Directions from Istanbul to Podgorica

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Recommended option

Fly  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Podgorica (TGD) IST - TGD

$97 - $293

Cheapest option

Nighttrain, train  •  33 h 46 min

  1. Take the nighttrain 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 Podgorica

$49 - $95

3 alternative options

Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  24 h 8 min

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

$51 - $106

Bus Alpar Turizm  •  26 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Podgorica

$61 - $71

Drive  •  13 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Podgorica 722.9 miles

$140 - $220

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

Turkish Airlines flies from Istanbul to Podgorica twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Podgorica via Otogar, Istanbul, and Skopje in around 24 h 8 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
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 Podgorica
Ave. Duration
11 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $40
Website
zcg-prevoz.me
Bus operators
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Istanbul to Skopje
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
8 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Schedules at
ms.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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Istanbul and Podgorica is 819 km. The road distance is 1157 km.

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Podgorica is to nighttrain and train which costs 230 ₺ - 450 ₺ and takes 33 h 46 min.

The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Podgorica is to fly which takes 5 h 46 min and costs 450 ₺ - 1.400 ₺.

It takes approximately 5 h 46 min to get from Istanbul to Podgorica, including transfers.