About this trip
Bus companies operating on this route
About travel route
Venice - Pula
Between Venice and Pula there is a total of 288 km. Since Venice and Pula are two popular tourist destinations, a small number of bus lines is a little uncommon. But think for a moment, the reasons we can probably look for in other forms of transportation.
The time needed to cross the route is approximately 5 hours. Specifically, one of the bus routes passes for 5 hours and 5 minutes, the other for 5 hours and 20 minutes.
The difference in the form of 15 minutes, you agree, is not overly significant.
The price for one way ticket for both described departures on Venice - Pula line is 203 kuna/27 EUR. Note that if you would like to buy a return ticket, be sure not to pay the full cost for both directions, regardless of the company they should approve you a discount for two-way tickets.
List of carrier Venice - Pula
- FILS d.o.o. Pula
- Brioni Pula
Bus station Venice
The main bus station in Venice (Venezia) is located in Piazzale Roma. Close to the station is the famous Venetian railway station - Santa Lucia. Specifically for Venice, it is that the roads and railroad tracks stop at the moment you step on the Venetian soil. Here there is no cars, buses or rail traffic.
The lack of traditional forms of transportation suggests the reasons the stations are all located in the same place.
Are you wondering how to take a tour then? Walking, or driving in Vaporetto. Vaporetto is literally a type of water transport for passengers or a ship with several available lines depending on where you go.
Something like trams and buses in most other cities. A new form of transportation? No way. Italy, unlike Croatia, has it for many, many years.
In the case of an earlier arrival, Santa Lucia and its surroundings are rich in a whole range of different contents. You will find anything you have imagined. From bakeries and various drug stores to souvenir shops and fine Italian sweets.
Also, the toilet is located right up to the last train station on the right when you enter the center from the train station. Prepare a few coins.
If you have some extra hours, do not worry. In this city, time is passing fast. Too fast if you ask us.
Venice - Pula Journey
Traveling from Venice to Pula by bus, the road is, without a doubt, interesting. At the very beginning of your journey, you will cross the bridge. It connects you to the mainland. This is undoubtedly an interesting experience, especially if you travel on this route for the first time.
After that, the line is followed by interesting places and towns. Observe settlements, homes, and nature. That is why the 288 km long route, which means approximately 5 hours of travel, looks much shorter.
Bus station Pula
Pula Bus Station is located at Trg 1. Istrian Brigade 10 in the Sijana area. Here is the station where the buses make their stop on arrival. Other bus stops are reserved for local buses. As one of the centers of Istria, Pula is connected with a large number of interurban and interstate routes.
The location of the bus station suggests that it is about a kilometer from the center and about 800 meters from the Amphitheater.
It is especially interesting during the summer when various concerts and a number of cultural-artistic events are held there.
From the facilities, there are information desk, sales offices, ATMs, cafe, and kiosk. Not far from the station itself, about 500 m away, there is a hotel. This is a chance for you to book your accommodation.
Even if the capacity of this hotel is full, do not worry. In Pula there is literally a mass of accommodation, either private or hotel/hostel.
Finally, at the information desk as a customer service, find out if there are any actions, space for possible baggage disposal, and discounts for particular categories (children, students, retirees).
Venice - Pula bus operators information
On the route Venice - Pula buses are equipped with an air conditioning, which helps the passengers, especially during the summer months. Plus, the buses have a light and a loudspeaker above each seat, just like space where you are free to put your hand luggage.
Experienced drivers, safety, cleanliness, and comfort are some of the additional benefits.
Furthermore, most of the buses on Venice - Pula line are equipped with TVs and free WiFi signal for its passengers. On the contrary, the toilet is still not very common on the bus.
Why you should travel from Venice to Pula by bus
Due to the favorable prices of bus tickets (203 HRK/27 EUR) on Venice - Pula line, practically ideal distance for that type of transport, the option of choosing the right line, the comfort of the buses and the driver's experience, we think that the bus is undoubtedly the best choice on this road.
As we mentioned earlier, the bus station is located in the very busy area of the city and that is why you are almost from the moment you step on Venetian ground in the center of the event.
Using plane a ticket will cost you much more, and even if we ignore the price, you still have a problem with the distance from the city center. The airport is not in town. Additional expense? Absolutely.
If you are reluctant to travel from Venice to Pula with a car, you may want to change your destination. For what? Lets put it this way - the only obvious advantage of a car is the easy sightseeing of the city and surrounding places.
