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There are 15 intercity buses per day from Rijeka to Pula. Traveling by bus from Rijeka to Pula usually takes around 2 hours and 11 minutes, but the fastest Nomago bus can make the trip in just one hour and 15 minutes.
|Distance||43 mi (69 km)|
|Shortest duration||1h 15m|
|Trips per day||15|
|Most frequent service||Nomago|
How much is a bus ticket from Rijeka to Pula?
Bus tickets for a trip from Rijeka to Pula cost $10.66 on average. This is an excellent value for the trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.
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What bus companies travel from Rijeka to Pula?
There are 4 bus lines from Rijeka to Pula available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 6 daily trips, Nomago usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Autotrans by Arriva||5||2h 29m||$17.07|
Autotrans by Arriva is the largest bus company in Croatia, with intercity services connecting many of Croatia's most popular destinations. It also operates international services to several countries in Europe, including Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia, and Germany. For trouble-free bookings with Autotrans by Arriva, look no further than Wanderu!
Brioni is a renowned passenger bus company located in Croatia. As part of the esteemed Nomago group of companies, Brioni has a rich history spanning over 70 years, offering reliable and trusted transportation services. With an extensive network of routes, Brioni connects towns and cities across Croatia, including popular destinations like Rovinj, and Zagreb. The company's coaches are equipped with amenities such as air conditioning, onboard restrooms, Wi-Fi access, power sockets, and entertainment screens, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable travel experience for passengers exploring the diverse beauty of Croatia.
First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 1 trips from Rijeka to Pula, and usually makes the trip in about 1 hours and 25 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.
Nomago offers transportation to multiple destinations within Slovenia, such as the capital Ljubljana, as well as routes to five other European countries - Croatia, Slovakia, Austria, Italy, and Germany. The company's buses come equipped with various amenities like spacious legroom, air conditioning, onboard restrooms, power outlets, and WiFi. Passengers can choose between Economy and Premium seats, or opt for Family seats around a table.
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The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 11 minutes to cover the 43 miles from Rijeka to Pula. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 15 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.
Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Pula, book your ticket for the last day of the week.
The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Rijeka to Pula, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
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Situated at the southern tip of the Istrian peninsula, Pula is the largest city in Croatia's Istria County. Known for its Roman monuments and many summertime festivals, Pula is a vibrant coastal town with much to explore.
The most renowned attraction in Pula is the Roman Amphitheater. Once home to gladiatorial battles over 2,000 years ago, the amphitheater now stages many annual festivals and live concerts. The Roman Temple of Augustus also still stands in the city, and the small adjoining museum houses various stone carvings and relics from the 1st century.
For a taste of local life, visit the lively Pula Market. With around 60 stalls selling local fresh fish, meat, vegetables, and everything in between, the market is a great place to take a stroll and get to know the locals.
A trip to Pula would be incomplete without visiting one of its exceptionally scenic nearby beaches. One of the most popular is the Verudela peninsula, which can be easily accessed by bus from the city. Spend the day relaxing on the shingle beach in front of clear blue waters, or take shelter from the sun at Aquarium Pula.
Since the city is a popular destination, transport to Pula is well-established. Pula Airport welcomes many daily flights from various European cities. The sizable bus station allows for bus access from many points across Europe, and the train station provides routes to several major towns across Istria and Slovenia.
Where does the bus leave from in Rijeka?
Main departure station: Bus Station
Most buses depart from the main station in Rijeka.
All bus stations in Rijeka:
Where does the bus arrive in Pula?
Main arrival station: Bus Station
Pula bus station is the main bus terminal in the popular tourist city of Pula, Croatia. The area is well connected, and buses run to destinations across the country. Buses regularly service outside the country to Sarajevo, Ljubljana, and Trieste. Additionally, FlixBus runs services to Zagreb, Split, and Zadar. The bus terminal has a large, open-air covered waiting area, and a small bakery is directly next to the station. The station is fairly centrally located, just a short distance from the city center and the seafront, where you can find more restaurants, cafes, and hotels.
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