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A gateway to Montenegrin discoveries
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Montenegro’s exquisite Adriatic coastline, majestic mountain landscapes and Mediterranean ambience make it an attractive destination. Whether you’re exploring the country or planning a short city break, the laid-back capital city of Podgorica enjoys a central location, not far from must-see sights. Book one of our direct flights to Podgorica for the ultimate convenience.
Podgorica is a relaxed starting point for adventure. The interesting architecture, abundance of green space and unique café culture make it well worth a visit – and some of the country’s treasured national parks are easily accessible from here too. Head to the stunning Lake Skadar – the largest national park in Montenegro – or travel further afield to witness the breath-taking scenery of Biogradska Gora National Park. Alternatively, journey around the picturesque port towns and historical villages of the Adriatic coast, including Tivat, Herceg Novi and of course Kotor. Book your Podgorica holiday with British Airways to experience outstanding service before touching down.
How long does it take to fly to Podgorica from London?
With our direct weekly flights, getting to Podgorica is simple. You can fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Podgorica Airport (TGD) in just three hours. Our flights to Podgorica are seasonal and will operate from July to mid-September so that you can experience Podgorica at the optimal time of year.
How many bags can I check in on my flight to Podgorica?
Book a baggage only fare or enjoy a generous checked baggage allowance of 23kg per person with all standard economy fares or package holidays. If you’re travelling business (Club Europe), you’ll benefit from a larger checked baggage allowance of up to two 32kg bags each.
All passengers can bring an additional carry-on bag, handbag or laptop case whilst families with younger children are permitted to check-in one car seat or fully collapsible pushchair, no matter which cabin they book.
Read our baggage guide for more luggage information.
Do I need a visa for Podgorica?
Travel restrictions state that citizens of the UK can enter Montenegro for up to 90 days without needing a visa. This is providing that they hold valid EU passports. Find out more on our visa information page.
Where is Podgorica Airport and how do I get to the city centre?
Podgorica Airport lies south of the city, just over six miles away. Whilst you can take a train or bus, the easiest way to make this journey is via car. You can either use a taxi service or simply add private transfers to your British Airways booking. If you plan on exploring areas outside of the city, why not hire a car?
Which cabins can I book when I fly with British Airways?
Economy (Euro Traveller) fares offer great value and convenience. Our fare structure includes three separate economy (Euro Traveller) fares for you to choose from:
Business (Club Europe) cabins provide maximum comfort and ease. As a business (Club Europe) passenger, you’ll benefit from priority boarding and have access to departure lounges where available. The seating in business (Club Europe) cabins offer more personal space for relaxation or working, whilst you’ll be served with complimentary food and drink during your flight. Enjoy a checked baggage allowance which is larger than the economy (Euro Traveller) allowances.
Our Podgorica hints and tips will have you feeling like a local in no time.
Summer in Podgorica can be very hot, so you’ll likely feel a combination of Mediterranean and subtropical climates. As you’d expect, July and August are the hottest months, making this the perfect time to visit the national parks and coastal beaches of Montenegro. The coldest months with the highest rainfall are from December through to February.
The official language is Montenegrin, which shares similarities to the Serbian, Bosnian and Croatian languages. If you have a keen ear, you might discern different accents across different regions. You’ll also likely see that the street signs are written in the Montenegrin alphabet.
Just over 26 miles from Podgorica, you’ll find one of the most outstanding attractions in Montenegro – the 17th century Ostrog Monastery. This religious site has been carefully carved into a 900-metre vertical clifftop, precariously overlooking the Zeta Valley. Find a peaceful setting, surrounded by unforgettable natural beauty. Many travellers will detour past the Niagara Waterfalls (named after the falls of Canada) and the Cijevna River Canyon on their journey.
The best restaurants in Podgorica
There’s an abundance of restaurants and cafes in Podgorica. Be sure to experience a traditional Balkan grill in one of the homely restaurants or try Burek pastries at local bakeries. Contemporary bars and eateries continue to open throughout the city, and you’ll likely find dining delights if you venture off the beaten path. Don’t forget to drink the famous Boza during your stay.
Things to do in Podgorica
Compare the modern Millennium Bridge to the Ottoman settlements of Ribnica and see the intricate interiors of the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ. Find Petrovic Palace in the city’s main public park, now home to the Centre for Contemporary Art of Montenegro. For unparalleled panoramic views, don’t miss the Korita circuit which begins in Podgorica and winds into the mountains of Kuči to the peripheries of the Cijevna Canyon.