Transfers from Tivat airport (TIV)

are faster and more comfortable than shuttles, buses, trains and taxis to the city center, hotel, resort, airport, train station or to any other place you need to get to.

Why do tourists book private transfers from Tivat airport (TIV)?

Why do people book transfers from Tivat airport (TIV)

Transfer is a transportation service which meets and brings you exactly where you asked: a Kiwitaxi driver meets you at the airport (as close to the Arrivals as possible), at the hotel reception or at the exactly given address, helps you with your luggage and brings you fast- track to your destination.

You can pre-order inexpensive taxi transfer to the city center or to the airport, comfortable car transfer for the family with children, Economy minivan for a tourist group or a Luxury transfer. The transfer cost from Tivat airport (TIV) is fixed at the time of pre-order and never rises : either when the driver is waiting for the passenger, when the stop is necessary, or because of traffic jams.

Customer feedback

Superorganized in every detail. ....The information before, upgrading the car without extra charge in advance, the fast and nice service at the pick up place and the reasonable price!
Ten out of ten. Both drivers were on time and professional. Would definitely use Kiwi taxis again. Communication was also good Keeping us informed of driver contact details
The driver was waiting for us at the exit, even with the plane arriving late. He was very polite, drove well, we could understand each other perfectly in english (even that it was not our first language). Everything went well and I definetly recommend the service.

Transfers vs. Other Ways to Get from Tivat Airport

Tivat Airport is one of the two air hubs in Montenegro. Tourists arrive here to transfer to Budva, Kotor and dozens of other small resorts. From Tivat Airport one can travel by bus (which departs from the highway and from a bus station 1 km away from the airport terminal), local taxis and airport transfers.

How to get from Tivat Airport to the city and the other way round

There are three ways to get from Tivat Airport to the downtown or vice versa:

  • by a public or private bus, both to Tivat and the nearest resort towns: Budva, Sveti Stefan, Rafailovici and others;
  • by taxi, by calling on the phone (you need to know numbers in advance), writing in Viber online chat or flagging down on site. There are no taxi services in Montenegro, which could be called via app, like Uber;
  • by airport transfer, booked online.

Transfer from Tivat Airport vs. Taxi called via online chat

Advantages of a private transfer

No need to buy a local sim-card. In order to call a taxi in Montenegrin popular taxi services like RED or Terrae, you need to know their local number in advance and buy a sim-card at the airport to avoid using expensive internet in roaming. If you book a transfer in advance, you will not have to care about it.

No worries about slow Internet. If you decided not to buy a sim-card, but to connect to a free Wi-Fi at Tivat Airport instead, keep in mind that its speed leaves much to be desired (128 kB/s). You will have to reserve a car in a constantly buffering online chat. In case of a transfer, there is no need to contact the driver as he is already waiting for you with a sign by the airport exit.

Reliable driver, comfortable car. Calling a taxi via an app gives no guarantee of a clean car or a calm taxi driver. Many local taxi drivers, having accepted your order, may pick up other passengers on the way.

Disadvantage of a private transfer

25–30% more expensive. When ordering taxi in an online chat, you can expect an old car, but Kiwitaxi service in Tivat is performed only on new and fast cars driven by professional drivers. Your order is given to the drivers with the best rating, based on the feedback from our clients and the offered price.

Transfer vs. Taxi from Tivat airport, called on site

Advantages of a private transfer

Your taxi will not be blocked. There are several official taxi services in Tivat Airport, from different Montenegro regions. Taxi drivers from one region often do not let taxis from other regions park and block the exit. Kiwitaxi transfers from Tivat Airport operate on the territory of the terminal officially and no local taxi driver can prevent them from driving or getting the passengers in.

The price is known in advance. Every taxi service in Tivat operates according to its own tariff. Drivers are empowered to define the price of the ride, so it can fluctuate depending on the season, number of passengers, luggage, traffic situation and etc. There are as well obligatory fees: starting fee — €0,5, every km — €0,8. But the price for our service is always fixed and you know it in advance.

Disadvantage of an individual transfer

10-20% more expensive. If the destination is close to the airport, a local taxi service may be cheaper than the transfer. You will pay to a taxi driver for the distance, whereas Kiwitaxi works on a single rate basis for Tivat, regardless if you travel to the city center or to the suburb.

Transfer vs. Bus and shuttle bus from Tivat Airport

Advantages of a private transfer

Three times as fast. Buses do not run regularly. If to take into account the time you will spend to get to the bus stop, wait for the bus and travel to the city, our transfer will bring you to the apartment door or to the hotel three times faster.

From airport straight to hotel. One of the major problems in Tivat Airport is that the buses do not stop near the terminal. The nearest stop is located on the highway (circa 200m from the terminal), and the majority of buses run from Tivat bus station (800m from the airport). You will have to cover this distance on foot with your heavy luggage. The transfer driver, however, will meet you at the arrivals hall exit, walk you to the parking lot, and will bring you to your hotel.

No flagging down on the highway. Buses do not stop at Tivat Airport on their route, and the bus stops are not marked by timetables or signs. Potential passengers need to find the right place and give a driver a sign with a hand to show he/she wants the bus to stop. If one does not know this details and tries to stop the bus heading not to Tivat (but to the south), the chances are that one can wait on the highway for long or go in the wrong direction.

Disadvantage of a private transfer

Up to five times more expensive, when calculated for two tourists in the comfortable class transfer. For eight people travelling together, transfer price from Tivat Airport for every passenger will be only twice as high as the public transport ticket price.