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Car hire at Pula Airport

Car hire at Pula Airport

Croatia's Pula Airport (PUY) doesn't just bring international visitors to Croatia itself, but also serves parts of Slovenia and eastern Italy. The airport is located in the south of Croatia close to the major D401 road, meaning you can collect your Pula Airport car rental and begin exploring this beautiful country within minutes of landing.

What I need to know

Holiday Autos is here to help you find the very best Pula Airport car hire deal for your needs, checking through more than 1,500 suppliers to find the best option. We also offer 24-hour customer service, free cancellation and will never charge you for booking with your credit card.

Where to pick up my car

At Pula Airport, car hire outlets are situated just outside the arrivals terminal, where you'll be able to find multiple big-name suppliers that you can trust. We can compare car hire deals from all of these before you decide on an option, so make use of our handy website ahead of your trip.

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Where to go

Croatia is a fascinating country, with stunning coastlines and beautiful rural scenery contrasting wonderfully with historic, buzzing cities that blend perfectly to create a great cosmopolitan vibe. The nation is becoming an increasingly popular tourist hotspot, so you'll soon want to be able to say it's somewhere you've already 'done'.

Nearby Pula Airport

The seafront city of Pula itself is just a 15-minute drive from Pula Airport, where modern bars and restaurants meet historic Roman architecture. Even closer to the airport (a five-minute drive away) is the centre of Valtura, which has a church dating from the year 1197.

Longer drives

Croatia's capital Zagreb can be reached by car from Pula Airport in around three hours, where the medieval St Mark's Church is one of the most notable landmarks. A slightly more unusual attraction in the city is the Museum of Broken Relationships, which features exhibits of items left behind when couples have parted ways.

Eating and drinking

There are several convenient food outlets situated within Pula Airport, but for some traditional Croatian cuisine, head to a local restaurant. Goulash is a popular dish here, as are stuffed peppers and schnitzel. In nearby Livade (an hour's drive away), you can hunt for your own truffles from which to make exquisite oil.

Things to do

If you're after a chilled out vibe, sitting in a cafe close to Pula's harbour and watching the boats come in and out of the dock is a wonderful way to relax. Alternatively, take an organised walking tour around the city. These are often free and allow you to learn about its culture and history from the locals themselves.


Pula Arena is the only remaining Roman amphitheatre in the world to have its four side towers and three sets of architectural orders (ornate Roman pillars) preserved to this day. The nearby Temple of Augustus also dates from this era and is believed to date from somewhere between the years 2BC and 14AD.