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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Pula Airport Car Rental
Mini
Volkswagen Up 3d or similar
Volkswagen Up 3d
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Oryx
$11.69 / per day
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Pula Airport Car Rental
Mini
Volkswagen Up or similar
Volkswagen Up
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Oryx
$11.91 / per day
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Pula Airport Car Rental
Economy
Suzuki Ignis or similar
Suzuki Ignis
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
AddCar
$12.27 / per day
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Pula Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo 3d or similar
VW Polo 3d
  • 5
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Oryx
$12.94 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Pula Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Oryx
$13.13 / per day
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Pula Airport Car Rental
Mini
Volkswagen Up or similar
Volkswagen Up
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avia Rent A Car
$13.85 / per day
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Pula Airport Car Rental
Economy
Skoda Fabia or similar
Skoda Fabia
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avia Rent A Car
$14.54 / per day
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Pula Airport Car Rental
Compact
Volkswagen Golf 3d or similar
Volkswagen Golf 3d
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Oryx
$15.05 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 04:53 on 2020-02-25. 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
$22.84 / 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
8.6

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.

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 $56 per day
  • Large cars - from $70 per day
  • Medium cars - from $44 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $90 per day
  • Small cars - from $36 per day
  • SUVs - from $60 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 6 Cities near Pula

  1. Zagreb Car Rentals from $6.91 per day
    192.6 km / 119.7 miles away
  2. Dubrovnik Car Rentals from $7.65 per day
    434.9 km / 270.2 miles away
  3. Split Car Rentals from $10.95 per day
    241.9 km / 150.3 miles away
  4. Zadar Car Rentals from $8.78 per day
    142.8 km / 88.7 miles away
  5. Rijeka Car Rentals from $11.67 per day
    62.3 km / 38.7 miles away
  6. Osijek Car Rentals from $17.71 per day
    388.3 km / 241.3 miles away

Top 10 Locations near Pula

  1. Pula Airport Car Rentals from $11.67 per day
  2. Pula, Downtown Car Rentals from $16.40 per day
  3. Rijeka Airport Car Rentals from $11.67 per day
    62.3 km / 38.7 miles away
  4. 62.8 km / 39.0 miles away
  5. Zadar Airport Car Rentals from $8.78 per day
    142.8 km / 88.7 miles away
  6. 190.0 km / 118.0 miles away
  7. Zagreb Airport Car Rentals from $6.91 per day
    192.6 km / 119.7 miles away
  8. Split Airport Car Rentals from $10.95 per day
    241.9 km / 150.3 miles away
  9. Osijek Airport Car Rentals from $17.71 per day
    388.3 km / 241.3 miles away
  10. 434.9 km / 270.2 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
$15.22
January
$23.91
February
March
$26.99
April
$17.83
May
$14.98
June
$57.25
July
$75.70
August
$23.78
September
$26.35
October
$55.18
November
$55.18
December
The best month to rent a car in Pula is June (when prices for an Economy class start from $14.98). This is 58% cheaper than the yearly average and 80% cheaper than renting in August (when rental prices start at $75.70 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 November, travelers rent a car for an average of 10 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
10
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 February, and the least popular is November.
Pula Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
115%
January
418%
February
42%
March
62%
April
93%
May
59%
June
99%
July
68%
August
31%
September
37%
October
18%
November
159%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
SIXT Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
SIXT Opel Corsa 2 1 Small cars
SIXT VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Keddy Citroen C3 5 1 Small cars
AddCar Suzuki Swift 4 1 Small cars
Keddy Citroen C3 4 2 Small cars
RightCars VW Polo 4 1 Small cars
AddCar Suzuki Baleno 5 2 Medium cars
SIXT Ford Focus SW 5 2 Station wagons
Global Rent a Car Opel Corsa 4 1 Small cars

