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There are 12 ways to get from Basel to Trieste by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Train via Milano Centrale  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale Ece / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre Fr
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale Rv / ...

$126 - $220

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Bus  •  12 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Ljubljana N953
  2. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Trieste N160 / ...

$51 - $160

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Train Trenitalia Eurocity  •  10 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Venezia Mestre Ec
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale Rv / ...

$118 - $192

Bus, train  •  12 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Mestre
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale Rv / ...

$90 - $123

Drive  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Trieste 473 miles

$110 - $170

Fly Basel to Trieste  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Trieste (TRS) BSL - TRS

$165 - $481

Fly Basel to Venice, shuttle  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Venice (VCE) BSL - VCE
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Aeroporto M.Polo to Trieste Centrale

$93 - $624

Fly Basel to Ljubljana, shuttle  •  6 h 45 min

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

$158 - $574

Train to Zurich, fly to Ljubljana, shuttle  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Ljubljana (LJU) ZRH - LJU
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana Airport to Trieste Centrale

$168 - $558

Train to Zurich, fly to Venice, shuttle  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Venice (VCE) ZRH - VCE
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Aeroporto M.Polo to Trieste Centrale

$138 - $678

Train to Milan Linate, fly to Trieste  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Trieste (TRS) LIN - TRS

$172 - $359

Train to Zurich, fly to Zagreb, shuttle  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Zagreb (ZAG) ZRH - ZAG
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Zagreb Airport to Trieste Centrale

$163 - $778

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Trieste is to bus which costs SFr 50 - SFr 160 and takes 12 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Trieste is to fly and shuttle which costs SFr 90 - SFr 650 and takes 5 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel station to Trieste. However, there are services departing from Basel, Basel central station and arriving at Trieste via Ljubljana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Trieste. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Trieste Centrale via Milano Centrale and Venezia Mestre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 59 min.

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The distance between Basel and Trieste is 519 km. The road distance is 756.8 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Trieste without a car is to train which takes 8 h 59 min and costs SFr 120 - SFr 220.

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It takes approximately 8 h 59 min to get from Basel to Trieste, including transfers.

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

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Basel to Trieste train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Basel SBB station.

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The best way to get from Basel to Trieste is to train which takes 8 h 59 min and costs SFr 120 - SFr 220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 50 - SFr 160 and takes 12 h 30 min, you could also fly, which costs SFr 160 - SFr 480 and takes 5 h 58 min.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Trieste.
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  • Distance: 324.4 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 59 min

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Trieste, Italy?

You can take a train from Basel to Trieste via Milano Centrale and Venezia Mestre in around 8 h 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Basel to Trieste via Ljubljana in around 12 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Trieste via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Flights from Basel to Trieste via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Flights from Basel to Trieste via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Flights from Basel to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Basel to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Basel to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Basel to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
Flights from Zurich to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Basel to Ljubljana via Munich, Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Basel to Ljubljana via Frankfurt, Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Basel to Ljubljana via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb via Split
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Basel to Ljubljana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,100
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Zurich to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Trieste
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Ljubljana via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Ljubljana via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Ljubljana via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Venezia Mestre Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
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
$10 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $24
Bus operators
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Basel to Mestre
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
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 Basel, Basel central station to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
10 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ljubljana to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
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
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Aeroporto M.Polo to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$40 - $43
Private
$160 - $300
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 Zagreb Airport to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $410
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$40 - $55
Private
$190 - $410

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There is no direct flight from Basel Airport to Trieste Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Trieste is 757 km. It takes approximately 7 h 21 min to drive from Basel to Trieste.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Basel Airport to Trieste Airport.

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There are 1581+ hotels available in Trieste. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Basel to Basel Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 8 min and costs SFr 2 - SFr 4.

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