Montenegro Car Rental

Flying in to Montenegro

If you’re flying into the country, you’re probably landing in one of the three main airports:

• Podgorica International Airport (TGD)
• Tivat International Airport (TIV)

Our car rental in Podgorica Airport and Tivat Airport are a convenient way of kickstarting your trip through Montenegro the moment you land. So, pick from our range of rental vehicles: from trusty all-terrain SUVs to practical city cars. 

Discover the Beauty of Montenegro's Most Scenic Drives

Montenegro, with its dramatic landscapes and breathtaking coastlines, is a paradise for road trippers. Here's a list of the most scenic drives that will leave you awe-inspired. You can fly into either Dubrovnic airport in Croatia or Tivat Airport (TIV) for convenient access to these picturesque routes.

Bay of Kotor Serpentine Road

Duration: 2 hours

Start your Montenegro adventure by driving the serpentine road around the stunning Bay of Kotor. Marvel at the fjord-like scenery, charming villages, and the medieval town of Kotor.

Lovćen National Park Loop

Duration: 3 hours

Explore the Lovćen National Park with a loop starting and ending in Cetinje. Wind through the mountains and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views from the Njegoš Mausoleum.

Durmitor National Park Ring

Duration: 4 hours

Begin your journey in Žabljak and drive around Durmitor National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, soaking in the beauty of the lakes and mountains. Make a day of it and picnic by the Black Lake or stop and do some rafting at Tara Canyon.

Old Bar to Virpazar

Duration: 2.5 hours

Drive from the historic old town in Bar towards Virpazar, situated on Lake Skadar. The route takes you through olive groves, vineyards, and offers stunning views of the largest lake in the Balkans.

Coastal Drive from Budva to Petrovac

Duration: 2 hours

Enjoy a scenic drive from Budva to Petrovac along the dramatic Adriatic coast. Stop for a swim at one of the pretty pebble beaches and have lunch at a restaurant with a view along the way.

Biogradska Gora National Park Circuit

Duration: 3 hours

Take a drive through Biogradska Gora, one of Europe's last remaining virgin rainforests, where there are trees up to 400 years old. This circuit offers serene lake views, dense forests, and a chance to connect with nature.

Herceg Novi to Rose

Duration: 3.5 hours

Drive along the coast from Herceg Novi to the charming and less visited fishing village of Rose, on the other side of the Bay of Kotor. You'll go through seaside villages, pass a monastery on an island and enjoy great views across the bay. 


Lake Skadar Scenic Drive

Duration: 4 hours

Circle Lake Skadar, the largest bird reserve in Europe. Drive through diverse landscapes, from wetlands to vineyards, and discover the rich biodiversity of this beautiful region.

Kotor to Perast Coastal Road

Duration: 1.5 hours

Explore the short but sweet coastal drive from Kotor to the beautiful seaside town of Perast. Admire the medieval architecture, including the iconic Our Lady of the Rocks islet, and soak in the beauty of the Bay of Kotor.

Popular Destinations and things to do in Montenegro

Whether you’re staying in Podgorica, Montenegro’s stunning capital city, or exploring multiple destinations on a road trip, Montenegro has plenty to offer, from scenic mountains and relaxing beaches to historical towns and cities. Read on to discover the best places to visit in Montenegro:

Top places to visit in Montenegro

There are plenty of tourist attractions in Montenegro, from exciting excursions through mountains and lakes, to cultural days out in its historical cities. Here’s our top 5 places to visit in Montenegro:

Bay of Kotor
Marvel at the breathtaking beauty of the Bay of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage site situated by the Adriatic coast. Top things to do in Kotor, Montenegro include strolling through the charming medieval town of Kotor and visiting its impressive fortification and historic churches. A visit to Perast, also known as the ‘Pearl of Venetian Baroque’ due to its many Venetian-style buildings, is also a must-do. If you’re driving from Podgorica to Kotor, the journey takes about two hours through stunning forests and lakes.

Among the best things to do in Montenegro is relaxing on the beaches of Budva. Lounge on the sandy shores of Becici Beach and take a dip in the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. Don’t forget to visit Budva Oild Town for its medieval walls, quaint shopping streets and its vibrant nightlife. The drive from Podgorica to Budva takes just over one hour. If you have time, take a quick stop to visit the ruins of Fort Kosmac which is on the way.

Durmitor National Park
Visit the stunning Durmitor National Park, a scenic mountain region featuring glacial lakes and impressive canyons. In fact, the Tara River Canyon is one of the top things to do in Montenegro, as it’s the deepest canyon in Europe. The Black Lake is also worth visiting, especially if you’re into outdoor activities like rafting, canoeing, and hiking. If you’re visiting from Podgorica, drive up north towards the national park taking a scenic two-hour drive.

Blue Cave
Among some of the top tourist attractions in Montenegro is a visit to the Blue Cave known as Plava Špilja located on the Luštica Peninsula. This stunning cave can be visited by boat and features pristine turquoise waters that glimmer as the sunlight filters through the cave. To visit this cave from Podgorica, drive towards Tivat (drive takes about an hour and 45 minutes) or Herceg Novi (two and the half hour drive) and join a boat tour from the local port.

No trip to Montenegro would be complete without visiting its capital city, Podgorica. Top tourist attractions in Podgorica include a visit to the Orthodox Temple of Christ’s Resurrection, the Millennium Bridge, and Lake Skadar. If you’re renting a car in Podgorica Airport, the drive to the city center only takes 12 minutes.

