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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Tivat Airport Car Rental
Mini
Renault Twingo or similar
Renault Twingo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$3.31 per day
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Tivat Airport Car Rental
Economy
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$3.33 per day
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Tivat Airport Car Rental
Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$3.83 per day
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Tivat Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$3.89 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Tivat Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$3.89 / per day
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Tivat Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$4.32 / per day
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Tivat Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$4.32 / per day
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Tivat Airport Car Rental
Economy
Skoda Fabia or similar
Skoda Fabia
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$5.03 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 09:34 on 2022-01-25. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Montenegrin,
Serbian
Currency
EUR
Country code
382
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
80 km/h
50 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Rating
9.0

Why rent a car in Tivat?

Tivat is a great place to visit by car. Small, but very picturesque, it is located right on the Adriatic coast and is very close to famous Montenegrin attractions like the Bay of Kotor and Lovčen National Park. With a rental car, you can easily see the rest of the country or, if your rental car provider permits it, even pop over the border to Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, or Kosovo

Tivat Car Rental

One-Way Car Rentals in Tivat

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Tivat and drop off in another city include:

  • From Tivat to Dubrovnik - 55 offers from € 11.61 per day

Top ways to enter Tivat

  • Tivat Airport: The busiest of the two Montenegrin international airports, it served 1.2 million travelers in 2018. 90% of the flights take place during the summer months when Tivat Airport is served by around 25 different airlines. Located 3.7km (2.2 miles) south of Tivat city center, the airport can be reached in around ten minutes.
  • Podgorica Airport: Serving Montenegro’s capital city and also known as Podgorica-Golubovci, this airport is a large hub for Montenegro Airlines and is also served by low-cost airlines Ryanair and Wizz Air. Located 88km (54 miles) east of Podgorica, the airport can be reached in about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  • Dubrovnik Airport: Located right on the other side of the border with Croatia, Dubrovnik-Čilipi Airport is often used to reach Montenegro. The airport has been growing as a tourist hub over the last decade and served 2.5 million travelers in 2018. Located 48km (30 miles) west of Tivat, Dubrovnik Airport can be reached in about 90 minutes. Do ask your rental car provider in advance if they permit you crossing the border between Croatia and Montenegro. It is also possible to travel by public transportation and to pick up a rental car after arriving in Tivat. Also, check to see if you need a visa to enter either Croatia and Montenegro (each country has its own unique visa policy).
  • Tirana Airport: Also known as Tirana-Nënë Tereza, the airport serving the capital of Albania handled 2.9 million travelers in 2018. Most of the flights are provided by Air Albania, Albawings, Ernest Airlines, and Wizz Air, but the airport is served by around 25 other airlines (although many only have flights during the summer months). Tirana Airport is 185km (115 miles) southeast of Tivat and can be reached in about 3 hours and 30 minutes. Like with Dubrovnik, ask your rental car provider in advance if they permit you crossing the border. Also, check to see if you need a visa to enter Albania.
  • Sarajevo Airport: The airport serving the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina is served by around 20 different airlines that together offer flights to and from many European countries and also provide connections with the Middle East. Located 250km (155 miles) northwest of Tivat, Sarajevo Airport can be reached in about 4 hours and 30 minutes. Ask your rental car provider if they permit you crossing the border and check to see if you need a visa to enter Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Useful city facts

  • Much like the rest of coastal Montenegro, Tivat has a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and short, mild winters. The average high temperature is 27°C  (80°F) in July, the hottest month, and 5°C  (41°F) in January. In winter, the city has more precipitation than in the summer, with November being the rainiest month. July is by far the driest.
  • Like many other settlements in Montenegro, Tivat has been inhabited for nearly 2,500 years. According to some historians, the city was named after Teuta, a queen of the Illyrians who were one of the first to settle in the area (although, according to others, the city’s name comes from the Greek word thiodhos which means ‘Way of God’). Other former inhabitants of Tivat include Romans, Celts, Venetians, and Austrians. Many of them have left traces that are still visible in the city today.

