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There are 7 ways to get from Milan to Trieste by train, bus, night bus, rideshare, car or plane

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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 11m

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

Bus  •  7h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Trieste 402 / ...

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  •  3h 7m

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

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 14 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

14 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 fly which costs €60 - €250 and takes 3h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Trieste. However, there are services departing from duomo m1 m3 and arriving at Trieste via Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Milano P.Garibaldi and arriving at Trieste Centrale. Services depart twice 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 twice 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 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 €28 - €55 and takes 7h 20m, you could also fly, which costs €60 - €250 and takes 3h 7m.

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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 twice daily. Tickets cost €30 - €95 and the journey takes 3h 57m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Milan to Trieste 3 times a day. Tickets cost €30 - €50 and the journey takes 6h. Blablabus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €220
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €95
Website
https://www.trenitalia.com/en/frecce.html
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
https://www.trenitalia.com/en/frecce.html
Super Economy
€21 - €29
Base Standard
€40 - €55
Base Premium
€50 - €75
Train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €23
Website
https://www.trenitalia.com/en/frecce.html
Super Economy
€9 - €13
Base Standard
€14 - €19
Base Premium
€16 - €23
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Phone
+41 848 44 66 88
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€80 - €150
Website
https://www.sbb.ch/en/home.html
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 06 8937 1892
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €60
Website
https://www.italotreno.it/en
Smart Economy
€21 - €29
Smart Low Cost
€18 - €23
Smart Flex
€40 - €60
Train from Mestre to Trieste Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€6 - €16
Website
https://www.italotreno.it/en
Smart Economy
€6 - €9
Smart Low Cost
€8 - €11
Smart Flex
€11 - €16
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €19
Website
https://www.trenitalia.com/en.html
1st Class
€16 - €19
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
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
https://www.trenitalia.com/
2nd Class
€8 - €11
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2Rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan to Trieste
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
https://www.flixbus.co.uk
Book at
https://shop.global.flixbus.com/
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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Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Phone
+3 318 576 2228
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 1h.

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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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Alitalia offers flights from Milan Linate Airport to Trieste Airport.

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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 4 subway which takes 12 min and costs €1 - €3.

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