Pula ferry port in Croatia is served by a number of ferry routes with crossings to Venice & Trieste available. With a selection of up to 8 Sailings Weekly, the port of Pula connects Croatia with Italy.
Sailing durations range from 2 hours 15 minutes on the Trieste service to 3 hours 30 minutes on the Venice service.
Although there is a brief summary on this page, as sailing information can vary based on time of year we’d advise you to get live sailing times and prices in our Pula fare search.
Three main bus routes cover much of the city, and they run every 20 minutes from early morning till late in the evening. It’s possible to drive around Pula but not advisable due to the narrow, busy streets, so walking or hiring a scooter is a popular option.
After witnessing the spectacular structural designs and imposing architecture of the amphitheatre, it’s easy to see why it is Pula’s must-see attraction. Visitors are encouraged to explore the setting for the great gladiatorial events that defined Pula; a narrow corridor leads to the side were the lions were kept and the encompassing stands showcase the views of the spectators. Though the amphitheatre understandably dominates the centre, the entire city is decorated in religious and Roman history; the Temple of Augustus and the Arco dei Sergo offer a fascinating insight into the tradition and values of Pula.
Roman architecture has become the unofficial emblem of Pula, though if you look beyond the towering buildings there are a few hidden gems waiting to be unearthed. Commercial buildings and residential areas litter much of the urban areas, so the city’s grey skyline can oftentimes unfairly propose a mundane image; after wandering past the offices and buildings, a few art galleries have brought creativity and vibrancy to the area. The Pula Film Festival has grown into one of the most prominent events on the social calendar, prompting the city to be regarded as a growing metropolis of arts and culture.
Pula is found on the northwest coast of Croatia, sitting right at the southern tip of the peninsula. The port is used as a gateway to Italy and Slovenia, with sailings to Venice and Trieste proving popular as well as the domestic sailing to Piran.
Pula Ferry Port is situated in front of the Arena amphitheatre. All departures are from the customs jetty 'Rijecki gat'.
Coming from mainland croatia, Pula is easily accessible through the A8 or the A9.
There are two daily trains to Ljubljana, Slovenia (4 hrs), and two to Zagreb (6½ hrs), but you must board a bus for part of the trip.
From Pula bus station 502 997(Istarske Brigade) there are nine daily buses to Rijeka (2 hrs).
If you’re looking to spend a night at or near Pula Ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Pula Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!