A beautiful view from within central Pula-mobile

How to get from
Rijeka to Pula

Rijeka to Pula Trip Overview

Distance68 km (42.5 miles)
Price range$12-$19
Ride Duration Range1h 15m-2h 45m
Earliest Departure03:10
Latest Departure22:55

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A beautiful view from within central Pula

About the Ride from Rijeka to Pula

Getting from Rijeka to Pula by Bus

This is a direct bus that is comfortable with everything a passenger will need for their journey. It is the most affordable option for traveling and is a much better option for the environment. Pick-up and drop-off points are from easily accessible central bus stations. Instant confirmation is available upon booking.

Attractions to Explore in Pula

Pula emerges as a captivating Croatian city, boasting a tapestry of enthralling historical and cultural treasures. Among the myriad of enchanting locales to explore, the noteworthy attractions encompass the awe-inspiring Pula Arena, the venerable Temple of Augustus, the picturesque Kastel, the charismatic Pula's Old Town, the alluring Brijuni Islands, and the scenic Punta Verudela. These remarkable destinations serve as portals through which visitors can immerse themselves in Pula's captivating past, architectural marvels, and the splendor of its natural surroundings.

How to Get Around Within Pula

Two efficient and affordable ways to navigate Pula are walking and using the public bus system. Pula's small size and population make walking a practical option for leisurely exploring the city. Additionally, the comprehensive and low-cost public bus system allows travelers to cover more ground while still keeping transportation expenses reasonable.

Best Time to Visit Pula

The best time to visit Pula is during the summer months of June, July, and August when the weather is warm and sunny, and the sea is perfect for swimming. This is also the peak tourist season, and the city can get crowded during this time. Alternatively, the shoulder season of May and September can also be a good time to visit, as the weather is still pleasant, and the crowds are thinner. The winter months from November to February can be cold and rainy, but this is also the time when the city is least crowded and when travelers can find good deals on accommodations. Ultimately, the best time to visit Pula depends on personal preferences, but visitors should consider their preferred weather conditions, activities, and crowd levels when planning their trip.

Best Beaches in Pula

Pula shines as a renowned destination celebrated for its breathtaking coastal landscapes along the Adriatic Sea. Embracing a collection of pristine shores, the finest beaches within Pula encompass Verudela Beach, Kamenjak Beach, Stoja Beach, Bijeca Beach, and the tranquil Saccorgiana Bay. This splendid array of coastal havens caters to diverse preferences, ranging from sandy expanses ideal for families to secluded gems offering unrivaled opportunities for snorkeling and diving adventures.

Best Spots for Diving and Snorkeling in Pula

Pula presents an assortment of remarkable locations that cater to enthusiasts of both diving and snorkeling. These captivating sites encompass Kamenjak, Verudela, Fratarski Island, Saccorgiana Bay, and the legendary Baron Gautsch Shipwreck. Venture into the glistening depths of the Adriatic Sea and embark on a wondrous journey, encountering a vibrant tapestry of marine life, from resplendent corals to elusive octopuses, graceful lobsters, and enchanting schools of fish. Whether you are an experienced diver or an avid snorkeler seeking an extraordinary underwater escapade, these spots offer an unparalleled opportunity to delve into the depths and uncover the mysteries of Pula's aquatic realm.

Best Food and Drink to Try in Pula

Pula holds a renowned status for its delectable assortment of fresh seafood, providing visitors with an extraordinary culinary experience. Delve into the local gastronomy by savoring exquisite dishes like buzara, a tantalizing seafood stew, the succulent delight of grilled squid, and the captivating flavors of black risotto. Other revered culinary offerings include maneštra, a delightful vegetable stew, fuži, a pasta specialty, and stars pršut, a delectable dry-cured ham. To conclude your gastronomic journey, indulge in the delightful sweetness of fritule, fried dough balls, or kroštule, a delightful pastry. Quench your thirst with the region's signature wines, such as Malvasia and Teran, or savor the aromatic herbal liqueur known as Biska. Additionally, relish the refreshing taste of Istrian beer or savor the robustness of a meticulously brewed espresso.

How To Get a SIM Card in Pula

You'll find it really easy to pick up a SIM card from the official stores of local mobile providers like Hrvatski Telekom, A1, and Tele2. These stores are conveniently scattered all over the city, including shopping centers and near popular tourist spots. And guess what? You can also snag a SIM card from kiosks, supermarkets, and other retail outlets. To get your hands on a SIM card, all you gotta do is show your passport or national ID.

Best National Parks in Pula

Pula doesn't have any national parks within its city boundaries, but there are some fantastic national parks nearby that are definitely worth a visit. You've got Brijuni National Park, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Risnjak National Park, and Paklenica National Park, all within a short driving distance.

Tips for Avoiding Crowds in Pula

To avoid crowds in Pula, it's best to visit during the shoulder season, which is May-June and September-October. It's also a good idea to avoid popular tourist attractions during peak hours and consider exploring lesser-known areas. Choosing accommodation outside of the city center can also help to avoid crowds.

How to Experience Pula Nightlife

If you're up for a vibrant nightlife experience in Pula, kick off your evening by making your way to the city center. You'll stumble upon a wide range of lively bars, clubs, and cozy pubs just waiting to be explored. During the summer months, the Amphitheatre takes center stage as a hot spot for outdoor concerts and events that'll keep your nights filled with excitement. Don't miss out on the Aruba bar, famous for its live music, and if you're in the mood for DJ nights and concerts, the Uljanik Club is the place to be. Oh, and let's not forget the beach bars and clubs along the coast for a chill and scenic party experience.
How to Experience Pula's Music and Festivals

Pula boasts a thriving live music scene that'll make your heart skip a beat. Get yourself down to the local bars and clubs, where you'll catch some seriously talented local and international musicians taking the stage. And if you're up for some culture, keep an eye out for captivating events and concerts happening at incredible venues like the Arena and the Istrian National Theatre.
If you're itching for an unforgettable music and festival experience in Pula, get ready to dive into a world of excitement and creativity all year round. The Outlook Festival, an absolute gem of an electronic music festival held in a captivating abandoned fort.

Safety Tips While Traveling in Pula

According to the UK government, crime rates in Croatia are low

In general, when traveling it is important to keep valuables safe and be cautious of pickpockets. Use caution when swimming and be mindful of currents and changing weather conditions. Drink responsibly and be aware of your surroundings, especially when in crowded or unfamiliar areas. Use caution when driving, as roads can be narrow and winding. Respect local customs and laws, and use common sense to stay safe and enjoy your trip.

Covid-19 Restrictions in Croatia

According to the UK government, there are currently no travel restrictions for Croatia
It is important to note that COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines are subject to change and vary by country. Before traveling to a new destination, it is recommended that you check the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines for that specific country, as well as any entry requirements such as vaccination or negative test results. It is also important to follow local guidelines and practices to ensure your safety and the safety of others while traveling during the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Companies Operating from Rijeka to Pula

Average time

2h 15m - 2h 45m

Average price

$17

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1h 15m - 2h 25m

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1h 25m

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1h 15m - 2h 15m

Average price

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Popular stations and stops in Rijeka and Pula

Departure stations in Rijeka

Rijeka Central Bus Station

Rijeka Bus Station

Arrival stations in Pula

Pula Central Bus Station

Pula Bus Station

Pula Bus Station

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