Car Rental in Montenegro

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Podgorica Airport
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Viaggiare
$22.20 / per day
Podgorica Airport
Mini
Dacia Sandero or similar
Dacia Sandero
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
$22.56 / per day
Downtown
Compact
Renault Capture or similar
Renault Capture
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$26.53 / per day
Podgorica Train Station
Intermediate
Mazda CX-3 or similar
Mazda CX-3
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Optimo Rent
$34.88 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Tivat Airport
Mini Elite Convertible
Fiat 500 Cabrio or similar
Fiat 500 Cabrio
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$41.14 / per day
Downtown
Standard Crossover
Skoda Kamiq or similar
Skoda Kamiq
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
United Rent A Car
$43.29 / per day
Downtown
Compact Elite Crossover
Volkswagen Taigo or similar
Volkswagen Taigo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$60.28 / per day
Podgorica Airport
Full-size SUV
Ford Kuga or similar
Ford Kuga
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
AddCar
$63.38 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 16:32 on 2024-05-20. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Montenegrin, Serbian, Bosnian, Albanian
Currency
EUR
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+382
Average car rental price
$39 per day
Average car rental length
7 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h or 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
80 - 100 km/h or 50 - 62 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.03%
Rating
9.4 / 10
Average gasoline price
$1.62 per liter or $6.12 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.42 per liter or $5.38 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$1.84 per liter or $6.98 / 1 gallon

Why rent a car in Montenegro?

From high peaks to the Adriatic Coast lined with beaches and resort towns, little Montenegro has quickly become one of the tourist hotspots in this part of Europe. Add the country’s fascinating history dating back to the Roman days and surprisingly varied culture and you have all the ingredients for a great holiday.

Montenegro

One-way Car Rentals in Montenegro

Here are the most popular one-way rental options for pickup in Montenegro and drop off in another country:

  • From Montenegro to Croatia - 171 offers from $12.60 per day
  • From Montenegro to Albania - 58 offers from $20.93 per day

Top ways to enter Montenegro

  • Podgorica Airport: Montenegro’s largest international airport serves the nation’s capital and hosts flights to and from many popular destinations such as Istanbul, Moscow, Vienna, Frankfurt, and others.
  • Tivat Airport: Montenegro’s other international airport is another great way to enter the country. It is mainly active during the summer months and offers flights to and from destinations in Europe, the Caucasus, and the Middle East.
  • Overland: If your rental car provider permits it, you can pick up your car in a neighboring country and then drive to Montenegro. Notable international airports near Montenegro include Dubrovnik Airport in Croatia, Tirana Airport in Albania, and Belgrade Airport in Serbia. Do keep in mind that neither Montenegro nor any of its neighbors are members of the Schengen Area, so, depending on your citizenship, you might need separate visas to visit either of the countries.

Top cities and places to visit

  • South Coast: The beaches of southern Montenegro are as beautiful as you’ll find anywhere in Italy or Greece and attract thousands of visitors every summer. The area is strongly influenced by Albanian culture, especially in and around Ulcinj.
  • North Coast: The most scenic place in Montenegro, this part of the Adriatic Coast is known for countless beach restaurants, lovely views, and active nightlife. Attractions include the posh town of Budva and the beautiful Bay of Kotor. In Perast, you can take a boat ride to Our Lady of the Rocks on the islet of St George.
  • Mountains: The Dinaric Alps offer great opportunities for winter sports, ensuring that Montenegro is as exciting in winter as it is in summer. The highest peaks are in the northern part of the country, but Montenegro is one of the few countries in Europe where mountains can also be found right next to the sea. Durmitor National Park is the largest National Park in Montenegro, at 79,000 acres. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has some excellent hiking, and there are plenty of places to park your car.

Most popular rental car

The most popular rental car in Montenegro is the Opel Corsa, followed by the Skoda Rapid and the Ford Fiesta.

Driver's license requirements

  • Montenegro recognizes valid foreign driver’s licenses from around the world if they are valid and if you’re visiting on a short trip. If you’re living in Montenegro permanently, you need to acquire a local license. 
  • If your driver’s license is printed in a non-Latin alphabet (Chinese, Arabic, etc.), you’ll need an International Driving Permit (IDP).
  • Montenegro uses both Latin and Cyrillic alphabets, but sources are unclear if licenses from other countries that use the Cyrillic alphabet are recognized. Licenses from neighboring Serbia should be OK, but the issue is less clear with countries like Russia, Ukraine, and Bulgaria. Because of this, travelers from these countries are advised to acquire an IDP. 
  • Even if you have an IDP, you need to also carry your original driver’s license as you might be asked to show both.
  • You must carry your driver’s license, not a copy, with you at all times. 
  • You need to have had your driver’s license for at least two years.
  • Some rental car providers charge a young driver fee for drivers between the ages of 22 and 25 and a senior driver fee for drivers over the age of 65.
  • There may be additional requirements depending on the car provider and car category, so make sure to check the rental conditions before booking.

