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There are 12 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Trieste by plane, shuttle, train, bus, night train, night bus 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  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Trieste (TRS) FRA - TRS

$108 - $413

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus  •  13 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Munich, Munich central bus station 028 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Trieste N943

$52 - $87

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Fly to Ljubljana, shuttle  •  5 h 5 min

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

$141 - $516

Fly to Venice, shuttle  •  5 h 58 min

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

$126 - $636

Fly to Zagreb, shuttle  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Zagreb (ZAG) FRA - ZAG
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Zagreb Airport to Trieste Centrale

$131 - $726

Fly to Pula, shuttle  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Pula (PUY) FRA - PUY
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Pula Airport to Portorož

$135 - $436

Fly to Venice Treviso, train  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Venice Treviso (TSF) FRA - TSF
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale

$73 - $295

Train  •  13 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to München Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...
  3. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf Ec / ...
  4. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Udine Rex / ...
  5. Take the train from Udine to Trieste Centrale Rv / ...

$159 - $269

Bus  •  15 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Trieste

$55 - $80

Train, night train  •  13 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to München Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the night train from München Hbf to Udine Nj
  3. Take the train from Udine to Trieste Centrale Rv / ...

$151 - $229

Train, drive  •  10 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to München Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Kufstein M / ...
  3. Drive from Kufstein to Trieste

$162 - $233

Drive  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Trieste 559.6 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Trieste is to bus which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 15 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Trieste is to fly which costs 90€ - 360€ and takes 4 h 33 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt and arriving at Trieste. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Trieste. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Trieste Centrale via München Hbf, Salzburg Hbf, Villach Hbf and Udine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 49 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Trieste is 625 km. The road distance is 895.3 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Trieste without a car is to train which takes 13 h 49 min and costs 130€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 33 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Trieste, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Trieste bus services, operated by Crnja Tours, depart from Frankfurt station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Trieste train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Trieste is to fly which takes 4 h 33 min and costs 90€ - 360€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 130€ - 240€ and takes 13 h 49 min, you could also bus, which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 15 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Trieste.
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  • Distance: 390.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 33 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Trieste, Italy?

Lufthansa flies from Frankfurt am Main to Trieste 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Trieste via München Hbf, Salzburg Hbf, Villach Hbf, and Udine in around 13 h 49 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Trieste via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Flights from Frankfurt to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Flights from Frankfurt to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $290
Flights from Frankfurt to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Zagreb via Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Pula
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $310
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Zagreb via Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Pula
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Ljubljana via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Flights from Frankfurt to Zagreb via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Pula via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Pula via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Venice via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $3,100
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Frankfurt to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $210
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
$10 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $24
Train from Udine to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$12 - $14
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Night train from München Hbf to Udine
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Villach Hbf to Udine
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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 Villach Hbf to Udine
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
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 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 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
Shuttle from Pula Airport to Portorož
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $150
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$33 - $36
Private
$80 - $150
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Frankfurt to Trieste
Ave. Duration
15 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Trieste
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Trieste Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Frankfurt am Main to Trieste bus services, operated by Crnja Tours, arrive at Trieste station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Trieste train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Trieste Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Trieste is 895 km. It takes approximately 8 h 33 min to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Trieste.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Trieste Airport.

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Trieste train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and three other operators.

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Trieste bus tickets online with Distribusion.

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There are 1532+ hotels available in Trieste. Prices start at $61 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 9€ - 14€.

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