Sleeping in Airports

Podgorica Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Podgorica Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

There isn’t any room, and no need to sleep at this airport. – Tony

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us about their time at Podgorica Airport.

What to Expect

Podgorica Airport is a small, modern terminal with 10 gates a duty free shop, and a cafe and newsstand on both the land and air sides. While small, reviewers report that the terminal is clean and has decent armrest-free seating. WiFi is available to help pass the time. Beyond that, services are limited.

Where to Sleep

This airport closes down at night and travellers are not allowed to stay in the airport during the overnight hours. For uninterrupted sleep, there is a hostel and several hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

A Business Lounge and a few VIP Lounges are available, but none appear to belong to any lounge membership programs or offer walk-in rates.   If you are travelling first or business class, your airline can provide access to the Business Lounge.  The VIP Lounges can be reserved for an hourly fee of €150 – €200 per hour.

If sleeping in Podgorica Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Hotel Aria – (2 minute drive from the airport) Free roundtrip airport shuttle (must pre-book).  » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Podgorica Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Free WiFi is available at Podgorica Airport.

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside.

Baby Care Facilities – If you are travelling with an infant, there are 4 “Mother and Child” rooms for breast feeding and diaper-changing. Locations: International Departures (1) • International Arrivals (2) • Landside, Check-in Area (1).

Currency Exchange – CKB Bank can do foreign exchange transactions. Location: landside. Hours: 8:00AM – 10:00PM

Duty Free & Shopping – A Duty Free shop is available once you pass through security (Hours: open according to flight schedules). Before security, you are limited to convenience stores.

Food & Drinks – Caffe Nero is available in 3 locations at the airport:
» Landside: Central Hall (Hours: according to flights) • Ground Floor, in the administrative office building which is connected to the passenger terminal archway (Hours: 7:00AM – 3:00PM).
» Airside: Near Exits 4 and 5 (Hours: according to flights).

Information Desk – If you have any questions, visit the airport information desk for assistance. Location: Landside, between the check-in hall and Departures.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – There are storage lockers to the left of the main entrance. Rates are not known.

Medical Services – Urgent and emergency medical care is available at the airport clinic. Ask an airport staff member for assistance.

Mobile Charging – A reader tells us “Mobile charging is very limited landside. There are no designated charging places, only very few widely scattered and almost hidden power outlets serving the vending machines and kiosks, some of which were usable. One solar powered bench with USB outlets just outside the hall, most of the ports were broken (as public USB ports often are, since they are not designed for that usage)” (September 2019)

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

According to a September 2017 review, the airport closes at 11:00PM and it is not possible to stay inside overnight.

As of February 2019, Podgorica airport is served by the following airlines: Adria Airways • Air Serbia • Alitalia • Austrian Airlines • Edelweiss • Montenegro Airlines • Ryanair • Turkish Airlines.

Car Rentals

The following car rental services are available onsite: Avis • Budget • Europcar • Ideal • Kompas • Meridian • Renault • Roksped • Sixt.

Taxi

Taxis are readily available at the airport during airport hours of operation.

A recent review (Sept 2019) suggests to avoid the taxi ranks at the airport. If you pre-book your taxi (transfer services, or perhaps through your hotel) you should be able to save on the rates.

Last updated: 2019-07-17

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.