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There are 8 ways to get from Rome to Pula by train, ferry, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Train, ferry  •  7h 30m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Venezia S. Lucia Fr
  2. Take the ferry from Ferrovia to Santa Marta 4.1 / ...
  3. Take the ferry from Venice to Pula

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Bus  •  13h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Pula bus station N533

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Train  •  11h 5m

  1. Take the train from Roma Tiburtina to Trieste Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Divaca to Pula 1272

Drive  •  7h 40m

  1. Drive from Rome to Pula 792.1 km

Fly to Trieste, shuttle  •  6h 1m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Trieste (TRS) FCO - TRS
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Trieste Airport to Rovinj

Fly to Pula  •  6h 41m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Pula (PUY) FCO - PUY

Fly to Venice, ferry  •  6h 53m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Venice (VCE) FCO - VCE
  2. Take the ferry from Venice to Pula

Fly to Bologna, train, ferry  •  8h 1m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Bologna (BLQ) FCO - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
  3. Take the ferry from Ferrovia to Santa Marta
  4. Take the ferry from Venice to Pula

Rome to Pula by train

7 Weekly Trains
11h 5m Average Duration
332 kn Cheapest Price
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The cost-effective way to get from Rome to Pula is to bus, which costs €40 - €50 and takes 13h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Pula is to fly and shuttle which costs €95 - €600 and takes 6h 1m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rome Tiburtina Bus station station and arriving at Pula bus station station. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 13h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rome to Pula. However, there are services departing from Roma Tiburtina and arriving at Pula via Trieste Centrale and Divaca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 5m.

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The distance between Rome and Pula is 347 km. The road distance is 792.1 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Pula without a car is to train and ferry which takes 7h 30m and costs €90 - €200.

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It takes approximately 7h 30m to get from Rome to Pula, including transfers.

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Rome to Pula bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rome Tiburtina Bus station.

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Rome to Pula train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Roma Tiburtina station.

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The best way to get from Rome to Pula is to train which takes 11h 5m and costs €40 - €190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €40 - €50 and takes 13h 5m, you could also fly, which costs €55 - €190 and takes 6h 41m.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Pula.
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  • Distance: 347.4 km
  • Duration: 7h 30m

What companies run services between Rome, Italy and Pula, Croatia?

You can take a train from Rome to Pula via Trieste Centrale and Divaca in around 11h 5m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Pula bus station once daily. Tickets cost 300 kn - 370 kn and the journey takes 13h 5m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
450 kn - 2.100 kn
Flights from Rome to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
450 kn - 1.800 kn
Flights from Rome to Bologna
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
500 kn - 2.900 kn
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome to Pula via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
430 kn - 1.500 kn
Flights from Rome to Pula via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
600 kn - 1.400 kn
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Rome to Pula via Berlin Brandenburg
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
600 kn - 1.400 kn
Flights from Rome to Pula via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 4.300 kn
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Pula via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.200 kn - 6.500 kn
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Rome to Pula via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 4.000 kn
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
280 kn - 850 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
280 kn - 380 kn
Base Standard
490 kn - 700 kn
Base Premium
600 kn - 850 kn
Train from Roma Tiburtina to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
340 kn - 1.000 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
340 kn - 460 kn
Base Standard
550 kn - 800 kn
Base Premium
700 kn - 1.000 kn
Train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
110 kn - 420 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
110 kn - 160 kn
Base Standard
240 kn - 320 kn
Base Premium
290 kn - 420 kn
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
220 kn - 650 kn
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
230 kn - 330 kn
Smart Low Cost
220 kn - 310 kn
Smart Flex
450 kn - 650 kn
Train from Rome Tiburtina to Trieste Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
260 kn - 750 kn
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
270 kn - 380 kn
Smart Low Cost
260 kn - 370 kn
Smart Flex
500 kn - 750 kn
Train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Santa Lucia Station
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
110 kn - 330 kn
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
130 kn - 180 kn
Smart Low Cost
110 kn - 160 kn
Smart Flex
240 kn - 330 kn
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Phone
+386 129 13 332
Email
potnik.info@slo-zeleznice.si
Website
potniski.sz.si
Train from Divaca to Pula
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55 kn - 120 kn
Website
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Intercity 2nd Class Ticket
65 kn - 85 kn
Regional Train Ticket
55 kn - 70 kn
Intercity 1st Class Ticket
95 kn - 120 kn
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
80 kn - 170 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
150 kn - 170 kn
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Pula bus station
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
300 kn - 370 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Trieste Airport to Rovinj
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
270 kn - 2.200 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
270 kn - 290 kn
Private
900 kn - 2.200 kn
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Trieste Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Rome to Pula bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Pula bus station.

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Rome to Pula train services, operated by Slovenian Railways (SŽ), arrive at Pula station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Pula is 792 km. It takes approximately 7h 40m to drive from Rome to Pula.

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Alitalia offers flights from Rome Airport to Trieste Airport.

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Book your Rome to Pula bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 535+ hotels available in Pula. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs €7 - €35.

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