There are 4 ways to get from Bolzano to Trieste by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  4h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Bolzano to Trieste

40€ - 60€

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Train  •  5h 2m

  1. Take the train from Bolzano to Verona 100 / ...
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia Mestre Fr / ...
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale Re / ...

26€ - 159€

2 alternative options

Bus via Venice Airport (VCE)  •  7h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Bozen to Venice Airport, Venice N277
  2. Take the bus from Venice Airport, Venice to Trieste, Trieste 419 / ...

26€ - 31€

Drive  •  3h 49m

  1. Drive from Bolzano to Trieste 306.8 km

40€ - 65€

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The cheapest way to get from Bolzano to Trieste is to bus via Venice Airport (VCE) which costs 26€ - 35€ and takes 7h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Bolzano to Trieste is to drive which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 3h 49m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bolzano and arriving at Trieste. Services depart three times a week. The journey takes approximately 4h 2m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bolzano to Trieste. However, there are services departing from Bolzano and arriving at Trieste Centrale via Verona Porta Nuova and Venezia Mestre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 2m.

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The distance between Bolzano and Trieste is 210 km. The road distance is 306.8 km.

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The best way to get from Bolzano to Trieste without a car is to bus which takes 4h 2m and costs 40€ - 60€.

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The bus from Bolzano to Trieste takes 4h 2m including transfers and departs three times a week.

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Bolzano to Trieste bus services, operated by Luki Bus, depart from Bolzano station.

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Bolzano to Trieste train services, operated by Sudtirol Alto Adige, depart from Bolzano station.

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

Luki Bus operates a bus from Bolzano to Trieste 3 times a week. Tickets cost 40€ - 60€ and the journey takes 4h 2m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bolzano to Trieste via Verona Porta Nuova and Venezia Mestre in around 5h 2m.

Train operators
Sudtirol Alto Adige
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 Bolzano Bozen to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 21€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
19€ - 21€
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 16€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
14€ - 16€
Train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
18€ - 20€
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bolzano Bozen to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Bolzano Bozen to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 20€
Base Standard
30€ - 45€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 50€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
12€ - 17€
Base Standard
27€ - 40€
Base Premium
30€ - 50€
Train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 20€
Base Standard
30€ - 40€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
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 Bolzano to Verona - Piazza Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
Italo Treno
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Italo Treno
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 65€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
1h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 35€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
8€ - 11€
Base 2nd Class
17€ - 21€
Base 1st Class
28€ - 31€
Bus operators
Luki Bus
Phone
+381 36 35-90-90
Email
lukireisen@gmail.com
Website
lukibus.com
Bus from Bolzano to Trieste
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Schedules at
lukibus.com
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 Bozen to Venice Airport, Venice
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Venice Airport, Venice to Trieste, Trieste
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 12€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The best way to get from Bolzano to Trieste is to bus which takes 4h 2m and costs 40€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 25€ - 160€ and takes 5h 2m.

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Bolzano to Trieste bus services, operated by Luki Bus, arrive at Trieste 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 307 km. It takes approximately 3h 49m to drive from Bolzano to Trieste.

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There are 1990+ hotels available in Trieste. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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