Top destinations and activities

  • Porto Montenegro. Parts of the Montenegro coastline have become increasingly posh over the last decade, but Porto Montenegro might still out-fancy them all. The port area is a place where to admire some of the most expensive yachts in Europe, dine at high-end seafood restaurants, or simply go on a long walk to appreciate the beautiful Tivat marina.
  • Gornja Lastva. Sitting at an elevation of about 300 m (985 ft) and overlooking the sea, Gornja Lastva is a picturesque little village right next to Tivat. Made up of beautiful stone courtyards and cute houses, the village remains populated mainly by local farmers and offers a much more relaxing atmosphere than central Tivat. The surrounding mountains also offer ample hiking and climbing opportunities. Located just 5.5km (3.4 miles) from Tivat, it can be reached in about 13 minutes.
  • Sveti Marko Island. Also known as Stradioti, Sveti Marko is a beautiful Adriatic island near Tivat. Located just a short boat ride away, it offers opportunities for doing water sports, exploring its large olive gardens, or simply enjoying the sun and the sea. It is not permitted to take a rental car on the boat, but you can park the vehicle near the harbor and pick it up again after returning to Tivat.

Traffic and parking tips

  • Montenegro drives on the right-hand side of the road.
  • Unless specifically indicated otherwise, the speed limits are 130km/h (81 mph) on highways, 100km/h (62 mph) on motorways, 80km/h (50 mph) on all other roads outside built-up areas and 50km/h (31 mph) within populated and built-up areas.
  • It is illegal to use a mobile phone while driving.
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.03% for all drivers. Exceeding the limit can lead to large fines, a license ban, or even imprisonment. 
  • Although Montenegro uses both the Cyrillic and Latin alphabets, most road signs are written in the Latin alphabet. 
  • Very few gas stations in Montenegro are open after 10:00 p.m. You will find some in Podgorica, but there are almost none in more rural regions. 
  • Montenegro is a very mountainous country (it has the third-highest average elevation in Europe, after Andorra and Switzerland). Even though most of the roads are in good shape and the country is generally catching up with Western European standards, it’s very important to exercise extra caution when driving along the curvy and steep mountain roads. 
  • It is forbidden to overtake stopped school buses if passengers are getting in or out.
  • Proof of insurance and the car’s documentation need to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • When driving, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • The police number in Montenegro is 122, the fire brigade number is 123, and the ambulance number is 124.

Toll roads

As of August 2019, there are no toll roads in Montenegro. There is one tolled tunnel, the Sozina Tunnel, in the southeast of the country. The toll is € 5,00.

The Belgrade-Bar Motorway which is currently under construction and will connect the Montenegrin coastline to the Serbian capital Belgrade (passing the western outskirts of Podgorica on the way) is planned to be a toll road after its completion. 

The Adriatic-Ionian Motorway connecting Trieste in Italy to Kalamata in Greece is another highway that is currently under construction and might be tolled in the future. The motorway will cross Montenegro from the border with Croatia in the west to the border with Albania in the southeast. 

 

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Kotor. The small town of Kotor is best known for its natural beauty. Located on the Gulf of Kotor, it has often been mentioned as one of the most picturesque places in Europe with its nature having been admired since at least Roman times. If nature isn’t enough of a reason to go, Kotor also charms its visitors with a fully-walled old town, ancient churches, and the Maritime Museum. Located just 12km (7.4 miles) east of Tivat, it can be reached in about 25 minutes.
  • Lovćen National Park. The national park of Lovćen is named after the mountain in the center of it. Made up of two imposing peaks, the highest of which reaches 1,749 m (5,738 ft), Mount Lovćen was historically known as the black mountain and thus gave the name to the country of Montenegro. Challenge yourself with a climb, enjoy spectacular views, and perhaps even spend a night in an old shepherd’s hut. Located only about 35km (22 miles) east of Tivat, the national park can be reached in about 45 minutes.
  • Bar. A cozy coastal city with long beautiful beaches, Bar attracts larger and larger international crowds every year. Some visitors love the place so much they even decide to stay there permanently. The city has no shortage of interesting attractions - there are impressive ruins of churches and mosques on its outskirts, and the city is also near the beautiful Lake Skadar, a protected nature area. Located 63km (39 miles) southeast of Tivat, Bar can be reached in about 1 hour and 40 minutes, with most of the road taking you right along the Adriatic coast.
  • Herceg Novi. Although not as popular — and arguably not as scenic — as Kotor, Herceg Novi is a lovely, relaxing place to visit. In addition to many lovely beaches, the area has a number of other aces up its sleeve. These include the very well-preserved Herceg Novi Old Town, two stunning fortresses, the cliffside Savina Monastery, mud spas, and ancient stone hiking paths leading into the surrounding mountains. Depending on the traffic, the drive from Tivat takes 40 minutes to one hour. 

