Getting there & away
From the Pula bus station (502 997; Istarske Brigade bb) there are nine daily buses that head to Rijeka (66KN to 75KN, two hours). They are sometimes crowded so you should reserve a seat a day in advance if you can. Going from Pula to Rijeka, be sure to sit on the right-hand side of the bus for a stunning view of the Gulf of Kvarner.
The airport is located 12km northeast of town, and there are weekday early-morning flights to Zagreb (475KN, 45 minutes). Croatia Airlines (218 909; www.croatiaairlines.hr; Carrarina 8; 8am-4pm Mon-Fri, 9am-noon Sat) has an office here.