FAQ

Should I rent a car in Pula?
A majority of the ratings and reviews left by Discover Cars’ customers recommend renting a car (8.6 from 8 reviews).
What do you need to rent a car in Pula?
In most cases, you need a driver’s license, passport or ID card, and a credit card (in the name of the main driver), and the booking voucher to rent a car. Some companies may have additional requirements (be sure to check the rental conditions).
On what side of the road do they drive in Croatia?
Drivers must drive on the right side of the road.
Can I rent a car at 18 in Croatia?
Yes, you can rent a car at the age of 18.
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Pula?
You must be between 18 and 70 years old.
Can you rent automatic cars in Pula?
Yes, automatic cars are available from Avia Rent A Car, AddCar, NuCarrentals, Alamo, Oryx, Enterprise, Hertz, AVAX, RightCars, Global Rent a Car, SIXT, Surprice, Keddy, Carwiz, Budget, Europcar and Avis in Pula.
Can I rent a car with a debit card?
Though most companies require a credit card to leave a deposit, some accept debit cards. Check the rental conditions for more information.
Can I rent a car without a credit card?
Most companies require a credit card to pick up the car. Some may accept debit cards or cash. Check the rental conditions for more information.
What car classes can I rent?
Small cars, Medium cars, Station wagons, Large cars, SUVs and People Carriers/Vans vehicle types are available in Pula.
Can I rent a car in Pula with my home country’s driver's license (for example, U.S., U.K., or Australia)?
In most cases, a driver’s license from your home country is acceptable if it uses the Latin alphabet. In some cases, you will need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Check the rental conditions for more information. If your driver’s license does not use the Latin alphabet, you need an International Driving Permit (IDP) in Pula.
Do I need an International Driving Permit in Pula?
In most cases, if your driver’s license uses the Latin alphabet, you can rent a car in in Pula without an International Driving Permit (IDP). In some cases, you will need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Check the rental conditions for more information. If your driver’s license does not use the Latin alphabet, you need an International Driving Permit (IDP) in Pula.
How much does an additional driver cost? Is there an option for a free additional driver?
No rental company in Pula offers a free additional driver.
How much does it cost to rent a car in Pula?
A rental car costs $65 per day, on average. The lowest daily price found in the past 48 hours was $12 at Oryx and AddCar.
How much is car rental for a week?
The average price for a weekly rental in Pula is $454. In the past 48 hours, the lowest price for a weekly rental in Pula was $82.
What car rental companies are located in Pula?
Avia Rent A Car, AddCar, NuCarrentals, Alamo, Oryx, Enterprise, Hertz, AVAX, RightCars, Global Rent a Car, SIXT, Surprice, Keddy, Carwiz, Budget, Europcar and Avis can be found in Pula.
What is the best car rental company in Pula?
Ratings and reviews left by our users indicate that the best providers are Avia Rent A Car (8.8, 22 reviews), Keddy (8.8, 7 reviews) and SIXT (8.6, 16 reviews).

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.

Top 13 Suppliers for Pula in 2020

Carwiz
Carwiz
Exceptional 9.3
+38552523484
Pula Airport,Ližnjan, Valtursko polje 210, 52100, Pula
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
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.8
+38552639331
AIRPORT TERMINAL VALTURA,
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+38552634880
Ližnjan, Valtursko polje 210, 52100, Pula
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+38598475346
Pula Airport,52100 Valtursko polje, Pula
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+38598475346
Pula Airport,52100 Valtursko polje, Pula
AddCar
AddCar
Excellent 8.5
+385992937974
Bacicev prilaz 3. 52100 PULA
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+385913143014
Pula Airport Valtursko Polje 210
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+385913143014
Pula Airport Valtursko Polje 210
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Very good 7.7
+38521444222
Valtursko polje 210, 52100, Valtura
NuCarrentals
NuCarrentals
Very good 7.6
+38572535535
Liznjan, Valtursko polje 210, Pula
Surprice
Surprice
Very good 7
+385915122149 / +385915122149
Pula Airport, Ližnjan, Valtursko polje 210, 52100, Pula

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