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How Do I Get From Budva to Kotor?

If you’re visiting Montenegro, two of the most popular destinations are Budva and Kotor. These coastal cities are located in the Bay of Kotor and offer a lot of attractions that draw tourists from all over the world. If you’re in Budva and want to explore Kotor, you might be wondering, “How do I get from Budva to Kotor?” Fortunately, the distance between the two cities is short, and there are several ways to travel these amazing locations

How Far is Budva from Kotor?

Budva and Kotor are approximately 23 kilometers (14 miles) apart if you take the main road that follows the coastline. The journey takes about 30 minutes by car or bus, depending on the traffic. If you take the scenic route that goes over the mountains, the distance is around 41 kilometers (25 miles), and the journey takes about an hour.

Planning to stay in Kotor, read our Ultimate Guide to Kotor

How Do I Get from Budva to Kotor?

There are several transportation options available. Here are some of the most popular ways:

1. Bus

Taking a bus is the most affordable and convenient way to travel from Budva to Kotor. There are several daily bus services that operate between the two cities, and the journey takes about 30 minutes. The bus ticket costs around €3 – 5, and you can buy it from the driver or at the bus station. Budva is situated nearby to the post office Pošta 85312 and Mini ZooPark kod autobuske.

2. Taxi

Taking a taxi is the fastest and most comfortable way to get from Budva to Kotor. The journey takes about 25 minutes, depending on the traffic, and the cost is around €25-€30. You can find taxis at the taxi ranks or ask your hotel to arrange one for you.

Currently, there is no Uber, you can use either Gomontenegro or Yes Taxi in the country – they both have an app.

3. Car Rental

Renting a car is an excellent option if you want to explore Kotor and its surroundings at your own pace. There are several car rental companies in Budva, and you can rent a car from around €25 per day – We recommend localrent for the best priced rentals. The journey from takes about 30 minutes, and you can enjoy the scenic drive along the coast.

If you haven’t read it, please read our article on “Ultimate Guide to Car Rental in Montenegro”

Tips for a Comfortable Journey

Regardless of the transportation option you choose, here are some tips to make your journey comfortable and stress-free:

  • If you are traveling by bus, make sure to arrive at the bus station early to buy your ticket and secure your seat.
  • If you are taking a taxi, agree on the fare with the driver before starting your journey.
  • If you are renting a car, make sure to have a valid driving license and insurance.

Read Also: Discover Kamenovo Beach


Q. How much does it cost to travel from Budva to Kotor?

A. The cost of traveling from depends on the transportation option you choose. The cheapest way is by bus, which costs around €4. Taking a taxi is more expensive, costing around €25-€30. Renting a car costs around €25 per day.

Q. Can I travel from Budva to Kotor by train?

A. Unfortunately, there is no train service between Budva and Kotor.

Q. Where should I stay in Kotor?

A. Ah, for that you have to read a wonderful article aptly entitled, Where should I stay in Kotor?

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