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The mountainous country.

At the south of the Adriatic Sea, in the heart of the Balkan Mountains, you will find Montenegro. Like Serbia, Montenegro is away from the beaten tourist track, making it a great place to discover by car. The sea, lakes, canyons, and mountains provide a beautiful backdrop for a holiday.

By hiring a car to get around, you can choose to use the speed and accessibility that this gives you to get around and see all that Montenegro has to offer, or alternatively, you can take your time and just take in the scenery as you travel from place to place.

Read our Montenegro travel guide. You may also like to view information about destinations in Montenegro.

Tips for driving in Montenegro

Which side of the road do they drive on?

Drive on the right, overtake on the left. At junctions with roundabouts, vehicles entering the roundabout have right of way.

Seat belts

If fitted, seat belts must be worn at all times by all occupants of the vehicle.

Driving with children

Children under 12 cannot travel in the front seat. An appropriate child restraint system must be used for children under 5.

Blood alcohol limit

The blood alcohol limit is 50mg alcohol per 100ml blood. Passengers visibly under the influence of alcohol may not sit in the front seat.

Can I use a mobile?

It’s illegal to use a mobile unless you have a hands-free kit.

Reflective vests, triangles & other essentials

A reflective vest must be kept in the vehicle at all times. It is compulsory to carry a warning triangle, first aid kit, and spare bulbs.

Do I need winter tyres?

Between November 15th and March 31st, vehicles must be fitted with winter tyres.

Studded tyres are prohibited. In winter, snow chains may be necessary and this will be indicated by road signs.

On the spot fines

The Montenegrin Police can impose on the spot fines, but this rarely happens in practice. Usually you will be requested to pay the fine at a bank within a set period.

Horns and headlights

The use of dipped headlights is mandatory at all times.

What should I do if I breakdown?

If you breakdown, you must put on a reflective jacket and place the reflective triangle 30m behind the vehicle to warn other drivers. Call the supplier who will be able to advise you further. It is recommended you contact ourselves at the same time to ensure you follow the correct procedure.

What should I do if I have an accident?

If you’re in an accident, you MUST notify the Police and the car rental provider and get an accident report for insurance purposes. Failure to do so may result in you footing the whole bill. It is recommended that you contact us  at the same time to ensure you follow the correct procedure.

Toll roads

The only toll in Montenegro is the Sozina Tunnel between Lake Skadar and the sea.