Podgorica Airport Rent A Car - Montenegro car rental with Cartrawler
Podgorica Airport is one of the two international airports serving the Republic of Montenegro on the coast of the Adriatic.
With the increasing popularity of Balkans as a tourist destination in Europe, amongst them Montenegro, Podgorica Airport has seen the numbers of passengers growing rapidly in the recent years. Constantly expanding network of European routes to Podgorica, makes Montenegro more accessible than ever, allowing also to explore the tourist potential of this part of the Balkans.
Montenegro car hire - here Renault Clio in economy class, often cheap to hire in Podgorica Airport. © Photo: Find-cheap-car-hire.co.uk
For tourists who are interested in getting to know better the Montenegrin coast, or venture further into the country, car hire from Podgorica Airport may be a practical, and often the most cost-effective solution.
Major car rental companies at Podgorica Airport
Most of the world’s most recognizable car rental providers operate at Podgorica Airport, amongst them: Sixt, Hertz, Alamo, Avis Rent A Car Montenegro and Budget Car Hire.
Well-priced Podgorica Airport car hire deals can often be found with the local companies: Meridian Rent A Car, Roksped Rent A Car or Kompas Rent A Car.
Cartrawler Montenegro – easy car hire and at competitive rates
The search engine of car hire Cartrawler allows to compare prices for Podgorica Airport car rental from many suppliers and to carry an online booking. Please note that the rates displayed on Cartrawler are often more competitive than when hiring a car directly at the counter.
Cartrawler displays offers within all rental classes available at Podgorica Airport, from the most popular mini, economy and compact classes, to larger, full size vehicles, as well as minivans and minibuses to rent in Montenegro.
The cheapest car hire deals in Podgorica Airport usually start from around £150 for a week, although, the prices vary considerably according to season.
When to visit Montengero – Podgorica weather
High season in Montenegro lasts from July to September. However, with the temperatures above the 20 degrees Celsius from mid April through the whole of October, it is very easy to avoid tourist crowds (and the most inflated prices) by visiting Podgorica or other Montenegro destination in, for example June or in October. The autumn holiday in Montenegro is an especially pleasant visual experience, with an incredibly rich colour palette as the goldens and reds of the autumn leaves join the turquoise of the Adriatic and the lush greenery of the Montenegrin vegetation. See Podgorica wether chart.
Podgorica Airport (TGD) – airlines and destinations
Amonst airlines operating at Podgorica Airport are: Montenegro Airlines, Air Serbia, Adria Airways, Turkish Airlines and Austrian Airlines. In mid 2014 Ryanair is the only low-cost carrier at Podgorica Airport, operating flights to Podgorica from London-Stansted and Brussels-Charleroi.
Alitalia, the country’s flag carrier, connects Podgorica Airport to several European cities, amongst them: Vienna, Frankfurt, Zurich, Paris and Rome-Fiumicino. Flights to Podgorica are also available from other Balkan locations, such as Belgrade and Ljubljana.
Please note that much wider choice of routes is available, primarily in the summer season, at the other Montenegrin airport, in Tivat. Tivat Airport is situated on the Adriatic coast, approx, 54 miles (by road) from Podgorica.
Podgorica Airport location
The airport serving Montenegro’s capital is located approx. 11 miles south of Podgorica city centre. The local name, Golubovci Airport is commonly used. In the past, when Montenegro was a part of the socialist Yugoslavia, Podgorica’s name was Titograd, after the Yugoslav dictator Josip Tito. This explains Podgorica Airport’s IATA code, TGD.
A major motorway E80/E65 passes near Podgorica Airport allowing access to Bar and Budva tourist resorts on the Adriatic coast.
See Montenegro road map.
Below are the approximate road distances from Podgorica Airport to other places of interest in Montenegro and abroad:
- distance from Podgorica Airport to Bar: 40 km / 25 miles (1 hour by car)
- distance from Podgorica Airport to Budva: 68 km / 42 miles (1h 20 min by car)
- distance from Podgorica Airport to Kotor: 90 km / 56 miles (1h 40 min by car)
- distance from Podgorica Airport to Tivat: 92 km / 58 miles (1h 45 min by car)
- distance from Podgorica Airport to Dubrovnik: 155 km / 97 miles (3h 15 min by car)
- distance from Podgorica Airport to Pristina: 322 km / 201 miles (4h 20 min by car)
- distance from Podgorica Airport to Sarajevo: 405 km / 253 miles (7h by car)