Pros: Could not cancel the trip when the wrong date was booked. Was forced to pay $125 for a one day rental as they would not honor the original rate. Saw many others at this location getting scammed by the front desk. I will never go to Sixt again. I ended up wasting over $250. Horrible experienceCons: Clearly define cancelation policies. Allow for immediate cancelation or within 2 hours of dates were incorrect. Sixt was not friendly and clearly trying to get money out of every customer
7.6 Good6 Jun 2018
Shouldn't have to sign contract in another language.Pros: Nice, clean car.Cons: They tried to sell us additional (expensive) insurance and insisted I sign a contract in Croatian (which I do not speak). I had to ask for a contract in English.
Situated on the very southern tip of Croatia, Pula invites visitors with its stunning coastline, historical sites, and the national park Brijuni, which is located on its own island. To make the most of your time in Pula and be able to explore everything from end to end, rent a car and avoid having to rely on public transport. Seize the opportunity to drive along the entire coastline of Pula and be amazed by its clear, blue waters.
Pula Airport has various onsite car hire agencies that allow travelers to start their journey right after the plane has landed. Service desks can be found in the arrivals hall in the terminal building, which include international companies like Avis, Hertz, or Sixt. Head to the D66 when you leave the airport with the car to be in Pula’s center within 15 minutes of driving.
Road conditions in Pula are in a good state and local drivers have a reputation to be friendly and helpful; however, they also have a reputation of driving fast, passing in a stunt-like manner, or honking if they want you to go faster or move out of their way. Don’t let the behavior of other drivers rush you and stick to the speed limits. Also bear in mind that freeways in Croatia, marked with an “A,” are toll roads and a ticket must be bought before driving on them.
Compared to Croatia’s bigger cities like Zagreb, rush hour and traffic in Pula are not a permanent factor when driving through the city. Between 7 and 9 am and 5 and 8 pm, roads can be more congested, and the best time to whizz into and out of the city is usually between 3 and 5 pm. As the beautiful beaches are a popular tourist destination, traffic also increases during the summer months, specifically near the coastline.
25% of our users found a car hire in Pula for £16 or less
Book your car hire in Pula at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
Off-airport car hire locations in Pula are around 3% more expensive than airport locations on average
Mini car hires in Pula are around 31% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about car rentals in Pula
Some car hire companies in Pula which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Sixt, Alamo and Budget
A Economy car hire in Pula costs £21 per day, on average.
A Mini car hire in Pula costs £22 per day, on average.
A Compact car hire in Pula costs £22 per day, on average.
In Pula, cars are most frequently hired at Sixt Apt. Pula, Valtursko Polje 210 (3 miles from city centre).
On average hiring a car in Pula costs £171 per week (£24 per day).
On average a car hire in Pula costs £732 per month (£24 per day).
Roads are well-maintained in most parts, so a 4-wheel-drive car is not really necessary. Opt for a compact car instead, if possible, so driving through the city becomes easier and finding parking centrally or at the beaches is less of a hassle as well. Remember that stick shifts are still the most commonly used cars in Croatia, so if you prefer an automatic transmission it is advised to book in advance and prepare to pay a bit more.
Within city limits, the maximum speed limit is usually 50 km/h (31 mph), 30 km/h (18 mph) in pedestrianized areas. 100 km/h (62 mph) can be driven on rural roads and up to 130 km/h (80 mph) on freeways. It is important to always follow posted speed limit signs and street markings when driving.
Petrol prices are generally higher in Europe than in the US, and the average liter of petrol costs around 9 kn in Pula ($1.40 per liter or $5.60 per gallon). Many petrol stations in Croatia serve unleaded petrol and diesel as the standard fuel. Make sure to familiarize yourself with what kind of petrol the car needs and refill the tank accordingly.
There is free and metered on-street parking in Pula, free parking is designated with a simple “P” sign with the given time restrictions. There are also various parking garages and parking lots to choose from, and they cost between 4 and 15 kn per hour ($0.60 - $2.30), depending on the zone.