Podgorica Airport

Although many visitors still choose to fly into neighboring Croatia’s Dubrovnik Airport, each year more flights are opened up into Montenegro’s own airports. Podgorica Airport is the largest public airport in the country, and the hub for Montenegro Airlines. The recent rise in tourism to Montenegro has led to the construction of a completely new terminal, which opened in May 2006. Much of the airport has been remodeled and upgraded, and that old terminal is now a museum dedicated to the history of flight in Montenegro. The airport still uses the code TGD from the days when the city was known as Titograd, and is located 12 km south of Podgorica. The drive from the airport to the coastal town of Budva should take around 40 mintues. The airport is 80 km from Kolasin, and 170 km from Zabljak.

The airport does handle both international and domestic flights, but the domestic ones are only charter and general aviation, since the only other public airport is only 80 km away. The carries that have service with the airport are: Adria, Austrian, Di Air, Jat Airways, Malev Hungarian Airlines, Montenegro Airlines, Moskovia, and S7.

Podgorica Airport has eight departure gate, two arrival gates, a floor area of 5500 square meters, and a parking space of 25,000 square meters. Inside, it features cafes, duty free shopping, and other services.

TGD has daily flights to Belgrade, Serbia, and regular flights to Paris, Rome, Frankfurt, Vienna, Budapest, Ljubljana, and Moscow. Other times of the year bring other seasonal flights to Prague and Moscow, as well. During the tourist season the traffic in Podgorica’s airport picks up significantly with companies increasing their traffic, as well as many charter flights.

Transportation is available from the airport to different points of interest in the country by way of buses and taxis. Taxi rides to Podgorica should cost around 10 Euros.

Some important telephone numbers to the airport are:

  • Information: 381.(0)81.872.016
  • Lost and Found: 381.(0)81.243.007
  • Check-In: 381.(0)81.244.916
  • Cargo: 381.(0)81.872.310

Although small, Podgorica Airport is an award-winning airport, winning the ACI Europe award for the best airport under 1 million passengers.