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There are 5 ways to get from Ancona to Trieste by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Bologna  •  6h 7m

  1. Take the train from Ancona to Bologna Centrale Fa / ...
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Mestre Fr / ...
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale Re / ...

€30 - €141

4 alternative options

Train  •  7h 34m

  1. Take the train from Falconara Marittima to Trieste Centrale Ic

€31 - €47

Bus  •  8h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Ancona to Bologna N431 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bologna to Trieste N482 / ...

€30 - €95

Drive  •  4h 41m

  1. Drive from Ancona to Trieste 507.5 km

€60 - €95

Train, fly  •  8h 1m

  1. Take the train from Ancona to Roma Termini
  2. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Trieste (TRS) FCO - TRS

€62 - €247

Ancona to Trieste by train

The train journey time between Ancona and Trieste is around 7h 10m and covers a distance of around 499 km. The fastest train normally takes 5h 15m. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, Trenitalia Intercity, Trenitalia and others, the Ancona to Trieste train service departs from Ancona and arrives in Trieste Centrale. Typically 83 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
7h 10m
Fastest train time:
5h 15m
Trains per week:
83
Cheapest price:
€33
Carbon emissions:
26 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:20
Last train departs at:
20:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Ancona to Trieste train schedules

Ancona → Trieste
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Trieste is 1500.

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The cheapest way to get from Ancona to Trieste is to train which costs €30 - €50 and takes 7h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Ancona to Trieste is to drive which costs €60 - €95 and takes 4h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ancona to Trieste. However, there are services departing from Ancona and arriving at Trieste via Bologna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 14m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ancona to Trieste. However, there are services departing from Ancona and arriving at Trieste Centrale via Bologna Centrale and Venezia Mestre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 7m.

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The distance between Ancona and Trieste is 230 km. The road distance is 507.5 km.

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The best way to get from Ancona to Trieste without a car is to train via Bologna which takes 6h 7m and costs €29 - €150.

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It takes approximately 6h 7m to get from Ancona to Trieste, including transfers.

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

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Ancona to Trieste train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Ancona station.

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The best way to get from Ancona to Trieste is to train via Bologna which takes 6h 7m and costs €29 - €150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €29 - €100 and takes 8h 14m.

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Map of how to get from Ancona to Trieste.
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  • Distance: 229.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 7m

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

You can take a train from Ancona to Trieste via Bologna Centrale and Venezia Mestre in around 6h 7m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ancona to Trieste via Bologna in around 8h 14m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €260
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Ancona to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€18 - €25
Base Standard
€35 - €50
Base Premium
€40 - €65
Train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €24
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€9 - €13
Base Standard
€14 - €20
Base Premium
€17 - €24
Train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€14 - €20
Base Standard
€30 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €55
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Ancona to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€13 - €19
Train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€8 - €12
Train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€10 - €15
Train from Falconara Marittima to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€29 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€29 - €45
Train from Ancona to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€17 - €25
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€17 - €25
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 Ancona to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €28
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€25 - €28
Train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €19
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€17 - €19
Train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €20
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€18 - €20
Train from Ancona to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€18 - €40
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€33 - €37
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale to Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €17
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€6 - €9
Smart Low Cost
€6 - €9
Smart Flex
€12 - €17
Train from Mestre to Trieste Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€16 - €23
Smart Low Cost
€14 - €20
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ancona to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bologna to Trieste
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€17 - €21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Bologna to Trieste
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Schedules at
florentiabus.it

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Trieste Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Ancona to Trieste is 507 km. It takes approximately 4h 41m to drive from Ancona to Trieste.

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Alitalia offers flights from Rome Airport to Trieste Airport.

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