.

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The quickest flight from Zagreb Airport to Dubrovnik Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Croatia to Montenegro bus services, operated by Bozur, arrive at Podgorica station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Croatia to Montenegro is 713 km. It takes approximately 8h 7m to drive from Croatia to Montenegro.

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Map of how to get from Croatia to Montenegro.
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  • Distance: 349.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 18m

What companies run services between Croatia and Montenegro?

You can take a bus from Zagreb to Podgorica via Dubrovnik in around 15h 20m.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €130
Flights from Split to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€60 - €150
Trade Air
Website
trade-air.com
Flights from Split to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€55 - €120
Train operators
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
Royal Travel Cetinje
Phone
+382 69 294 654
Email
royaltravelcetinje@gmail.com
Website
royaltravelcetinje.me
Bus from Dubrovnik to Herceg Novi
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€4 - €5
Schedules at
royaltravelcetinje.me
Bozur
Phone
+382 20 633 807
Email
bozur.cg@gmail.com
Website
bozur.net
Bus from Dubrovnik to Herceg Novi
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Schedules at
bozur.net
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Bus from Dubrovnik to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Schedules at
bozur.net
Book at
busticket4.me
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 Zagreb to Dubrovnik bus station
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zagreb to Belgrade bus station
Ave. Duration
6h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€21 - €26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Split bus station to Dubrovnik bus station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €17
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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Croatia Bus Domestic
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€19 - €26
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Split to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Samoborček
Phone
+385 1 6321 190
Email
samoborcek@samoborcek.hr
Website
samoborcek.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Schedules at
samoborcek.hr
Bus from Split to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Schedules at
samoborcek.hr
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Banja Luka
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Split to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€20 - €28
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Pepeks Zagreb
Phone
098 417 140
Email
info@pepeks.hr
Website
pepeks.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Banja Luka
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€20
Schedules at
pepeks.hr
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pepeks.hr
Toping Trade
Phone
+387/(0)52-751-339
Email
toping@teol.net
Website
topingtrade.com
Bus from Zagreb to Banja Luka
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
topingtrade.com
Bocac Tours
Phone
051/215-725
Email
bocact@teol.net
Website
bocactours.com
Bus from Banja Luka to Herceg Novi
Ave. Duration
8h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Schedules at
bocactours.com
Gardasevic
Phone
040 214 382
Email
gardasevic@t-com.me
Website
gardasevic.org
Bus from Herceg Novi to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Schedules at
gardasevic.org
Nis Ekspres
Transprodukt-Bus Prevoz
Phone
+381 11 7614 715
Email
office@transprodukt.rs
Website
transprodukt.rs
Bus from Šid to Beograd
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
transprodukt.rs

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Croatia Airlines offers flights from Zagreb Airport to Dubrovnik Airport.

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The best way to get from Croatia to Zagreb Airport is to taxi which takes 18 min and costs 210 kn - 260 kn.

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