Crossing Borders

Montenegro is bordered by Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, and Albania. Each of these countries has its own visa policy and visiting them without a visa may or may not be possible depending on your citizenship. 

Some, although by no means all, rental car suppliers permit crossing international borders in a rental car. You can find the ones that do by entering your car pick-up and drop-off locations on our website’s search. 

Most popular types of rental car

Economy is the rental type most of picked by travelers in Montenegro, but mini and compact are also popular.

Top driving routes

  • Skadar Lake National Park. Named after the largest lake in the Balkans, Skadar is shared between Montenegro and Albania (it is known as Lake Shkodra south of the border). Regardless of the semantics, this is one of the most popular natural attractions in Montenegro, due to its forested hillsides, an island fortress, and spectacular views.
  • The North. More traditional and much less influenced by international tourism, the northern part of Montenegro remains unknown even to those who have already visited the country. Culturally and religiously diverse — the northwestern corner is largely Muslim — the region is known for its folk heritage, national parks, and impressive mountains.
  • Cetinje. Located just a short drive from the present-day capital of Montenegro, Podgorica, its predecessor is one of the most interesting towns in the country. The historic and cultural importance of Cetinje is exemplified and explained by landmarks such as the State Museum, Vlaška Church, Ethnographic Museum, and Cetinje Monastery. Cetinje can also serve as a gateway to the nearby Lovćen National Park, yet another stunning nature area.

Car Rental Prices

  • Convertibles - from $41 per day
  • Station wagons - from $46 per day
  • Large cars - from $29 per day
  • Medium cars - from $27 per day
  • Vans - from $59 per day
  • Premium cars - from $86 per day
  • Small cars - from $22 per day
  • SUVs - from $33 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

You can do a number of things to get a good car rental deal in Montenegro:

  • Compare rates
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirement
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Montenegro is the cheapest in October - prices start from € 18.54 for an economy vehicle per day which is almost 50% cheaper than the yearly average.
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What is the cheapest month to rent a car in Montenegro?

The cost of renting a car in Montenegro varies by season. This graph compares prices from month to month in order to help you find the best time of year.
Average rental costs per day in Montenegro
$11.24
January
$9.64
February
$10.82
March
$19.09
April
$26.02
May
$44.12
June
$59.71
July
$61.68
August
$34.99
September
$17.76
October
$11.67
November
$11.32
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Montenegro is February — when rental costs average $9.64 per day. This is 64% cheaper than the yearly average and 84% cheaper than renting a car in August (when prices average $61.68 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

What’s the average rental length in Montenegro?

How long renters typically keep their vehicle sometimes varies depending on the time of year. Travelers tend to keep their rental cars longer in July — an average of 8 days. They tend to keep them for a shorter time in March — an average of 5 days.
Average number of rental days in Montenegro
6
January
6
February
5
March
6
April
6
May
7
June
8
July
7
August
8
September
6
October
5
November
6
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Montenegro?

Based on how many customers search for a car in Montenegro, the most popular month is July, while the least popular is January.
Monthly searches in Montenegro by pick-up date relative to the average
23%
January
41%
February
42%
March
115%
April
116%
May
168%
June
181%
July
171%
August
171%
September
113%
October
32%
November
29%
December

Car Rental Information

Car rental locations 16
Airport locations 2
Popular suppliers Surprice, GreenMotion, Carwiz, SIXT, Viaggiare
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Vans
Lowest price $22 per day
Cheapest supplier Viaggiare

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Surprice Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
Carwiz Toyota Yaris 5 2 Small cars
GreenMotion Hyundai i10 3 1 Small cars
Viaggiare Hyundai i10 5 1 Small cars
Surprice Skoda Rapid 5 2 Medium cars
SIXT Skoda Fabia 5 1 Small cars
Surprice Fiat Panda 4 1 Small cars
ABBYCAR Hyundai i10 4 1 Small cars
GreenMotion Ford Fiesta 4 1 Small cars
AddCar Hyundai i10 5 1 Small cars

