Compact (Dacia Sandero Stepway or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Montenegro.
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Roads in Montenegro are usually in very good condition, the main problem for drivers being switchback mountain passes and narrow or cobbled streets. Traffic in urban centers and along the coast can be quite congested, especially in the peak summer season. Driving is on the right-hand side of the road, and it is important to note that there is a zero-tolerance policy on drinking and driving.
Drivers will need to be at least 21 years old to rent a car in Montenegro, and will need to have held their domestic driving license for 1-2 years. Many agencies such as Sixt charge a young driver’s fee for renters ages 21 to 23; at Sixt, this fee is 32 € ($36) per rental. Most agencies will accept a domestic driver’s license and passport, provided these are printed in the Roman alphabet.
Petrol stations in Montenegro usually stay open from 8 am to 8 pm and are plentiful in urban areas and along the coast. In the more remote rural regions, they can be hard to find, meaning that it’s important to fuel up whenever possible. Prices are comparable to other European countries: expect to pay around 1.30 € ($1.45) for a liter of petrol and 1.25 € ($1.40) for diesel. This translates to 4.91 € ($5.48) for a gallon of petrol and $5.29 for a gallon of diesel.
There are no highways in Montenegro, and speed limits are determined according to whether the road passes through an urban or rural area. In developed zones, drivers should stick to a maximum speed of 50 km/h (31 mph) and in rural areas, 80 km/h (50 mph), unless otherwise posted.
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