Podgorica is the largest and capital city of Montenegro and is located in the northern part of the Zeta basin in the very center of the country. This destination is important precisely because it is located in a good geographical position and at the intersection of many important international land and air routes. This city is about 60 km away from the Adriatic Sea by land, while it is about 40 km by air. The distance between Podgorica and the larger cities of Montenegro is as follows: Cetinje 30 km, Bar (tunnel) 60 km, Budva 65 km, Kotor 90 km, Ulcinj 95 km, Herceg Novi 125 km, while the distance between the capital of Montenegro and the larger cities of Serbia is as follows: Kragujevac 375 km, Nis 410 km, Belgrade 470 km, Novi Sad 535 km. Here are several ways to get to Podgorica:
- By car - The main road connecting the north and south of Montenegro would be the route Petrovac na moru - Podgorica - Kolasin - Bijelo Polje - the Serbian border. The main transit routes to other European countries are: to the north E65 or E80 (Belgrade and Central Europe), to the west (Western Europe, Bosnia, and Niksic) E762, to the south (Adriatic coast) E65 or E80, to the east (Albania) E762.
- By bus - Podgorica has a bus station not far from the city center. You could catch a bus ride to Podgorica from all the Balkan countries. Call the Podgorica bus station (+382/ 20 620 430) for more information.
- By train - The most famous railroad Belgrade - Bar connects these two capitals, so you can also reach your destination by train. The price of the train ticket for the 2nd class is 38.40 EUR with a surcharge for reserving a seat of 3 EUR (the surcharge is valid for one direction only). The total price of a ticket for 2nd class on the route Belgrade - Bar - Belgrade is 41.40 EUR, while for 1st class the total price is slightly higher and is 60.60 EUR (57.60 EUR ticket price + EUR 3 one-way seat reservation surcharge). The trip takes approximately 15 hours.
- By plane - Podgorica airport is located 12 km from the city center. The distance between Podgorica and Tivat airport is about 81 km, and Podgorica is 153 km from Cilipi airport near Dubrovnik in Croatia. There is a direct flight to Podgorica from cities in Serbia, Slovenia, the UK, Germany, Itay, Greece, Croatia, Poland, and France The price of the ticket depends on the airline and the time.