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There are 11 ways to get from Budapest to Trieste by bus, train, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Trieste 977

$30 - $55

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Train, bus  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Déli to Siofok D
  2. Take the bus from Siofok to Trieste N403

$31 - $53

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Train Austrian Railways (ÖBB)  •  10 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Udine Rj / ...
  3. Take the train from Udine to Trieste Centrale Rv / ...

$111 - $185

Train Hungarian Railways (MÁV)  •  11 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Déli to Ljubljana D
  2. Take the train from Ljubljana to Trieste R 1896 / ...

$39 - $62

Drive  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Trieste 348.2 miles

$80 - $130

Fly Budapest to Trieste  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Trieste (TRS) BUD - TRS

$103 - $608

Fly Budapest to Ljubljana, shuttle  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Ljubljana (LJU) BUD - LJU
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana Airport to Trieste Centrale

$131 - $671

Fly Budapest to Klagenfurt, shuttle  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Klagenfurt (KLU) BUD - KLU
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Klagenfurt Flughafen to Trieste Centrale

$191 - $711

Train to Vienna, fly to Ljubljana, shuttle  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Ljubljana (LJU) VIE - LJU
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana Airport to Trieste Centrale

$176 - $612

Fly Budapest to Venice Treviso, train  •  7 h

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Venice Treviso (TSF) BUD - TSF
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale

$61 - $220

Shuttle, bus  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Ljubljana Eurobusways
  2. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Trieste N160 / ...

$71 - $216

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Trieste is to train and bus which costs 8 500 Ft - 15 000 Ft and takes 8 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Trieste is to drive which costs 23 000 Ft - 34 000 Ft and takes 5 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld and arriving at Trieste. Services depart once daily, and operate Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 7 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Trieste. However, there are services departing from Kelenföld and arriving at Trieste Centrale via Wien Hbf and Udine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 58 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Trieste is 452 km. The road distance is 557.2 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Trieste without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 50 min and costs 8 500 Ft - 15 000 Ft.

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The bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Trieste takes 7 h 50 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Budapest to Trieste bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld station.

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Budapest to Trieste train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Kelenföld station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Trieste is to bus which takes 7 h 50 min and costs 8 500 Ft - 15 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 31 000 Ft - 55 000 Ft and takes 10 h 58 min, you could also fly, which costs 29 000 Ft - 180 000 Ft and takes 6 h 48 min.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Trieste.
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  • Distance: 282.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 50 min

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Trieste, Italy?

FlixBus operates a bus from Budapest to Trieste once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 7 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Trieste via Wien Hbf and Udine in around 10 h 58 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Trieste via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Budapest to Trieste via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Budapest to Trieste via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,100
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,100
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Budapest to Klagenfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from Vienna to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Vienna to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Budapest to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,400
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $160
Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Déli to Siofok
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Déli to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Udine
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Wien HBF to Udine
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
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 Udine to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$12 - $14
Train from Ljubljana to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$17 - $20
Train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $24
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Trieste
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Siofok to Trieste
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ljubljana to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Ljubljana Airport to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$35 - $39
Private
$110 - $200
Shuttle from Klagenfurt Flughafen to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$40 - $44
Private
$170 - $310
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Ljubljana to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
Arriva Slovenia
Phone
090 74 11
Website
arriva.si
Bus from Ljubljana to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
arriva.si
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Ljubljana to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Globtour
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from Trg Osvobodilne Lubiana to Trieste Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
atvo.it

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There is no direct flight from Budapest Airport to Trieste Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Budapest to Trieste bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Trieste station.

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Budapest to Trieste train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Trieste Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Trieste is 557 km. It takes approximately 5 h 25 min to drive from Budapest to Trieste.

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Alitalia and Lufthansa offer flights from Budapest Airport to Trieste Airport.

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Book your Budapest to Trieste bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 1539+ hotels available in Trieste. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 33 min and costs 350 Ft.

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