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There are 3 ways to get from Dubrovnik to Montenegro by bus, car or train

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Recommended option

Bus  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Dubrovnik to Podgorica

€14 - €21

Cheapest option

Drive, train  •  2h 38m

  1. Drive from Dubrovnik to Nikšić
  2. Take the train from Nikšić to Podgorica

€12 - €20

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Drive  •  2h 22m

  1. Drive from Dubrovnik to Podgorica 147.1 km

€15 - €22

Croatia → Montenegro
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International entry into Montenegro from Croatia

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Croatia
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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 Croatia

  • 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
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of EU Schengen Area, Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Croatia, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Moldova, North Macedonia, Norway, Russia, Serbia, Switzerland, Ukraine and United States
  • 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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Rules to follow in Montenegro

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Mandatory

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Considerations leaving from Croatia

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 Croatia.

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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 Montenegro is 1616.

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

The social distance requirement in Montenegro 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 Croatia from Montenegro.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 25 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Institute of Public Health of Montenegro.

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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 most affordable way to get from Dubrovnik to Montenegro is to drive and train, which costs 90 kn - 150 kn and takes 2h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Dubrovnik to Montenegro is to drive which costs 110 kn - 170 kn and takes 2h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dubrovnik to Montenegro. However, there are services departing from Dubrovnik - Pile and arriving at Podgorica via Dubrovnik. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 5m.

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The distance between Dubrovnik and Montenegro is 121 km. The road distance is 147.1 km.

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The best way to get from Dubrovnik to Montenegro without a car is to bus which takes 6h 5m and costs 100 kn - 160 kn.

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It takes approximately 6h 5m to get from Dubrovnik to Montenegro, including transfers.

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Dubrovnik to Montenegro bus services, operated by Bozur, depart from Dubrovnik station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Dubrovnik to Montenegro is 147 km. It takes approximately 2h 22m to drive from Dubrovnik to Montenegro.

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There are seven+ hotels available in Montenegro. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Dubrovnik to Montenegro.
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  • Distance: 121.2 km
  • Duration: 6h 5m

What companies run services between Dubrovnik, Croatia and Montenegro?

Bozur operates a bus from Dubrovnik to Podgorica once daily. Tickets cost €13 - €19 and the journey takes 5h.

Train operators
Railways of Montenegro (ŽPCG)
Website
zcg-prevoz.me
Train from Nikšić to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€2 - €5
Website
zcg-prevoz.me
Second Class
€2 - €3
First Class
€4 - €5
Bus operators
Bozur

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