Montenegro Travel Overview
Currency: Euro (exchange rates)
Vacation in Montenegro
The young state in the south of the Balkan Peninsula offers more to travelers than its reputation would suggest.
According to Countryaah, Montenegro is located in southern Europe on the Balkan Peninsula. Bordering countries are Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Albania and Kosovo.
Montenegro has hot summers and mild winters. In the interior of the country, the climate is less Mediterranean and more comparable to that of Central Europe. Winters can get a little cooler here.
In the northeast lies the Durmitor National Park, a mountain range up to 2,522 m high. It was declared a national park in the 1950s. The area, which also includes numerous mountain lakes, is a refuge for many animal species, such as bears, deer, wolves and martens. This is also where the Tara River, one of the last wild rivers in Europe, meanders through a canyon that is one of the largest gorges in Europe.
In principle, you can reach Montenegro by car, but expect the roads to be poor. There are international flights to Montenegro and if you don’t want to do without private transport, you can also rent a car. The country has two international airports in Tivat and the capital Podgorica, which are served all year round from Frankfurt, Vienna, Zurich, Belgrade, Budapest, Ljubljana and Rome.
Euro (100 cents)
ISO 4217 code
EUR / 978
Geo coordinates: N 42 ° 42 ‘31.2 ” E 19 ° 22’ 27.8″
Dependency: Form of government: Parliamentary republic
Houses of Parliament: unikameral
Party system: Multi-party system
Political culture: Subject culture
Minorities: ethnic Muslims (13.7%), Albanians (7.1%), Croatians (1%), Roma (0.4%)
Country codes and abbreviations
ISO 3166 Alpha 2: ME
ISO 3166 Alpha 3: MNE
ISO 3166 numeric: 499
Top Level Domain: me
IOC country code: MNE
UN / LOCODE: ME
Distribution of religions: Serbian Orthodox (75%), Muslim (15%)
Arriving by plane
Montenegro Airlines (YM) (Internet: www.montenegro-airlines.cg.yu) flies several times a week from Frankfurt, Düsseldorf and Zurich to Podgorica as well as from Rome, Ljubljana (Slovenia), Vienna, Istanbul (Turkey) and Budapest (Hungary).
Tivat (TIV) and Podgorica (TGD): € 15.
Children under 2 years of age are excluded.
Arrival by car
All border crossings are open around the clock.
to Croatia: Debeli brijeg.
to Bosnia and Herzegovina: Sitnica, Vilusi and Scepan Polje.
to Albania: Bozaj and Sukobin.
Cars: The green insurance card is recognized for Montenegro as long as the country name YU is entered on the card. If you do not have a green insurance card, you can take out short-term car insurance at the border. Without proof of liability insurance, entry into Montenegro with a car will be refused. Note: Driving at night in Montenegro is generally not recommended. The traffic regulations and especially the speed limits should be observed, there are frequent traffic controls.
Taxi: Taxi rides to neighboring countries are extremely cheap. Long-distance buses
: Long-distance buses connect Montenegro with Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and other neighboring countries. The Montenegro Express (Internet: www.montenegro-express.com) connects Dubrovnik in Croatia with Montenegro’s coastal town Herceg Novi several times a day.
Arriving by train
There are international rail connections from neighboring countries, including Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. The most important railway connection runs from Podgorica to Belgrade (Serbia). Belgrade has connections to all major European cities. The junction from Podgorica via Shkodra (Albania) to Tirana (Albania) was recently opened for passenger traffic.
Connections from Germany go via Munich, Budapest or Zagreb and Belgrade, from Switzerland via Munich or Vienna. International trains mostly have dining and couchette cars. Current information is available from the German, Austrian or Swiss railway companies.
Arrival by ship
The Danube (Internet: www.danube-river.org) connects Montenegro with the Danube countries.
The main passenger ports are Bar, Kotor and Zelenika in Montenegro.
Ferry connections are operated by, among others, Montenegro Lines (Internet: www.montenegrolines.net) and Azzurra Line (Internet: www.azzurraline.com), which offer regular ferry connections from Italy (Bari and Ancona) to Bar and Kotor.
Information about ferry connections in the Mediterranean Sea and to Montenegro is also available from Euronautic Tours (Internet: www.euronautic.de).