About this trip
About travel route
Zagreb - Pula
The Zagreb - Pula route is one of the most popular when it comes to bus transportation. Those two cities are divided by 268 km, and each day there are more than 16 buses that start their journey from Zagreb to Pula. Since buses depart from the bus station between 0:30 am and 11:10 pm, you will undoubtedly find a departure that matches the time you need to arrive at your destination. By the way, when planning your trip, count that it will last for sure around 5 hours.
Currently the best ticket price is offered by Crnja Tours and it costs 10.55 EUR. By contrast, the highest ticket price is offered by FILS and it is 22 EUR.
For more detailed timetables, news and updates, reservations, latest discounts (for children, students, retirees) and specific questions contact an employee at the information desk, or contact the carrier you have chosen.
List of carriers Zagreb - Pula
- AP Varazdin d.d.
- Autotrans d.o.o.
- Brioni d.d. Pula
- Croatia Bus d.o.o.
- Crnja Tours d.o.o.
- FILS d.o.o. Pula
- Polet d.o.o.
Zagreb bus station
The bus station in Zagreb is located near one of the biggest and most bustling Zagreb crossings. Also, it is good to know that the station is situated near the center of the city. You only have 3 tram stations before you reach the Main Railway Station. It is an ideal distance for a walk if you have some free time.
Don`t worry about parking the car. On the back of the station there is a parking lot, but please prepare to pay for your spot.
If you`re out of the time, don`t worry. Within the station you will find: bakeries, shops, cafes, ATMs, post office and exchange office. There is also a toilet. No, it's not free. It costs 0.5 EUR, so be ready and prepare some coins.
Journey Zagreb - Pula
Croatia is a country in which the emphasis is placed on connecting the continental area and the Adriatic. Consequently, Zagreb and Pula are connected by a 268 km long route.
If you`re traveling at night, you have time to sleep. If you prefer to travel during the day, we advise you to take a book, a crossword, or a newspaper. Enjoy reading and brainstorming.
Keep in mind that many buses on this route stop over 15 times before arriving to Pula. Don`t worry, a good part of these stops are very short, or in other words the driver just has to pick up new passengers on the line.
This is also an explanation for passengers who may be wondering why a route that is less than 300 km long often lasts more than 5 hours.
Anyway, the stops that most people are interested in are actually breaks lasting 10 to 20 minutes. Mostly on their way to Pula driver makes two stops of this type. We advise you not to stay in the bus during that period. Go out. Walk around. Stretch your legs. Eat or drink something.
Pula bus station
The bus station in Pula is located on the I Istrian Brigade Square in the Sijana. Nearby is a petrol station, cafe bar, AVIA - rent a car, and many other facilities.
In addition, you only have 1 km to get to the city center, and 800 m to get to the most famous sight in Pula - Arena.
Within the station besides the information counter and a sales office there are: coffee bar, kiosk and ATM. It is worth knowing that the railway station is located near Kolodvorska 5, so if you need it and you don`t have too much time, don`t leave your current location.
Bus operators information
Most of the buses running from the capital to Pula are modernly equipped. This means they have air conditioning, TV and WiFi.
Sounds too good to be true? It is true, just be careful when it comes to the WiFi. Sometimes signal doesn`t work so well. Because of that, in case you are a huge fan of surfing it would be best if you have your own internet connection during the drive.
Much more important is that the air conditioning works, don`t you think so?
Why you should travel from Zagreb to Pula by bus
Zagreb and Pula are divided by 268 km by bus passing on average within 5 hours. Although it may sound a lot you can look at the beautiful nature and the colorful landscape. A bus is an ideal means of transport as it is one of the safest forms of transportation, and most of them are modernly equipped.
The Zagreb - Pula link is covered by nine daily routes. The one-way ticket price is 21 EUR. Namely, the bus on this route runs all day long with a maximum distance of less than an hour and a half. But once we reach 11 pm you will have to wait until 8 am.
Notice that the train doesn`t run without switching. Added to that, as an important factor of the bus advantage over the train, we also quote the price of the tickets. The very important item is the length of the train journey. It is minimum 8 hours and 37 minutes. (Yes, you read it well.) Railways are probably a better option for some other routes.
If you can`t decide between a bus and a car, this could be of help. To cross the 268 km count that an average of about 28 EUR of fuel is needed. Additionally, add 16.5 EUR which you will spend on toll payment. The bill is clear, isn`t is?
A car is an option which is especially unprofitable if you travel alone or with one of your companions. The only real advantage of a car over a bus is that you are free to stop and rest whenever it comes to your mind.
The smallest air distance between these two cities is 197.05 km. If you want to travel by plane prepare yourself to pay extra money. Airplane tickets are much more expensive, and the distance between the airport and the city center is something you should count on.
Bus stops on Zagreb - Pula journey
On their way to Pula buses drive through a number of smaller towns and cities. For example: Karlovac, Vukovo Gorice, Vrbovsko, Ravno Gorovo, Delnice, Fuzine, Sobole, Trsat, Rijeka, Matulje, Opatija, Ucka, Hum, Pazin and Vodnjan. Only a kilometer before Karlovac is the first point where the bus exits from the Zagreb County and from where it continues its journey to Pula.
Ravna Gora belongs to the area of Gorski Kotar and Lika and offers a compeletely new view of the surroundings.
Following is the passage to the municipality of Fuzine, located in the southwestern part of Gorski Kotar, which is attracting the attention of the tourists to their mountains and amazing forests.
Furthermore, Rijeka and Opatija are popular places for travelers wishing to spend an unforgettable vacation on Croatian coast. However, the road to Pula continues further into the Ucka area, so passing through Hum, Pazin and Vodnjan leads to the final destination.
Zagreb is the ever growing tourist center of Croatia. Croatian capital, along with a large number of museums, galleries, exhibitions and city sights, offers its visitors a variety of restaurants, coffee bars, clubs, and in recent times, music and film festivals.
Here are some: INmusic Festival, Zagreb International Blues Festival, Zagreb Film Festival and Human Rights Film Festival.
If you find yourself in the city during one of these festivals, we suggest that you visit them. In other cases, you can always visit one of the following locations: the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Illusion Museum and the Mona Lisa Gallery.
Want something to eat? Go to one of the top Zagreb restaurants. We recommend that you decide for one of those who offer traditional Croatian cuisine.
Pula is the largest city of its county, but also the famous port. It is situated in the southwestern part of the Istrian peninsula. It is a town with which we combine fishing, shipbuilding, wine and tourism. The attention of tourists is particularly cached by the architecture, more precisely the ancient Roman building.
The most famous among them is the amphitheater. This, popularly named, Arena is sixth in size in the world, and its construction began at the time of Emperor Augusta's while it was completed at the time of Emperor Vespasian.
Apart from the Arena, where film festivals, concerts and various other events are usually held during the summer months, it is important to mention, for example, the Archdiocese of Sergievac, the Temple of Rome and Augusta, the Hercules Gate and the Twin Door.
When you finally see the sights and enjoy the beaches of Pula and the Sun, it's good to know that there are a number of other popular destinations nearby: Medulin, Fazana, Rovinj, Labin, Porec, Umag and many others. In addition, let us mention: Zadar, Sibenik, Split and Dubrovnik which are not too far from Istria.