There are 7 ways to get from Trieste to Bologna by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Bologna C.Le Fa / ...

$35 - $55

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Bus  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Trieste to Bologna, Bologna N535 / ...

$16 - $30

5 alternative options

Train via Venezia Mestre  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre Rv / ...
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...

$32 - $58

Rideshare  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Trieste to Bologna 188.5 miles

$19

Drive  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Trieste to Bologna 188 miles

$45 - $70

Fly to Bologna  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Bologna (BLQ) TRS - BLQ

$57 - $260

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Milan Linate (LIN) TRS - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le

$112 - $257

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The cheapest way to get from Trieste to Bologna is to rideshare which costs 16€ and takes 3 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Trieste to Bologna is to drive which takes 2 h 50 min and costs 35€ - 60€.

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The distance between Trieste and Bologna is 231 km. The road distance is 301 km.

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The train from Trieste Centrale to Bologna C.Le takes 2 h 58 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Trieste and arriving at Bologna, Bologna. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Trieste Centrale and arriving at Bologna C.Le. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 58 min.

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What companies run services between Trieste, Italy and Bologna, Italy?

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Trieste to Bologna 3 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 2 h 58 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Trieste to Bologna 5 times a day. Tickets cost $18 - $30 and the journey takes 4 h 45 min. ATVO S.p.A. also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Trieste to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Flights from Trieste to Bologna via Milan Linate, Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Trieste to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Trieste to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $320
Flights from Trieste to Bologna via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Trieste to Bologna via Catania
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Trieste to Bologna via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Trieste Centrale to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Trieste to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from Trieste Station to Bologna
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
atvo.it
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Trieste to Bologna
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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