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There are 3 ways to get from Bolzano to Trieste by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5h 9m

  1. Take the train from Bolzano Bozen to Venezia Mestre Ecb
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale Re / ...

38€ - 93€

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  8h 11m

  1. Take the train from Bolzano Bozen to S. Candido Innichen Re
  2. Take the bus from San Candido - Station to Trieste 440

39€ - 49€

Drive  •  3h 43m

  1. Drive from Bolzano to Trieste 299.1 km

35€ - 55€

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The cheapest way to get from Bolzano to Trieste is to train and bus which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 8h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Bolzano to Trieste is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 3h 43m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bolzano to Trieste. However, there are services departing from Bolzano Bozen and arriving at Trieste Centrale via Venezia Mestre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 9m.

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The distance between Bolzano and Trieste is 210 km. The road distance is 299.1 km.

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The best way to get from Bolzano to Trieste without a car is to train which takes 5h 9m and costs 35€ - 95€.

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It takes approximately 5h 9m to get from Bolzano to Trieste, including transfers.

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Bolzano to Trieste train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, depart from Bolzano Bozen station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bolzano to Trieste is 299 km. It takes approximately 3h 43m to drive from Bolzano to Trieste.

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  • Distance: 210 km
  • Duration: 5h 9m

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

You can take a train from Bolzano to Trieste via Venezia Mestre in around 5h 9m.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bolzano Bozen to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
18€ - 20€
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 Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
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 Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 20€
Base Standard
30€ - 40€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Bolzano Bozen to S. Candido Innichen
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
19€ - 26€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
SAF Autoservizi F.V.G. S.p.A.
Phone
0039.0432.608.111
Email
info@saf.ud.it
Website
saf.ud.it
Bus from San Candido - Station to Trieste
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
19€ - 23€
Schedules at
tplfvg.it

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