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Car Rental in Pula

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Pula Airport Car Rental
Mini
Volkswagen Up or similar
Volkswagen Up
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avia Rent A Car
$37.21 / per day
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Pula Airport Car Rental
Economy
Skoda Fabia or similar
Skoda Fabia
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avia Rent A Car
$37.85 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$37.99 / per day
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Pula Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avia Rent A Car
$38.80 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Pula Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
RightCars
$39.94 / per day
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Pula Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$40.90 / per day
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Pula Airport Car Rental
Economy
Hyundai i20 or similar
Hyundai i20
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$41.74 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$42.45 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 00:48 on 2020-08-07. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Croatian
Currency
HRK
Country code
385
Average car rental length
8 days
Economy car rental price
$43.51 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
90 km/h
56 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.4

Why rent a car in Pula?

Pula is a great place to explore by car. A historic city with plenty of Roman and Medieval sites, it is also near many stunning beaches, islands, and natural areas, offering something for everyone. From Pula, you can easily explore the Istrian peninsula, the rest of Croatia, and even neighboring Slovenia and Italy.

One-Way Car Rentals in Pula

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Pula and drop off in another city include:

  • From Pula to Dubrovnik - 214 offers from 24.24 USD per day
  • From Pula to Split - 287 offers from 22.54 USD per day
  • From Pula to Zadar - 156 offers from 22.54 USD per day
  • From Pula to Zagreb - 156 offers from 22.54 USD per day
  • From Pula to Rovinj - 50 offers from 32.04 USD per day

Top ways to enter Pula

  • Pula Airport: Especially active during the summer months, Pula Airport offers flights to and from domestic destinations, as well as the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, and many other European countries. Conveniently, the airport is located just 6km (3.7 miles) northeast of the city center. 
  • Rijeka Airport: Another small and cozy airport on the Croatian coast, Rijeka Airport serves flights to such varied destinations as Israel, Norway, Bulgaria, and Latvia, as well as more popular Western European ones. The airport is 131km (81 miles) northeast of Pula.
  • Zagreb Airport: The largest and busiest in Croatia, Zagreb Airport serves the nation’s capital in the center of the country. It might seem quite far from Pula, but thanks to good road conditions the distance between the two cities can be covered in just over three hours.
  • Ljubljana Airport: Serving the capital of neighboring Slovenia, Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport sees almost two million travelers every year. The airport is just a two-and-a-half-hour drive north of Pula. Keep in mind, though, that if you plan to come from Ljubljana to Pula, you’ll have to cross an international border, so first check to see if your car rental provider permits this. Also, be sure to check Croatia's entry requirements for citizens of your country. 

Useful city facts

  • Like much of the Adriatic coast, Pula enjoys a pleasant and warm subtropical climate. The average temperature is 23 °C  (73 °F) in July and August and 6 °C  (43 °F) in January and February. The precipitation is spread out rather evenly throughout the year.
  • Like the rest of the Istria County, Pula is bilingual as both Croatian and Italian languages have official status. Nowadays, most of the population of the region is Croatian, but around 5% of Pula’s inhabitants are native Italian-speakers.

Top destinations and activities

  • Arena of Pula. One of the largest Roman amphitheaters in the world, this impressive complex was built during the 1st century A.D. Fights between gladiators or between men and animals were held here until the year 681 when they were finally forbidden. One of the most impressive architectural monuments in Croatia, the amphitheater is a must-see place if you’re in Pula. Visitors can also visit the caverns beneath the main structure.
  • Beaches. No worse than their Italian and Greek counterparts, the beaches of Pula are quite simply world-class. Have fun with locals at the Ambrela Beach (also known as the St. John’s Beach) or drive to the nearby Zlatne Stijene, or the Golden Rocks Beach. Just a bit further away, near the picturesque village of Premantura, are the beaches of the Kamenjak Peninsula, considered by some to be the most picturesque in all of Croatia.
  • Archaeological Museum of Istria. Once home to ancient Romans, Illyrians, Venetians, and others, the region of Istria has seen its fair share of epic rulers over the centuries. Many of their weapons, jewelry, and art objects have now found a home in this great museum in Pula. In addition to more mundane objects, fossils, idol images, and sarcophagi can be seen here.

