Follow our trip from Venice to Pula, Croatia.
Going through Slovenia
After 2 hours of drive we arrived at the Slovenian border, to use the highways a vignette is mandatory. Even if we only going through, the cheapest is 15 € for a week of use, it’s a lot to do only 30km in the country but we did not want to waste time using secondary roads.
We stopped at a currency exchange before customs to buy it.
More information on driving in Slovenia and the different vignettes available here.
Having more time for this trip, we made a detour to Portorož near the sea, to make this time a real break off the highway and enjoy the view. Unfortunately we did not have time to visit the city, maybe next time!
Arrival in Croatia
Portorož is only 8 km from the border, we went through a small customs to arrive in Croatia and we waited behind a line of car for 40 minutes …
The main customs also has significant waiting time because each passport is checked before entering Croatia, it must be taken into account when planning your itinerary.
Arrival in Pula
The appartment was located 5 minutes away from the sea and just 10 minutes from the center of Pula with one bedroom, private parking and a pleasant terrace. And good surprise, a pool! So we refreshed ourselves in the pool after this hot day.
We’ll make a dedicated article about Pula and the beach where we bathed!
Travel time : 4h30
Distance traveled : 289 km
Cost : 11€ toll in Italy + 15€ vignette Slovenia + 6.82€ toll Croatia
Accomodation: 92€/2 nights here (airbnb fees of 12€ included)
- Slovenian vignette required to drive on motorways
- High waiting time at the Croatian border
For this part of the trip we used Airbnb to book our accommodations. If you want to benefit of a 25 € discount on your first trip, it’s here.