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 5 days in order to fully appreciate everything Budva has to offer.

Where to Eat in Budva

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

When to visit Budva

Budva in November
Estimated hotel price
$74
1 night at 3-star hotel
Budva in November
Estimated hotel price
$74
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Budva

Plane

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 12h.

Car

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 Montenegro Car, among others, in Podgorica.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Budva, including Bus, Blue Line and Globtour. From Dubrovnik, the bus ride to Budva takes 135 miles and will cost you around $26. From Niš, the ticket costs about $36 for a journey of 640 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.

Plane

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 12h.

Car

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 Montenegro Car, among others, in Podgorica.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Budva, including Bus, Blue Line and Globtour. From Dubrovnik, the bus ride to Budva takes 135 miles and will cost you around $26. From Niš, the ticket costs about $36 for a journey of 640 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

Lufthansa
Good (4,686 reviews)
SWISS
Good (955 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,232 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (482 reviews)
Air France
Good (983 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,111 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,408 reviews)
LOT
Good (683 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (791 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,172 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (839 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (745 reviews)
Eurowings
Good (190 reviews)
Norwegian
Good (146 reviews)
Pegasus Airlines
Good (398 reviews)
Air Serbia
Good (136 reviews)
easyJet
Good (1,425 reviews)
airBaltic
Good (128 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (3,399 reviews)
Transavia France
Good (240 reviews)
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Where to stay in Budva

Average rates range from around $65 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $306 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Budva

Most booked hotels in Budva

Regent Porto Montenegro
5 stars
Excellent (9.5, 1082 reviews)
$396+
The Chedi Lustica Bay
5 stars
Excellent (9.4, 621 reviews)
$463+
Maestral Resort & Casino
5 stars
Excellent (9.3, 830 reviews)
$258+
Splendid Conference & Spa Resort
5 stars
Excellent (9.1, 4377 reviews)
$259+
Hyatt Regency Kotor Bay Resort
5 stars
Excellent (9.1, 2091 reviews)
$249+
Villa Dieden
4 stars
Excellent (9.1, 282 reviews)
$46+

Renting a car in Budva

Renting a car in Budva costs $32 per day, on average, or $158 if you want to rent if for 5 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 13% cheaper than airport locations in Budva.

Expect to pay $6.28 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 $75.41 and $100.54. Economy (Opel Corsa or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Budva, while also 95% cheaper than other types, on average.

Renting a car in Budva costs $32 per day, on average, or $158 if you want to rent if for 5 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 13% cheaper than airport locations in Budva.

Expect to pay $6.28 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 $75.41 and $100.54. Economy (Opel Corsa or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Budva, while also 95% cheaper than other types, on average.

Car rental agencies in Budva

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