Pula Transportation

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    Travelling with (young) kids.

    by Jerelis Written Aug 27, 2014

    Are you nervous about taking your baby or child on a plane trip? You aren't alone, most parents are nervous about it. We have moved with the kids to Alkmaar by car this holiday and drove some distances by car on when we were there and we learned a few things that hopefully will help you.

    General:
    Bring books, old favourite toys and new surprise toys. Do remember that balls are not a good idea as they can end up anywhere! Our best buys were definitely books, especially sticker books are great! They can peel the stickers off, are glossy, have thick pages to turn easy, have bright colours and come in endless subjects. They're a nice break from the other books your child might be tired of, too. Put aside fears of setting poor eating habits, and bring on the snacks! We told Iris: “Welcome to the world of boredom eating."

    Car:
    Toy bars meant for stroller use are a big help in the car, as they often feature toys plus a snack cup, and are big and easy for you to grab from the front seat for refills. During the car trip it’s always a good idea to play a game and sing some songs. It sounds rather easy, but it does work!

    Finally:
    We only have one last statement! Just do it! Don’t be afraid that it might go wrong. We have learned this, because we have been travelling with Iris from the beginning. She was only 6 weeks young when we had our first short vacation and stayed in a hotel. Iris has been used to it rather fast and (maybe because of it) has always been an easy kid to get along with.

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    Hop on Hop off bus

    by shavy Written Aug 5, 2014

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    Pula is one of the most historic cities in Croatia the biggest attraction of this city is undoubtedly the impressive amphitheater. Pula is located beachfront on the southern part of the Istrian peninsula. This makes Pula a good destination for those looking for a combination of a city and a sun holiday

    The city is compact and easy to explore by foot, but for those who don't want walking or having health problem there is always the red bus. You'll find this bus almost in every city and it is so convenient. The tour bus stops on all sites in the city, you can hop off hop on anytime you want

    From April 10 the tour bus start operating until late September 30. Hop on Hop off bus offers a cultural sightseeing in Pula. The main stops are at the Arena, Valkane-Stoja,Tourist village Verudela, Tourist village Zlatne stijene. The price of the ticket, which is valid for 24 hours from the time you start your tour, is 75 kunas and free for children under the age of 12.

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    Bus station

    by alectrevor Updated Sep 27, 2010

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    Pula bus station has three ticket offices,waiting area and cafe bar for refreshments. The bus timetable is easy to understand, example black numbers everyday, red mon to Fri, orange not Sat etc , but please check. Local buses and National and International buses use this station. Bus to Rovinj , 45 minutes, 38 kuna Bus to Kopar 05-30 am, 96 kuna.Bus to Rijeka hour and half 88 kuna. For Bus timetables on line go to autobusni kolodvor.

    Pula bus timetables

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    Autohighway Driving is Costly

    by BruceDunning Written Jun 7, 2010

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    We left from Zadar and took A1 highway until you have to get off at the 12 mile stretch I called/and they call the surpentine road, with maybe 30 twisting sharp curves and u-turns. Then the coast road is the only way on E65 until we got to Rijeka, if you follow the coastline. Otherwise you could take A1 towards Zagreb, and then catch A6, but that is about 60 miles out of the way, and more costly. Cost per mile is 10 cents; so it does add up.
    At Rijeka we got on A1 to A8 highway, and when we go to the tunnel; a charge of $6 was in store for us. That seemed outrageous for about 10 miles. A8 from there goes on/off as an unfinished 4 land highway for about 60 kilometers, and then becomes 4 lane to Pula for the last 20 kilometers,and another charge

    Autohighway toward the tunnel Mix of unfinished bridges south of Rijeka
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    Parking in city lot

    by BruceDunning Written Jun 6, 2010

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    It seems like the rational thing to do and park in the big lot on the Riva, by the Arena. Cost is 4 kuna an hour, or $12.5. That way you can avoid not finding a place and driving around for a long time. I looked into parking over by Nardoni Trg, but the traffic is heavy and finding a place there is the same cost as on the Riva. If you would be lucky, there may be a spot along the Riva on the harbor side, or you may find a spot by the Forum, where there is a park and some spaces. We found one the second day there, and that parking on Sundays is free.

    Sign for price and hours
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    By Car: How Far/How Long...?

    by Redang Written Sep 13, 2009

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    Some road distances to Pula from:

    - Trieste (Italy): 122 kms.
    - Budapest (Hunagry): 251 kms.
    - Warsaw (Poland): 1.283 kms.
    - Madrid (Spain): 2.099 kms.

    Checking the website, you’ll find more road distances together with the driving times and the best routes.

    Anphitheatre (Pula, Croatia)

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    Getting to the airport from Pula

    by Ekaterinburg Written Nov 4, 2007

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    The cute little mini-bus in the photograph was the bus we caught from the bus station in Pula to the airport. The schedule as posted in the bus station is as follows:

    Monday : no service

    Tuesday - Thursday: 9.00,10.50,17.15

    Friday: 9.00, 10.50

    Saturday: 9.00, 10.50, 14,50, 17.15.

