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Montenegro Driving & Car Rental  Mini Guide

Driving in Montenegro can be an exciting way to explore this beautiful Balkan country, but it's important to be aware of the driving conditions, regulations, and some unique challenges you may encounter:

1. Road Conditions: Montenegro's road network is diverse, ranging from well-maintained highways to narrow, winding mountain roads. While major roads are generally in good condition, some rural and mountainous areas may have rough or unpaved roads, so be prepared for varying road conditions.

2. Mountainous Terrain: Montenegro's stunning landscapes often mean driving through mountainous terrain. While these routes offer breathtaking views, they can be challenging, with steep inclines, sharp curves, and narrow passages. Drive cautiously and be aware of other vehicles, especially during the winter months when roads may be icy.

3. Local Driving Habits: Montenegrin drivers can be assertive, and traffic rules may not always be strictly followed. Defensive driving is essential. Be prepared for occasional aggressive overtaking and use caution at intersections.

4. Speed Limits: Speed limits are typically well-marked in Montenegro. In urban areas, the limit is usually 50 km/h (31 mph), while on highways, it ranges from 80 km/h (50 mph) to 120 km/h (75 mph). In mountain areas, the speed limit can be lower due to the terrain.

5. Drinking and Driving: The blood alcohol limit in Montenegro is low, at 0.03%. It's safest to avoid any alcohol if you plan to drive.

6. Seat Belts: Seat belts are mandatory for all passengers in the vehicle.

7. Parking: In cities like Podgorica and Kotor, finding parking spaces can be a challenge. Look for designated parking areas and be prepared for paid parking in some places.

8. Road Signs: Montenegro uses standard European road signs, which are easily recognizable. However, some rural areas may have limited signage.

9. Wildlife: In rural areas, especially near national parks, you may encounter wildlife, such as deer. Drive cautiously, especially at dawn and dusk when animals are more active.

10. Rental Cars:  When renting a car, choose a reputable rental agency and thoroughly inspect the vehicle before driving it. Ensure that you have the necessary insurance coverage.

Montenegro's diverse landscapes, from the Adriatic coastline to the Durmitor National Park, offer incredible opportunities for exploration by car. Just be prepared for varying road conditions, local driving habits, and the occasional challenging terrain. If you're a confident and experienced driver, renting a car can be a fantastic way to experience all that Montenegro has to offer.


Cheapest car hire in Montenegro

Volkswagen Up

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 13.62 EUR/day
Volkswagen Up

7 Days rental at 95.35 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 13.62 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 95.35 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 13.62 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 95.35 EUR from 22/04/2024

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Dacia Sandero Stepway

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 11.00 EUR/day
Dacia Sandero Stepway

7 Days rental at 77.00 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Dacia Sandero Stepway

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 11.00 EUR/day
Dacia Sandero Stepway

7 Days rental at 77.00 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Scala

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 14.13 EUR/day
Skoda Scala

7 Days rental at 98.97 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Fabia

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 10.84 EUR/day
Skoda Fabia

7 Days rental at 75.90 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Fiesta

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 10.84 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 75.90 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Fabia

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 10.84 EUR/day
Skoda Fabia

7 Days rental at 75.90 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Galaxy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 67.57 EUR/day
Ford Galaxy

7 Days rental at 472.99 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Galaxy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 67.57 EUR/day
Ford Galaxy

7 Days rental at 472.99 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Galaxy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 67.57 EUR/day
Ford Galaxy

7 Days rental at 472.99 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia XCeed

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 20.99 EUR/day
Kia XCeed

7 Days rental at 146.95 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mazda 3 Sedan

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 20.99 EUR/day
Mazda 3 Sedan

7 Days rental at 146.95 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mazda 3 Sedan

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 20.99 EUR/day
Mazda 3 Sedan

7 Days rental at 146.95 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota C-HR Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 55.85 EUR/day
Toyota C-HR Hybrid

7 Days rental at 391.00 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota C-HR Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 55.85 EUR/day
Toyota C-HR Hybrid

7 Days rental at 391.00 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in Montenegro

  • Drive on the right-hand side of the road in Montenegro
  • Montenegro has toll roads, it's wise to carry some cash (EUR) as well as a credit card for toll payments
  • Fixed and mobile speed cameras are prevalent in Montenegro, observe the speed limits
  • Alamo are the highest rated car hire company in Montenegro with a current customer rating of 9.2/10
  • There are 12 car hire companies to choose between in Montengro
 

Popular car hire destinations in Montenegro

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Montenegro

  •  

    R

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    50kph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    80kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    100kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    EUR  1.48/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    30mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    EUR €

    Currency

  •  

    NO

    Tolls

  •  

    21

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

  •  

    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

  •  

    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

  •  

    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Compare car rental agents in Montenegro

