One of two civilian airports in Montenegro, Podgorica Airport serves the southern region of the country. Like Tivat Airport, the airport primarily handles international flights, most of which are through general aviation aircrafts and private charters. Domestic destinations are served rarely, also through charters.
The airport offers flights to major European cities including Vienna, Budapest, Frankfurt and Rome. Many of the 450,000 yearly passengers flying to and from Podgorica are Slavic tourists bound for Belgrade, which is the most popular route in the airport, especially in the summer.
Although inferior to Tivat Airport in passenger traffic, Podgorica Airport boasts modern amenities such as a bank outlet, shops, VIP lounges, and various counters for rental cars, all located in its new terminal. While car rental in Podgorica Airport is a popular transport choice, extra caution is advised if you’re arriving during the winter.
Highway E65 and 762 run immediately east and west of the airport, serving as quick avenues for reaching the sights surrounding Podgorica. Much of the city’s attractions lie near or in Hercegovačka street, including Trg Republike, the city’s main square. A ten-minute drive via car hire in Podgorica Airport, Republike lies close to Rimski Trg, home to upbeat cafes, shops and restaurants.
As the seat of the Montenegrin royal family, Podgorica houses various monarchical structures, including King Nikola’s castle and the King Nicola monument, which stands from the street across the Parliament building. Within close distance are the Podgorica City Museum, and the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, the largest temple of worship in the city.