When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Pula?
Croatia’s Mediterranean climate makes Pula a favourite destination for British travellers, especially for the summer holidays. The June to mid-September period provides the ideal weather for beach-based holidays but is considered peak season. November to April is low season which gives the cheapest rates on return flights. Luckily, Netflights gives you updated deals on Pula flights so you can save on travel and pick up last-minute flights from top airlines.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Pula?
Since Pula Airport operates seasonally, flights to Pula are at their highest demand during the summer holiday period. It’s advisable to book your return flights at least two to four months prior to travel, to ensure the best prices and a wider choice of airlines. Last-minute flights and flexible dates can also help keep costs low.
Flying to Pula Airport PUY
Pula Airport (PUY) is an international airport serving the city of Pula seven kilometres away, as well as and Croatia’s Istrian peninsular and parts of Slovenia and Italy.
London Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, Stansted Airport, Manchester Airport, Edinburgh Airport and Leeds-Bradford Airport all serve flights to Pula. Because of its popularity as a summer-holiday destination, Pula flights are largely seasonal and operate mainly during peak travel months (June–September). Although there are no direct flights, you can find indirect flights with one or more stopovers in German cities like Cologne, Stuttgart and Frankfurt, as well as other European cities like Dublin and Zagreb. Aer Lingus, British Airways, Croatia Airlines, Eurowings and Lufthansa serve cheap flights to Pula.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
Pula Airport is a small airport that is easy to navigate and operates seasonally. The single terminal building is divided into the arrivals and departure halls. The ATMs and currency exchange service are located close to the exit of the international area. You will find free Wi-Fi, a business lounge, VIP services, a souvenir and duty-free shop, as well as a café called the Caffe’ Bar with a designated smoking area. The information desk is open from 6am to 10pm and there is a nursery area near the female toilets.
Getting to the City from Pula Airport PUY
Buses connect passengers to Pula’s central bus terminal, Bus Kolodvor, from Pula Airport. They depart 30 minutes after arrival flights. Return tickets can be bought online or purchased on the bus. Buses also connect the airport to popular surrounding resorts and cities such as Zagreb, Rijeka and Split. Private shuttle buses are available to pre-book and for pick-up at the airport. Taxis depart from outside the PUY and operate on a metre. There are car hire agencies, such as Avis, Enterprise and Budget, located close to the airport building.
Why Visit Pula?
At the southernmost tip of the Istrian Peninsula, Pula is the jewel of this verdant region of Croatia. Bordered by national parks and the azure Adriatic Sea, it is both relaxing and vibrant; an ideal destination for city breaks and an exciting base to start any Croatian adventure. Surrounded by beautiful beaches and a pine-studded countryside criss-crossed with well-marked walking and cycling paths, holidays in Pula offer travellers and locals both lively nightlife and great outdoor-adventure breaks.
For history lovers, Pula is hard to beat. Its impressive Roman Amphitheatre stands almost perfectly intact, dominating the city skyline and hosting a full calendar of music and theatrical performances throughout the summer months. The Roman Forum provides the ideal spot to people watch from a pavement-side cafe, with the Triumphal Arch of the Sergi and Roman floor mosaics as must-see sights for those keen on Roman architecture.
Don't Forget Before you Fly
Since Croatia is part of the European Union, there is no visa requirement for travellers with British passports entering the country. Travellers are allowed to stay in Pula for up to 90 days within any six-month period. The local currency is the Croatian kuna, which can be withdrawn or exchanged in the PUY. However, it is advisable to bring enough with you to make your onward journey. For more information on working and staying in Croatia, contact the Croatian Embassy.