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There are 6 ways to get from Vatican City to Pula by train, ferry, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Train, ferry  •  8h 36m

  1. Take the train from Roma Tiburtina to Venezia Mestre Fr / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Venice to Pula

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Bus  •  14h 14m

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

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Train  •  12h 31m

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

Drive  •  7h 42m

  1. Drive from Vatican City to Pula 795.3 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 Venice, ferry  •  6h 48m

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

Vatican City to Pula by train

The train journey time between Vatican City and Pula is around 42h 52m and covers a distance of around 794 km. This includes an average layover time of around 33h 22m. The fastest train normally takes 42h 47m. Operated by Trenitalia, Trenitalia Frecce, ItaloTreno and others, the Vatican City to Pula train service departs from Roma S. Pietro and arrives in Pula. Typically five trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
9h 30m
Layover time:
33h 22m
Total time:
42h 52m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
42h 47m
Train distance:
794 km
Trains per week:
5
Cheapest price:
419 kn
Carbon emissions:
41 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
15:43
Last train departs at:
15:56

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Vatican City to Pula train schedules

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Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Croatia

Currently, we are unable to provide travel restriction information for leaving Vatican. For the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel status in Vatican, please check government recommendations.

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Last updated: September 15 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vatican City to Pula is to bus which costs €40 - €55 and takes 14h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Vatican City to Pula is to fly and shuttle which costs €100 - €550 and takes 6h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vatican City to Pula station. However, there are services departing from Atrio dei Quattro Cancelli and arriving at Pula bus station via Rome Tiburtina Bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 14m.

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No, there is no direct train from Vatican City to Pula. However, there are services departing from Roma S. Pietro and arriving at Pula via Roma Tiburtina, Trieste Centrale and Divaca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 31m.

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The distance between Vatican City and Pula is 348 km. The road distance is 795.3 km.

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The best way to get from Vatican City to Pula without a car is to train and ferry which takes 8h 36m and costs €85 - €190.

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It takes approximately 8h 36m to get from Vatican City to Pula, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Vatican City to Pula is to train which takes 12h 31m and costs €45 - €200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €40 - €55 and takes 14h 14m.

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Map of how to get from Vatican City to Pula.
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  • Distance: 348.4 km
  • Duration: 8h 36m

What companies run services between Vatican City, Vatican and Pula, Croatia?

You can take a train from Vatican City to Pula via Roma Tiburtina, Trieste Centrale, and Divaca in around 12h 31m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Pula bus station 4 times a week. 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 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
380 kn - 2.300 kn
Flights from Rome to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
320 kn - 1.600 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 Tiburtina to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
270 kn - 850 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
270 kn - 370 kn
Base Standard
480 kn - 650 kn
Base Premium
550 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
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 Rome Tiburtina to Mestre
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
210 kn - 650 kn
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
230 kn - 320 kn
Smart Low Cost
210 kn - 300 kn
Smart Flex
440 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 - 360 kn
Smart Flex
500 kn - 750 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 51m
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
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Pula bus station
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
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.
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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 10m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Vatican City to Pula is 795 km. It takes approximately 7h 42m to drive from Vatican City to Pula.

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Alitalia offers flights from Rome Airport to Trieste Airport.

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There are 224+ hotels available in Pula. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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The best way to get from Vatican City to Rome Airport is to train which takes 27 min and costs €7 - €9.

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