How to get to and from Pula Airport in Croatia

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Pula Airport is one of 5 Croatian airports situated on the Adriatic coast and a gate to Istria. It is about 7 kilometers away from the center of Pula.

Tourist destinations close to the airport of Pula include Brijuni National Park and adorable Istrian cities Banjole, Prematura, Ližnjan, Fažana, Motovun, and Hum.

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Where is Pula Airport situated in Croatia?

Pula Airport is about 7 km away from the center of the city of Pula in Istria. The distance between the airport and Medulin is about 13 km.

If you plan to visit Brijuni National Park or the smallest city in the world – Hum, the nearest airport is Pula Airport.

[Read: Visiting Brijuni Islands, a national park in Croatia]

Ways to get to and from Pula Airport in Croatia

1. Pula airport bus

From Pula Airport, there is a shuttle bus to the main station in Pula and Rovinj during the summer season. The bus leaves 30 minutes after the aircraft landings. The departure point is in front of the airport building.

The ticket price is 6 euros and the bus schedule is available here.

If you are traveling to Pula’s central bus station, you can reach your destination by taxi or city buses running to almost all parts of the city.

[Read: Public transport in Pula, Croatia – Pulapromet buses]

From the main station, there are also lines to other cities in Istria as well as to Zagreb, Rijeka, and Split. Learn more about bus travel in Croatia including tips, schedules, and tickets in this guide.

2. Rental cars

At the Pula Airport, it is possible to rent a car, both from local and international agencies.

View the rent-a-car options for Pula’s airport here.

3. Private or joint transfers

Private transfer from Pula airport to Pula is worth it if you carry a lot of luggage. You can see a transfer offer here.

If you travel to destinations in Istria such as Rovinj, Poreč, Vrsar, or Umag, a private transfer reservation is a simple option, although not the most affordable one.

4. Taxi

The taxi stand is located in front of the airport building. The cost of taxi transportation to the city center is about 15 euros, but do not forget to arrange the price before leaving the airport.

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Tips on the Pula Airport, Croatia

Pula Airport is one of 5 airports on the Croatian Adriatic coast, offering domestic and international flights. Some aircraft operating at Pula’s airport are Air Serbia, British Airways, Croatia Airlines, easyJet, Eurowings, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Ryanair, and Transavia.

Passengers traveling from Pula Airport should arrive at the airport earlier to pass the boarding procedures smoothly. The airport is busier during the summer when Croatia has more tourists, so come at least two hours before your flight.

If your airline allows online check-in, use this option to save time.

The prices at the airport are relatively high, so instead, buy food and necessities for the trip in Pula or some other smaller Istrian city.

View more information about the Pula Airport on their official pages available here.

View our other Croatian airport guides


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Please note: Information provided by Expat in Croatia is only for the purposes of guidance. It does not constitute legal or financial advice in any form. Croatian laws and bureaucratic rules often change, and each personal case is individual, so different rules may apply. For legal advice, contact us to consult with a licensed Croatian lawyer. For financial advice, contact us to consult with a licensed Croatian tax advisor or accountant.

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