There are 9 ways to get from Zagreb to Podgorica by bus, train, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus Samoborček  •  14 h 20 min

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

$47 - $85

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Train  •  18 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Stara Pazova En
  2. Take the train from Stara Pazova to Podgorica 1137

$36 - $69

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Bus Promet Makarska  •  15 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Makarska
  2. Take the bus from Makarska to Tivat
  3. Take the bus from Tivat to Podgorica

$51 - $67

Drive  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Podgorica 449.5 miles

$85 - $130

Fly Zagreb to Podgorica  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Podgorica (TGD) ZAG - TGD

$100 - $307

Fly Zagreb to Dubrovnik, bus  •  9 h 6 min

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

$90 - $319

Fly Zagreb to Tivat  •  9 h 35 min

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

$131 - $392

Fly Zagreb to Sarajevo, bus  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Sarajevo (SJJ) ZAG - SJJ
  2. Take the bus from East Sarajevo to Podgorica

$101 - $410

Shuttle to Ljubljana, fly to Podgorica  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Zagreb to Ljubljana Airport
  2. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Podgorica (TGD) LJU - TGD

$99 - $549

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No, there is no direct bus from Zagreb to Podgorica. However, there are services departing from Zagreb and arriving at Podgorica via Dubrovnik. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zagreb to Podgorica. However, there are services departing from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. and arriving at Podgorica via Stara Pazova. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 19 min.

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The distance between Zagreb and Podgorica is 458 km. The road distance is 719.3 km.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Podgorica without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 14 h 20 min to get from Zagreb to Podgorica, including transfers.

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Zagreb to Podgorica bus services, operated by Samoborček, depart from Zagreb station.

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Zagreb to Podgorica train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), depart from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. station.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Podgorica is to bus which takes 14 h 20 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 18 h 19 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 7 h 14 min.

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There is no direct flight from Zagreb Airport to Podgorica Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Zagreb to Podgorica.
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  • Distance: 286 miles
  • Duration: 14 h 20 min

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

You can take a bus from Zagreb to Podgorica via Dubrovnik in around 14 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zagreb to Podgorica via Stara Pazova in around 18 h 19 min.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Flights from Zagreb to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $280
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zagreb to Podgorica via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Zagreb to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Montenegro Airlines
Website
montenegroairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Podgorica via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Flights from Zagreb to Podgorica via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Flights from Zagreb to Podgorica via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Flights from Zagreb to Tivat via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Ljubljana to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Zagreb to Podgorica via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Flights from Zagreb to Tivat via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Ljubljana to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Train operators
Railways of Montenegro (ŽPCG)
Website
zcg-prevoz.me
Train from Stara Pazova to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
11 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $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
$27 - $45
Schedules at
autoherc.getbybus.com
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FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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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 a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bozur
Phone
+382 20 633 807
Email
bozur.cg@gmail.com
Website
bozur.net
Bus from Dubrovnik to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
bozur.net
Bus from East Sarajevo to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
bozur.net
Promet Makarska
Website
promet-makarska.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Makarska
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
promet-makarska.hr
Royal Travel Cetinje
Phone
+382 69 294 654
Email
royaltravelcetinje@gmail.com
Website
royaltravelcetinje.me
Bus from Makarska to Tivat
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $17
Schedules at
royaltravelcetinje.me
Blue Line
Website
autobuskiprevoz-blueline.rs
Bus from Tivat to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
autobuskiprevoz-blueline.rs
Gardasevic
Website
gardasevic.org
Bus from Tivat to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
gardasevic.org
Blueline MNE
Phone
+382 31 33 51 00
Website
blueline-mne.com
Bus from Tivat to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
blueline-mne.com

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Zagreb to Podgorica train services, operated by Railways of Montenegro (ŽPCG), arrive at Podgorica station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zagreb to Podgorica is 719 km. It takes approximately 8 h 11 min to drive from Zagreb to Podgorica.

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Swiss, Air Serbia, Austrian Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Zagreb Airport to Podgorica Airport.

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There are 313+ hotels available in Podgorica. Prices start at $26 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Zagreb Airport is to shuttle which takes 27 min and costs .

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