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Recommended option

Bus Samoborček  •  12 h

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Dubrovnik 920
  2. Take the bus from Dubrovnik to Budva

$35 - $70

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  14 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb to Split
  2. Take the bus from Split to Budva

$49 - $74

Bus Autoherc  •  16 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Posusje
  2. Take the bus from Posusje to Budva Zob

$46 - $68

Train  •  19 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb to Belgrade
  2. Take the train from Beograd to Sutomore 431 / ...

$46 - $84

Drive  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Budva 442.8 miles

$85 - $130

Fly to Tivat  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Tivat (TIV) ZAG - TIV

$127 - $371

Fly to Dubrovnik, bus  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Dubrovnik (DBV) ZAG - DBV
  2. Take the bus from Dubrovnik to Budva

$80 - $306

What companies run services between Zagreb, Croatia and Budva, Montenegro?

You can take a bus from Zagreb to Budva via Dubrovnik in around 12 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zagreb to Budva via Belgrade, Beograd, and Sutomore in around 19 h 34 min.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Flights from Zagreb to Dubrovnik via Split
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Zagreb to Tivat via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Montenegro Airlines
Website
montenegroairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Tivat via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Zagreb to Tivat via St. Petersburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,800
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Zagreb to Tivat via Brussels
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Train operators
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Zagreb to Split
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$40 - $60
Train from Zagreb to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$26 - $40
1st Class
$40 - $60
Railways of Montenegro (ŽPCG)
Website
zcg-prevoz.me
Train from Beograd to Sutomore
Ave. Duration
11 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
zcg-prevoz.me
Bus operators
Samoborček
Phone
+385 1 6321 190
Email
samoborcek@samoborcek.hr
Website
samoborcek.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
samoborcek.hr
Autoherc
Website
autoherc.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Schedules at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Book at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Posusje
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Book at
autoherc.getbybus.com
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zagreb to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Croatia Bus
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Dubrovnik to Budva
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Split to Budva
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Posusje to Budva Zob
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
globtour.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Zagreb and Budva is 454 km. The road distance is 708 km.

The cheapest way to get from Zagreb to Budva is to bus which costs 220 kn - 440 kn and takes 12 h.

The quickest way to get from Zagreb to Budva is to fly and bus which takes 6 h 28 min and costs 500 kn - 2.000 kn.

No, there is no direct bus from Zagreb to Budva. However, there are services departing from Zagreb and arriving at Budva via Dubrovnik. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h.

It takes approximately 12 h to get from Zagreb to Budva, including transfers.