There are 5 ways to get from Klagenfurt to Trieste by train, bus, car or shuttle

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Train Trenitalia Eurocity  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Klagenfurt Hbf to Udine Ec
  2. Take the train from Udine to Trieste Centrale Rv / ...

$38 - $57

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Bus  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from Klagenfurt to Trieste N160

$13 - $22

3 alternative options

Train Austrian Railways (ÖBB)  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Villach Hbf (Busbahnhof) to Trieste Autostazione Bus

$27 - $49

Drive  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Klagenfurt to Trieste 112.3 miles

$27 - $40

Shuttle  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Klagenfurt - Hauptbahnhof to Trieste Centrale

$40 - $300

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Klagenfurt and arriving at Trieste. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Klagenfurt to Trieste. However, there are services departing from Klagenfurt Hbf and arriving at Trieste Centrale via Udine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 35 min.

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The distance between Klagenfurt and Trieste is 116 km. The road distance is 179.7 km.

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The best way to get from Klagenfurt to Trieste without a car is to train which takes 3 h 35 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to get from Klagenfurt to Trieste, including transfers.

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

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Klagenfurt to Trieste train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Klagenfurt Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Klagenfurt to Trieste is to train which takes 3 h 35 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Klagenfurt to Trieste.
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  • Distance: 72.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 35 min

What companies run services between Klagenfurt, Austria and Trieste, Italy?

You can take a train from Klagenfurt to Trieste via Udine in around 3 h 35 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Klagenfurt to Trieste twice daily. Tickets cost $13 - $22 and the journey takes 4 h.

Train operators
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 Klagenfurt Hbf to Udine
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$12 - $14
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 Villach Hbf (Busbahnhof) to Trieste Autostazione
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
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 Klagenfurt to Trieste
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Klagenfurt to Trieste is 180 km. It takes approximately 2 h 6 min to drive from Klagenfurt to Trieste.

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