Can anyone offer advice for the best way to travel from Pula to Dubrovnik? So far I have found the ferry from Rijeka to Dubrovnik for about $45/person. Then we would have to find transportation from Pula to Rijeka. We're going from Pula because we found flights for $4 including all taxes and miscellaneous fees. Any suggestions would be extremely helpful.
Since "we" implies there are at least 2 of you, also consider renting a car for drop-off in either Dubrovnik or Split (then bus). Uniline (a Croatian company) or AutoEurope (a consolidator) would be good ones to check to get an idea of price and see if it makes sense. Uniline office is in town (not airport), but they're like Enterprise and will meet you with the car. I'm renting from them for Split-Rovinj in a couple of weeks and price is about the same as AutoEurope quoted.
We have just returned from Croatia. We flew into Pula from Venice then rented a car from Uniline. The guys were really helpful and met the boat even though it was after hours. On the first day we had trouble with our car and they swapped it over with no problems at all. Having a car gives you the freedom to travel to all the little villages (such as Motovun and Rovinj) but it does create problems with parking as a number of places are car free or don't have much parking. We got to Split (where we had planned to drop the car off after a couple of days) and there was no parking near our accommodation so the guys at Uniline , after some discussion, agreed to take the car back early and gave us a refund.
If you want to drive all the way to Dubrovnik you would need to make sure the accommodation on the way has parking. Also there is a charge (hearsay only - I can't find any other reference to a charge) to get to Dubrovnik as you have to cross into Bosnia at one point (the only coastal access that Bosnia has)We met some people who kept their car at Split and paid to go on the car ferry to the islands (Hvar and Korcula) as they said it worked out about the same cost as having to pay for the border crossing on the road north of Dubrovnik.