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Filling stations in Montenegro

Refuelling at petrol stations in Montenegro is quite simple: drive up, fill up, pay. The larger stations even have attendants who are always willing to help. But relaxed and inattentive tourists can overpay by several times for fuel.

In this article, we will tell you how much fuel costs in Montenegro, how to fill up without “overpayments”, and where to look for the best quality petrol and diesel.

Fuel costs

Fuel costs as of September 2023:

  • Eurosuper 95 – €1.66
  • Eurosuper 98 – €1.70
  • Eurodizel – €1.58

Fuel costs are the same across the country.

It is allowed to transport petrol in portable fuel containers in Montenegro. However, you will hardly ever need it.

If you are driving to Albania, fill up the full tank in Montenegro where the fuel is better and cheaper.

Large network filling stations often have a small cafe or store, car wash and tyre pressure pump.

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How to fill up

Refuelling the car is very easy:

  • Drive up to the fuel pump
  • Open the fuel tank cap
  • Fill up the fuel tank yourself or tell the attendant what fuel and how much you want to fill up
  • Pay for the fuel at the cash desk or to the petrol station attendant.

Tourists should stay focused at petrol stations in Montenegro. You can get less fuel or end up paying more than necessary even at a reputable petrol station.

Check the amount of fuel filled, compare the cost on the display and in the receipt, count the change, and always keep the receipt.

Wait until the car is refuelled to the required level, check the cost at the meter, and then pay. You can pay in cash to the attendant or pay by card at the cash desk. They accept card payments without problems.

In the coastal part, petrol stations are located frequently, every 20-70 km. But before travelling to the mountains by a rental car, you should fill up with plenty of fuel because the consumption is higher there, and petrol stations are less frequent.

Most petrol stations are open 24 hours a day.

Fuel quality

Local motorists advise filling up at Petrol and Lukoil filling stations and keep away from Eko petrol stations because their petrol often contains additives that are not well digested by German cars.

EkoPetro stations have received much negative feedback on social media. Users recommend to either fill up by yourself or wait till nozzle shut-off to avoid "underfilling".

If you need diesel, better go to a Petrol filling station (not to be confused with Vuk Petrol). You’ll find them on your way from Budva to Kotor, in Katun Reževići, and on your way from Cetinje to Podgorica (when you leave Cetinje and enter Podgorica).

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