How to Get to Kotor Bay

So, you decided to visit the Bay of Kotor? Trust me, you won’t regret it. This is one of the most beautiful bays in the world, but it is relatively hard to find on the map. Some people may be confused about the best way to reach this destination. Below are the best tips on how to get to Kotor Bay.


Getting to Kotor Bay by plane

The easiest and fastest way to get to Kotor Bay is, of course, by plane.

Montenegro is a very mountainous country (“monte” + “negro”= “mountain”+ “black”) and the road are interesting,  but they are not very fast. If you have a lot of time to enjoy the landscape, rest often and drive slowly, I would suggest driving. Otherwise, take the advantage of our air connections.

There are three airports you can fly into when visiting Kotor Bay:


  • Tivat International Airport (in Tivat,Montenegro)

– about 5 km (3 miles) away from Kotor , about 10 min. drive


  • Pogorica International Airport  (in Podgorica, Montenegro)

– about 90 km (55 miles) away from Kotor, about 1.5 h drive


  • Dubrovnik International Airport  (in Dubrovnik, Croatia)

– 80 km (51 miles ) away from Kotor, about 1.5 h drive



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Sailing into Kotor Bay

For all the information about sailing into Kotor Bay, visit this page.



Sailing into Kotor

Traveling to Montenegro by boat

The best way to enjoy the Montenegro coast is certainly by boat. Some pristine places are only accessible by sea and there is a lot to be discovered.

For the lucky ones traveling to Montenegro on their yachts, here is what you need to know.

You can moor your boat in one of the following marinas/ports located in the Kotor Bay:


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Kotor bay ports
Prcanj Marina


  • Port of Herceg Novi

Click here to visit Official website of the Port of Herceg Novi


  • Port of Zelenika

       +382 (0)31 678 092 +382 (0)31 678 008


For more information about the arrival procedure when sailing to Montenegro, visit here.




Driving to Montenegro


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From Croatia

From Bosnia

From Serbia

From Albania

From Kosovo

Getting to Kotor Bay by bus


Dubrovnik-Herceg Novi

Budva- Tivat






Podgorica-Herceg Novi



Taking the train

From Serbia – Belgrade to Bar, which is 50 km (29 miles) away from Kotor

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For more information, see the following links

Trains in Montenegro

Serbian Railways (Timetable)

Montenegro Railways (Timetable)

You can even watch a video of the train ride here