Car Hire at Podgorica Airport
This information is correct as of July 2015
With the mountains and the coast within driving distance, hiring a car at at Podgorica Airport is a great way to get more out of your trip to the Montenegrin capital.
Where to hire a car at Podgorica Airport
Sixt, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Renault, Kompas, Meridian, Ideal, and Roksped all offer car rental from Podgorica Airport.
Petrol stations near Podgorica Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
There are some petrol stations to the south of the airport on the M2 road. If you’re coming from the north you will need to pass the airport to reach them, and then turn around again.
Driving around Podgorica Airport
The M2 (part of European route E80) passes Podgorica Airport. It’s not a motorway, but it is one of the major roads in the region and connects to other important routes. There are quite a lot of small roads to navigate in this part of Montenegro. We recommend choosing a car hire deal that includes a sat nav system. If you search for car hire with Skyscanner you can select this option from the menu on the left hand side of the page.
Getting to your destination
Chilled out Podgorica may not be blessed with the beauty of other Eastern European cities, but it does well in terms of culture. Buzzing cafes, great galleries, and a nice low-key nightlife makes it a fascinating base.
It takes about 40 minutes to drive to Podgorica from the airport. Parking in the city can be tricky: there’s one car for every two residents. If you do manage to find a space you’ll find it perfectly safe to leave your car for the day. There are plenty of private car parks that have guards. The best bet is, of course, to search for hotels in Podgorica with guest car parking.
The Montenegrin Miami is a buzzing tourist resort complete with plenty of beaches, nightclubs, and opportunities for debauchery.
It takes about an hour and 25 minutes to drive to Budva from Podgorica Airport. The town can become congested during the summer, making it tricky to find a good parking space. You need to pay for parking in the city: yes, even overnight and on weekends. Parking costs range from 50 cents to €1.20 (35p-85p) per hour. There is some free parking around the old town, although cars are banned from the area banned during summer (1st June-1st October).
With its gorgeous old town and breathtaking scenery, it’s no surprise that Kotor is one of the most popular destinations in Montenegro.
It takes just under two hours to drive to Kotor from Podgorica Airport. Like other popular tourist destiantions, car parking can be hard to come by in the old town centre. We recommend trying to find a space on the outskirts and walking in.
Prices subject to change