What you should know before hiring a car in Pula
|Pula city centre|
|Pula Airport (PUY): 5 mi from city centre|
Car hires in Pula: practical information
Where to rent a car in Pula
Planning a trip to Croatia’s Istrian peninsula? Pula is the perfect place with thousands of years of history to discover. Catch direct flights to Pula from London and pick up a Pula car hire at the airport to make getting around town and the countryside easier.
You’ll find the car hire facilities located in the arrival area in the main terminal. Choose from Last Minute Rent a Car, Auto Classem, Hertz, Budget, Avis, Uniline, Oryx, Carpe Diem, Vetura, among others.
Driving in Pula: parking and other tips
Pula is a small town so getting around by foot isn’t too difficult in the historic centre. In the summertime, traffic bottlenecks are often and parking can be scarce. That being said, the city buses aren’t that great for foreign tourists so a rental is a good idea if you plan to go out of the city at all.
The best tip is to find a Pula hotel with parking available so that you can explore on foot some days and only use your car hire when you need to pop out of the city centre, or you have a lot of stuff to carry, to the beach for example.
Road trips from Pula: what to do, what to see
Croatia’s national park Brijuni features some spectacular islands along the south-west coast of the Istrian peninsula. Park highlights include everything from dinosaur footprints, archaeological digs, zoo, beaches and even an old beach resort that used to host European royalty on a regular basis.
Rovinja is also in Istria is one of Croatia’s fully bilingual cities, with locals speaking both Italian and Croatian. There is a daily ferry to Venice from Rovinjia, which takes 2 hours. Walk the old town, climb the campanile of the cathedral and shop for truffles and olive oil in the open air markets.
Croatia’s capital, Zagreb is a vibrant side trip while on holidays in Pula. The city’s medieval old city will remind you of Europe’s other grand cities like Budapest ,Vienna and Prague. The cobbled streets and architecture and just stunning. Don’t miss the city parks, the Mimara Museum, Jarun Lake and Mirogoj Cemetery to its notable graves.