Montenegro by train

Map with main train connections in Montenegro

Montenegro is worth a visit because of its architectural and cultural heritage, diversity of landscapes and climates and unspoiled nature. Along the Adriatic coast, you’ll find sandy beaches and vibrant nightlife. The main railway destinations are the capital Podgorica and coastal city Bar.

Montenegro in images
Train types in Montenegro
Places to visit in Montenegro
More about Montenegro

Montenegro in images

Kotor Bay

Kotor Bay

Sveti Stefan Island

Sveti Stefan Island

Tara river in Montenegro mountains

Tara river in Montenegro mountains

Hristovog Vaskrsenja, Podgorica

Hristovog Vaskrsenja, Podgorica

Old town Perast

Old town Perast

Train types in Montenegro

 

Rail Network

Eurail pass validity

The Eurail Global Pass and the Eurail Select Pass can be used for train travel in Montenegro. Montenegro and Serbia count together as 1 country in the Eurail Select Pass. These Eurail passes are valid on all domestic trains operated by the national railways of Montenegro.

 

Railway network

The Podgorica - Bar railway is the backbone of the Montenegrin railway system. It has features such as the Mala Rijeka viaduct (highest railway viaduct in the world) and the 6.2 km (38 mi) long Sozina tunnel. Logo of ZCG Montenegro

 

InterCity (IC) trains connect Podgorica and Bar. Local trains serve the other stations.

 

The main train routes in Montenegro are:

  • Bar – Podgorica – Belgrade (Serbia)

  • Podgorica – Nikšić

  • Podgorica – Skadar (Albania)

 

 

 

How to get there

Montenegro only has a direct rail connection with neighboring country Serbia. In Serbia it runs from Subotica through Novi Sad and Belgrade. In Montenegro the train goes through Bijelo Polje, Kolasin, Podgorica and ends in Bar.

 

Montenegro's main international airport is Podgorica airport. Another international airport is close to Tivat, Montenegro's coastal city.

 

Reservations

Train types

  • InterCity trains (IC): reservation not required

  • Local trains: reservation not required

 

Reservations may be required for international and night trains.

 

Bicycles

Bikes are allowed on local trains and some international connections, upon purchase of a special bike ticket.

Places to visit in Montenegro

 
Kotor Bay
Kotor Bay

A day trip to the dark water

It’s worth the trip to spend some time in Herceg Novi, a coastal town with plenty of gardens and parks. After that you can head off to the spectacular peninsulas of Boka Kotorska (Bay of Kotor), perhaps one of the most picturesque bays anywhere. With its jetting cliffs and dark blue water, you can discover more than half a dozen islands that make up this popular bay.

Buses leave from all major towns and arrive in the center of Heceg Novi. You can also use the bus service to Kotor to get to the bay.

Bar coastline
Bar coastline

Crystal coastlines in Bar

The sparkling Mediterranean harbor awaits you in the quaint town of Bar. Although there may not be enough to sustain you for an entire day in this little coastal town, it’s certainly a great place for a stroll. Not far from the town center is Skadarsko Jezero National Park, and the enormous Lake Scutari in the center.

Travel from train station Željeznička stanica in Bar, to Virpazar train station on the edge of the National Park.

Biogradsko Lake
Biogradsko Lake

Natural wonders in Kolašin

Stop in the fortress town of Kolašin, at the foot of the Bjelasica and Sinjajevina mountains, and take in some fantastic skiing in wintertime. The Biogradska Gora National Park is in the middle of Bjelasica Mountain, between Tara and Lim rivers is amazing. It's one of only three primeval forests in all of Europe. This lush area also includes tranquil lakes, including Biogradsko Lake, the largest glacier lake in the park. These are a nature-lover’s dream.

From the station in Kolašin, buses will carry you to the National Park.

Millennium Bridge, Podgorica
Millennium Bridge, Podgorica

The new face of Podgorica

Montenegro’s capital of Podgorica is the country’s commercial and cultural hub. Almost completely destroyed during World War II, the city has a modern feel and a fresh look. Lovely parks, theaters, and cultural buildings fill this bustling metropolis. You can see it all with your Montenegro rail pass.

Podgorica train station is directly across the street from the Mall of Montenegro, a huge shopping and entertainment complex.

More about Montenegro

 

Quick facts

  • Capital: Podgorica

  • Population: 625,000

  • Language: Montenegrin

  • Currency: Euro (EUR)

  • Dialing code: +382

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