Traffic in Montenegro

Transport and infrastructure in Montenegro

Our listing of the primary types of transport compares the infrastructure of Montenegro with the average of all countries in Europe. Overall, the main traffic and transport routes are well developed and in comparatively good condition.

In terms of the length of its rail network, Montenegro ranks 40th in the world with 0.40 meters per inhabitant. In total, the rail network is 250 kilometers long. Freight traffic on the rails most recently totaled 130.33 million tons and kilometers traveled. Passenger traffic reached 27.80 million passenger-kilometers in 2020.

Airports in Montenegro

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Road traffic

The network of roads and highways has a total length of 7,762 km. For each of the country's 619,211 inhabitants, this corresponds to 12.54 meters. This puts Montenegro in 43rd place in the global ranking. However, it is also important to note that the country's population density is very low at around 45 inhabitants per km². In this case, disproportionately long distances generally have to be covered to reach the more remote parts of the country.

With an average of 60 traffic fatalities per year (2013 - 2019), road traffic in Montenegro is considered relatively safe. This corresponds to 9.7 accident fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants per year. By comparison, this figure is 12.3 in the USA and 17.0 worldwide.

Traffic in MontenegroIn Montenegro, traffic drives on the right-hand side of the road, i.e. people drive in the right-hand lane and overtake on the left. Oncoming traffic comes toward you on the left side. This rule was introduced at the end of the 18th century during the Napoleonic Wars. Here you can also find an overview of all countries with left-hand traffic.



 totalper 1 mio
per km²
Roadways7,800 km12,535.31 km562.06 m
Railroads300 km403.74 km18.10 m
Waterways0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Commercial harbors1727.450.001


 total per 1 mio
per km²
Roadways6,708,900 km11,154.38 km1,111.71 m
Railroads258,600 km429.97 km42.85 m
Waterways54,800 km91.17 km9.09 m
Commercial harbors15,27325.390.003

Data sources used

Global Health Observatory Data Repository (World Health Organization)
Internation Union of Railways (UIC)
CIA Factbook
OECD Statistics
Wikipedia (german)
Montenegro: AirportsLargest airports and airlines in MontenegroThe 2 biggest airports and in Montenegro with further information and data (Podgorica and Tivat)
Montenegro: ClimateClimate details in MontenegroA climate analysis for Montenegro incl. temperatures, rain days per month, hours of sunshine, rainfalls
Ranking: MegacitiesMega cities - the biggest cities all over the worldRanking of the biggest cities worldwide. On top: Shanghai, Chongqing and Beijing