Public transport in Pula, Croatia – Pulapromet buses

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UPDATED: 17.5.2023.

Pulapromet manages Pula’s public transportation system. City buses connect the city center of Pula with all other parts of the city. There are also bus lines to the closest cities including Barbariga, Medulin, Premantura, and Vodnjan.

This guide is a brief introduction to public transport in Pula. We hope it will help you use public transport smoothly on your next visit to the gorgeous Pula.

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Pulapromet – public transport in Pula, Croatia

What are the bus zones in Pula, Croatia?

Pula’s bus system is managed by Pulapromet. It covers the city of Pula and lines to the nearest cities.

Pula city bus traffic is divided into 3 zones:

  • Zone 1 – covers the city of Pula
  • Zone 2 – closes the circle to Fažana, Peroj, Vodnjan, Galižana, Muntić, Valtura, Ližnjan, Medulin, Premantura, and Banjole
  • Zone 3 – Barbariga line

Tips for using public transport in Pula, Croatia

#1 Enter the front doors

Passengers must enter through the front door. The other entries are used only for exit from the bus. However, disabled persons can enter the bus through any door.

#2 Buy a ticket

You must show the driver a valid ticket when entering a bus or buy it from them. If Pulapromet control catches you in a no-ticket ride, you must pay a fee of approximately 6,60 euros on the spot.

#3 Prepare coins

Drivers have only a limited amount of money for daily work, i.e., selling bus tickets. It is recommended to prepare coins in advance so that you can buy a ticket without making a crowd. In addition, drivers must respect the driving schedules, and line delays may appear if they must return money to many passengers.

#4 You can’t transport a bike

Due to safety reasons, you are not allowed to transport your bike in Pulatransport city buses. However, you can transport your kick scooter if you fold it.

#5 You may transfer to another line

If you have a Pulapromet prepaid card, you can transfer to another line for free within 60 minutes after you validate your card. It is possible to transfer from a higher to a lower zone or within the same zone.

Pulapromet routes and schedules

Public city transport in Pula is organized in 8 bus lines. The most significant are:

  • Line 1 – connects the main bus terminal (view map) with Stoja
  • Line 2 – connects the main bus terminal with Verudela
  • Line 3 – connects Šija forest with Verudela

The map of Pula city lines is available here.

The map of Pula suburban lines (3 zones) is available here.

View the schedule for Pula city lines here.

View the schedule for Pula suburban lines here.

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What is the cost of Pula public transport?

The city bus ticket can be bought directly from the driver and the price is 1,50 euros. The ticket is only valid in one direction and is limited to one hour.

Pulapromet also offers contactless tickets. In principle, this is a card that looks like a credit card. If you are planning to spend a longer stay in Pula and use public transport frequently, then it is definitely worth paying for this ticket because the one-way fare is only 0,90 euros.

The ticket price for the second zone is 2 euros if purchased on the bus. For a trip to the third zone, the ticket price on the bus is 2,70 euros.

Children under the age of 6 years old accompanied by parents do not require a bus ticket.

Here are the price lists for Pulapromet:

  • Individual tickets – view here
  • Daily tickets – view here
  • Monthly tickets – view here
  • Student tickets – view here
  • Pensioner tickets – view here

Pula bus contactless tickets

As previously mentioned, it is advisable to use contactless cards for longer stays in Pula and frequent use of public transportation.

After the credit has been used, the card can be refilled by 3 euros, 5 euros,  8 euros, 10 euros, and 15 euros. You can refill your card at the iNovine kiosk (booth) in Pula.

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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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