They operate to Podgorica during the winter months and Tivat in the summer from the UK. If you want any more details send me a message and I will try to get back to you with the contact number for Montenegro Airlines in London - I have it somewhere but it might take me a day or two to find it as I am in the middle of a heap of university work.
Hi drlargepans. Superb name - the best I have seen in ages!
As your last post suggests, the best thing for you to do is to fly to Dubrovnik, where it is definitely worth spending some time, and then you can catch the (I believe daily) bus from Dubrovnik station along the coast (I understand that you have to change to a different bus at the border).
Both Budva and Kotor are very nice - you don't say what time of year you will be going, I imagine there is decent transport between the two. Both are worth seeing if you have any amount of time at all. The coastline is very beautiful indeed. You might want to visit Perast and the islands in the bay.
There are numerous warnings of the bus journey between the two countries not running when it should do.
Feel free to ask more drlargepants
Apartment booked in petrovac. Montenegro (and croatia) here we come. Can't wait !
It's certainly a lot cheaper to fly to Dubrovnik - I'm flying there myself in June from Liverpool with Easyjet. Once at Dubrovnik take one of the Atlas shuttle buses from airport to the main bus station in Dubrovnik. You can catch a bus to Kotor or Budva from there daily at either 10:30 or 15:00. It takes 2 hours to Kotor or 3 hours to Budva. I'm going to Budva myself as there is more choice of accomodation there & the beaches are better.
I'm trying to get from Budva from Dubrovnik Airport. Since I'll have taken a transatlantic flight through Toronto, a night in London and arrive in Dubrovnik in early afternoon, my fiancee and I'd like to get to Budva quickly.
What is the faster or more convenient way to get from the airport to Budva? Should I rent a car? Is there a long wait at the border for cars? Do I need Croatian AND Montenegrin insurance? Would that cost extra? Will it be faster to drive and take the ferry across the Bay of Kotor? How is the driving style in the region.
Should I take the bus to Budva. I hear there are only buses to Herceg Novi. Can I get a van or a bus direct from Dubrovnik airport to Budva? How long does it take? How much? Will I have to wait long for it to pick me up?
You can get to Budva by bus from Dubrovnik but you need to get to the main bus station in Dubrovnik by the port. The bus leaves there at 15:00 and arrives in Budva at 18:00. It takes about 30 mins from the airport to the bus station either by Taxi or one of the Atlas shuttle buses from the car park outside the airport.