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Flying from the UK & Ireland
The only airport in Istria is Pula Airport, to where the following airlines all fly.

Ryanair has flights two times a week from London Stansted from the beginning of April to the end of October.

Croatia Airlines have direct flights from London Gatwick once a week to Pula.

Thomsonfly also have flights from London Gatwick, Birmingham and Manchester to Pula - all operating twice a week. have announced a whole host of new routes for 2013 to Pula! They are to fly from Leeds Bradford, Newcastle and Glasgow to Pula this summer; this is in addition to their already established Manchester to Pula route. (All routes operate once a week.)

The majority of the above flights only operate during summer. See our Getting There - By Air general page or the Pula section for more details.

Flying from the UK via Italy
Before the advent of low-cost flights direct to Croatia, many visitors to Istria would often fly to nearby Italian airports (Trieste is the closest, Venice is also reasonably near) and then make their way to their chosen Istrian resort. See our guides on Travelling from Trieste and Venice for full information on how to take advantage of flying to one of these airports.

Flying from Europe
The majority of the flights listed below only operate during summer months.

From Belgium:
dot Ryanair flights from Brussels Charleroi

From Denmark:
dot SAS flights from Copenhagen (new for 2013!)

From France:
dot Ryanair flights from Paris

From Finland:
Blue1 have direct flights from Helsinki

From Germany:
dot Air Berlin flights from Friedrichshafen
dot Croatia Airlines
from Frankfurt (new for 2013!)
Germanwings flights from Cologne/Bonn and Berlin
Intersky flights from Friedrichshafen
dot Lufthansa flights from Munich
TUIfly flights from Cologne/Bonn
Ryanair flights from Frankfurt Hahn

From The Netherlands:
Croatia Airlines flights from Amsterdam
dot ArkeFly flights from Amsterdam

From Norway:
dot Norwegian
flights from Oslo
Ryanair flights from Oslo Rygge
dot SAS flights from Oslo (new for 2013!)

From Russia:
dot S7 Airlines from Moscow (new for 2013!)

From Serbia:
JAT flights from Belgrade

From Sweden:
dot Norwegian
flights from Stockholm
dot SAS flights from Stockholm (new for 2013!)

Flying via Zagreb
If you can't find a direct flight from your home city - whether that's in the UK or elsewhere in Europe - to Pula, try flying via Zagreb with Croatia Airlines.

Bus or train from Europe
Bus is really a much better option for getting to Istria rather than train. Due to its proximately to Italy, there are a number for bus routes from Trieste with SAF. Buses stop at Buje, Porec and Rovinj (as well as some other places) along the way to Pula - but please check timetables carefully!

There is also a bus from Venice to Pula that is run by FILS.

Brioni also run a service to Pula (which stops at Vodnjan, Rovinj and Buje along the way) that starts in Padua (Padova) with stops also in Venice and Trieste.

Ferry from Europe
Venezia Lines
have fast catamaran services from Venice to Porec, Rovinj, Pula and Rabac during summer.

From elsewhere in Croatia
Airlines have direct flights from both Zagreb and Zadar.

There are buses from various Croatian towns and cities to Pula and elsewhere in Istria - you can find timetables on the websites of Pula-based bus companies Brioni or FILS.

Organised Travel from the UK to Istria
Holiday Options
Thomson Lakes & Mountains
Saga Holidays
Balkan Holidays
Crystal Holidays
Skills Holidays (Coach Holidays)
Peng Naturist

Croatian Travel Agents
Danex Uma

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