Pula is a city in Croatia
As Pula is on the southwestern point of the Istrian peninsula, all roads of interest for hitchhiking radiate out north and (north)east.
Most cars going in these directions pass a big intersection (Cesta prekomorski brigada and Šijanska Cesta) in the northeastern outskirts of Pula. It is within 15 minutes walking of the bus station. Turn right as you exit the bus station, follow this street (called 43. Istarkse divizije) untill you hit a roundabout. Take the left exit and you should see some big supermarkets (Plodine, Kaufland) on your right after several hunderds of meters. There is a bus stop right here, in front of the big intersection.
The fastest way to Rijeka is the A1 and from the motorway intersection Kanfanar the A8. The more beautiful route leads along the D66 road, along Istria's eastern coast.
Direction Labin is useful for travellers to islands of Cres and Lošinj (the ferry harbour lies on the D66).
Towards Rovinj and Fažana
Take bus number 5 towards Štinjan. Find it in the center (Giardini) next to Fina-financial agency. Get off at the bus stop just after the big crossroad, traffic lights, from there you can see also the gas station (INA gas station on Veli Vrh) very near. It's just before the bus turns left in front of the gas station . Or walk along Ul.Svetog Petra till you see stairs on the right going up to the street above - Vodnjanska , where you continue ,going left ,to the gas station. From here you can hitchhike to the west coast, for instance Rovinj or Fažana, etc. (but also can join highway ).
- "In 2003 I met some hitchhikers in Pula. Which inspired me to try hitchhiking for the first time, towards Italy. Unfortunately the effort was undertaken without a map or dictionary - so after a couple of rides and 10 hours or so we ended up about 5 km from where we started. It took me a year to try hitchhiking again." guaka