Travel to Istria

Croatia is a middle european Adriatic country. It lies between Slovenia on the west, Hungary on the north, Serbia and Montenegro, as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina on the east, while the Adriatic sea divides it from its neighbor Italy. It became a full member of EU in July 2013. The capitol of Croatia is Zagreb.

Istria is the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea. The peninsula is located at the head of the Adriatic between the Gulf of Trieste and the Bay of Kvarner. It is shared by three countries: Croatia, Slovenia, and Italy. Istria County is the westernmost county of Croatia which includes the biggest part of the Istrian peninsula (2,820 km2 out of 3,160 km2, 89%). The area of the county is called Istra. The county administrative center is Pazin.

Pula is the main transportation hub for Istria so most people will arrive there if they are not driving. Some boat lines arrive to Poreč, as well.

Get in By Bus
Buses run from Venice and Trieste in Italy, Zagreb and other major cities to Pazin, Rovinj, and Pula and also stop in central Istrian towns such as Motovun, or Zminj.
Get in by Air
Ryanair provides a connection London (Stansted) to Pula three days a week, and Dublin Pula also. Scandjet connects Pula to Oslo, Copenhagen and Stockholm once a week (on Saturdays) during the summer. Germanwings also serves Pula. In 2013 Jet2 introduces flights to Pula from/to Leeds Bradford,Newcastle, Manchester, Glasgow. Croatian Airlines also serves flights to Pula from/to Hamburg & Frankfurt.
Trieste Airport in Italy is located only 80 km away from Istria. Ryanair flies to Trieste most days.
Good alternatives within a two hour drive are also Venice,Ljubljana, Zagreb, Rijeka.
Find a flight
Get in by Train
Trains run daily between Ljubljana in Slovenia and Pula, and from Rijeka to Ljubljana.
Get in by Boat
Venezia Lines is a high speed ferry operator that is operating in the North     Adriatic coast of Italy and Croatia. From May 2003 till now, Venezia Lines has carried more than 550.000 passengers between Venice and the Northern Coast of Croatia. In the North Adriatic Venezia Lines is currently utilising 2 vessels, San Frangisk and her sister vessel San Pawl, both with a     capacity of 310 passenger.  They are currently deployed on routes between Venice, Italy and the Croatian ports of Mali Losinj, Porec, Pula, Rabac and Rovinj.
Find a ferry
Get in by Car
Istria, as well as whole Croatia is connected to all neighbouring countries with a very good road system and visitors should not encounter problems on their trip.
Plan a trip
Rent a car
To provide our guests with the best possible service at the best possible rates My Istria works with a trusted partner for car hire and transfers. The car can be delivered in the all Istria region and/or at Pula airport. A transfer service with a professional driver can also be arranged.
Rent a car
Other Useful info
Telephone area code +385 (0)52
Phone number Info: 11888
Phone number Info (International): 11802
for all emergency situations: +385 52 112
Police: +385 52 192
Fire brigade: +385 52 193
Ambulance: +385 52 194
Breakdown assistance HAK (0-24 h): +385 52 1987
Customs: +385 52 212-977
Pula railway station: +385 52 541-733
Harbor Master's Office: +385 52 222-037
Pula airport: +385 52 530-105
Pula bus station: +385 60 304-090
Pula hospital: +385 52 222-551
  +385 52 222-544
Weather station: +385 52 214-618
Baromedicine Polyclinic OXY: +385 52 217-877
Pula taxi: +385 52 223-228
Power supply: 220 V, frequency: 50 Hz

Tap water is safe to drink in all of Croatia.

Croatia's official currency is the Kuna ( 1kn = 100lipa ). Although many tourist business owners may accept Euros, Euros are not legal tender in Croatia. Foreign currency can be exchanged in banks, exchange offices, post offices and in the majority of tourist information offices, hotels and campsites. Any amount of Kuna you have left at the end of your stay can be converted to Euros at a local bank or exchange office.    

ATMs (in Croatian “bankomat”) are available throughout Croatia. They will accept various European bank cards, credit cards (Diners Club, Eurocard/Mastercard, Visa, American Express etc.) and debit cards (Cirrus, Maestro, Visa electron etc.).

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