Getting to and from Pula Airport

Pula Airport is located only 9km outside of Pula, so it’s an easy journey by car or public transport when getting to and from Pula airport and Pula or other nearby destinations in Istria.

The airport is a pretty small affair with just one terminal building and only a handful of gates. However, it’s enough to get you to Istria and then back home again! There is a cafe bar serving drinks and snacks (salads, sandwiches, pizza) and a decent duty free shop with the usual products – not a bad place to pick up some last-minute Croatian snacks, delicacies or drink! The airport also has a money exchange office and ATM machines.

Getting to and from Pula Airport

Car Hire Companies at Pula Airport

Pula Airport has the usual collection of car hire companies, including international brand names such as Enterprise, Hertz, Europcar and Sixt, and Croatian companies such as Carpe Diem Rentacar and Firefly.

Take a look at our Renting a Car in Croatia section for help in hiring your own set of wheels at Pula Airport.

Getting to and from Pula Airport and Pula

There is a regular shuttle bus connecting the airport and the town of Pula. The bus is timed to coincide with flight arrivals, and the Pula Airport shuttle bus timetable can be found on the airport website. A one-way ticket costs €6.11.

There is also another shuttle bus taking passengers to destinations near Pula – to Fazana and Medulin. The bus takes 25 minutes to reach Fazana and 40 minutes to Medulin.

Getting to and from Pula Airport and Rovinj, Porec, Novigrad, Umag, Rabac

There are also shuttle buses connecting Pula Airport with coastal towns on the western side of Istria, and to Rabac in eastern Istria too. These shuttle buses are run by the bus companies Brioni and FILS (they operate on alternate days). Tickets for the shuttle bus can be bought on either bus company’s website; again, buses are timed to coincide with flight arrivals.

For approximate journey times, from the airport it takes 40 minutes to Rovinj, 1 hour 30 minutes to Porec, 1 hour 55 minutes to Novigrad and 2 hours 15 minutes to Umag. To Rabac in eastern Istria, it takes one hour.

Taxis from Pula Airport

A taxi from Pula Airport to central Pula should cost about €20. Taxis will of course also take you to other destinations in Istria.

Taxis wait outside the airport building.

Private Transfers from Pula Airport

It is possible to pre-book a private transfer from Pula Airport to various destinations in Istria, or even to Rijeka or Slovenia. For example, you can book a Private Airport Transfer from Pula Airport to Pula, a Private Transfer from Pula Airport to Rovinj, a Private Transfer from Pula Airport to Porec or even a Private Transfer from Pula Airport to Opatija.

Getting to and from Pula Airport and further afield

If you’re planning on driving from Pula Airport to somewhere further afield in Croatia, the airport is a short distance away from the A9 motorway (which in fact stretches up almost to the Slovenia border) and then the A8 motorway. You can use these to drive to wherever you are trying to reach!

Alternatively, if you’re planning on using public transport to reach other parts of Croatia, we would suggest first travelling to the main bus station in Pula. From here, you can change to another bus to reach your final destination.