Pros: Pick up easy.Cons: Drop off seemed like a scam. When I picked up the car, they assured me it was no problem to dropoff early, just put the keys under the window When I actually dropped it off, someone was claimed there was an early return fee of "€35" -- eventually he agreed to give me a "discount" of €10, cash only.
2.4 Mediocre11 Aug 2016
Wrong car. Ridiculous wait. Ridiculous car.Pros: There was very little, which is being generous, to like about this car or our rental experience with Hertz.Cons: We waited for over an hour, past our scheduled pick up time, for the car as Hertz said the car we asked for was not back. We were then given an obviously "spare" car that was an automatic rather than the manual that we had booked. It was to coin a phrase "battle worn" with not a single panel un-dented or scratched (including the roof) outside and shabby missing trim inside. It should have been consigned to the car rental scrap heap several thousand kilometres before we had the misfortune of being charged +€350 for it. It was only that there appeared no alternative any time in the foreseeable future that we accepted this dog of a car but would not be rushing back.
Pros: ABSOLUTELY NOTHINGCons: Everything was horrible. The price was not honored. My Reservation was cancelled without my knowledge. I ended up spending an additional $1200 Dollars to get a car due to no good information from Renting from AVIS thru Kayak
3.2 Mediocre20 Jul 2017
Rental ended up being 3 times more than on Kayak, stay away from them!Pros: The car was ok (but still not too clean inside), all other things were not ok.Cons: They force you to pay an insurance which is twice more than the car price and if you don't want that, they say you must give them 10 000 euro deposit, which is impossible for a normal person. Stay away from them! The main guy who works there is unfriendly and they don't clean too much inside the car (we had some kind of two weeks coffee something all over the car).
3.2 Mediocre26 Apr 2017
poor service and vehicle in poor mechanical shape.Pros: beautiful country, wish I could have driven around more.Cons: upon arrival to pick up my car I found that the price was increased to 2.5 times the quote. The vehicle provided was in rough mechanical shape with a transmission that surged and breaks that squealed and ground when used. Due to the shape of the vehicle I was not able to travel but just stayed in the hotel for the week. It was not a good experience.
2.0 Mediocre13 Jan 2017
WARNINGCons: WATCH OUT! They purposely set you up if you don't buy their insurance. I booked online and also purchased insurance at the time. When I got to Podgorica to pick up the car the guy kept pushing and pushing to get their insurance and warned me that I could face charges because it happens quite frequently. I should have known then he was setting me up. When we inspected the car I pointed out several scratches on it and he just said "No Problem, No Problem." He also never said anything about a law there that if it snows and you do not have "winter tires" you can be given a ticket by police even if there is just snow on the side of the road. When I brought the car back, he accused me of having put scratches on the car and even said (and I quote) that there was a scratch on the undercarriage that he was going to charge me for. Seriously, when have you ever heard of this. What's next, getting charged for a scratch on the fuel tank underneath the car? The interesting thing is when we did the inspection, he never once looked at the under carriage. The car was an Opel and had over 125,000 kilometers on it. It had rust and other scratches all over it. He said he would be charging 1000 euros for the scratches. Be careful.
3.6 Mediocre13 Jan 2016
Horrible Experience with local staffPros: The car did not break downCons: The representative at the front desk spoke minimal English, and made the rental cost more than 2x more than the quoted price. The car was provided with the gas light being on. There was no windsheild washer fluid. The worst part was that after charging an extra "snow tires and chains" fee, the car only had winter tires on the front. The rear were pure summer tires, and this proved to be very dangerous on mountain passes, amd not legal with the places where we told them we were going. After returning the car, we were hit with a cleaning fee from the same guy who took the car to their compound prior to showing us why the fee was charged. Extremely unprofessional service.
2.0 Mediocre4 Dec 2015
Cons: booking no:ME574082410 ı rent the car 53.43 euro.but avis company like a mafia staile charge first time 210 euro,later make discount they charge179.26 euro.so ı had to payed 127.4 euro for extra premiom location fee,super CDW(they push me),miscellaneous servise(green card ext.)That was monkey business ı newer pay like this money in my life.Please take my money and send to my account.Later ı ask another rent acar company they claim for 3 days 55 euro total for all insurents.they ese your compony name.best regards sedat turkbas mgm firstname.lastname@example.org
Car hire in Podgorica is easy enough to organise, and a good idea, seeing as some of the major tourist attractions in this part of Montenegro are a little way outside of the town. The first one worth making a day trip of is Niagara Falls, although they’re not as high as the North America namesake. Dajbabe Monastery is another worthwhile site: a church built in 1897 inside a cave. The Petrovic Palace, which also houses the Montenegro Contemporary Art Centre inside its original 19th-century pink walls. The most prominent human-made structure in Podgorica is Millennium Bridge across the Moraca River, which you can marvel at as you drive across it.
