You can get to Velika Plaza by air, land and sea, for all the options, please see below.
For those flying to the festival there are two airports in Montenegro, one in Croatia and one in Albania, all of them within an distance from 70 – 130 km.With 10 – 15 direct flights per day from the UK and hundreds of low cost flights from all over Europe and further afield, Montenegro and Southern Soul Festival site is closer than you think!
From this year we are starting Airport transfer to make your travel to the festival site hassle free.
Podgorica International Airport (75 km – 1h30min): This is the best-connected airport for year-round travel to European cities including Frankfurt, London, Moscow, Rome, Vienna, Istanbul, Ljubljana, Copenhagen, Dusseldorf. Not all flights are daily and some connect, but schedules are rapidly improving. Travel time to Tivat by car is around 1hr 30mins and just over 1hr to Budva. Airlines serving this airport include Montenegro Airlines, Air Serbia, Austrian Airlines, Alitalia, Turkish Airlines, Ryanair, Adria Airways and in summer months numerous charter companies operate: Yamal, Ural Airlines, Transaero, Smartwings, Enter Air, Edelweiss Air, Belavia.
Tivat International Airport (80 km – 1h30min): Flights here are quite seasonal but there’s always good connections to Belgrade as well as charter flights to Bari, Rome and Naples; London with British Airways in summer; Moscow all year and charter flights to Kiev in summer too. Airlines that fly to this airport are: Montenegro Airlines, Air Serbia, Windrose Aviation Company, Air Berlin, Norwegian Air, Aeroflot Russian Airlines, Globus Airlines and S7 Airlines, Yamal, Ural Airlines, Transaero, Vim airlines, Thomas Cook, SAS, Red Wings Airlines, Nordstar Airlines, Metrojet, Khors Air, B&H Airlines, Rossiya Airlines, Air Moldova, Atlantic Airways, Azerbaijan Airlines, Belavia.
Dubrovnik International Airport (135 km – 2h30min to 3h): The airport’s connections are excellent, easily on a par with Podgorica and with better connections to France, Spain, Italy, Germany and UK in summer especially. During summer flights go to Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Belfast, Bergen, Berlin, Birmingham, Bordeaux, Bristol, Brussels, Cologne, Copenhagen, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Geneva, Glasgow, Hamburg, Hannover, Helsinki, Kiev, Leeds, London, Leipzig, Luxembourg, Lyon, Madrid, Manchester, Marseille, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Nantes, Newcastle, Nice, Nottingham, Nuremberg, Oslo, Paris, Prague, Riga, Rome, Stavanger, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Trondheim, Venice, Zurich and Vienna. Dubrovnik is under a 1hour drive from Tivat and 1hr30mins to Budva on a quiet day, allow more time in summer. The following airlines fly to this airport: Croatia Airlines, Jet2, Trade Air, Aer Lingus, Austrian Airlines, Adria Airways, British Airways, Estonian Air, Iberia, JetAirFly, Lufthansa, German Wings, Norwegian Air, Air Serbia, Turkish Airlines, Vueling, Finnair, EasyJet, Tap Portugal, United, SAS, American Airlines, Monarch Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines, Volotea, Brussels, Thomson Airways, Thomas Cook, Air Berlin, Air Baltic, Transaero, Sun Express Deutchland, Travel Service Airlines, Enter Air, Smartwings, S7 Airlines, Aigle Azur, Air Europa, Air Malta, Air Mediterranee, Atlas Jet, Europe Airpost, Germania, Primera Air, Trade Air, Luxair, Flybe, Aegean Airlines, Israir. Check Flight Schedule for summer 2015 here.
Tirana International Airport (115 km – 2h): Tirana International Airport: This airport is just a two hours away from Velika Plaza that borders with the Albanian coast. For three years in a row, this airport is increasing numbers of carrying passengers. There are regular flights to and from Athens, Ancona, Bari, Bergamo, Bologna, Brindisi, Brussels, Frankfurt, Genoa, Istanbul, Ljubljana, London, Milan, Munich, Pisa, Rome, Turin, Venice, Verona, Vienna. Airlines that fly to this airport are: Austrian Airlines, Alitalia, Turkish Airlines, British Airways, Jetairfly, Adria Airways, Lufthansa, Aegean, Pegasus Airlines, Blue Panorama Airlines, Air Serbia, Balkan Express, Adria Airways, German Wings, Smartwings, Atlas Jet, Blue Panorama Airlines, Freebird Ailines, Transavia France, Air Vallee.
For Airport transfers details and bookings click here.
If you want to make the best of your holidays and get to know Montenegro better, travel by car. Croatian highway is pretty close to the Montenegrin coastline. Montenegro is tiny and so much of the country is accessible only by car. This is also a perfect opportunity to extend your holidays and visit the whole Balkan Peninsula.
The Balkans is small enough to drive around in a couple of days in a car. And if you don’t have a car, car rental in Montenegro is pretty affordable.
Check these sites of car rental in Montenegro:
You can try to get some local buses and enjoy the striking Montenegrin scenery! Check www.balkanviator.com for local buses!
Best way to get to Montenegro by train would be to travel to Belgrade(Serbia) and then take the train to Montenegro (Bar). This is a 8 hours ride, and there are several daily links 7 days a week. For more information visit www.zicg.me.
From May to September there are several ferry-boat companies listed below, that make three main routes from Italy to Montenegro.
For those traveling form North-West Europe we suggest to use these ferries in order to have a more comfortable trip.
The port city of Bar in Montenegro is only 20km distance from Ulcinj and from there, it is extremely easy to get by bus.
Ferry-boat connections from Ancona (North Italy – Adriatic coast) to Bar (Montenegro) take approximately 16 hours, or from Bari (South Italy – Adriatic coast) to Bar 8 hours.
Contact Details for the two main ferry companies from Montenegro to Italy:
Montenegro Lines - http://www.montenegrolines.net/home
Azzurra Line - http://www.azzuralines.com/