Traffic and parking tips

  • Unless specifically indicated otherwise, the speed limits are 130 km/h on motorways, 110 km/h on main highways, 90 km/h on most other roads, and 50 km/h in populated and built-up areas.
  • During autumn and spring (from October to March) you need to drive with your headlights on, even during the day.
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for experienced drivers and 0.00% for novice drivers and drivers under the age of 24. Exceeding the limit can lead to large fines, an EU-wide license ban, or even imprisonment.
  • Gas stations are usually open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., although many stay open until 10 p.m. during summer.
  • The car’s registration and insurance documents must be in it at all times.
  • If you’re the driver, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • The emergency number, like elsewhere in the EU, is 112.

Toll roads

A toll must be paid for using most Croatian motorways. There are two types of toll systems in Croatia, open and closed. On open toll highways, which are mostly tunnels, bridges, and short stretches of highway, all drivers must stop to pay tolls at various locations. On closed toll highways, the driver is given a receipt upon entering the highway that shows where they entered the toll road. They then need to present the receipt when leaving the toll road and pay for the section driven. If you lose the receipt, you’ll need to pay as if you drove the maximum length of the toll road. If your receipt is more than 24 hours old, for example, because you stay for the night somewhere along the toll road, you’ll need to provide a valid explanation of the situation at the exit toll booth.

The payment for the toll road can be made either with cash or by credit card. You can also purchase an electronic toll collection device or a monthly prepaid ticket that includes a 10% discount, both of which are non-refundable. Some rental cars are equipped with an electronic toll transponder, the price of which is usually included in the rental price. Ask your car rental provider about it in advance. Find out more about the toll roads in Croatia on the European toll road website.

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Brijuni. An archipelago known for its natural beauty, Brijuni Islands National Park is another of those too-beautiful-not-to-visit places in Croatia. The islands are home to many native plant species like olive trees, but cedars and bamboos also seem to like the climate here. Animals like deer, cormorants, water turtles, and even dolphins can be spotted sometimes. You cannot reach Brijuni by car but drive to the nearby town of Fažana from which the islands are only a short boat ride away.
  • Rovinj. Beautiful and bilingual, Rovinj is a place where Croatian and Italian influences have mixed to create beautiful architecture, tranquil locals, and delicious cuisine (truffles, olive oil, seafood, and wine are some of the local specialties). The town is just about a 40-minute drive north of Pula.
  • Rijeka. Sitting on the Kvarner Bay, Rijeka is a place of proud maritime traditions and an artistic, multicultural present. Explore its many castles and museums, visit its impressive theaters (a grand experience even if you don’t speak Croatian), hit the local market for fresh produce from the area’s farmers, and, like elsewhere in Croatia, don’t forget about the beach. Rijeka is about 110km (68 miles) northeast of Pula, a distance that can be driven in 90 minutes.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car in Pula is the VW Golf, closely followed by the VW Up and Toyota Yaris. The most popular rental car types in Pula are the mini, economy, and compact classes. 

Further destinations

  • Slovenia. Croatia’s northwest neighbor has a rather short coastline, but it’s largest beach town Koper is awesome! Just 100km (62 miles) north of Pula, it is just as fun but has a different atmosphere and culture. From here, travel further to enjoy the pleasures of the capital city Ljubljana or to climb the majestic Julian Alps. Keep in mind that to travel from Pula to Slovenia you’ll have to cross an international border, so first ask your rental car provider if this is permitted. Also, while both countries are in the EU, Slovenia is a member of the Schengen Agreement while Croatia is not, yet; therefore, be sure to check the Schengen entry requirements for your nationality. 
  • Venice. One of the most famous places of the old world, Venice is just a three-and-a-half hour drive from Pula. Full of world-famous museums and galleries, crowded squares, and small isolated islands, visiting the sinking city is an experience of a lifetime. To visit Venice, you’ll have to cross two international national borders (Croatia-Slovenia and Slovenia-Italy), so first, make sure your rental car provider permits it. Also, check to see if you need a visa to visit the Schengen area.
  • Zagreb. While most of Croatia’s coast is Mediterranean in atmosphere in respects to architecture to cuisine, Zagreb feels more Central European. Such stark contrast within one country can alone be a fine reason to travel there. But the capital city is also a true metropolis that is equal parts historical, classy, and fun. From Pula by car, it can be reached in just a little over three hours.

