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

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Fly Brussels to Trieste  •  7h 38m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Trieste (TRS) BRU - TRS

109€ - 463€

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Bus  •  20h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Bruxelles, Rue Royale to Frankfurt 524
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt Main Central Train Station to Trieste Central Bus Station Frankfurt - Pula

59€ - 84€

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Fly Brussels to Ljubljana, shuttle  •  5h 29m

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

122€ - 628€

Fly Brussels to Venice, shuttle  •  6h 22m

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

92€ - 568€

Fly Charleroi to Venice, shuttle  •  7h

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

67€ - 444€

Fly Brussels to Zagreb, shuttle  •  7h 41m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Zagreb (ZAG) BRU - ZAG
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Zagreb Airport to Ljubljana
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Trieste Centrale

155€ - 708€

Fly Charleroi to Ljubljana, shuttle  •  6h 12m

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

90€ - 344€

Train  •  13h 59m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Trieste Centrale Fr

225€ - 427€

Train, night train  •  16h 19m

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Muenchen Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the night train from Muenchen Hbf to Udine En
  4. Take the train from Udine to Trieste Centrale Re

171€ - 284€

Drive, car train  •  17h 27m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the car train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Villach
  3. Drive from Villach to Trieste

102€ - 188€

Bus, night bus  •  20h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Munich, Munich central bus station N36 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Trieste, Trieste N944

64€ - 111€

Drive  •  11h 49m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Trieste 1285.3 km

160€ - 240€

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Trieste is to bus which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 20h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Trieste is to fly and shuttle which costs 120€ - 650€ and takes 5h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels to Trieste station. However, there are services departing from Bruxelles, Rue Royale and arriving at Trieste Central Bus Station via Frankfurt Main Central Train Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Trieste. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and arriving at Trieste Centrale via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 59m.

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The distance between Brussels and Trieste is 905 km. The road distance is 1285.3 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Trieste without a car is to train which takes 13h 59m and costs 220€ - 430€.

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It takes approximately 7h 38m to get from Brussels to Trieste, including transfers.

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Brussels to Trieste bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Brussels to Trieste train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Trieste is to fly which takes 7h 38m and costs 100€ - 470€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 220€ - 430€ and takes 13h 59m, you could also bus, which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 20h 30m.

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  • Distance: 905.3 km
  • Duration: 7h 38m

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Trieste, Italy?

Alitalia, Lufthansa and five other airlines fly from Brussels to Trieste every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brussels to Trieste via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Torino Porta Susa in around 13h 59m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Trieste via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Flights from Brussels to Trieste via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Flights from Brussels to Trieste via Berlin Tegel, Munich
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 390€
Flights from Brussels to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
190€ - 430€
Flights from Brussels to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 350€
Flights from Brussels to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
180€ - 470€
Flights from Brussels to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 400€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 130€
Flights from Brussels to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 300€
Flights from Brussels to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 370€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Brussels to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 400€
Flights from Brussels to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 340€
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 370€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Brussels to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Ljubljana via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
90€ - 380€
Flights from Brussels to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
180€ - 420€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Charleroi to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
27€ - 170€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Charleroi to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 70€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 160€
Website
Thalys
Standard
75€ - 110€
Comfort
90€ - 120€
Premium
110€ - 160€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
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 Torino Porta Susa to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 120€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
35€ - 55€
Base Standard
65€ - 95€
Base Premium
80€ - 120€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
55€ - 85€
Website
Railjet
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 Udine to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 12€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
11€ - 12€
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 Udine to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
14€ - 19€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Villach
Ave. Duration
13h 26m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
55€ - 120€
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Passenger
59€
Motorcycle
99€
Vehicle
109€
Bus operators
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Ljubljana Airport to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
30€ - 180€
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
31€ - 34€
Private
95€ - 180€
Shuttle from Aeroporto M.Polo to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
35€ - 260€
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
34€ - 38€
Private
140€ - 260€
Shuttle from Zagreb Airport to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
29€ - 220€
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
29€ - 40€
Private
110€ - 220€
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
29€ - 140€
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
29€ - 32€
Private
75€ - 140€
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bruxelles, Rue Royale to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Eurolines FR
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Frankfurt Main Central Train Station to Trieste Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Crnja Tours
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 Brussels, Brussels-North station to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
12h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Trieste, Trieste
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
26€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Brussels North to Munich ZOB Hackerbrucke
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
eurolines.de

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There is no direct flight from Brussels Airport to Trieste Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 25m and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Trieste is 1285 km. It takes approximately 11h 49m to drive from Brussels to Trieste.

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Swiss, Brussels Airlines, Alitalia and Lufthansa offer flights from Brussels Airport to Trieste Airport.

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There are 2111+ hotels available in Trieste. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 16€ - 18€.

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