There are 8 ways to get from Istanbul to Budva by plane, bus and ferry, bus 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.

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Fly to Podgorica, bus and ferry  •  7 h 56 min

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

$99 - $297

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Bus Alpar Turizm  •  28 h 29 min

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

$50 - $91

6 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 Tirana, bus  •  12 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Tirana (TIA) IST - TIA
  2. Take the bus from Tirana to Budva

$110 - $329

Fly to Sarajevo, bus  •  12 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Sarajevo (SJJ) IST - SJJ
  2. Take the bus from East Sarajevo to Trebinje
  3. Take the bus from Trebinje to Budva

$108 - $286

Fly to Skopje, bus  •  14 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Skopje (SKP) IST - SKP
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Budva

$94 - $201

Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  27 h 3 min

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

$69 - $106

Drive  •  13 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Budva 735.3 miles

$150 - $220

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Budva is to bus which costs 310 ₺ - 600 ₺ and takes 28 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Budva is to fly and bus and ferry which costs 600 ₺ - 1.900 ₺ and takes 7 h 56 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and Budva is 851 km. The road distance is 1176.4 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Budva without a car is to bus which takes 27 h 3 min and costs 430 ₺ - 700 ₺.

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It takes approximately 7 h 56 min to get from Istanbul to Budva, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Podgorica Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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Budva is 2 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 2:43 PM in Istanbul and 1:43 PM in Budva.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Budva is 1176 km. It takes approximately 13 h 35 min to drive from Istanbul to Budva.

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Turkish Airlines, AtlasGlobal and Montenegro Airlines offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Podgorica Airport.

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There are 5097+ hotels available in Budva. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Budva.
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  • Distance: 532.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 56 min

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

You can take a bus from Istanbul to Budva via Otogar, Istanbul, and Tetovo in around 27 h 3 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $360
Flights from Istanbul to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $420
Flights from Istanbul to Tirana
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from Istanbul to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Flights from Istanbul to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $320
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
Flights from Istanbul to Tirana via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Bus operators
Trans-Jug
Phone
+381 11 8728111
Email
office@trans-jug.com
Website
trans-jug.com
Bus and ferry from Sutomore to Budva
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
trans-jug.com
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trans-jug.com
Bozur
Phone
+382 20 633 807
Email
bozur.cg@gmail.com
Website
bozur.net
Bus from Dubrovnik to Budva
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
bozur.net
Bus from Skopje to Budva
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
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
Old Town Travel
Phone
+382 32 520 495
Email
info@kotortotirana.com
Website
kotortotirana.com
Bus from Tirana to Budva
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
kotortotirana.com
Bus from Podgorica to Budva
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
kotortotirana.com
Centrotrans Eurolines
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Budva
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bus from Istanbul to Tetovo
Ave. Duration
14 h 28 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 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $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
$45 - $70
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Blue Line
Website
autobuskiprevoz-blueline.rs
Bus from Podgorica to Budva
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
autobuskiprevoz-blueline.rs
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
$4 - $5
Schedules at
gardasevic.org

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