There are 8 ways to get from Milan to Trieste by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 57m

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

30€ - 95€

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Rideshare  •  5h 5m

  1. Take the rideshare from Milan to Trieste 410.8 km

21€ - 25€

6 alternative options

Train via Venice  •  4h 39m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale Re / ...

29€ - 126€

Bus  •  7h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Trieste, Trieste 1922 / ...

23€ - 29€

Train, bus  •  8h 18m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Cremona Re_11
  2. Take the bus from Cremona to Trieste 523

31€ - 43€

Drive  •  3h 54m

  1. Drive from Milan to Trieste 411.5 km

55€ - 85€

Fly from Milan Linate  •  3h 13m

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

33€ - 427€

Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  5h 57m

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

93€ - 310€

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The cheapest 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 fly which costs 30€ - 430€ and takes 3h 13m.

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Milano P.Garibaldi and arriving at Trieste Centrale. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 57m.

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The distance between Milan and Trieste is 358 km. The road distance is 411.5 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Trieste without a car is to train which takes 3h 57m and costs 30€ - 95€.

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The train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Trieste Centrale takes 3h 57m including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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

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The best way to get from Milan to Trieste is to train which takes 3h 57m and costs 30€ - 95€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 23€ - 29€ and takes 7h 24m, you could also fly, which costs 30€ - 430€ and takes 3h 13m.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Trieste.
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  • Distance: 357.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 57m

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

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Trieste Centrale once daily. Tickets cost 30€ - 95€ and the journey takes 3h 57m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Milan, Milan to Trieste, Trieste twice daily. Tickets cost 22€ - 27€ and the journey takes 6h 5m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Trieste
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 450€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 240€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Trieste via Rome, Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 240€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Trieste via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
220€ - 800€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Trieste via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 800€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Trieste via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 800€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Trieste via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
65€ - 240€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Trieste via Catania
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
65€ - 240€
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 P.Garibaldi to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 95€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
30€ - 45€
Base Standard
55€ - 75€
Base Premium
65€ - 95€
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
21€ - 29€
Base Standard
40€ - 55€
Base Premium
50€ - 75€
Train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 20€
Base Standard
30€ - 40€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 55€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
21€ - 30€
Smart Low Cost
19€ - 27€
Smart Flex
40€ - 55€
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
75€ - 140€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
18€ - 20€
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Cremona
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
Trenord
Bus operators
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, Milan to Trieste, Trieste
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
22€ - 27€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Cremona to Trieste
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Eurolines FR
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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The quickest flight from Milan Linate Airport to Trieste Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Milan to Trieste bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Trieste, 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 412 km. It takes approximately 3h 54m to drive from Milan to Trieste.

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Alitalia offers flights from Milan Linate Airport to Trieste Airport.

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There are 1962+ hotels available in Trieste. Prices start at 87€ 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 18 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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