Maritime transport in Montenegro. Montenegro is also by sea connected with the world.

Cruise Ship in Bay of Kotor

One of the most significant years for maritime transport, development of the Bar and the region was 1965, because from 01. June began to sail the newly purchased feribot «Sveti Stefan», Montenegrin overseas connections with Italy.

The first feribot between Bar-Bari

It was in use from 01 June 1965 to 15 January 1997. For more than three decades of communication on the line Bar-Bari carried one million passengers and 120,000 cars and trucks.

maritime transport in montenegro

Montenegro Lines/Barska Plovidba is the naval company that connects Montenegro to Italy with a regular service all over the year. The fleet was made of ships connecting the italian ports of Bari and Ancona to the port of Bar in Montenegro.

Ferry Bar-Bari (Italy)

The trip to Bari takes around 10 hours. Fares and prices for your ferry ticket from Bar to Bari (and/or vice versa) depends on some factors as age of passengers, season of travel, desired accommodation on the board and kind of vehicle on board.

Ferry between Montenegro and Italy

Bar is crucially located over the traffic route to Budapest and Belgrade. For centuries, Bay of Bar has given shelter to seamen and ships. Port of Bar was founded in the beginning of last century, on June 27, 1906 as a result of joint efforts of visionaries with the support of Montenegrin king Nikola Petrovic. Similarly to all of Montenegro, history of the port is full of human efforts towards creations even in the periods of war devastations and natural disasters.

Maritime transport - Port of Bar

Ports of Bar, Budva, Kotor and Zelenika (Herceg Novi) have the status of ports for international maritime transport.

Port of Bar

Port of Bar is the largest port in Montenegro and a very important transportation center. Ferries regularly operate between Montenegro and Italy on line Bar-Bari-Bar which is currently maintained by Croatian maritime company «Jadrolinija»  with a ferry «Dubrovnik».

Ferry Sveti Stefan and Sveti Stefan II in Bari

Port of Kotor is a very popular destination for cruise ships.

Port of Call - Kotor

Marina Porto Montenegro in Tivat can accommodate the largest yachts – up to 150 meters in length.

Marina Porto Montenegro in Tivat

Carriage of passengers is made by ferry on national line Lepetani – Kamenari (Bay of Kotor)

Ferry between Kamenari and Lepetane


Ferry Barska Plovidba

Maritime company Barska Plovidba maintains scheduled ferry routes between Montenegro and Italy on line Bar-Bari (Currently maintained by Croatian maritime company «Jadrolinija»).

Information: + 382 30 303 469


Port of Bar - Passenger terminal

Port of Bar, situated at the entrance of the Adriatic Sea is the largest passenger and cargo port in Montenegro.

Information: + 382 30 300 400


Port of Kotor

Port of Kotor is located in Bay of Kotor right next to the Old Town. This is the main destination for cruise ships.

Information: + 382 32 325 573


Marina Budva

The Marina has a capacity of 281 berths. The port authorities are located in a building next to the Old Town.

Information: + 382 33 451 059


Marina Porto Montenegro

The Marina has 250 berths available for yachts between 12 and 150 metres long. The construction of an additional 185 berths is planned.

Information: + 382 32 660 900


Ferry through Kotor Bay

Ferries connect two shores of the Bay of Boka in the area of the Strait Verige in places Kamenari and Lepetani.

Information: + 382 31 673 522


Port of Zelenika

Port of Zelenika is located at the entrance to the Bay. It has the function of commercial port and one of the border crossings for the yacht.
There is no website.
Information: + 382 31 678 092