How to get to usTravelling to these small countries at the edge of Europe is surprisingly easy by train, plane or road.
FLIGHTSThe best airports to aim for:
Montenegro holidays: Podgorica, Tivat, Dubrovnik (2hrs 30 mins to your holiday's start point)
Albania holidays: Tirana, Podgorica (3 hours to your holiday's start point)
Kosovo holidays: Pristina
Croatia holidays: Dubrovnik (2 hours to your holiday's start point), Split (1hr) or Zadar (2 hours 30 mins)
Bosnia holidays: Dubrovnik (2hrs 30 mins to your holiday's start point)
Romania holidays: Cluj Napoca (2hrs 30 mins to your holiday's start point)
Of course flying has the highest carbon cost, which is why we include a carbon offset for air travel in the price of our holidays. Why not go one step further and make your trip carbon positive? Donate through ClimateCare. to support some of the most positive and impactful sustainable development projects on the planet!
FROM THE UK:
Ryanair fly from London Stansted to Podgorica (MNE) on Sundays and Wednesdays. They also fly to Zadar (CRO)twice weekly.
EasyJet fly from Manchester and London Gatwick to Tivat (MNE) on Sundays and Thursdays. They also fly from London Luton to Pristina (KOS) daily and to Dubrovnik (HR) twice weekly.
Wizzair fly from London Luton to Tirana (ALB) and to Pristina (KOS) each Sunday.
TUI fly from London Gatwick and Birmingham to Podgorica on Sundays and Wednesdays.
British Airways, Norwegian and many others all fly direct to Dubrovnik in Croatia all year round. Be aware there are often long waiting times at the border between Croatia and Montenegro during the popular summer months.
FROM OTHER EUROPEAN AIRPORTS:
Ryanair, EasyJet, Wizzair and other budget carriers like Eurowings all fly into our recommended destinations from various European airports. Most national carriers offer direct flights into Dubrovnik.
If in any doubt as to your best value or most obvious route, we recommend you search for flights on www.skyscanner.net or www.budgetflights.co.uk.
Please check with each airline's website for the most up-to-date flight information, including Covid-19 requirements.
Airport transfers can be arranged, please contact us for up to date prices.
HOW TO GET TO US BY TRAIN OR CARIf you want to keep your carbon footprint to a minimum, travelling by train is straightforward and offers one of Europe's most dramatic rail journeys over the mountains from Belgrade to Podgorica. Seat61 is a good place to plan your journey.
If you're driving from Western Europe, Split (HR) and Maramures (ROM) are less than a day's drive away. If you are continuing further south we recommend that you head through Croatia down the Adriatic coast to Dubrovnik, from where you can reach Mostar or Podgorica in two and a half hours and Tirana in another three. We don't recommend driving to Kosovo!
Have a look at Michelin Maps for more precise directions - don't trust your satnav!
If you prefer to hire a rental car we recommend www.carrentals.co.uk if you are flying into Dubrovnik and www.idealcar.me if you are flying into Podgorica.