Getting to the Brijuni Islands

If you interested in getting to the Brijuni islands from outside of the country, the nearest airport is Pula Airport. This airport has good connections from the UK and elsewhere in Europe. See out Getting to Istria page for full details.

Getting to the Brijuni Islands

From Pula Airport, transfer to the main bus station in Pula, and then use a local bus to reach Fazana, which is 8km north of Pula. You can look up the timetables of buses that run from Pula to Fazana on the Brioni website.

The reason for going to Fazana is that there is only one way to reach Brijuni National Park from the mainland by public transport, which is a regular boat service from here to the island of Veliki Brijun. Journey time is around 20 minutes.

Boats travel daily in both directions throughout the year, although there is a much higher frequency during the summer months.

You can view a schedule of boat services on the Brijuni National Park website.

Organised Tours to the Brijuni Islands

Alternatively, you can also visit the Brijuni islands by joining an organised tour from the mainland. Ask at a travel agency (or via a tourist office) in the town you are based in for more details. Alternatively, take a look at some of the tours from towns in Istria (Porec, Rovinj, Pula) below, or click through for more tour options:

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Getting to the other Brijuni islands

Unless you are lucky enough to have your own boat you are restricted to using one of the organised excursion boats (from Veliki Brijun island) if you wish to visit some of the other islands that make up the Brijuni chain. A visit to Mali Brijun is the most popular.

Enquire about these excursions via the Brijuni National Park website.