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Bus  •  16h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Varaždin to Zagreb
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Dubrovnik
  3. Take the bus from Dubrovnik to Podgorica

€40 - €92

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Bus via Sarajevo  •  19h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Varaždin to Maribor 950
  2. Take the bus from Maribor to Istočno Sarajevo
  3. Take the bus from East Sarajevo to Podgorica

€45 - €73

Bus #2  •  20h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Varaždin to Dubrovnik
  2. Take the bus from Dubrovnik to Podgorica

€52 - €68

Train, bus  •  20h 47m

  1. Take the train from Varazdin to Koprivnica Re
  2. Take the train from Koprivnica to Osijek Ic / ...
  3. Take the bus from Osijek to Beograd
  4. Take the train from Beograd to Podgorica 433

Drive  •  8h 52m

  1. Drive from Varaždin to Podgorica 795.6 km

€80 - €120

Bus to Graz, fly to Podgorica  •  9h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Varaždin to Maribor
  2. Fly from Graz (GRZ) to Podgorica (TGD) GRZ - TGD

€58 - €275

Bus, shuttle to Zagreb, fly to Podgorica  •  11h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Varaždin to Maribor
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Maribor to Zagreb Airport
  3. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Podgorica (TGD) ZAG - TGD

€93 - €550

Bus, shuttle to Zagreb, fly to Dubrovnik  •  12h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Varaždin to Maribor
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Maribor to Zagreb Airport
  3. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Dubrovnik (DBV) ZAG - DBV
  4. Take the bus from Dubrovnik to Podgorica

€98 - €345

Bus, shuttle to Vienna, fly to Podgorica  •  9h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Varaždin to Maribor
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Maribor to Vienna Airport
  3. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Podgorica (TGD) VIE - TGD

€103 - €690

Bus, shuttle to Zagreb, fly to Sarajevo  •  14h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Varaždin to Maribor
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Maribor to Zagreb Airport
  3. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Sarajevo (SJJ) ZAG - SJJ
  4. Take the bus from East Sarajevo to Podgorica

€136 - €508

Varaždin to Podgorica by bus

The bus journey time between Varaždin and Podgorica is around 31h 5m and covers a distance of around 856 km. The fastest bus normally takes 31h 5m. Services are operated by Croatia Bus International, FlixBus, Vincek Autobusi ltd. and others. Typically seven buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
31h 5m
Fastest bus time:
31h 5m
Buses per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€52
Carbon emissions:
106 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
20:25
Last bus departs at:
20:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Varaždin to Podgorica bus schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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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
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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 Croatia from Montenegro.

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Last updated: 20 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Varaždin to Podgorica is to bus, which costs 390 kn - 550 kn and takes 20h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Varaždin to Podgorica is to drive which costs 600 kn - 900 kn and takes 8h 52m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Varaždin to Podgorica. However, there are services departing from Varaždin and arriving at Podgorica via Zagreb and Dubrovnik. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 50m.

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The distance between Varaždin and Podgorica is 488 km. The road distance is 795.6 km.

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The best way to get from Varaždin to Podgorica without a car is to bus which takes 16h 50m and costs 300 kn - 700 kn.

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It takes approximately 16h 50m to get from Varaždin to Podgorica, including transfers.

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Varaždin to Podgorica bus services, operated by Autobusni Promet, depart from Varaždin station.

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There is no direct flight from Graz Airport to Podgorica Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h and has one stopover.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Varaždin to Podgorica is 796 km. It takes approximately 8h 52m to drive from Varaždin to Podgorica.

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  • Distance: 488.4 km
  • Duration: 16h 50m

What companies run services between Varaždin, Croatia and Podgorica, Montenegro?

You can take a bus from Varaždin to Podgorica via Zagreb and Dubrovnik in around 16h 50m.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €120
Flights from Zagreb to Dubrovnik via Split
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €120
Flights from Zagreb to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €140
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Graz to Podgorica via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€160 - €700
Flights from Graz to Podgorica via Stuttgart, Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€190 - €850
Flights from Zagreb to Podgorica via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€260 - €650
Flights from Zagreb to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €120
Flights from Vienna to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €350
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Graz to Podgorica via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€28 - €180
Flights from Zagreb to Podgorica via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€25 - €150
Flights from Vienna to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€60 - €180
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Zagreb to Podgorica via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€200 - €370
Flights from Zagreb to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €120
Flights from Zagreb to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €140
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Podgorica via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€200 - €750
Flights from Zagreb to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €120
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Zagreb to Podgorica via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Train operators
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Phone
+385 1 3782 583
Email
informacije@hzpp.hr
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Varazdin to Koprivnica
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
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Croatia Rail Pass
Train from Koprivnica to Osijek
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
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Croatia Rail Pass
Railways of Montenegro (ŽPCG)
Website
zcg-prevoz.me
Train from Beograd to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
9h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €35
Website
zcg-prevoz.me
Second Class
€20 - €22
First Class
€30 - €34
Bus operators
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Varaždin to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €19
Schedules at
ap.hr
Bus from Varaždin to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Schedules at
ap.hr
Vincek Autobusi ltd.
Phone
0800 1992
Email
Gradski-bus@autobusi-vincek.com
Website
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Varaždin to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Varazdin to Maribor
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Varaždin bus station to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zagreb to Dubrovnik bus station
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Varaždin bus station to Maribor bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Croatia Bus Domestic
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Varaždin to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Samoborček
Phone
+385 1 6321 190
Email
samoborcek@samoborcek.hr
Website
samoborcek.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€26 - €35
Schedules at
samoborcek.hr
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Varaždin to Maribor
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bozur
Phone
+382 20 633 807
Email
bozur.cg@gmail.com
Website
bozur.net
Bus from Dubrovnik to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Schedules at
bozur.net
Bus from East Sarajevo to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Schedules at
bozur.net
Biss-Tours
Phone
032 245 451
Email
info@biss-tours.ba
Website
biss-tours.ba
Bus from Maribor to Istočno Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
9h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€24 - €45
Schedules at
biss-tours.ba
Šidexpres Šid
Phone
022 / 714-147
Email
sidexpres@ptt.rs
Website
sidexpres.rs
Bus from Osijek to Beograd
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
sidexpres.rs
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Maribor to Zagreb Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€30 - €200
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
€32 - €35
Private
€100 - €200
Shuttle from Maribor to Vienna Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€30 - €390
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
€30 - €45
Private
€150 - €390

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