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Passenger airline service is available from two regional international airports in Montenegro - Podgorica and Tivat, with the Dubrovnik, Croatia airport nearby.




The Capital of Montenegro - Podgorica is some 500 ,t kilometres from Rome, 1,500 kilometres from Paris and Berlin, about 2,000 km Moscow and London and about 3,500 km from New York. During the summer tourist season you can reach this lovely destination by many charter flights, the Airline companies of ,,Montenegro Airlines", JAT and ,,Austrian Air" which provide regular service, while several other companies organise flights to Podgorica, Tivat and Dubrovnik during the season (Fischer, Aeroflot, Pink and others).

,,Montenegro Airlines" operates from two international airports; Tivat on the coast and Podgorica. Tickets for this company's flight may also be bought, at most travel agencies in each town as well as ,,Montenegro Airlines" offices.

Image  "Jugoslovenski aero transport" (JAT), with its headquarters in Belgrade, also has regular airline service to and from the airports in Tivat and Podgorica. The General Agent of Slovenia's ,,Adria Airways" organises flights to Podgorica and Tivat as well as the private charter company ,,Oki Air International" in Podgorica.,,Austrian Airlines" has regular flights Podgorica - Vienna - Podgorica. Tickets for their international lines may be booked and bought at the ..Austrian Airlines" agency in Podgorica. The capital's Airport is 12 km from downtown Podgorica, 80 km from Kolasin, 170 km from Zabljak, 62 km from Budva and 65 km from Bar. All standard airport services: exchange office, coffee shops, a restaurant, souvenir shop, tourist information bureau and transport services (bus to downtown or taxi services) are available. The Podgorica -Beograd route has two flights daily, while the number of flights and time table are determined in accordance with the seasonal winter and summer timetables. There are also a number of regular international flights to Ljubljana, Rome, Vienna, Budapest, Frankfurt, Berlin, Zurich and London.

 Tivat airport is 4 km from the centre of Tivat, 20 km from Budva, 20 km from Herceg Novi, 58 km from Bar, 73 km from Ulcinj and 80 km from Podgorica. Airport services include; phone booths, souvenir shops, a tourist information bureau, duty free shops, coffee shops and transport services (buses to Herceg Novi and Budva or taxi services). On the Tivat - Beograd line there is a regular line operating twice daily throughout a year, while the number of flights and time table are determined by the high and low seasons. During the summer season there are a number of international charter flights operating from this airport as well.

Image The Dubrovnik airport is located in Cilipi, 20 km from Dubrovnik, 24 km from Herceg Novi, 44 km from Tivat and 68 km from Budva. Tourists who come to Montenegro by charter flights to Cilipi airport have organised bus transfers to local hotels.

Road Transport

The two most important roadways in Montenegro are the Adriatic Highway fromj Igalo to Ulcinj (following the coastline) and Petrovac Na Moru - Podgorica - Kolasin ■s Bijelo Polje, connecting to Serbia's roadway that leads to the north and south of the Republic. Border crossings with Albania, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina are as follows: Bozaj, Debeli brijeg, Ilijino Brdo (Vilusi), Vracenovici, Scepan polje and Metaljka
All petrol stations in Serbia and Montenegro provide the following kinds of fuel: petrol premium (98 octane), petrol normal (86 octane), unleaded (98 octane) and diesel, while LPG may be obtained in Podgorica, Bar and Bijelo Polje. Petrol stations are located in all towns and along major roadways. AMSCG (Road assistance) offers service at all roadways in Montenegro: road assistance, tow-away services, car services in larger towns and information regarding conditions on roads.
Rent-a-car services are available in the following towns: Podgorica, Budva, Igalo, Bar, Tivat, Herceg Novi. Ulcinj.
On roadways throughout Montenegro several regular bus lines operate daily. Bus stations are located in all the municipalities in Montenegro, and during the high season they operate 24 hours a day in Budva, Podgorica, Pljevlja, Bar and Herceg Novi.
Timetables are determined for each year respectively. During high season a number of lines for the coastal region of Montenegro increase considerably.

Railway Transport

The total length of railway lines through Montenegro is 249 km. Transport is done using normal gauge tracks. The main railway lines are Bar - Podgorica - Beograd with lines for Podgorica-Niksic and Podgorica-Skadar (Albania).The Bar-Beograd line has 5 passenger trains a day departing from Bar, and the same number departing from Belgrade. Out of the total number of trains operating on a daily basis in one direction, there are three fast trains, one business, one car-transport train, and one with sleeping cars. The Bar - Subotica line has one passenger train with sleeping cars a day.

Shipping - Ferry Lines

Foreign: Montenegro is connected to the whole world via maritime routes. Ferryboats regularly operate on Bar-Bari and Bar-Ancona Italy lines. Domestic: The Italian Lepetani-Kamenari line offers regularly scheduled annual ferryboat services for both passengers and vehicles. Lepetane is 5km from Tivat, and Kamenari is 12 km from Herceg Novi. The ports of Bar, Budva, Kotor and Herceg Novi are all international status ports, meaning that they may service all types of watercraft. This particularly holds true for the ports of Bar and Kotor, that also have marinas for short and winter stays of all types of boats and yachts.

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