General Information

Montenegro is located between 41º 52´-43º 42´ north latitude and 18º26´- 20 º 22´ east longitudes and belongs to the central Mediterranean.

To the north it borders Serbia, to the east Albania, to the south it is separated from Italy by the Adriatic Sea, and to the west it borders Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. You can download a map of Montenegro here.

Montenegrin coast

Area: 13.812 km²
Population: 620 000
Length of borders: 614 km
Capital: Podgorica (186 000 inhabitants) – administrative and economic center
Royal capital: Cetinje – historical and cultural center
Currency: Euro
Length of the sea coast: 293 km
Number of beaches: 117
National parks: Durmitor, Biogradska gora, Skadarsko jezero, Lovćen, Prokletije
Largest bay: the Bay of Kotor
Climate: Continental-Mediterranean
Average air temperature: 27.4 ºC (summer)
Maximum sea temperature: 27.1 º C
Average number of sunny days during the year: 240
Swimming season: 180 days
Sea: dark blue
Time zone: GTM +1
Electrical power system: 220V/50Hz

Arriving by Plane

It takes only two hours to get to Montenegro from most of the European capitals. There are two international airports – Podgorica (TGD), which is 12 km from the city center, and Tivat (TIV), located 4 km from the city center.

Podgorica Airport

Companies which regularly fly to the airports of Montenegro are the following: Montenegro Airlines, Air Serbia, Adria Airways, Aeroflot, Turkish Airlines, Austrian Airways, Alitalia, Rayanair, Wizzair, Smartwings, Easyjet and in summer months numerous charter companies operate.

In addition, you can opt for Dubrovnik airport (DBV), in Croatia:


Arriving by Bus

There are a number of local and regional bus lines, which connect Budva to the rest of Montenegro and cities across the Balkan region. For schedules and online ticket purchase, please visit:


Currency and Payment Cards

Official means of payment in Montenegro is EUR (€).

Seven banknotes in the following denominations are in circulation: 5€, 10€, 20€, 50€, 100€, 200€ and 500€, and eight coins of 1€ and 2€ as well as 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cents.

Foreign currency exchange is conducted in commercial banks and exchange offices.

Payment cards

In Montenegro you can use the following credit cards: Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Maestro, American Express, Diners.

You can pay by credit cards in most catering facilities, restaurants, hotels, bars, gas stations, food stores and consumer goods shops.

In all towns there are ATMs where you can withdraw cash.

Banks in Montenegro

CKB (Crnogorska komercijalna banka) –

Podgorička banka –

Lovćen banka –

Prva banka –

Hipotekarna banka –

Addiko banka –

Invest banka Montenegro –

Komercijalna banka –

NLB banka –

Erste banka –

Ziraat banka –

Zapad banka –

Nova banka –



For nationals of most European and North American countries visas are not required for stays up to 90 days. Please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro webpage for the overview of visa requirements by country:



Important Telephone Numbers

Montenegro Customer Care: 0 8000 1300 (tourist service – information, complaints, praises)

European Emergency number (available everywhere in the European Union, free of charge, 24/7 for the police, the emergency medical services or the fire brigade): 122

Police: 122

Ambulance service: 124

Help on the road: 19807

Fire department: 123

Weather forecast: 044800200


Airport Podgorica (TGD): +382 (0)20 444 244

Airport Tivat (TIV): +382 (0)32 670 930


Railway station Podgorica: +382 (20) 441 211

Railway station Bar: +382 (0)30 301 615


Barska plovidba: +382 (0)30 303 469, 311 164


Telenor – 1700 –

Telekom – 1500 –

M:Tel – 1600 –


More useful information can be found through the National Tourist Organization and Budva Local Tourist Organization.