Car Rental Prices in Pula

  • Station wagons - from $83 per day
  • Large cars - from $91 per day
  • Medium cars - from $59 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $156 per day
  • Small cars - from $50 per day
  • SUVs - from $97 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

Try these tips and tricks to get a good car rental deal in Pula:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Pula is the cheapest in June when renting a car is about 59% cheaper than the yearly average and an entire 80% cheaper than renting a car in August. Choosing the right month of summer can be crucial when visiting the Croatian coast!

Top 14 Cities near Pula

  1. Split Car Rentals from $31.86 per day
    241.9 km / 150.3 miles away
  2. Zagreb Car Rentals from $50.25 per day
    189.8 km / 118.0 miles away
  3. Dubrovnik Car Rentals from $37.21 per day
    434.9 km / 270.2 miles away
  4. Zadar Car Rentals from $37.21 per day
    142.8 km / 88.7 miles away
  5. Rijeka Car Rentals from $37.99 per day
    62.3 km / 38.7 miles away
  6. Trogir Car Rentals from $39.94 per day
    240.2 km / 149.2 miles away
  7. Osijek Car Rentals from $37.99 per day
    388.3 km / 241.3 miles away
  8. Sibenik Car Rentals from $37.99 per day
    203.2 km / 126.2 miles away
  9. Biograd Car Rentals from $37.03 per day
    160.8 km / 99.9 miles away
  10. Porec Car Rentals from $37.99 per day
    44.7 km / 27.8 miles away
  11. Rovinj Car Rentals from $37.99 per day
    29.6 km / 18.4 miles away
  12. Primošten Car Rentals from $37.03 per day
    215.6 km / 134.0 miles away
  13. Brač Car Rentals from $53.05 per day
    282.3 km / 175.4 miles away
  14. Opatija Car Rentals from $37.99 per day
    522.0 km / 324.3 miles away

Top 20 Locations near Pula

  1. Downtown Car Rentals from $37.99 per day
  2. Pula Airport Car Rentals from $37.21 per day
    6.6 km / 4.1 miles away
  3. Downtown Car Rentals from $37.99 per day
    28.1 km / 17.5 miles away
  4. Porec Downtown Car Rentals from $37.99 per day
    44.2 km / 27.4 miles away
  5. Downtown Car Rentals from $37.99 per day
    67.8 km / 42.1 miles away
  6. Rijeka Airport Car Rentals from $37.99 per day
    68.8 km / 42.7 miles away
  7. 68.8 km / 42.8 miles away
  8. Downtown Car Rentals from $37.99 per day
    69.1 km / 42.9 miles away
  9. Zadar Port Car Rentals from $37.03 per day
    137.7 km / 85.6 miles away
  10. Downtown Car Rentals from $37.99 per day
    139.5 km / 86.7 miles away
  11. Zadar Airport Car Rentals from $37.21 per day
    145.9 km / 90.7 miles away
  12. Downtown Car Rentals from $37.03 per day
    163.5 km / 101.6 miles away
  13. Downtown Car Rentals from $35.25 per day
    193.6 km / 120.3 miles away
  14. 194.8 km / 121.0 miles away
  15. 195.8 km / 121.7 miles away
  16. Car Rentals from $50.25 per day
    196.3 km / 122.0 miles away
  17. 196.5 km / 122.1 miles away
  18. Zagreb Airport Car Rentals from $35.22 per day
    199.1 km / 123.7 miles away
  19. Downtown Car Rentals from $37.99 per day
    206.1 km / 128.1 miles away
  20. Downtown Car Rentals from $37.03 per day
    218.2 km / 135.6 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Pula?

Car rental prices in Pula vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Pula
$16.63
January
$26.13
February
March
$29.49
April
$19.48
May
$16.36
June
$62.55
July
$82.70
August
$25.98
September
$28.79
October
$60.28
November
$60.28
December
The best month to rent a car in Pula is June (when prices for an Economy class start from $16.36). This is 58% cheaper than the yearly average and 80% cheaper than renting in August (when rental prices start at $82.70 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Pula?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in September, travelers rent a car for an average of 9 days in October, the average rental period is 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Pula
8
January
8
February
8
March
8
April
8
May
8
June
6
July
6
August
9
September
4
October
8
November
6
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Pula?

