There are 10 ways to get from Barcelona to Trieste by plane, train, bus, shuttle, night train or car

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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Fly to Trieste  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Trieste (TRS) BCN - TRS

$89 - $374

Cheapest option

Fly to Venice, train  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Venice (VCE) BCN - VCE
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale

$64 - $316

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Fly to Ljubljana  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Ljubljana (LJU) BCN - LJU

$157 - $677

Fly to Zagreb  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Zagreb (ZAG) BCN - ZAG

$142 - $707

Fly to Bologna, train  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Bologna (BLQ) BCN - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Venezia Mestre
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale

$71 - $296

Bus, train  •  18 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Turin, Torino
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Venezia Mestre Fr
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale Rv / ...

$108 - $178

Bus, shuttle  •  24 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Venecia
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Venice to Trieste Centrale

$110 - $393

Bus  •  24 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Trieste 1922

$90 - $150

Train, night train  •  25 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Girona A / ...
  2. Take the train from Girona to Port Bou Ir / ...
  3. Take the train from Cerbère to Narbonne
  4. Take the train from Narbonne to Dijon Ville Tgv
  5. Take the night train from Dijon Ville to Venezia Mestre
  6. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale Rv / ...

$272 - $370

Drive  •  12 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Trieste 866.2 miles

$200 - $310

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Trieste is to fly and train which costs 50€ - 270€ and takes 7 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Trieste is to fly and train which costs 50€ - 270€ and takes 7 h 19 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona and arriving at Trieste. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 24 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Trieste. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at Trieste Centrale via Girona, Cerbère, Narbonne, Dijon Ville and Venezia Mestre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 56 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Trieste is 1048 km. The road distance is 1385.9 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Trieste without a car is to bus and train which takes 18 h 14 min and costs 90€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 23 min to get from Barcelona to Trieste, including transfers.

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

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Barcelona to Trieste train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Barcelona Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Trieste is to fly which takes 7 h 23 min and costs 75€ - 320€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 75€ - 130€ and takes 24 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Trieste.
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  • Distance: 654.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 23 min

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Trieste, Italy?

Alitalia, Lufthansa and two other airlines fly from Barcelona to Trieste hourly. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Barcelona to Trieste 4 times a week. Tickets cost $90 - $150 and the journey takes 24 h 55 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Trieste via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Barcelona to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Barcelona to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Barcelona to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Barcelona to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Ljubljana via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,000
Flights from Barcelona to Ljubljana via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Barcelona to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Venice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Trieste via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Barcelona to Ljubljana via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Barcelona to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Barcelona to Ljubljana via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Ljubljana via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Barcelona to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Venice via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Barcelona to Ljubljana via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Barcelona to Ljubljana via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Ljubljana via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
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 Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
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 Bologna C.Le to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Venezia Mestre Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
italotreno.it
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Girona
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Train from Girona to Port Bou
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $19
Website
renfe.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Cerbère to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $35
1st Class
$29 - $45
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Narbonne to Dijon Ville
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$160 - $230
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Night train from Dijon Ville to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
11 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Website
thello.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Turin, Torino
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Barcelona to Trieste
Ave. Duration
24 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $150
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona to Venecia
Ave. Duration
22 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
alsa.com

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There is no direct flight from Barcelona Airport to Trieste Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Trieste is 1386 km. It takes approximately 12 h 56 min to drive from Barcelona to Trieste.

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Ryanair, Alitalia and Lufthansa offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Trieste Airport.

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Book your Barcelona to Trieste bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 1726+ hotels available in Trieste. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24 min and costs 1€ - 7€.

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