Pula Airport

Transfer from Pula Airport to Premantura (updated in 2017)

There are multiple options for transportation from Pula Airport to Premantura. So here are some of my options…

If you are arriving by regular lines, low cost and charter flights, you will land at the airport in Pula, Istria’s largest international airport. Airport Pula is one of the nine airports in Croatia. The airport is approximately 18 kilometers situated from Premantura and 10 kilometers from the centre of Pula.

Until the Second World War, there was a grassy runway that was destroyed during the war. By 1967, the airport served only the military, and later became a civilian airport.

Pula Airport is an alternative airport for neighbouring countries, Slovenia, Austria and Italy because of its climatic and technical conditions. The airport is always for new challenges, new projects that will follow the development of tourism, so that all who pass this airport are satisfied and always welcome.

Shuttle bus from Pula Airport

Pulapromet citybus

Yellow-green local bus in Pula

The best way to get to Premantura with public transport, is to take a shuttle bus from the airport to the main bus station of Pula and from there a local bus to Premantura. There is a daily shuttle bus between Pula Airport and the main bus station of Pula. The bus leaves in front of the terminal building. A one way ticket costs 30 kuna that is 4 euro and if you purchase a ticket online it costs 3 euro, you won’t be charged for luggage. You can purchase a ticket here. At the main bus station take bus line 28 to Premantura the bus leaves from bus terminal peron 12. The bus drives through Pješčana uvala – Vinkuran – Banjole – Pomer and the final destination is Premantura. A one way ticket to Premantura costs 15 kuna that is 2 euro. You can purchase a ticket in the bus.

Timetable Shuttle bus

Please check the online ticket service to be sure that the bus is leaving at the times below.

 Pula Airport → Bus Station Pula Bus Station Pula → Pula Airport
Monday 20:15 18:25
Tuesday13:50* / 14:25 / 22:00*12:35 / 20:25*
Wednesday10:40** / 21:0508:45**/ 19:15
Thursday13:50*** / 20:45***11:10*** / 19:10***
Friday16:15 / 21:00****14:00 / 19:45****
Saturday13:55 / 19:10***** /
19:50*****/ 20:20 /
20:30***** / 22:00
12:20 / 17:45**** / 20:25
Sunday08:30 / 10:45 / 11:10 / 12:35****** 06:45* / 08:20 / 11:00******

* Departure takes place only on 02.05.2017.
** Departure takes place only on 03.05.2017.
*** Departure takes place only on 04.05.2017.
**** Departure takes place only on 05.05.2017.
***** Departure takes place only on 06.05.2017.
****** Departure takes place only on 07.05.2017.

Timetable local bus 
The local bus to Premantura leaves from bus terminal peron 12.

Bus Station Pula → Premantura Premantura → Bus Station Pula
Monday til friday5:20, 6:35, 9:15, 10:15, 11:35, 12:25, 13:20 14:10, 15:30, 16:30, 18:30, 19:30, 20:155:50, 7:00, 9:45, 11:00, 12:20, 13:10, 14:05, 14:55, 16:15, 17:15, 19:15, 20:15, 21:00
Saturday 6:35, 9:15, 12:25, 15:30, 18:307:05, 09:45, 13:10, 16:15, 19:15
Sunday 7:30, 12:25, 15:30, 18:308:00, 13:10, 16:15, 19:15


It is also possible to take a taxi from Pula Airport to Premantura but this is more expensive then public transport. Taxi’s are available outside the building next to the bus terminal.Transfer from Pula Airport to Premantura costs around 200 kuna that is 26 euro. Make sure you ask the driver for the total price, so you wont be surprised at the end of the ride.

Rent a car

Rent a car is the best option if you want to explore cities and villages outside Premantura. At the airport are local and international car rental companies like Hertz, Budget, Auto Classem and Avis. You can find the car rental companies in the arrival area and the main hall of the terminal building. You have the possibility to pre-book or book directly at the service desk. It takes 25 minutes with the car to Premantura, it depends on the traffic.

Pickup service

If you have booked an apartment in Premantura you could ask the owner to pick you up at the Airport. Most of the time this a extra service provided by the owner of the apartment.

More tips?

If you have more tips for a transfer from Pula Airport to Premantura share them in the comments below.

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