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Train  •  3h 57m

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

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Rideshare  •  5h 5m

  1. Take the rideshare from Milan to Trieste 408.4 km

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Train via Venice  •  4h 29m

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

Night bus  •  8h 10m

  1. Take the night bus from Milan to Trieste N406

Drive  •  3h 51m

  1. Drive from Milan to Trieste 409.1 km

Fly Milan Linate to Trieste  •  5h 39m

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

Fly Milan Malpensa to Trieste  •  6h 16m

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

Fly Milan Linate to Venice, shuttle  •  7h 20m

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

Fly Milan Linate to Ljubljana, shuttle  •  7h 22m

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

Milan to Trieste by train

The train journey time between Milan and Trieste is around 3h 57m and covers a distance of around 403 km. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, the Milan to Trieste train service departs from Milano P.Garibaldi and arrives in Trieste Centrale. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

7 Weekly Trains
3h 57m Average Duration
€30 Cheapest Price
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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 €55 - €85 and takes 3h 51m.

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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 409.1 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 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 fly, which costs €55 - €230 and takes 5h 39m.

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There is no direct flight from Milan Linate Airport to Trieste Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 20m and has one stopover.

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

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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 vehicle from Milan to Trieste once daily. Tickets cost €23 - €28 and the journey takes 6h 55m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Trieste via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€320 - €950
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Trieste via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€300 - €850
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Trieste via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€300 - €850
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€250 - €1400
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€330 - €1400
Flights from Milan Linate to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €850
Flights from Milan Linate to Ljubljana via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €850
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €220
Flights from Milan Linate to Trieste via Naples, Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €220
Flights from Milan Linate to Trieste via Alghero, Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €220
Flights from Milan Linate to Trieste via Bari, Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €220
Flights from Milan Linate to Trieste via Geneva, Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €220
Flights from Milan Linate to Trieste via Lamezia Terme, Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €220
Flights from Milan Linate to Trieste via Brindisi, Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€95 - €220
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €420
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€260 - €2500
Flights from Milan Linate to Ljubljana via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €700
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Trieste via Olbia
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€190 - €230
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Cagliari
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€65 - €310
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Pantelleria
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €310
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Trieste via Bari, Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €220
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€220 - €1300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Trieste via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€28 - €360
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Trieste via Valencia
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€28 - €360
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Trieste via Palermo
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€28 - €360
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €350
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €350
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €350
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€350 - €1700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €1800
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€330 - €1400
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €1300
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Naples
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €330
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Ljubljana via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €340
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
Every 3 hours
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 54m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€14 - €20
Base Standard
€30 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €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)
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€21 - €30
Smart Low Cost
€19 - €27
Smart Flex
€40 - €55
Train from Mestre to Trieste Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€16 - €23
Smart Low Cost
€14 - €20
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
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
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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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
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€10 - €15
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Milan to Trieste
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€23 - €28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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.

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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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