Car Hire at Pula Airport
This information is correct as of May 2015
From truffles and wine to Roman ruins and hiking trails, you can indulge in the best that the Istrian Peninsula has to offer with car hire from Pula Airport.
Where to hire a car at Pula Airport
Sixt, Enterprise, Avis, Budget, Firefly, Hertz, Uniline, Oryx Rent a Car, Carpe Diem Rent a Car, Vetura Rent a Car, Fleet Rent a Car, Will Rent a Car and Last Minute Rent a Car all offer car hire from Pula Airport.
Petrol stations near Pula Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
There are plenty of petrol stations where you can top up your tank in Pula itself, less than 15 minutes drive from the airport.
Driving around Pula Airport
The D66 road is only a few minutes away from the airport. This road connects most of the resort towns along the east coast of the peninsula and also has an interchange with the A9 motorway, one of Croatia’s most important north-south motorway routes. During the summer traffic on the A9 can nearly doubles. Remember to leave plenty of time to get to the airport when you’re driving back.
Getting to your destination
Right on the tip of the Istrian peninsula, Pula has plenty of gorgeous beaches and intriguing Roman ruins. Despite Pula’s diminutive size there’s still plenty to see and do. We’ve put together our top picks for things to do in Pula and nearby Rovinj.
Pula is about 15 minutes drive from the airport. Parking in the town is no problem, with plenty of car parks to choose from. Prices range from 4kn to 15kn per hour (about 40p to £1.45), depending on the zone you leave your car in. Some hotels in Pula offer guest car parking: remember to check this option when searching for accommodation.
A Mediterranean fishing village with a strollable old town and plenty of boutique hotels and fancy restaurants, it’s easy to see why Rovinj is one of Istria’s top destinations.
Rovinj is just over half an hour’s drive from Pula Airport. During the summer it can be tricky to find a parking space. If you can’t find a hotel with parking it’s worth speaking to the accommodation owners to find out if they can recommend somewhere nearby to leave your car. There are some car parks dotted about, but the closer you get to town the busier (and more expensive) they become.
Grand hotels, high end restaurants and beautiful belle époque buildings ensure that the seaside resort of Opatija is one of the classiest destinations on the Istrian coast.
It takes just over an hour to reach Opatija from Pula Airport. There are plenty of places to park, with some large underground and surface car parks. On-street parking is available and charges usually apply from 7am until 7pm. Lots of tourists arrive in Opatija by car, so most of the hotels in and around the town offer customer parking.
Prices subject to change