Pula travel guide

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You're Going to Love Pula

With a population of 59,078, Pula is the largest city in Istarska, Croatia by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

When to visit Pula

Pula in May
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Pula in May
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Pula in July, when the average temperature is 71.6 °F, and the highest can go up to 80.6 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 33.8 °F, with an average temperature of 41 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in November, when precipitation is around 4.3″. In contrast, July is usually the driest month of the year in Pula, with an average rainfall of 1.6″.

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How to Get to Pula


When flying to Pula, you’ll arrive at Pula (PUY), which is located 3 miles from the city center. The shortest flight to Pula from the United States departs from Boston and takes around 13h 45m.


The train station in Pula is called Pula, and is located 1.6 miles from the city center.


Another option to get to Pula is to pick up a car rental from Zagreb, which is about 121 miles from Pula. You’ll find branches of Avia Rent A Car and Sixt, among others, in Zagreb.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Pula, including FlixBus, Nomago and Bus. From Zagreb, the bus ride to Pula takes 205 miles and will cost you around $59. From Venice, the ticket costs about $23 for a journey of 360 miles. The most popular bus station is Pula Šijanska cesta, located 1.0 mile from downtown Pula. Pula Verudela is also a commonly used station, and is 3 miles from the city center.

Airports near Pula


Airlines serving Pula

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
Good (1,529 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (309 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (131 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (498 reviews)
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ITA Airways
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Air Serbia
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Aegean Airlines
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Croatia Airlines
Good (23 reviews)
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Where to stay in Pula

Average rates range from around $58 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $216 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Pula

Most booked hotels in Pula

Premantura Resort - Hotel & Restaurant
Excellent (8.8, 487 reviews)
Park Plaza Histria Pula
Excellent (8.6, 1996 reviews)
Arena Verudela Beach
Excellent (8.6, 1105 reviews)
Ai Pini Medulin Resort
Excellent (8.6, 281 reviews)
Park Plaza Belvedere Medulin
Excellent (8.4, 2966 reviews)
Arena Hotel Holiday
Excellent (8.4, 1028 reviews)
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Renting a car in Pula

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 5% cheaper than airport locations in Pula.

Expect to pay $6.06 per gallon in Pula (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $72.68 and $96.91. The most frequently booked car type in Pula is Economy (Opel Corsa or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Skoda Karoq or similar) are, on average, 81% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.