You’ll arrive in the city at Podgorica Airport, which is well serviced by many of the largest car hire companies in Europe. You’ll see them all lined up ahead of you as you exit customs after the luggage carousel pick-up area, including Avis, Hertz or Europcar. You can then collect your vehicle from the opposite airport’s main terminal as you exit. Once you have your Podgorica car hire all sorted out, the centre of town is a mere 12.6 km (about 8 miles) drive away.
Most of the roads in and entering Podgorica are in very good condition and traffic is very light, but there are some local standards and regulations to which you should pay attention. Firstly, it’s mandatory to drive with your headlights dipped at all times of the day. You should also add a little bit of extra time to any trip, to cater for the occasional roadworks, detours around monasteries and narrow roads in the area. Budget for about 20 to 30min extra when you have car hire in Podgorica and are planning your sightseeing trips.
Rush hour is pretty much a foreign concept here, so you can relax completely on that front. Some roads can get at least a little busy at seemingly random times. These are especially the main ones through the centre of town in the area where Pete Proleterske Brigade becomes Bulevar Mihalia Lalica, and at the roundabout where four main road intersect: Bulevar Revolucije, Dr Ljubomira Rasovica, Cetinjski Put, and Bulevar Dzordza Vasingtona.
25% of our users found a car hire in Podgorica for £17 or less
Book your car hire in Podgorica at least 6 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
Off-airport car hire locations in Podgorica are around 42% cheaper than airport locations on average
Mini car hires in Podgorica are around 42% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about car rentals in Podgorica
Some car hire companies in Podgorica which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Avis, Europcar and Sixt
On average a hire car in Podgorica costs £24 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at GREEN MOTION (£12/day), SURPRICE CAR RENTAL (£13/day) and Hertz (£23/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at GREEN MOTION Studentska Bb - Shuttle 81000 (5 miles from the city centre).
The average price of fuel in Podgorica is £4.28 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £51 and £68, depending on the car size.
Mini (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Podgorica.
A Mini car hire in Podgorica costs £19 per day, on average.
A Compact car hire in Podgorica costs £24 per day, on average.
A Economy car hire in Podgorica costs £23 per day, on average.
In Podgorica, cars are most frequently hired at Avis Terminal Building (4 miles from city centre).
On average hiring a car in Podgorica costs £167 per week (£24 per day).
On average a car hire in Podgorica costs £716 per month (£24 per day).
The areas just around Podgorica offers some of the best driving in the Balkans, so you are free to choose the car you’re going to enjoy the most. One hint is that it’s actually better to get a saloon rather than a 4WD or MPV, because the rural roads can become quite narrow and the area is mountainous. It will also help you to find parking more easily in the centre of town. In winter you’ll probably need to make sure that your hire car is equipped with snow chains as you may need them if it’s a severe season.
The local police enforce the speed limits very strictly, so take the signs very seriously. In the centre of town you can drive at a maximum of 50km/h (approx. 30mph) and on the highways around the rest of Montenegro you need to keep to 80km/h (just under 49mph). Be very careful though, because this can quickly change to as low as 20km/h (around 12mph) in some places where the roads are more narrow.
The average price of petrol in Podgorica will likely make you smile, compared to what you’re used to at home. You can fill up for around €1.23 a litre, which is only £1.06. So it won’t break the bank to drive around as much as you like, and get to see all the out of the way spots that take your interest. You’ll find three main petrol stations here: Zeta Petrol is on Mahala b.b., Petrol Zagoric is in Piperska, and the one one is on the M23.
Street parking can be a bit hard to come by in Podgorica due to its small size. Summer is the season when it’s most difficult. Rather head for the parking lot in Ulica Svetlane Kane Radevic, or Bulevar Svetog Petra Cetinjskog Parking. In summer the prices range from around €0.5 to €2 per hour (about £0.40 - £1.75), settling at around €0.50 (£0.40) in winter.