Motorways in Montenegro
The length of the network of public roads in Montenegro is 7762 km, of which 7141 km are paved. There are currently no roads built to motorway standards in Montenegro.
There are no tolls in Montenegro. Only the trip through the Sozin tunnel and the ferry in the Bay of Kotor is paid.
Previously, in Montenegro, depending on the category of vehicle, an environmental fee was charged for road trips (was charged when crossing the border), but this was canceled on January 1, 2012.
Land plot with special payment
Tariffs for travel through the Sozinsky tunnel
The Sozina Tunnel is located north of the town of Sutomore on the E80 motorway . It was built around the Pastrovska Gora Mountains and is 4189 m long, and the tunnel has one traffic lane in each direction. The maximum speed in the tunnel is 80 km/h, overtaking is strictly prohibited.
|Motorcycles, tricycles and quads||€ 1.00|
|a) Vehicles with two axles and a height of not more than 1.30 m near the first axle;|
b) Vehicles with two axles and an overall height not exceeding 1.90 m with a maximum permissible mass not exceeding 3.5 tons
|a) Vehicles with three or more axles and a height not exceeding 1.30 m near the first axle;|
b) vehicles with three or more axles and a total height of not more than 1.90 m with a maximum permissible weight of not more than 1.90 m3.5 t
c) vehicles with two axles and an overall height of more than 1.90 m with a maximum permissible weighing no more than 3.5 tons
|a) Vehicles with two axles and a height of not more than 1.30 m in the area of the first axle with a maximum permissible mass of more than 3.5 tons.|
b) Vehicles with two axles and an overall height of more than 1.90 m and a maximum permissible mass of not more than 3.5 t with trailer
When using prepaid cards or TAG devices, the payment can be reduced by 10%, provided that at least 50 trips are made within 4 years.
The payment station is located on the northern side of the tunnel from Podgorica. It contains 6 pay points that can be used in both directions.
Payment can be made in cash (EUR), by bank card by purchasing a monthly subscription or by electronic payment using the appropriate TAG device.
Section Trebinho – Herceg-Novye
This is a 13 km long section from the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina to Herceg Novi. There is only one lane in each direction. The collection fee is located next to the border crossing. The fare for cars is 3 euros.
Tariffs for ferries in the Bay of Kotor.
The ferry crossing is located in the Boka Kotorska Bay on the Veriga Strait between the villages of Kamenari and Lepetani. The ferry can save up to 30 minutes when traveling from Budva to Herceg Novi or vice versa.
The distance between the banks is about 900 meters and the ferry sails in about 10 minutes. The only negative is the possible queues during rush hour. If you drive across the bay, it is approximately 42 km and the journey takes about 45 minutes.
|Motorcycles, tricycles and quads||2.00 euros|
|Vehicles without a trailer||4.50 euros|
|Cars with trailers and minibuses (from 7 to 20 seats)||9.00 euros|
The ferry operates all year round. In summer, ferries leave as soon as they are full, but at least every 15 minutes. In winter, the ferry departs once an hour at night (from 00:00 to 05:00).
Depending on the season, ferry prices may fluctuate in one direction or another (up to 0.5 euros).
Tickets are bought from a special kiosk on the pier before they are loaded onto the ferry. Upon purchase, you will receive a confirmation of purchase and a ticket. When boarding the ferry, hand over the ticket to the controller. He will rip your spine off and show you a seat on the ferry.
Road map of Montenegro
Basic rules of the road in Montenegro
Standard speed limits in Montenegro (unless otherwise indicated on the signs). Cars and motorcycles:
- in the village – 50 km / h
- outside the village – 80 km/h
- on the road – 100 km / h
- on the highway – 130 km / h
Vehicles with trailers:
- in the village – 50 km / h
- outside the village – 80 km/h
- on the way – 90 km / h
- on the highway – 90 km / h
Current maximum speed limits for passenger cars on the roads of European countries.
The maximum allowable blood alcohol level is 0.3‰ .
If the blood alcohol level is between 0.3‰ and 0.5‰, a fine of 70 to 200 euros is imposed.
If the blood alcohol level is between 0.5‰ and 1.0‰, a fine of 300 to 2000 euros will be imposed.
If your blood alcohol level exceeds 1.0‰, you can be arrested for up to 60 days.
Let’s say you have a blood alcohol level while driving in Europe.
The use of low beam headlights during the day is mandatory around the clock all year round. The fine ranges from 30 to 80 euros.