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car in Tivat is the Fiat Panda, although many travelers also go for the Volkswagen Polo and the Hyundai i20. The most preferred rental car types are economy, mini, and compact.

Further destinations

  • Dubrovnik. The beautiful Croatian city of Dubrovnik rose to international fame when its old city was used as a filming location for King’s Landing in Game of Thrones. A truly magical place, it charms every visitor with its impressive palaces, beautiful churches, and long Adriatic beaches. Located just 68km (42 miles) northwest of Tivat, Dubrovnik can be reached in about 1 hour and 40 minutes. You’ll have to cross the international border between Montenegro and Croatia, so ask your rental car provider in advance if they permit it (in case not, you can go by public transportation and pick up a new rental car after arriving in Croatia). Also, check to see if you need a visa to visit Croatia as the country has a different visa policy than Montenegro. 
  • Skadar Lake National Park. Named after the large southeastern lake that Montenegro shares with Albania, this is one of the nicest protected areas in the country. The area is internationally recognized for its diversity and the uniqueness of its flora and fauna which includes one of the last pelican colonies in Europe. The area can be enjoyed in a number of different ways — there is an extensive network of hiking trails, the possibility of taking a boat tour, as well as many very scenic lakeside and mountain roads for a scenic drive. Located just south of the national capital, Podgorica, the drive from Tivat to Lake Skadar takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  • Northern Montenegro. Still largely overlooked by international visitors, Montenegro’s northern interior retains something of its rugged Balkan charm. Home to few international hotels, but instead large virgin forests, old mosques, and seriously impressive mountains, it is the perfect destination for an adventure lover. Bijelo Polje, one of the region’s largest cities, is 209km (129 miles) north of Tivat and can be reached in about 3 hours and 30 minutes. You can explore the rest of the north from there.
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina. Having recovered from the damage of the war in the 1990s, Bosnia and Herzegovina is becoming an up-and-coming travel destination. There are good grounds for that, too - made up of Bosnian Muslims, Serb Orthodox Christians, and Croatian Catholics, the country boasts a rich cultural heritage. There are also impressive waterfalls and some of the most scenic mountain villages in Europe. Mostar, the nearest large city to Tivat and a fantastic destination in its own right, is 170km (105 miles) northwest and can be reached in about 3 hours and 40 minutes. Like with Croatia, ask your rental car provider in advance if they permit you crossing the border and check to see if you need a visa to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Car Rental Prices in Tivat

  • Convertibles - from $125 per day
  • Station wagons - from $32 per day
  • Large cars - from $45 per day
  • Medium cars - from $28 per day
  • Vans - from $78 per day
  • Premium cars - from $102 per day
  • Small cars - from $23 per day
  • SUVs - from $60 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

Getting a good rental car in Tivat is significantly easier if you follow these tips:

  • Compare the rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Tivat is the cheapest in January when renting a car is about 67% cheaper than the yearly average and a whole 80% cheaper than renting in July. Start your year with a trip to Montenegro!

