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For other places with the same name, see Bar (disambiguation).

Bar is a major port for Montenegro.

The oldest olive tree in the world, in Bar


The Old Town of Bar, 4 km far from the coast, is the most significant among the numerous cultural-historical monuments of this town, a witness to its turbulent history. These old bricks are deaf witnesses of numerous conquerors and different cultures.

Bar is a touristy city, mostly in summer. Season goes roughly from May to September. There are tourist facilities, restaurants, sport fields, trade and a marina with 1050 berths. Off season, virtually everything will be closed (cafés, restaurants, hotels, and of course tourist information centers).

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

For the airports in Podgorica or Tivat take a bus or a Taxi, from Podgorica you can also take the train, and then continue a local taxi to the airport.

Alternatively, take an one-hour drive by a car. It is possible to reach Podgorica airport through a taxi service. A transfer should cost €30 for a vehicle up to four passengers, and €60 for a minivan up to eight passengers.

By train[edit]

One day train ("Tara") and one night train ("Lovcen") take eleven hours from Belgrade via Rakovica (for Belgrade suburban lines), Bijelo Poljea, Prijepolje, Podgorica and a dozen other stops; they're chronically an hour late. Scheduled arrival is 7:23 AM. For 2024 the day service runs only between mid-June and mid-September and requires a simple change between Serbian and Montenegrin local trains at the border station of Bijelo Polje. In Belgrade for some years these trains departed from Topcider, the dreary motorail terminal in the southern burbs, but they now run from Centar station.

  • 1 Bar railway station (Željeznička stanica). Bar railway station (Q4857956) on Wikidata Bar railway station on Wikipedia

By boat[edit]

  • 2 Ship terminal. Daily ferries operated by Montengro Lines to/from Bari, Italy departing at 22:00 and arriving at 7:00 (from €56). The company also operates bi-weekly ferries to/from Ancona, Italy.

By bus[edit]

  • 3 Autobuska stanica (Bus station) (2 km from centre, 300 m from train station), +382 30 346 141. Frequent buses operate along the coast to Budva, Tivat (for the airport) and Kotor. The journey to Podgorica takes a little over an hour, journeys to Ulcinj take about 30 minutes and journeys north to Budva and Kotor take one hour and just under two hours respectively. If you're heading to Bar's beaches in Susanj, you can ask to be let off the buses (for those coming from Podgorica, Budva and Kotor) in Susanj rather than having to walk all the way back from the bus station.

Get around[edit]

Map of Bar

By bus[edit]

During the summer months, there is a local bus service running between Sutomare (about 5 km north along the coast) and Bar. Services are hourly.

On foot[edit]

Bar is a small city and everywhere is walkable. The walk between Bar and the beaches in Susanj will take about 30 minutes; taxi drivers will be happy to take you.

  • Taxi Bar, +38269949197, . 24h. minivan transfers, airport transfer services Tivat airport €40, Podgorica airport €30, Tirana (Albania) €105, Dubrovnik (Croatia) €110.
Car rentals


The wall of Stari Bar
  • Stari Bar (Bar Old Town). A great set of ruins of churches and mosques, a few km from the current Bar. A taxi from the city center to Stari Bar shouldn't cost more than €4. €2 (discounts for children).
  • Bar Fortress.
  • 1 Stara Maslina (Стара маслина). One of the world's oldest olive trees, estimated to be between 2000 and 2500 years old. Stara Maslina (Q3497092) on Wikidata Stara Maslina on Wikipedia
  • 2 Bar Royal Palace. Houses the city museum of Bar. King Nicola's Palace in Bar (Q3361179) on Wikidata Bar Royal Palace on Wikipedia
  • Port of Bar. not really fancy but you can see some great ships, beautiful yachts and small fishing boats.
  • Beaches in Susanj. Cleaner water and more space a short walk along the promenade north of the city centre

Churches and monasteries[edit]

There are numerous of historic churches and monasteries in and around Bar.

  • 3 Church of St. Jovan Vladimir. Church of St. Jovan Vladimir, Bar (Q61133033) on Wikidata Church of St. Jovan Vladimir, Bar on Wikipedia





  • 1 Pizzeria Pulena, Robna kuca Izbor, Ul. Vladimira Rolovića, +382 67 335 334. Lots of pizza and fried goodies.
  • 2 Sunce, nacionalna kuc'a, ul. Rista Lekic'a, +382 67 511 783. 8:00 - 21:00. Home made national food.
  • 3 Banjalučki ćevap, Požarevačka ulica.
  • 4 Sidro Plus, Željeznicka Stanica Bar.


  • 5 Gradski Restoran, 41 Ulica Jovana Tomasevica, +382 85 312 025. Partly inside, partly on a terrace with amazing mountain views. Popular with locals.
  • 6 Gurman, 2 Maršala Tita.
  • 7 Pascucci, G10, Bulevar Revolucije.
  • 8 Soho Pizza Bar, Булевар Револуције.


  • 1 Le Petit Chateau Restoran. Cafe/restaurant on boardwalk.
  • 2 La Esquina, 17 Vladimira Rolovica II.



  • 1 Villa Kovacevic, Topolica 3, +382 68 551 236. It's sort of a penthouse homestay with grand views over the Bar municipality and seafront. $26.




As of Sept 2021, Bar has 4G from all Montenegro carriers. 5G has not rolled out in Montenegro.

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