YOU CAN GET TO MONTENEGRO:
It takes only two hours to get to Montenegro from most of the European capitals. There are two international airports in Podgorica (12 km from the city) and Tivat (4 km from the city centre). Companies which regularly fly to the airports of Montenegro are the following: Montenegro Airlines, Air Serbia, Turkish Airlines, Austrian Airways, Rayanair, and in summer months numerous charter companies operate.
The roads are good and the sea and high mountains are connected by the Adriatic road and the new road Risan-Žabljak. The fastest way to reach the sea from Podgorica is through the tunnel Sozina. Total length of the roads in Montenegro is 5,277 km. In Montenegro there is no highway, but there are roads with three lanes on some sections. On the other side Montenegro has a significant number of tunnels and bridges on its roads. In 2006 tunnel Sozina significantly shortened the distance between the coast and hinterland. There are also plans for the construction of the highway Belgrade – Bar and construction of bridge across the strait Verige in the Bay of Kotor.
Check schedule, book or simply buy a ticket through services BusTicket4.me and BalkanViator.
Passenger and freight ferries regularly operate on the lines Bar-Bari and Bar-Ancona. The ports of Bar, Budva, Kotor and Herceg-Novi have a status of ports for international traffic. For the most beautiful and largest yachts (to 150 meters long) there is Porto Montenegro in Tivat which is a marina with comprehensive services.
On 13 September 1908 the first railroad engine arrived from Bar to Virpazar and that day is considered the Day of Association. Total length of the railroad in Montenegro is 335.46 km. This network connects Montenegro with Serbia and Albania. The most important railroad is Bar-Belgrade which is important for the economy of Montenegro, Serbia and Europe. It brings tourists from Serbia, Albania, Hungary, Czech Republic and Russia. Timetable of the local and international transportation can be found on the official web site of the Railroads of Montenegro JSC.
PG Taxi: +382 19704
City Taxi: +382 19711
Red Taxi: +382 19714
Alo Taxi: +381 19700
Royal Taxi: +381 19702
The average taxi price from the airport to the city centre is about 7€ (during the day).
Taxi can be paid in Euros only.
Citizens of most EU countries do not need VISA to enter Montenegro. However please check the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro website for the latest information on consular affairs:
If you need any help 7 hillsB&Bstaff is at your complete disposal.
Most dual and tri band mobile phones that have GSM 900 or 1800 will work via roaming in Montenegro.
Check with your mobile phone provider before you leave that the “roaming” function is activated on your phone.
There are three mobile operators in Montenegro:
T-COM – www.t-com.me
TELENOR – www.telenor.me
M:TEL – www.mtel-cg.com
The official currency in Montenegro is Euro (symbol for euro is €).
Credit and debit cards are popular in Montenegro and they are accepted in restaurants and hotels.
Also, it is easy to find a bank machine that will pay out money from foreign accounts. Banks are open from 08.00 to 20.00h.
BANKS IN MONTENEGRO
CKB (Crnogorska komercijalna banka) – www.ckb.me
Podgorička banka Societe Generale Group – www.pgbanka.com
Atlasmont banka – www.atlasmontbanka.com
Prva banka – www.prvabankacg.com
Hipotekarna banka – www.hipotekarnabanka.com
Hypo Group Alpe Adria – www.hypo-alpe-adria.co.me
Invest banka Montenegro – www.invest-banka.com
Komercijalna banka – www.kombankbd.com
NLB Montenegro banka – www.montenegrobanka.com
Erste bank – www.erstebank.me
Standard time is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) +1. From the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October Daylight Saving Time is observed (GMT + 2 hour). Time is always one hour ahead of the UK.
WORKING HOURS AND HOLIDAYS
Working hours Common working hours of the shops is 09.00-21.00h.
Food shops are open from 06.00 – 21.00h.
In tourist places in tourist season almost all shops are open until 24.00h.
WORKING HOURS OF POST OFFICES AND BANKS
The largest number of post offices works from 08.00-20.00h.
In summer time they work longer hours.
Banks are open from 08.00-20.00h.
Holidays 1st January – New Year 7th January – Christmas
1st May – International Labour Day
21st May – Independence Day of Montenegro
13th July – Statehood Day of Montenegro
Religious holidays Christmas, Easter and BayramAll holidays in Montenegro are celebrated two days.
Major religious holidays are also celebrated.
IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS
MONTENEGRO CUSTOMER CARE – 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 – 23
WEATHER FORECAST – 044800200
AIRPORTS – www.montenegroairports.com
AIRPORT PODGORICA (TGD): +382 (0)20 444 240, 444 242
AIRPORT TIVAT (TIV): +382 (0)32 670 975
RAILWAY STATION PODGORICA: +382 (20) 411 211
RAILWAY STATION BAR: +382 (0)30 301 615
MARITIME TRANSPORT – www.montenegrolines.net
Barska plovidba: +382 (0)30 303 469, 311 164
MOBILE TELEPHONY PROVIDERS
Telenor – 1188
T Mobile – 1500
M:Tel – 1600