Top 5 Cities near Tivat

  1. Podgorica Car Rentals from $7.18 per day
    46.3 km / 28.8 miles away
  2. 6.0 km / 3.7 miles away
  3. Budva Car Rentals from $29.16 per day
    19.4 km / 12.0 miles away
  4. 32.0 km / 19.9 miles away
  5. Rafailovici Car Rentals from $97.21 per day
    22.4 km / 13.9 miles away

Top 7 Locations near Tivat

  1. Tivat Airport Car Rentals from $3.31 per day
    3.5 km / 2.2 miles away
  2. Kotor Port Car Rentals from $97.21 per day
    5.8 km / 3.6 miles away
  3. 6.0 km / 3.7 miles away
  4. 19.4 km / 12.0 miles away
  5. 46.1 km / 28.7 miles away
  6. 46.3 km / 28.8 miles away
  7. 46.8 km / 29.0 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Tivat?

Car rental prices in Tivat vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Tivat
$12.43
January
February
$35.04
March
$29.95
April
$33.35
May
$51.58
June
$61.63
July
$53.21
August
$35.98
September
$37.69
October
$48.14
November
$62.56
December
The best month to rent a car in Tivat is January (when prices for an Economy class start from $12.43). This is 70% cheaper than the yearly average and 80% cheaper than renting in December (when rental prices start at $62.56 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Tivat?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in January, travelers rent a car for an average of 8 days in June, the average rental period is 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Tivat
8
January
8
February
6
March
5
April
5
May
4
June
6
July
4
August
7
September
6
October
6
November
5
December

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

The most popular month for renting a car in Tivat is November, and the least popular is April.
Popularity of Car Rental in Tivat by Monthly Searches
59%
January
49%
February
58%
March
1%
April
1%
May
1%
June
1%
July
1%
August
120%
September
132%
October
401%
November
378%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Surprice VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Surprice Fiat Panda 4 2 Small cars
GreenMotion Hyundai i10 3 1 Small cars
ABBYCAR Hyundai i10 4 1 Small cars
GreenMotion Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
Global Rent a Car Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
Global Rent a Car Ford Focus 5d 5 2 Medium cars
GreenMotion Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Alamo Renault Twingo 4 2 Small cars
SIXT Mazda CX3 5 1 Medium cars

Our Customers Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris
August 27, 2020
A beautiful area with a slower pace of life and lots to discover
Israel
Renault Megane
September 9, 2018
ask and check about the age of the car and the engine
Spain
Fiat Panda
August 26, 2018
Good point to start visit Montenegro.

Top 12 Suppliers in Tivat in 2022

Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9.4
+38232673290
ADRIATIC HIGHWAY MRCEVAC,
Carwiz
Carwiz
Exceptional 9.3
+38267633488
27 Narodnih Heroja, Tivat /
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
38232673290
ADRIATIC HIGHWAY MRCEVAC,
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+38232540033
Bonici 1
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+38220653141
AERODROM TIVAT
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+38232673448
27 Narodnih Heroja, Tivat, Montenegro
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:00
Tue:07:00-21:00
Wed:07:00-21:00
Thu:07:00-21:00
Fri:07:00-21:00
Sat:07:00-21:00
Sun:07:00-21:00
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
+38232673290
Adriatic Highway Mrcevac
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Autounion
Autounion
Excellent 8.5
+38268272272
Tivat airport, 27 Narodnih Heroja, Tivat, Montenegro
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:00
Tue:08:00-23:00
Wed:08:00-23:00
Thu:08:00-23:00
Fri:08:00-23:00
Sat:08:00-23:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
Surprice
Surprice
Excellent 8.2
+38267050996 / +3826730954501012020 / +38267000299
Tivat Hotel
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:30
Tue:08:00-20:30
Wed:08:00-20:30
Thu:08:00-20:30
Fri:08:00-20:30
Sat:08:00-20:30
Sun:08:00-20:30
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.9
+38268078817 / +38268881629
Novo Naselje bb, Radovici,
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Very good 7.7
+38220653141 / +382117852820
Adriatic Highway, Tivat airport, Mrcevac 85320
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.7
+38220653141
Tivat Airport, 27 Narodnih Heroja, Tivat, Montenegro
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
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