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There are 10 ways to get from Milan to Trieste by train, night train, bus, rideshare, car, plane or shuttle

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Train  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Trieste Centrale Fr

30€ - 95€

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Rideshare  •  5h 5m

  1. Take the rideshare from Milan to Trieste 408.4 km

21€ - 25€

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Night train, bus  •  6h 21m

  1. Take the night train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Padova Nj
  2. Take the bus from Padova to Trieste

74€ - 104€

Bus  •  7h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Trieste 402

23€ - 28€

Drive  •  3h 51m

  1. Drive from Milan to Trieste 409.1 km

50€ - 75€

Fly Milan Linate to Trieste  •  6h 10m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Trieste (TRS) LIN - TRS

84€ - 267€

Fly Milan Malpensa to Trieste  •  6h 17m

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Trieste (TRS) MXP - TRS

73€ - 360€

Fly Milan Linate to Venice, shuttle  •  7h 45m

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

82€ - 452€

Fly Milan Linate to Ljubljana, shuttle  •  7h 37m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Ljubljana (LJU) LIN - LJU
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana Airport to Trieste Centrale

222€ - 602€

Fly Milan Malpensa to Ljubljana, shuttle  •  7h 49m

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Ljubljana (LJU) MXP - LJU
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana Airport to Trieste Centrale

151€ - 895€

Milan to Trieste by train

The train journey time between Milan and Trieste is around 4h 20m and covers a distance of around 402 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 20m. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, the Milan to Trieste train service departs from Milano Centrale and arrives in Trieste Centrale. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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The most affordable way to get from Milan to Trieste is to rideshare, which costs 21€ - 25€ and takes 5h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Trieste is to drive which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 3h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Trieste. However, there are services departing from via orefici, 24 fronte via cantu' and arriving at Trieste via Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 19m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Trieste Centrale. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 20m.

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The distance between Milan and Trieste is 358 km. The road distance is 409.1 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Trieste without a car is to train which takes 4h 20m and costs 30€ - 95€.

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The train from Milano Centrale to Trieste Centrale takes 4h 20m including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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Milan to Trieste train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Milano Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Trieste is to train which takes 4h 20m and costs 30€ - 95€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 22€ - 29€ and takes 7h 19m, you could also fly, which costs 80€ - 270€ and takes 6h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Trieste.
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  • Distance: 357.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 20m

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

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Milano Centrale to Trieste Centrale once daily. Tickets cost 30€ - 95€ and the journey takes 4h 20m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Milan to Trieste 5 times a week. Tickets cost 21€ - 26€ and the journey takes 6h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Trieste via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
85€ - 380€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Trieste via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
85€ - 360€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Trieste via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
85€ - 390€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Trieste via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
90€ - 410€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Trieste via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 390€
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
320€ - 800€
Flights from Milan Linate to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
320€ - 490€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
85€ - 360€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 390€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Ljubljana via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 390€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Ljubljana via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
90€ - 410€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 230€
Flights from Milan Linate to Trieste via Bari, Rome
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 230€
Flights from Milan Linate to Trieste via Cagliari, Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 230€
Flights from Milan Linate to Trieste via Naples, Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 230€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
27€ - 260€
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 260€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
27€ - 260€
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
230€ - 1000€
Flights from Milan Linate to Ljubljana via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 280€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Trieste via Bari
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
30€ - 550€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Trieste via Catania
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
30€ - 550€
Tayaran Jet
Website
en.tayaranjet.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Trieste via Trapani
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 300€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 430€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Ljubljana via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 250€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Ljubljana via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Ljubljana via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
70€ - 270€
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Ljubljana via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
95€ - 280€
Train operators
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 Milano Centrale to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 95€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
30€ - 45€
Base Standard
55€ - 75€
Base Premium
65€ - 95€
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Padova
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
18€ - 25€
Website
Nightjet
Bus operators
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Padova to Trieste
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
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 Milan to Trieste
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
21€ - 26€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Aeroporto M.Polo to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
35€ - 260€
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
34€ - 37€
Private
140€ - 260€
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€
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Milan to Trieste
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
21€ - 25€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Milan Linate Airport to Trieste Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 50m and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Trieste is 409 km. It takes approximately 3h 51m to drive from Milan to Trieste.

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Tayaran Jet, Lufthansa and Alitalia offer flights from Milan Linate Airport to Trieste Airport.

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There are 604+ hotels available in Trieste. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Milan and Trieste. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Milan to Milan Linate Airport is to line 73 bus which takes 20 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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