Pula to Venice Ferry is a seasonal route (May to October), sailing 1 to 3 times per week. The ferry crosses the Adriatic Sea and the journey lasts for 3.5 hours. It’s run by Venezia Lines and Adriatic Lines (Kompas) ferry companies. This is a very popular ferry route that connects the Pula, in Croatia with Venice in Italy. Here are the schedules, bookings, and ticket prices.
Schedules and timetables
|Departs Pula||1 – 3 times a week||early morning|
|– Arrives in Venice||3 – 3.5 hours later||mid-morning|
How long is the ferry ride from Pula to Venice? The journey lasts 3 – 3.5 hours. The current timetable includes just one early morning departure one to three times per week.
Pula to Venice Passenger Ferry
There are two fast ferries serving the passenger ferry route from Pula to Venice. Run by the Croatian ferry company Venezia Lines and Adriatic Lines, with an expected journey time of about 3 hours. These ferries do not take cars. They take just foot passengers as well as bikes and pets. The last passenger ferry departure from Pula is at 7:30 am May to October.
How much does the Pula to Venice ferry cost? Here is a table with current ticket prices:
|Pula to Venice (one-way, adult single ticket)|
|Deck (Foot) Passengers||between € 79 and € 95 euros (depending on the season)|
|Bicycles||€ 10 to € 15 per bike|
|Pets (Dog, Cat, Bird)||Free**|
Boarding passenger ferry
Make sure to arrive at the ferry terminal at least 60 minutes prior to departure. As you are about the cross the border between Croatia and Italy, have your travel documents ready for identification, customs, and passport control at the boarding point. At the boarding point, you will be provided with a boarding card and will proceed to passport control. Once on board, leave your larger luggage in provided racks and proceed to the seating lounge.
Latest ferry from Pula to Venice
The latest ferry to reach Venice from Pula is at 7:30 am.
Notes (Important to know)
- How to get from Pula to Venice? You can get there by passenger ferry or alternatively, a bus (change in Trieste) or flight via Zagreb.
- There are no car ferries between these two places.
- Bicycles are not traveling for free.
- Pets surcharge apply (discretion of ferry company)
- Return tickets are not cheaper than two one-way options.
- This is a very busy route in the summer months, so it is advisable to book your ticket in advance.
- In case of bad weather and cancellation: In case of bad weather, if your ferry was canceled, you will be offered an alternative departure date.
- Get prepared and wear suitable clothing and footwear
Onboard Facilities, Luggage on Board, Food & Drink
The ferries that serve this route are Prince of Venice (or Angela) owned by Adriatic Lines and San Frangisk (or San Pawl) owned by Venezia Lines. They are comfortable, air-conditioned HSC ferries (catamarans). You are allowed at least one piece of luggage. There is an extra charge for additional luggage (from € 5 and more). The luggage bags are stored on the racks at the entrance of the ferry. The racks look similar to racks on trains. The crew helps with luggage. Your hand luggage you keep next to you, at seatings.
There is a snack/coffee bar on board selling hot and cold drinks and crisps and sandwiches. Toilets are also available. None of the ferries has mobile and laptop charging sockets or USB ports in the passenger lounge. None of the ferries has WIFI access. All ferries are non-smoking.
Where to get tickets for the ferry from Pula to Venice
Online booking is available for this ferry route. Your ticket is emailed to you with a bar code which is scanned when you get on the ferry. Buying tickets in advance guarantee you place on the ferry during the high season. Alternatively, on the day of travel, you can buy a ticket at the boarding point in Pula ferry port if any of the places are still available.
Pula to Venice Car Ferry
Currently, there are no car ferry routes from Pula to Venice. If you are driving, your only alternative is to drive around the bay – check the driving map here. The total driving time is about 3 hours.
Pula to Venice Day Trip
Yes, there are organized day trips from April to October to visit Venice from Pula. The current prices start at €79. Day trips are run on the same days and by the same vessels as one-way ferry trips to Venice.
Pula Ferry Terminal
The ferry terminal in Pula from which the ferry to Venice is departing is located in Pula, Riva at the waterfront, next to the Roman Colosseum (Arena). Address: Pula Seafront, Ulica Svetog Petra, 52100, Pula, Croatia (map)
Venice Ferry Terminal
The passenger ferry terminal in Venice (Italy) from where ferries from Pula are arriving is located in San Basilio Passenger Terminal, in the city center, close to the city’s landmarks. Address: Venezia Terminal Passeggeri, Venezia, Italy (map)
Here is a map that shows ferry crossings from Pula to Venice:
Further travels by ferry