If you drive at night without dipped headlights, a fine of 60 to 150 euros is imposed.
In which European countries is it mandatory to use low beam headlights during the day?
Transportation of children
Children under 12 years of age can only be transported in the rear seats.
Fine from 60 to 150 euros.
Children under 5 years old can only be transported in special child seats. Fine from 40 to 100 euros.
Requirements for the transportation of children in cars on the roads of European countries.
Seat belts must be used for front and rear passengers .
Fine from 40 to 100 euros.
Make a phone call
It is forbidden to use a telephone communication device that is not equipped with a technical device that allows hands-free conversations while the vehicle is in motion.
Fine from 60 € from 150.
Fines for phone calls while driving in European countries.
The light transmission of the windshield should be at least 75%, and the side windows should be at least 70%.
The degree of light transmission is not adjustable for the rear window if the vehicle is equipped with two rear-view mirrors.
The fine ranges from 150 to 1000 euros.
Police officers can impose fines for traffic violations, but do not collect fees. In this case, an official receipt must be issued. Fines must be paid at the bank.
The system of imposing fines in Montenegro has its own characteristics.
Fines for speeding in Montenegro (EUR):
|up to 10 km / h||40-100 €||30-80 €|
|from 11 to 20 km / h||60-150 €||40-100 €|
|from 21 to 30 km / h||70-200 euros||40-100 €|
|from 31 to 40 km / h||100-450 euros||60-150 €|
|from 41 to 50 km / h||100-450 euros||70-200 euros|
|from 51 to 70 km / h||150 – 1000 euros||100-450 euros|
|from 71 to 90 km / h||300-2000 euros||150 – 1000 euros|
|over 90 km/h||300-2000 euros|
If the speed in a built-up area exceeds 70 km/h, and outside of it – more than 90 km/h, a sentence of up to 60 days is possible. Table of fines for traffic violations in Montenegro (euros):
|Foreign driver does not have an IDP||30-80 €|
|Failure to comply with the requirements of traffic rules to give a signal before starting to move, changing lanes, turning, turning or stopping||40-100 €|
|U-turn in violation of traffic signs||60-150 €|
|Parking violations||60-150 €|
|Turn in the tunnel or on the bridge||70-200 euros|
|Walk backwards down a one-way street||70-200 euros|
|Overtaking a vehicle where prohibited by road signs||80-300 €|
|Non-compliance with traffic rules does not give way to pedestrians using traffic||100-450 euros|
|Increase your speed while another vehicle is overtaking you||100-450 euros|
|Throw trash or items out of the vehicle that impair or threaten road safety or threaten or pollute the environment||100-450 euros|
|Driving into oncoming traffic on a road with at least four lanes||100-450 euros|
|Violation of the rules of overtaking in the tunnel||150 – 1000 euros|
|Violation of driving rules at railway crossings||150 – 1000 euros|
|Entering an oncoming lane on a road where the lanes are physically separated from each other||150 – 1000 euros|
Unleaded petrol (95 and 98) and diesel ( Dizel ) are available in Montenegro. There is no such thing as leaded gasoline. Gas stations (LPG) available.
Changes from the previous period are displayed. Updates every two weeks.
Emergency numbers in Montenegro
- Police – 122
- Fire brigade – 123
- Ambulance – 124
- Roadside assistance – 1340
- EUROHELP (Road Assistance) – 1281
- Tourist Information Office – 19797
Equipment you must have in your vehicle:
- Warning triangle – except for motorcycles. When driving with a trailer, two signs are required.
- A reflective vest is required if you leave a vehicle that has been left parked on the road or on your shoulder at night or in poor visibility.
- First aid kit for cars
- Spare set of lamps – no need for xenon, neon and similar lamps.
Requirements for the equipment that should be in the car in different European countries.
The use of winter tires in Montenegro is mandatory from November 15 to March 31 for vehicles with a total weight of up to 3.5 tons, only if there is a continuous layer of snow or ice on the roads.
Failure to comply with this rule will result in a fine of 60 to 150 euros. If there is snow or ice on the road, the fine increases from 80 to 300 euros.
Studded tires are prohibited .
Anti slip chains
Snow chains may only be used when the road is completely covered in snow or ice.
Requirements for the use of winter and studded tires in different European countries.
Recommended equipment and other rules
The fine without a protective vest ranges from 30 to 80 euros. And if you leave the car without a vest, 20-50 euros.
The use of Anti Radar is prohibited . Advertising and sale of such devices is also prohibited. The fine ranges from 150 to 1000 euros.