In Venice, we recall, you have no benefit at all. Car transport is forbidden there. You can only drive by public boat transport. It operates on lines and charges like a tram in Croatia. Boat TAXI is also available. (Both options are quite expensive.) Thus, the bus again proved to be the best and most affordable option on this route.
Bus stops on the Venice - Pula journey
Driving by bus from Venice to Pula, you will pass the following places: San Dona di Piave, Palmanova, Monfalcone, Trieste, and Umag.
San Dona di Piave is located in the Province of Venice. It is primarily about an industrial city where the emphasis is on metal, textile, construction and food products.
Then there is Palmanova, famous for the cathedral (Duomo) whose low bell tower was erected in 1776. It is low for hiding from the enemy.
After Palmanova, we pass by the fifth largest town in the province of Monfalcone. Following is a ride to all the famous Trieste. Still, Trieste is far, far more than the former favorite shopping destination for Croats.
The Church of St. Antonio Taumaturgo, the Piazzi dell'Unita d'Italia, the Verdi Theater and the Roman Theater are just some of the treasures worth visiting in Trieste.
Umag consists of 23 settlements, but if you come here in the summer without pre-booked accommodation you may find yourself in the problem. It is a popular tourist center located only 10 km from the Slovenian border. Specificity? Close to Kanegra beach with the cleanest sea in Istria. It reminds you of something you can not remember now? We'll just write one word - tennis.
Afterwards, before entering Pula, you will pass Rovinj and Fazana. Rovinj is among the nine cities in Istria, situated on a peninsula. It is a wonderful place to spend your vacation there. Furthermore, passing through Fazana we can say that we have arrived. Yes, Yes. Fazana relies on Pula and once you are in Fazana the easiest is to visit both destinations.
Venice is all but a typical city. Built on 118 islands, overlaid with over 170 canals connected with 350 bridges. Impressive, right? The most popular channel is definitely Canal Grande. The old part of Venice is cut into two fundamental parts.
There were many palaces along this canal. We should mention at least: Casa d'Oro, Casa Rezzonico, and Palazzo Grassi. Guides are not necessary, but they are good because they can briefly acquaint you with the history of the place and bring you closer to its historical significance.
However, let's clarify. In addition to the old island, Venice (Venezia) is made up of Mestre - its mainland and Lido - one of the islands.
Mestre is an area which is significantly cheaper when it comes to the accommodation and shopping. On the other hand, if you come to Lido, count that it would be quite expensive to pay for transportation to the old part of Venice or land.
Venetian stores gives you an opportunity to buy numerous valuable souvenirs. Various sculptures made of Murano glass and lace and embroidered Burano decorations. There you will have a unique opportunity to look at the way of making glass statues and jewellery - those are ideal gifts.
Contrary to the carpenter's glass sculptures in Burano, Murano's color is reflected through the walls of the houses. Every house is different in color, those are screaming colors, such as blue, turquoise, cyclamen and so on. But where did this trend come from? In short, the basic reason for using the "living" facade are sailors and their simpler return home.
Pula is the largest town on the peninsula, and apart from that, it is the famous harbor. However, its popularity does not arise from these two facts. Namely, what is most important for Pula and its inhabitants are historical and cultural sights, some of which are: the Amphitheater (1st century), the Augustan Temple, and the Slavic Serpent's Gate - the Golden Gate.
Pula has another specialty. Forum. It is the center of the ancient and medieval town of Pula, which is liked to gather and retain tourists and locals.
The specialty we can link to Pula is the Fraternal Island. It offers a specific type of tourism. There is no hotels or hostels. None of the typical houses with families who live there.
This island is created for all those who wish to get away from the straits and relax in the wilderness of nature. No, it is not only reserved just for the adventurers.
Are you interested in a route from Pula back to Venice and need a bus? Visit Vollo to find out about available buses. Inform yourself about return journey, lines, and prices. By contrast, if you haven't visited Zagreb, the Croatian metropolis so far, this is a good opportunity to do so. Namely, Zagreb boasts its old city center located on the Upper Town in the center.
Want something else? Consider these locations: Dubrovnik, Makarska, Split, Trogir, Zadar, Sibenik, Plitvice Lakes, Rijeka and continental Osijek. If you are the most interesting Istria and Kvarner we suggest places: Opatija, Pazin, and Porec.