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Carwiz
3
9.6/10
20
€ 13.62
€ 14.13
€ 54.89
€ 93.46
 Alamo
2
8.9/10
15
€ 14.99
€ 19.50
€ 20.99
 Firefly
3
8.1/10
18
€ 25.56
€ 27.27
 Sixt
10
7.9/10
188
€ 24.30
€ 43.10
€ 75.70
 Budget
3
7.7/10
32
€ 14.14
€ 22.94
€ 120.84
 Green motion
6
7.4/10
195
€ 13.62
€ 14.13
€ 20.99
€ 40.64
 Avis
3
7.3/10
56
€ 15.04
€ 24.43
 Payless
2
7.0/10
18
€ 11.00

Car rental agent statistics in Montenegro

  • Highest Rated Agent Icon
    9.6/10
    Highest rated agent:
    CARWIZ
  • Lowest Rated Agent Icon
    6.9/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    AVIS
  • Total Number of Reviews Icon
    542
    Total number of reviews in
    Montenegro
  • Most Locations Icon
    10
    Most Locations in Montenegro:
    SIXT
  • Average Wait Time Icon
    20
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • Total Rental Companies Icon
    17
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Montenegro

ItemPercent
January€ 76
February€ 79
March€ 64
April€ 98
May€ 84
June€ 103
July€ 149
August€ 165
September€ 128
October€ 141
November€ 98
December€ 82
ItemPercent
January€ 62
February€ 60
March€ 49
April€ 81
May€ 56
June€ 77
July€ 118
August€ 134
September€ 102
October€ 103
November€ 72
December€ 64
ItemPercent
January€ 147
February€ 152
March€ 117
April€ 199
May€ 151
June€ 207
July€ 281
August€ 291
September€ 235
October€ 262
November€ 174
December€ 153
ItemPercent
January€ 97
February€ 103
March€ 84
April€ 118
May€ 97
June€ 124
July€ 176
August€ 194
September€ 150
October€ 172
November€ 119
December€ 107
ItemPercent
January€ 169
February€ 215
March€ 186
April€ 197
May€ 233
June
July€ 233
August€ 233
September€ 271
October€ 168
November€ 200
December€ 177
ItemPercent
January€ 52
February€ 47
March€ 44
April€ 57
May€ 42
June€ 64
July€ 96
August€ 115
September€ 75
October€ 68
November€ 51
December€ 46
ItemPercent
January€ 136
February€ 152
March€ 115
April€ 174
May€ 143
June€ 184
July€ 229
August€ 266
September€ 209
October€ 238
November€ 173
December€ 150
ItemPercent
January€ 55
February€ 52
March€ 50
April€ 60
May€ 52
June€ 70
July€ 91
August€ 98
September€ 77
October€ 45
November€ 38
December€ 31

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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Montenegro

DieselUnleaded
Feb , 2023

€ 1.53

€ 1.48

Mar , 2023

€ 1.53

€ 1.48

Apr , 2023

€ 1.44

€ 1.56

May , 2023

€ 1.33

€ 1.49

Jun , 2023

€ 1.34

€ 1.49

Jul , 2023

€ 1.37

€ 1.52

Aug , 2023

€ 1.44

€ 1.59

Sep , 2023

€ 1.58

€ 1.66

Oct , 2023

€ 1.65

€ 1.69

Nov , 2023

€ 1.48

€ 1.51

Dec , 2023

€ 1.47

€ 1.50

Jan , 2024

€ 1.43

€ 1.48

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jan , 2024 1.43 1.48
Dec , 2023 1.47 1.50
Nov , 2023 1.48 1.51
Oct , 2023 1.65 1.69
Sep , 2023 1.58 1.66
Aug , 2023 1.44 1.59
Jul , 2023 1.37 1.52
Jun , 2023 1.34 1.49
May , 2023 1.33 1.49
Apr , 2023 1.44 1.56
Mar , 2023 1.53 1.48
Feb , 2023 1.53 1.48

Car rental price statistics in Montenegro

  • Average Price Icon
    € 75.88
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • Highest Daily Price Icon
    € 1040.98
    Highest daily price:
    Kia Rio
  • Total Vehicles Icon
    1,266
    Total cars available
     
  • Most Popular Car Model Icon
    56
    Most popular model:
    Skoda Fabia
  • Locations with Most Cars Icon
    290
    Location with most cars:
    Podgorica Airport
  • Cheapest Daily Price Icon
    € 10.8 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    BUDGET - Podgorica
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Montenegro at a glance

It’s often quite exciting to visit countries that are off the regular tourist trail and Montenegro is one of the few European countries to fit the bill. It has many attractions which need seeking out by hire car in Montenegro and you’ve visited the best website to help you do it at a low cost.

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Podgorica Airport
€27.7
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €27.7 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €38.9 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €30.6 per day
Tivat Airport
€27.7
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €27.7 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €38.9 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €30.6 per day