Our Customers' Reviews

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Turkey
Fiat 500
September 2, 2023
I went to Lipa cave, Cetinje, Herceg Novi, Budva, Perast, Kotor with this car in Montenegro. I was able to find parking slots so I didn’t pay too much for parking to nature was amazing. Montenegro is amazing. If you want to go, Montenegro , you can book the car from this company and enjoy
Canada
Toyota Yaris
August 15, 2023
Drove to the coast to see Budva; among the way we tried to stop at Lake Skadar but traffic and parking was crazy. Lipa caves were a highlight. Enjoyed the drive to Zabljak and partially around the Durmitor Ring road.
Israel
Skoda Rapid
July 30, 2023
The trip was pleasant, enjoyable, and met all our expectations, and even more
Israel
Dacia Sandero Stepway
May 30, 2023
every thing was good because we didnt have problem getting there. the car was easy to drive so we were at kotor, skader lake was the best place, we drove to luvchen and budva and more. the car was great!
United States of America (USA)
Peugeot 208
May 19, 2023
Definitely drive north and go rafting on the Tara River!! Epic adventure
Poland
Fiat 500
May 1, 2023
Visited beautiful spots near to Kotor, Lovcen Mountain., Perast. Amazing.
Belgium
Skoda Rapid
March 4, 2023
Ski in the montain
Israel
Skoda Rapid
November 2, 2022
Vyu and boat
Netherlands
Hyundai i20
August 25, 2022
Avoid Budva and Becici if you can, 'driving' there consumes a lot of precious holiday time. Parking around there is in general next to impossible. Driving through the mountains to Cetinje though makes up for everything. The absolute breathtaking views of the bay and the mountains are worth driving there yourself in the first place. Visiting Lipa cave can also be a nice adventure, if you don't mind sharing a goat's path with other, 2 way traffic.
United Kingdom
Hyundai i30
September 20, 2019
Montenegro drivers are a law unto themselves and there are a number of hairpin bends on the roads. Very different from UK roads. Please be aware of this when hiring a car. We drove the4 car to Kotor for the day which is a stunning place to visit
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
AddCar
9.3 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Ok Mobility
5.9 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
45
Total rental companies
23
Average daily price
$39.28
Lowest daily price
$22.20
Total cars available
1414

Top 23 Suppliers in Montenegro in 2024

AddCar
AddCar
Exceptional 9.3 / 72 reviews
2 locations
$23 - $147
Carwiz
Carwiz
Exceptional 9.1 / 231 reviews
5 locations
$92 - $262
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.9 / 50 reviews
2 locations
$23 - $62
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.6 / 138 reviews
8 locations
$24 - $142
Viaggiare
Viaggiare
Very good 8.6 / 115 reviews
4 locations
$22 - $97
Surprice
Surprice
Very good 8.3 / 374 reviews
4 locations
$64 - $230
Europcar
Europcar
Very good 8.3 / 16 reviews
3 locations
$48 - $141
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8.2 / 27 reviews
4 locations
$37 - $73
OTOQ
OTOQ
Very good 8.2 / 5 reviews
1 location
$29 - $179
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8 / 10 reviews
2 locations
$26 - $227
ABBYCAR
ABBYCAR
Good 7.8 / 127 reviews
3 locations
$66 - $300
Autounion
Autounion
Good 7.8 / 12 reviews
4 locations
$26 - $202
MTL Rent a Car
MTL Rent a Car
Good 7.8 / 4 reviews
2 locations
$41 - $127
Budget
Budget
Good 7.8 / 1 review
3 locations
$23 - $181
Sicily By Car
Sicily By Car
Good 7.7 / 6 reviews
1 location
$95 - $264
National
National
Good 7.7
2 locations
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Good 7.6
4 locations
$31 - $209
Firefly
Firefly
Good 7.5 / 19 reviews
4 locations
$37 - $67
United Rent A Car
United Rent A Car
Good 7.5 / 2 reviews
3 locations
$32 - $306
Goldcar
Goldcar
Good 7.3 / 13 reviews
3 locations
$43 - $79
Avis
Avis
Satisfactory 6.9 / 48 reviews
3 locations
$23 - $119
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Satisfactory 6.7 / 422 reviews
12 locations
$41 - $3830
Ok Mobility
Ok Mobility
Poor 5.9 / 23 reviews
2 locations
$27 - $62
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