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There are 11 ways to get from Geneva to Trieste by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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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Train via Milano Centrale  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre Fr
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale Rv / ...

$122 - $211

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Bus FlixBus  •  12 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Trieste N405

$45 - $80

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Train Trenitalia Eurocity  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Venezia Mestre Ec
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale Rv / ...

$102 - $148

Bus BS Tours  •  14 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Fernetti

$60 - $93

Drive  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Trieste 456 miles

$110 - $160

Fly Geneva to Trieste  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Trieste (TRS) GVA - TRS

$102 - $575

Fly Geneva to Venice, shuttle  •  6 h 7 min

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

$85 - $558

Fly Geneva to Ljubljana, shuttle  •  7 h 19 min

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

$155 - $618

Train to Milan Linate, fly to Trieste  •  7 h 41 min

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

$169 - $348

Train to Lyon, fly to Venice, shuttle  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Venice (VCE) LYS - VCE
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Aeroporto M.Polo to Trieste Centrale

$119 - $646

Train to Zurich, fly to Ljubljana, shuttle  •  7 h 47 min

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

$213 - $635

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Trieste is to bus which costs SFr 45 - SFr 80 and takes 12 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Trieste is to fly and shuttle which costs SFr 85 - SFr 600 and takes 6 h 7 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Geneva and arriving at Trieste. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Trieste. However, there are services departing from Geneve and arriving at Trieste Centrale via Milano Centrale and Venezia Mestre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 48 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Trieste is 593 km. The road distance is 729.6 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Trieste without a car is to train which takes 8 h 48 min and costs SFr 120 - SFr 220.

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It takes approximately 8 h 48 min to get from Geneva to Trieste, including transfers.

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Geneva to Trieste bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Geneva station.

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

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The best way to get from Geneva to Trieste is to train which takes 8 h 48 min and costs SFr 120 - SFr 220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 45 - SFr 80 and takes 12 h 5 min, you could also fly, which costs SFr 100 - SFr 600 and takes 6 h 17 min.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Trieste.
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  • Distance: 370.7 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 48 min

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

You can take a train from Geneva to Trieste via Milano Centrale and Venezia Mestre in around 8 h 48 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Geneva to Trieste once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $80 and the journey takes 12 h 5 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Trieste via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Geneva to Trieste via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Geneva to Trieste via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Geneva to Trieste via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Geneva to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Geneva to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Lyon to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Lyon to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Geneva to Ljubljana via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Zurich to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Geneva to Trieste via Milan Linate, Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Milan Linate to Trieste
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Ljubljana via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Lyon to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Geneva to Ljubljana via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Zurich to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Flights from Lyon to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Geneva to Ljubljana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $850
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Ljubljana via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Geneva to Ljubljana via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Ljubljana via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Ljubljana via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
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 Geneve to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $160
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 Geneve to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Geneve to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
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 15 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
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Bus operators
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 Geneva to Trieste
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
BS Tours
Phone
011 761-4693
Email
bstours@verat.net
Website
bstours.rs
Bus from Annecy to Fernetti
Ave. Duration
10 h 28 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Schedules at
bstours.rs
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

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There is no direct flight from Geneva Airport to Trieste Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Trieste is 730 km. It takes approximately 7 h 7 min to drive from Geneva to Trieste.

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

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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 Geneva to Geneva Airport is to line 1 train which takes 7 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 18.

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