Venice to Pula Ferry
Venice to Pula Ferry is a seasonal ferry route (running from May to October) and sailing 1 to 3 times per week. The ferry crosses the Adriatic Sea between Italy and Croatia. 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 Venice in Italy with Pula in Croatia. Here are the schedules, bookings, and ticket prices.
Schedules and timetables
|Departs Venice||1 to 3 times per week||mid-afternoon|
|– Arrives in Pula||3 to 3.5 hours later||evening|
How long is the ferry ride from Venice to Pula? The journey lasts 3 – 3.5 hours. The current timetable includes just one afternoon departure one to three times per week.
Venice to Pula Passenger Ferry
There are two fast ferries serving the passenger ferry route from Venice to Pula. They are 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 Venice is @ 5:30 pm, from May to October. The alternative ferry is Venice to Rovinj.
How much does the Venice to Pula ferry cost? Here is a table with current ticket prices:
|Venice to Pula (one-way, adult single ticket)|
|Deck (Foot) Passengers||from € 79 to € 95 euros (depending on the season)|
|Bicycles||from € 10 to € 15 per bike|
|Pets (Dog, Cat, Bird)||Free*|
Boarding passenger ferry
Get to the ferry terminal at least 60 minutes prior to departure. As this ferry is crossing the border between Italy and Croatia, have your travel documents ready for identification, customs, and passport control at the boarding point. At the boarding point, you will get a boarding card and after that, you will proceed to passport control. Once on board, leave your larger luggage in provided racks and proceed to the seating lounge.
Latest ferry from Venice to Pula
The latest ferry to reach Pula from Venice is at 5:30 pm.
Notes (Important to know)
- How to get from Venice to Pula? You can get there by passenger ferry or alternatively, a bus to Trieste, change in Trieste for the bus to Pula. Flight to Pula (PUY) via Zagreb [Venice (VCE)]
- There are no car ferries between these two places.
- Bicycles are not traveling for free.
- Pets surcharge may apply (discretion of the ferry company)
- Return tickets are not cheaper than two one-way options.
- As this route gets very in the summer months, 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.
- Make sure to wear suitable clothing and footwear
Onboard Facilities, Luggage on Board, Food & Drink
There are four ferries that serve this route: Prince of Venice (or Angela) owned by Adriatic Lines and San Frangisk (or San Pawl) owned by Venezia Lines. They are HSC ferries- catamarans, comfortable & air-conditioned. You are allowed at least one piece of luggage with the extra charge for additional luggage (from € 5 per bag). The larger luggage is held 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, crisps, and sandwiches. Onboard 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 (use your mobile data instead). All ferries are non-smoking.
Where to get tickets for the ferry from Venice to Pula
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, if any of the places are still available for the ferry rides, you can buy a ticket at the boarding point in the Venice ferry port (San Basilio Passenger Terminal).
Venice to Pula Car Ferry
Currently, there are no car ferry routes from Venice to Pula. If you are driving, your only alternative is to drive around the lagoon and Gulf of Trieste (map). The total driving time is just above 3 hours.
Venice Ferry Terminal
The Venice passenger ferry terminal from where all ferries to Pula depart is located in San Basilio Passenger Terminal, close to the city center, landmarks, bus, and train station. Bear in mind that Venice is a car-free city (!). Address: Venezia Terminal Passeggeri, Venezia, Italy (detailed map)
Pula Ferry Terminal
The Pula ferry terminal where all ferries from Venice arrive is located in Pula, Riva at the waterfront, next to the Roman Colosseum (Arena) and very close to the main bus station. Address: Pula Riva (Seafront), Ulica Svetog Petra, 52100, Pula, Croatia (terminal map)
Here is a map that shows the ferry crossing from Venice to Pula:
Here is a fast ferry Prince of Venice departing from the San Basilio passenger ferry terminal towards Croatia. There is also a ferry San Frangisk at the end of the video:
Further travels by ferry
Once you arrive in Pula, you can proceed to the local islands by ferry from Pula to Zadar, to Split, to Hvar, or to Dubrovnik.