Venice to Croatia (Istria--- Pula, Porec or Rovinj) by Ferry or Land?
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Sep 19, 2011 9:43 PM Last Post By: cinron
Jan 28, 2008 9:30 PM
We are planning on leaving Venice on Sunday 8 June (trying to stick to a pretty tight schedule, so days aren't really flexible).
Our first stop in Croatia we would like to be Istria (either Pula, Porec, or Rovinj). It doesn't really matter which, because we'll probably see all 3 cities, then head down the coast, make an interior stop to Plitvice lakes, and keep going further south until we finish in Dubrovnik (where we have a flight back on 20 June).
So, my question is, what is the best way to get from Venice to Croatia on Sunday 8 June. I contacted Venezia lines, and on that day they have only 1 ferry, which goes to Rabac (on the Eastern side of Istria). It doesn't seem like a place we'd plan on going to, so I think we'd end up wasting some time travelling back over to the west coast to see Pula, etc.
Ustica lines has a ferry from Trieste to Porec (or Rovinj) on that day. We'd have to catch a train or bus to Trieste from Venice (which I presume is pretty easy, even on Sunday, and no advance reservations required). From then we could take the ferry.
But if we go all the way to Trieste, does it make sense to take the ferry or is it just easier to take another bus (I don't think there is a train) to Porec? On the map it looks almost the same distance as from Venice to Trieste.
We are pretty stuck on having to travel that day, Sunday 8 June (I know there is a ferry on Venezia lines from Venice to Rovinj and Porec on Sat 7 June, but we have to still be in Venice that day).
Also, with regards to any ferry transportation, do you have to buy your tickets in advance? If so, how far in advance? Venezia allows you to book online, but Ustica's doesn't work.
Or can we just book when we arrive in Italy (on 5 June)?
Jan 29, 2008 1:30 AM
Jan 29, 2008 3:40 AM
2from Venice to Pula
this link may help to start the searches. Travel will be overland and not the ferry.
Jan 29, 2008 5:07 AM
Jan 29, 2008 7:20 AM
4Buses from Trieste to other places than Pula: www.autostazionetrieste.it, www.croaziainfo.it/Trasporti.html, www.autotrans.hr
Trains Venezia Santa Lucia - Trieste Centrale: www.trenitalia.it, www.sbb.ch/en
Boats Pula - Mali Losinj - Zadar: www.losinjplov.hr/veze.htm
Boats Rijeka - Split - Starigrad/Hvar - Korcula - Dubrovnik, Mali Losinj - Zadar, Split - Vela Luka (Korcula): www.jadrolinija.hr
Boats Split - Hvar - Korcula: www.jadrolinija.hr, www.krilo.hr/raspored_en.htm
Boats Korcula - Dubrovnik: www.jadrolinija.hr, www.korculainfo.com/ferries/catamaran
Bus Split - Dubrovnik: www.ak-split.hr/EN/vozni.red/VozniRedOdlazaka.aspx, www.libertasdubrovnik.com
Jan 29, 2008 8:06 AM
May 11, 2008 8:02 PM
6I'd strongly suggest to the OP, that he/she double check that ustica ferry. I'm in a similar situation....needing to leave venice on Sunday June 15 and just discovered no sunday ferry. When I looked at the ustica timetable i'm fairly certain there was no service on sundays.
I read somewhere that it's possible to book a bus directly from venice to pula, but haven't found the timetable yet.
May 12, 2008 4:35 PM
7you can check out:
there are buses from Venice to Croatia. This link is only from Trieste (italy) to croatia. but there are many buses from Venice to Trieste where you can make a connection.
In fact, some of the buses from Venice continue on to Croatia, just stopping in Trieste.
Sep 18, 2011 9:57 AM
Sep 19, 2011 1:52 AM
9It seems that the timetables of Brioni and Autotrans are not yet updated for October. Check with Brioni d.d., Šijanska cesta 4, 52100 Pula
Tel. +385/52/535 155, Fax. +385/52/535 158, e-mail: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.brioni.hr
and Autotrans, Trg Žabica 1. (p.p. 288)
51 000 Rijeka, Tel: ++385 (0) 51 / 660 - 300, Fax: ++385 (0) 51 / 211 - 988
May be you have to travel via Rijeka: Venezia Mestre dp by train 5.32, Trieste dp by bus 8.30 - Rijeka 10.45/12.00 - Pula ar 14.00 resp 14.45. Check this timetable with Brioni and Autotrans.
Sep 19, 2011 9:43 PM
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