There are 7 ways to get from Istanbul to Budva by plane, bus, night train, train or car

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

Fly to Tivat  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Tivat (TIV) IST - TIV

$63 - $215

Cheapest option

Night train, train  •  36 h 27 min

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Sofia
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Dimitrovgrad 491
  3. Take the train from Dimitrovgrad to Niš
  4. Take the train from Niš to Lapovo 790
  5. Take the train from Lapovo to Sutomore

$62 - $112

5 alternative options

Fly to Dubrovnik, bus  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Dubrovnik (DBV) IST - DBV
  2. Take the bus from Dubrovnik to Budva

$155 - $401

Fly to Podgorica, bus  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Podgorica (TGD) IST - TGD
  2. Take the bus from Sutomore to Budva

$110 - $312

Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  26 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Tetovo
  2. Take the bus from Tetovo to Budva

$68 - $106

Bus Alpar Turizm  •  28 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Podgorica
  2. Take the bus from Podgorica to Budva

$64 - $91

Drive  •  13 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Budva 735.3 miles

$150 - $220

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Budva is to bus which costs 300 ₺ - 430 ₺ and takes 28 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Budva is to fly which takes 7 h 28 min and costs 290 ₺ - 1.100 ₺.

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The distance between Istanbul and Budva is 851 km. The road distance is 1176 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 28 min to get from Istanbul to Budva, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Budva, Montenegro?

AtlasGlobal, Air Serbia and six other airlines fly from Istanbul to Budva every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Budva via Otogar, Istanbul, and Tetovo in around 26 h 56 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $420
Flights from Istanbul to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $360
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Istanbul to Tivat via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Montenegro Airlines
Website
montenegroairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Tivat via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Istanbul to Tivat via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Istanbul to Tivat via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $210
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Istanbul to Tivat via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Tivat via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Istanbul to Tivat via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Dubrovnik via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Train from Sofia to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$2 - $3
1st Class Ticket
$3 - $5
Train from Dimitrovgrad to Niš
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$3 - $5
1st Class Ticket
$5 - $9
Train from Niš to Lapovo
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$4 - $6
1st Class Ticket
$6 - $11
Railways of Montenegro (ŽPCG)
Website
zcg-prevoz.me
Train from Lapovo to Sutomore
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
zcg-prevoz.me
Bus operators
Bozur
Phone
+382 20 633 807
Email
bozur.cg@gmail.com
Website
bozur.net
Bus from Dubrovnik to Budva
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
bozur.net
Bus from Sutomore to Budva
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
bozur.net
Bus from Podgorica to Budva
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
bozur.net
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Dubrovnik Zob to Budva Zob
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
globtour.com
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Istanbul to Tetovo
Ave. Duration
14 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bus from Podgorica to Budva
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
ms.mk
AD Galeb Ohrid
Phone
(389) 46 251-882
Email
info@galeb.mk
Website
adgaleb.com.mk
Bus from Tetovo to Budva
Ave. Duration
10 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Schedules at
adgaleb.com.mk
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
24 h 52 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Blueline MNE
Phone
+382 31 33 51 00
Website
blueline-mne.com
Bus from Podgorica to Budva
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
blueline-mne.com
Gardasevic
Website
gardasevic.org
Bus from Podgorica to Budva
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
gardasevic.org
Old Town Travel
Phone
+382 32 520 495
Email
info@kotortotirana.com
Website
kotortotirana.com
Bus from Podgorica to Budva
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
kotortotirana.com

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