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There are 5 ways to get from Istanbul to Podgorica by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  3h 39m

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

99€ - 193€

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  23h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Bar
  2. Take the train from Zeljeznicka Stanica Bar to Podgorica

32€ - 65€

3 alternative options

Bus  •  19h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Novi Pazar
  2. Take the bus from Novi Pazar to Podgorica

Bus via Skopje  •  21h 27m

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

66€ - 81€

Drive  •  12h 53m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Podgorica 1081 km

110€ - 170€

Turkey → Montenegro
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International entry into Montenegro from Turkey

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey
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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 Turkey

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Turkey
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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 Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine

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Rules to follow in Montenegro

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Considerations leaving from Turkey

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Montenegro from Turkey.

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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 Podgorica is 1616.

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

The social distance requirement in Podgorica 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 Turkey from Montenegro.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Institute of Public Health of Montenegro.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Podgorica is to bus and train which costs 280 ₺ - 600 ₺ and takes 23h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Podgorica is to fly which costs 850 ₺ - 1.700 ₺ and takes 3h 39m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Podgorica is 819 km. The road distance is 1081 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Podgorica without a car is to bus which takes 19h 43m and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 39m to get from Istanbul to Podgorica, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Podgorica is to fly which takes 3h 39m and costs 850 ₺ - 1.700 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 19h 43m.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Podgorica Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Podgorica is 1h behind Istanbul. It is currently 10:07 AM in Istanbul and 9:07 AM in Podgorica.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Podgorica is 1081 km. It takes approximately 12h 53m to drive from Istanbul to Podgorica.

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Turkish Airlines offers flights from Istanbul Airport to Podgorica Airport.

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  • Distance: 818.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 39m

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

Turkish Airlines flies from Istanbul to Podgorica once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Podgorica via Otogar, Istanbul, and Novi Pazar in around 19h 43m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 230€
Train operators
Railways of Montenegro (ŽPCG)
Website
zcg-prevoz.me
Train from Zeljeznicka Stanica Bar to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
2€ - 5€
Website
zcg-prevoz.me
Second Class
2€ - 3€
First Class
3€ - 5€
Bus operators
Ozlem Tours
Phone
+38120 411090
Email
ozlemtours@yahoo.com
Website
ozlem.rs
Bus from Istanbul to Novi Pazar
Ave. Duration
14h 28m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
ozlem.rs
Bus from Novi Pazar to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
ozlem.rs
Kanis
Phone
381 18 517 272
Email
office@kanis.rs
Website
kanis.rs
Bus from Novi Pazar to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
kanis.rs
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
13h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bozur
Rule Turs
Phone
02/ 3163 – 346
Email
ruleturs@sas.com.mk
Website
sas.com.mk
Bus from Skopje to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
31€
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