While travelers visit Pula year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is March, and the least popular is September.
Popularity of Car Rental in Pula by Monthly Searches
88%
January
433%
February
475%
March
1%
April
1%
May
1%
June
1%
July
1%
August
September
21%
October
10%
November
166%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Keddy Citroen C3 5 1 Small cars
SIXT VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
SIXT Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
AddCar Suzuki Swift 4 2 Small cars
SIXT Opel Corsa 2 1 Small cars
Alamo Hyundai i20 4 2 Small cars
RightCars VW Polo 4 1 Small cars
SIXT Ford Focus SW 5 2 Station wagons
SIXT Opel Astra 4 1 Medium cars
Dollar Fiat Panda 5 2 Small cars

Our Customers Reviews

Brunei Darussalam
Skoda Fabia Combi
August 23, 2019
Loved Pula and Rovinj
United Kingdom
VW Polo
August 14, 2019
Lovely part of Croatia good roads and plenty of parking lots of places to visit.
United Kingdom
Suzuki Swift
September 26, 2018
The car in Pula is a must if you really want to see the beauty of this place. There are so many place too go like Rovinj, Premantura, Cape Kamenjak, Pula Center, and the best one is the Dolphins boat tour Brijuni.. amazing.
Ireland
VW Golf
September 16, 2018
Pula is a useful place to stay as a base to visit the likes of Motovun, Rovinj and Porec as well as many places along the coast.
United Kingdom
VW Polo
July 17, 2018
A car enables travel in land to see the beautiful country in your own time. It also allows visiting to villages off the beaten track.
Netherlands
Opel Zafira
July 2, 2018
you could see the Plitvice lakes, coastal City's like Porec and Umag or just drive around and enjoy the beautifull country roads.
Netherlands
Opel Zafira
July 2, 2018
you could see the Plitvice lakes, coastal City's like Porec and Umag or just drive around and enjoy the beautifull country roads.

Top 14 Suppliers in Pula in 2020

Carwiz
Carwiz
Exceptional 9.3
+38552523484
Pula Airport,Ližnjan, Valtursko polje 210, 52100, Pula
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:00
Tue:07:00-21:00
Wed:07:00-21:00
Thu:07:00-21:00
Fri:07:00-21:00
Sat:07:00-21:00
Sun:07:00-21:00
Keddy
Keddy
Exceptional 9.2
+38598475346
Pula Airport,52100 Valtursko polje, Pula
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9.1
+38552639331
AIRPORT TERMINAL VALTURA,
RightCars
RightCars
Exceptional 9
+38552751183
Pula airport Valtursko polje 210 52100, 52100, Pula
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
+38552639331
Pula Airport, Ližnjan, Valtursko polje 210, 52100, Pula
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+38552634880
Ližnjan, Valtursko polje 210, 52100, Pula
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+38598475346
Pula Airport,52100 Valtursko polje, Pula
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+385913143014
Pula Airport Valtursko Polje 210
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+385913143014
Pula Airport Valtursko Polje 210
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
+38552639331
Airport Terminal Valtura
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Surprice
Surprice
Excellent 8.2
+385915122149 / +385915122149
Pula Airport, Ližnjan, Valtursko polje 210, 52100, Pula
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:00
Tue:07:00-21:00
Wed:07:00-21:00
Thu:07:00-21:00
Fri:07:00-21:00
Sat:07:00-21:00
Sun:07:00-21:00
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Very good 7.7
+38521444222
Valtursko polje 210, 52100, Valtura
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:00
Tue:07:00-21:00
Wed:07:00-21:00
Thu:07:00-21:00
Fri:07:00-21:00
Sat:07:00-21:00
Sun:07:00-21:00
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Very good 7
+38572535535
Liznjan, Valtursko polje 210, Pula
AddCar
AddCar
Good 6
+385992937974
Bacicev prilaz 3. 52100 PULA

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