Montenegro food & drink

Curious to know what food in Montenegro tastes like? Montenegrin cuisine is deeply influenced by various Mediterranean, Balkan, and Ottoman culinary traditions. Here’s the traditional food in Montenegro you should try:
• Kacamak – this hearty dish similar to polenta is made with cornmeal and served with cheese or kaymak, a local soft cheese.
• Cevapi – these delicious small grilled sausages are usually served with flatbread, chopped onion and ajvar (a typical red pepper spread) and are a popular type of street food in Montenegro.
• Njeguski prsut – this dry-cured ham is a delicacy that must be tried when in Montenegro. This ham comes from the Njegusi region and is often served as an appetizer with local cheese and olives.

As for popular drinks in Montenegro, try the many specialty herbal teas made from traditional Montenegrin herbs. Also Rakija - traditional Balkan fruit brandy popular throughout Montenegro. It's typically made from grapes, plums, or other fruits, local beer and wine.

Festivals and events in Montenegro

There are plenty of exciting events and festivals in Montenegro, from folklore festivals to contemporary music. Here’s our top recommendations:

Montenegro Film Festival
This festival showcases a diverse selection of international and regional films, including features, documentaries, and shorts. The Festival is held in Herceg Novi at two fortresses ( Kanli Kula and Forte Mare) and a few other locations in the city. Date of event: August

KotorArt Festival
This prestigious music festival celebrates classical music hosting some of the best contemporary musicians and orchestras. Held annually every July, this festival takes place in stunning locations such as churches, picturesque squares, and the impressive Kotor Fortress. Date of event: July/August

Mimosa Festival
Celebrate the arrival of spring with this lively folkloristic event. The Mimosa Festival is held in the coastal town of Herceg Novi and celebrates the joyous atmosphere of springtime with traditional folk dances, street food, and art exhibitions. Date of event: February/March

Best Time to Visit Montenegro

Montenegro can be visited all year round. Visit in summer if you’re after a relaxing beach experience but be prepared for more tourists as this is high season. Alternatively, opt for spring or autumn if you prefer milder weather and fewer tourists. If you’re into skiing and winter activities, visit the stunning Kolasin or Zabljak ski resorts.

Driving in Montenegro

Montenegro offers plenty to see, especially if you’re exploring by car. From scenic lakes and mountains to serene coastal towns, driving in Montenegro is a great way of exploring this country. But before renting a car in Montenegro, make sure you familiarize yourself with the local road rules and regulations.

Documents you need to drive in Montenegro

• A full, valid driving license from your home country
• An international driving permit in Montenegro is recommended but not always required (check before you travel)
• Rental car paperwork
• A form of ID

Montenegro Driving Rules

• In Montenegro you drive on the right-hand side of the road and pass on the left
• All passengers must wear seatbelts at all times
• The legal blood alcohol limit is 0.03%
• Using a mobile phone while driving is prohibited unless it's in hands-free mode
• Dipped headlights must be used at all times, even during daylight hours

Minimum age to rent a car in Montenegro

The minimum age to rent a car in Montenegro is 21 years old and you need to have had your driving license for at least one year.

Driving Tips in Montenegro

Driving in Montenegro is relatively easy, especially in big cities. However, road conditions can worsen in mountainous regions where roads can be narrow and weather conditions can make the roads more dangerous. Always make sure you drive within the recommended speed limits and keep an eye out for signage. Roads along the Adriatic coast are generally better maintained and wider. Rent a car in Montenegro and discover this scenic country from the comfort of your own vehicle.

Car and van rental in Montenegro with Enterprise

Enterprise Montenegro offers a range of car and van rental services including one-way, long-term and short-term vehicle rental. Commercial clients can speak to our award-winning business rental team who will tailor a mobility solution for your needs and budget.

We are part of the Enterprise group, the largest transportation solutions provider in the world. Our global network covers more than 90 countries and over 9,500 locations, allowing us to serve your mobility needs, wherever you’re going.

We are committed to providing the best service possible and exceeding our customers’ expectations for quality and value.

Car rental in Montenegro

If you are traveling with your family or in a big group, you may find a 7-seater or a people carrier will give you more space to travel comfortably with your luggage. For a city trip, a handy hatchback that’s easy to park may suit you better. For business trips or long drives an executive car will combine comfort and performance.

Whether you prefer automatic to manual transmission, no problem. If you want a petrol, diesel or hybrid engine, we’ve got you covered. You may also need GPS, a child seat or want to add another driver to the contract, let us know and we’ll arrange it for you.

Van rental in Montenegro

Should you need to rent a van while you’re in Montenegro, all our vans can be driven on a standard license and are modern, clean and easy to drive. Just ask and one of our branch team will happily show you around your rental van to make sure you are comfortable with it before you head off.

Montenegro Car Rental Locations

Enterprise Rent-A-Car is proud to serve customers in Montenegro. As part of the world’s largest car rental provider, which owns and operates more than 1.5 million vehicles, we’re sure to have a location near you or your travel destination. And while we are an internationally recognized brand, Enterprise remains family-owned with one goal in mind for our customers: to exceed your expectations for service and overall value.

With many unique attractions, such as Porto Montenegro, The Bay of Boka Kotorska, and 0, Montenegro is a popular destination with tourists and business travelers alike. No matter if you’re visiting for only a few days or staying for a month or more, you can count on us to provide the perfect vehicle for your transportation needs. Get your trip started by searching the map or browsing the locations below.