Montenegro is a popular stop for many people as the place holds a great many treasures that are famous throughout travelers conversations. So if you’ve just arrived in Dubrovnik and are wondering how to proceed on to Montenegro from there, then you’ve come to the right place for help. Here are a few options you could consider:
1) You could rent a Car
The upside of renting a car is that you can take in all the sights and wonders while cruising the open road. There are quite a number of routes (depending on where you want to go) you could take, the first one being a 3-hour direct 183 km pathway through Trebinje, Niksic and Povija then finally Podgorica (the capital of Montenegro).
Alternatively, you could take a second route which passes through Sutorin via Cavtat, Herceg Novi and end up in Budva. Since you are going to another country, outside of European union, you will need to cross a country border. so prepare your passport. The second route is 13 km longer and getting to your destination will take about an hour more. Either route will take you back and forth between Monte Negro and Dubrovnik and you can find a more detailed guideline on Google Maps.
2) You could also take a Bus
There are three or two bus trips everyday that’ll get you to Montenegro from Dubrovnik and you can catch one of these buses at the Dubrovnik bus terminal which lies about 3.3 km- or a 9-minute taxi ride- outside the town. Kotor is usually the most popular destination in Montenegro and it is advisable to take the 10 am bus there and return later in the day that is if you are planning for a quick one day trip. If you have some time to spare though you could also take a detour at Herceg Novi.
3) The transfer option
There are many companies offering a transfer option from Dubrovnik to Montenegro which allows you to sit back as a third party handles all your travel arrangements. It is a convenient and effective means of travel that features popular destinations in Montenegro namely Budva, Kotor and Herceg Novi. You could take a shared or private transfer package depending on what you prefer and how much you’re willing to spend. Remember to do your homework- with regards to schedule and travel routes- first before settling on a particular choice.
4) A taxi trip from Dubrovnik
The other option you have is taking a taxi to Montenegro which will cost you more than a 200 USD depending on where exactly in Dubrovnik you are travelling from. Taxis are in abundance in and around the Old Town and you can simply take one from the airport if you arrived in Dubrovnik by flight. Another popular area to get taxis is near the public bus stop in Dubrovnik which is right next to a taxi stand. Keep in mind taxis and buses often have an additional luggage cost so it’s important to remember to enquire about the overall cost first just so you know how much you need to pay exactly.