    Sunday: no services are posted for Sunday but crosscheck with the Pula web page bus section.
    Posted below are phone and web details. Phone for Brioni Pula and web for the airport and Pula bus schedules

    Airport bus in Pula
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    Getting to Pula by Plane

    by Ekaterinburg Written Nov 4, 2007

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    Pula Airport is about 20 minutes west of Pula and has all the advantages of a small airport. There are no queues for baggage or check-in and you should be able to connect with the airport bus for transfers into town. BUT don't depend on the information here or in a guide book. Check the websites before you travel.

    From what I could gather, flighs from Scandinavia, Ireland, UK fly in here as well as internal flights from Zagreb. The new Ryanair connection from Dublin wil mean a big increase in Irish visitors to the area. The facilities at Pula Airport are not extensive but there is every thing you need for a routine arrival or departure.

    A nice feature of the airport is the artwork hanging all over the terminal. They don't just stop at paintings by local artists though and in the departure area, massive chunks of frescoes from village churches are mounted on the walls. I thought this was a nice touch in a small regional airport.

    Fresco displayed in Pula airport Departing Pula with Ryanair
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    Getting to Pula by Bus.

    by Ekaterinburg Written Nov 4, 2007

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    Pula is very well connected by bus to the rest of the Istrian peninsula. From Rovinj there are buses almost every hour and the journey takes just 40 minutes. The bus station, just off Ul Istarske Divizjie is about a 10 minute walk from the Arena and a good 20 minutes from the Forum.

    As well as the regional buses there are long-distance and international departures from here also.

    The bus to Pula Airport departs from Terminal 1 just outside the main door. Like all the towns I visited the routes and times to the different locations are clearly posted on a large board by the main entrance.

    WARNING: Do not depend on information from guide books for planning itineraries in Istria or you will probaly end up with some serious problems. The information is frequently inaccurate and you need to check the websites to have any idea of current timetables and prices.

    The two most commonly used bus companies in Istria are Autotrans and Brioni Pula. The links for both are posted below.

    Arriving with Autotrans
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    No weekend trains to Trieste!!!

    by mikey_e Written Jun 2, 2007

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    The LP guide to Croatia suggested that there were several trains between Pula and Trieste in Italy. This ONLY during weekdays. There are NO trains that run between the two cities on the weekend (and thus no train travel between Pula and Italy on the weekend). I learned this the hard way and almost got stranded in Pula. The best way to get around this is to take a bus from Pula to Rijeka, from where you can get buses into Italy.

    The colliseum in Pula

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    How to go to Valsabbion restaurant

    by JLBG Updated May 13, 2007

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    On this drawing of the Pješčana Uvala community, the blue arrow shows where is Valsabbion Restaurant. For more details on this restaurant, look at Restaurants tip which will give the rock land mark not to miss.

    How to go to Valsabbion (edited from Tourist Offic
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    How to go to Pje&#353&#269ana Uvala

    by JLBG Updated May 13, 2007

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    On this aerial photography of Pješčana Uvala peninsula, the road from Pula arrives in the middle left, not very easy to see between the villas. Valsabbion Restaurant (look at Restaurants tip) is right to the beach around which are scattered the villas of Pješčana Uvala community.

    Pješčana (burrowed to the Tourist Office)
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    By the boat

    by croisbeauty Updated Mar 20, 2005

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    Although it might sounds strange to you, the town of Pula isn't connected good enough with other Croatian places along the Adriatic. In fact, you cannot travel by ferry-boat from Pula to any other destination, except to Italy. The same goes for boat lines between Pula and other coastal towns in Croatia. However, there are very good boat connections, especially during the summer, between Pula and Italian places like Venice, Rimini and Trieste.

    Boat connections
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    By your own boat

    by croisbeauty Written Mar 20, 2005

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    You can get to Pula by your own or rented boat. There are two big marinas in the town, one in a huge harbour of Pula (see the picture), and another in the area of Verudela called Bunarina. Both marinas are very well equiped, offering to nautic tourists everything they need.

    Marina of Pula
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    Getting to Pula

    by croisbeauty Updated Mar 20, 2005

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    How to get Pula:
    by airplane
    there is an international airport in close outskirts of the town (5km)
    by train
    there is direct connection to Trieste, Ljubljana and Zagreb
    by bus
    there are everyday connections from Trieste (Italy), Rijeka, Ljubljana (Slovenia), Zagreb, Split ....
    by car
    by motorway, so called Istrian Ypsilon
    by boat
    only in the summer season

    I do not recommend the train because the only connection from Zagreb to Pula goes through Slovenia, and it takes too much time to get Pula. The bus is more convinient.

    The map of the town
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