Getting to Istria: Flights, Ferries, Buses, Trains, Driving
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Getting to Istria

Ferries from Venice

Trains from Ljubljana

Flights to Istria

Pula is the gateway city to Istria with an airport that receives charter and scheduled flights during the summer season. Flights fall off dramatically between October and May. 

See more about flights to Pula and flights to Croatia.

Ferries to Istria

From Italy, there are summer passenger boats from Venice and Cesenatico to Rovinj, Porec, Umag and Pula. See the map and schedule of Venice-Istria ferries. None of these ferries run all year. Service starts from April and ends around October, depending on the route.

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Istria also has a ferry link to Dalmatia. The Pula-Mali Losinj-Zadar passenger ferry runs all year. Book here.

Trains to Istria

The main train stations in Istria are in Pula and Pazin. In addition to inconvenient connections to Zagreb (in which you must board a bus for part of the route), there's a convenient train connection from Pula to Ljubljana, Slovenia that runs daily from spring to fall and takes 4 3/4 hours. Book here.

Find out more about trains to Croatia and trains in Croatia.

Buses to Istria

From Trieste and Venice , Italy and from Slovenia there are daily buses to Istria plus very frequent buses from Zagreb's bus station to all Istrian destinations and daily trains from Zagreb to Rijeka (book here) which is well-connected by bus with Istria.

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Driving to Istria

The two-lane Ucka tunnel is 5.4km and connects Istria with Rijeka and the rest of Croatia. The toll is €3.85. The easiest access to Istria from Italy is by car. Find out more about driving to Istria from Italy and plan your trip using my driving distance chart.



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