I've been booking long-haul (ever travelled for 55 hours straight with a toddler?) and short-haul flights from Montenegro for both our family and my customers. I've learned a lot along the way and here are my top tips for finding the best flights to Montenegro.
Finding flights to Montenegro is relatively easy, with a total of four international airports to choose from:
You can also fly into Dubrovnik’s international airport, Cilipi, which is just a half hour drive from the Montenegrin border. And at a stretch, if you're staying in the south, Tirana airport in Albania is a 2 hour drive from Montenegro's southern-most town, Ulcinj.
You can read more about all of these airports and get help choosing the right one on my Montenegro Airports page.
Once you've chosen your destination airport, there are lots of ways to find flights to Montenegro. After all these years travelling back and forth between New Zealand and Montenegro, we've got a few go-to ways we use to make sure we get the best deal.
A multi-city flight search is when you fly into one airport and out of another. This is a great trick and can save you a lot of money. The key is, you have to be flexible with your arrival and departure airports. Here's how it works:
Although booking online is more and more popular, I always ask our travel agent to look for flights for us.
As good as the flight search engines have become, nothing can replace a real, live human searching. And the longer your trip is, the truer this is.
If you're booking direct flights to Montenegro, it's very simple to use one of the booking engines to search flights and be done with it without even leaving your couch.
But if you're booking your flights to Montenegro from, say New Zealand, and will have a 35-50 hour (yes, you read that right, Kiwis are pretty used to long-haul flights!) trip, a travel agent could save you hours in stopovers and unnecessary flights.
These things are great. A lot of work sometimes, but great. On our last trip we travelled separately and ended up booking one set of tickets with our agent and the other set online. Booking online saved us €400 on what our agent could find!
Even if you're using an agent, checking the online booking engines can save you money and make sure you're getting the best flights. If you find a cheaper fare online or better flight combination, you can ask your agent to better it.
I have a few favourites that we've had success with over the years to share with you. My main criteria are ease of use and the ones that return the best prices obviously!
I have been booking flights to Montenegro for both our family and customers for many years now. Skyscanner is my go-to flight search engine whenever I need to search for flights. I love it because:
Try Skyscanner for yourself below.
Kiwi.com is my first go-to search engine for flights. The first time I used it I was like 'where have you been all my life?!' Why do I think this search engine is so great? Let's see:
These two points alone, make Kiwi.com one of the top flight search engines in my experience. Give it a try!
Between your local travel agent and the many online options, you'll have no trouble finding good flights to Montenegro. Don't forget to check which airports are the best for you to fly into before you start your search!