Podgorica Airport (TGD) is situated 11 km southwest from Podgorica, on the road to Bar. It’s also called “Airport Golubovci” after a small town of Golubovci in the immediate vicinity of the airport. Podgorica Airport is connected with major European cities with international flights. In Montenegro there are no domestic flights because the only other airport in Tivat is just 80 km away.
How to get from Podgorica Airport to Podgorica
There is no direct airport shuttle bus from or to the airport. However, there is a railway station located 10 min walk from the airport and it is the cheapest way of reaching the city center. It takes only 7 minutes by train to reach Podgorica. Timetables from and to the Airport you can check on the official site of Montenegrin Railroads.
One-way ticket costs €1.20 (second class) or €2 (first class). There is no staff at the station so you just need to board the train and buy the ticket from the conductor in the train. You can also board trains to other cities and towns in Montenegro such as Bar, Bijelo Polje, Niksic, Sutomore, etc.
Another option of reaching the centre of Podgorica from the airport or the other way around is to prebook a private transfer. Private transfers are also available to any other destination in the vicinity. If you have booked a transfer, a driver will be waiting for you at the arrivals terminal.
Rent a car
It is possible to rent a car at Podgorica Airport but is recommended to do it in advance, from home. You can check the vehicles, the rental prices and book your vehicle online.
There is a taxi stand in front of the airport building; it is recommended to arrange the price with the driver before the ride. The cost of a taxi to Podgorica is approximately 12€.
Accommodation near Podgorica Airport
Podgorica Airport – FAQs
- I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?
The last train departs to Podgorica city centre at 21:21 so afterwards you should probably get a taxi (in case your flight was in a delay). If you know in advance that’ll you will arrive late, then definitely book a private transfer.
- I have an early morning departure from the airport, are there any airport hotels I can stay at?
The closest hotel to the airport is Hotel Aria, located 1.6 km from Podgorica Airport.
- I am continuing my journey outside Podgorica. Are there any direct bus lines from the airport to other cities?
There are no direct bus lines from the airport but since you can easily reach the bus station in Podgorica, you can take buses to other cities from there. Here are some of the most popular bus routes from Podgorica:
|Podgorica to Herceg Novi||Podgorica to Igalo||Podgorica to Budva||Podgorica to Nis|
|Podgorica to Kotor||Podgorica to Novi Pazar||Podgorica to Cetinje||Podgorica to Dubrovnik|
- Can I exchange money at the airport to pay for my transfer?
Yes, the ATMs and exchange service are located at the airport, but we recommend having enough euros on you since the rate at the airports are higher than usual and no currency other than euro is accepted.Despite the fact that Montenegro is not a member of the EU, the official currency is Euro. Other currencies like the US dollar or pound can be exchanged at post offices, banks or exchange offices.