How to get to Lake Skadar

By plane

Ryanair fly from London Stansted to Podgorica (20 minutes from the lake) on Sundays and Wednesdays, starting at just € 30 one way.

EasyJet fly from Manchester and London Gatwick to Tivat on Sundays and Thursdays from around € 50 return.

TUI fly from London Gatwick and Birmingham to Podgorica on Sundays and Wednesdays from around € 150 return.

Montenegro Airlines fly direct to Montenegro all year round from a selection of European destinations, with return fares starting from as little as € 125. Lake Skadar is reachable by car in 20 minutes from Podgorica International Airport and in 1 hour 15 minutes from Tivat.

We recommend you search for flights on or Montenegro Airlines' website cannot always be relied upon to display all their scheduled flights...!

Alternatively, British Airways, Air France, Lufthansa, Croatia Airlines, EasyJet and Norwegian among many others all fly direct to Dubrovnik in Croatia all year round from € 125 return. For UK residents, Jet2 also fly to Dubrovnik from both Manchester and East Midlands airports. Lake Skadar is then 2.5 hours away by car.

Please check with each airline's website for the most up-to-date flight information.

Airport transfers can be arranged, please contact us for up to date prices.

By train

If you want to keep your carbon footprint to a minimum, you could always take the train to Belgrade and then enjoy one of Europe's most dramatic journeys over the mountains to Virpazar. That final stretch takes 9 hours; how you get to Belgrade is of course up to you. Seat61 is a good place to plan your journey.

By car

If you're driving from Western Europe, we recommend that you head through Croatia to the bustling Dalmatian town of Split. From there, you simply drive down the Adriatic coast to Dubrovnik, continue to the Montenegrin border to the magnificent Kotor fjord, whiz past the coastal resorts of Budva and Sveti Stefan and when you reach Petrovac, take the mountain road left towards Lake Skadar. You'll have some incredible views and the whole journey once you leave Split should not take more than 7-8 hours. Have a look at Michelin Maps for more precise directions if you don't already have SatNav.

If you prefer to hire a rental car we recommend if you are flying into Dubrovnik and if you are flying into Podgorica.

By ferry

Montenegro Lines sail from Bari and Ancona in Italy to the port of Bar five times a week. Bar is just 30 minutes from Lake Skadar by car.