Budva travel guide

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You're Going to Love Budva

With a population of 18,000, Budva is the largest city in Budva, Montenegro by the number of inhabitants. It is the most popular tourist destination in the country. We recommend you stay at least 4 days in order to fully appreciate everything Budva has to offer.

Where to Eat in Budva

If you’re looking for affordable options, Escape Beach & Restaurant By Nikki Beach (7 Jadranski put) and Dukley Seafront (31 Jadranski put) are great picks.

When to visit Budva

Budva in March
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Budva in March
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
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How to Get to Budva


When flying to Budva, you’ll arrive at Tivat (TIV), which is located 10 miles from the city center. The shortest flight to Budva from the United States departs from New York and takes around 11h 30m.


Another option to get to Budva is to pick up a car rental from Podgorica, which is about 24 miles from Budva. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and SURPRICE CAR RENTAL , among others, in Podgorica.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Budva, including Bus, FlixBus and Globtour. From Dubrovnik, the bus ride to Budva takes 150 miles and will cost you around $27. From Belgrade, the ticket costs about $54 for a journey of 705 miles. The most popular bus station is Budva Zavala, located 1.0 mile from downtown Budva. Budva Central Bus Station is also a commonly used station, and is 0.3 miles from the city center.

Airports near Budva

Airlines serving Budva

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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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Austrian Airlines
Good (308 reviews)
Qatar Airways
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Scandinavian Airlines
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ITA Airways
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Air Serbia
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Transavia France
Good (110 reviews)
Aegean Airlines
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Where to stay in Budva

Average rates range from around $43 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $102 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Budva

Most booked hotels in Budva

Regent Porto Montenegro
Excellent (9.5, 869 reviews)
The Chedi Lustica Bay
Excellent (9.4, 642 reviews)
Blue Kotor Bay Premium Spa Resort
Excellent (9.3, 1360 reviews)
Meridian Hotel
Excellent (9.3, 348 reviews)
Maestral Resort & Casino
Excellent (9.2, 624 reviews)
Splendid Conference & Spa Resort
Excellent (9.1, 3276 reviews)
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Renting a car in Budva

Renting a car in Budva costs $21 per day, on average, or $85 if you want to rent if for 4 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 77% cheaper than airport locations in Budva.

Expect to pay $6.36 per gallon in Budva (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $76.31 and $101.75. Compact (Class Compact Car or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Budva, while also 87% cheaper than other types, on average.

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