Sunshine Bus: UK Return Coach Travel
Planet Festival will once again be operating the popular Sunshine Bus coach service to Croatia. Whether you are planning to attend Outlook, Dimensions or both festivals the Sunshine Bus service offers an affordable and hassle free travel option. With departure points around the UK -Bristol, Birmingham, Dover, London (Lakeside Shopping Centre), London (O2 Arena) and Manchester for Outlook or London (Victoria) for Dimensions, we whisk you and your luggage through Europe direct to the festival site. All return coach and ferry travel is included and prices start from only £199 return! All coaches arrive at the site the day before the festival in preparation for the pre-parties. Enjoy the Festival and have a day on the beach afterwards to allow your body and mind to recover before heading home. Travel in style with other festival-goers and with the services of our own holiday reps.
All coaches depart the UK on Tuesday 26 August (AM), and are scheduled to arrive on Wednesday 27 August (PM). All coaches will leave the festival site 10AM on Tuesday 2 September, returning directly to the UK arriving Wednesday 3 September (PM).
The Sunshine Bus offers excellent value and always sell quickly so take our advice and book your seat quickly. With prices from just £199 reserve your place now…
Heading to Outlook & Dimensions Festivals?
Due to increasing demand Planet Festival have launched a double-festival coach, taking you all the way from the UK to Croatia, for both Outlook & Dimensions Festivals. Prices start at just £329 return, with ticket and accommodation packages available.
The nearest airport to the festival site is Pula (20 mins), followed by Trieste (1.5 hr), Ljubljana (2.2 hr), Zagreb (3 hr), and Venice (4hr). These times are for travelling by car along the highway from the city center – please note our transfers take longer than this due to the slower rate of speed, passport checks at border crossings and location of airports.
Check our airport transfers list to book a flight that coincides with direct coaches to the festival; if your flight doesn’t quite match up why not get a spot of sightseeing done en route?
Prices vary massively, don’t be put off if the first ones you see are expensive, there are cheap ways to travel out there – by flying to an airport slightly further afield you can get a much better deal and enjoy some scenery on the drive down to the festival site.
Check for flights via Skyscanner.
For those flying to the festival there will be transfers to the festival site organised from all the following airports: Pula, Trieste, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Venice Treviso and Venice Marco-Polo.
More information and bookings here.
Driving to Dimensions
A number of our attendees choose to drive to Dimensions, either as their main destination or as one stop on a circuit around Europe.
If you are driving to the Festival, why don’t you add any potential spare seats on goCarShare? It connects you with people looking for a ride who contribute to the journey costs.
It uses Facebook, so you can see if you share friends or like similar music. It’s a great fun, green and cost effective way to travel across Europe, so please add your journey here.
Directions from Vodnjan
When leaving Vodnjan head south toward Pula, after 4km turn right at signposts for Fazana. After 2 km you will reach the exit for the Puntizela Campsite. Turn left here and drive another 1.5 km until you reach the entrance to the Campsite.
Directions from Pula (Peličeti junction)
At the Peliceti exit turn right in the direction of Pula, and continue driving (along the ring-road, you will pass three cross-roads with tracffic lights) approx. 4 km (to INA petrol station Veli Vrh). Then turn left and continue driving in the direction of Fažana. After 2 km you will reach the exit for Camp Puntižela. Turn left, drive 1.5 km and you will come to the Campsite entrance.
There is a free car park just down the road from the campsite; this is public land and therefore we cannot guarantee security, please do not leave any valuables in your car – there are safety deposit boxes within the festival site.
Another idea might be to hire a car from a nearby airport, if you’re staying in a local apartment having a car can provide you with a greater freedom to explore the area when you’re not dancing up at the fort or catching rays down on the beach. You can check for competitive car-hire rates here: Rent a car
You can travel by Eurostar to Northern Italy and then take a train through Slovenia into Croatia, although please note that buses in Croatia tend to be quicker than trains.
Once on-site there are three main bus routes that may be of use, please note Puntižela or Camp Brioni is the stop for the Festival and Campsite.
Local bus timetables will be available soon.
If arriving outside of transfer times a taxi will be the easiest way to get from Pula Airport to the site. Taxis can be hailed outside stations and airports very easily or from taxi ranks in Pula.
There is a dedicated taxi rank just outside the Campsite entrance.
All legal taxis have meters, and must use them by law. You should ALWAYS ask for a receipt before getting into a taxi, it is a legal requirement. If you do not ask for one, or the taxi driver does not give you one you could both be liable for a fine from inspectors.
We will release guide prices for popular routes closer to the summer.
If you feel a taxi has overcharged you or they will not issue you with a receipt, please report it to our staff at the drop-off point. We will be monitoring all taxis with access to this restricted area, and will revoke access for any taxi that does not act in our customers’ best interests.
Watch out for illegal taxis – although they may be cheaper they are not regulated by the city and you might be putting yourself in unnecessary danger. If you have a complaint about an illegal taxi you will need to talk to the police.