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There are 8 ways to get from Salzburg to Trieste by bus, train, night train, car, plane or shuttle

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg to Trieste 944

$24 - $35

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg, Salzburg South to Udine, Udine 944
  2. Take the train from Udine to Trieste Centrale Rv / ...

$24 - $43

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Train  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Udine Rex / ...
  3. Take the train from Udine to Trieste Centrale Rv / ...

$44 - $95

Night train, train  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the night train from Salzburg Hbf to Udine Nj
  2. Take the train from Udine to Trieste Centrale Rv / ...

$37 - $68

Drive  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Salzburg to Trieste 230.9 miles

$55 - $80

Train to Munich, fly to Trieste  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Trieste (TRS) MUC - TRS

$144 - $559

Fly Salzburg to Ljubljana, shuttle  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Salzburg (SZG) to Ljubljana (LJU) SZG - LJU
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana Airport to Trieste Centrale

$191 - $785

Fly Salzburg to Trieste  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Salzburg (SZG) to Trieste (TRS) SZG - TRS

$90 - $382

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The cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Trieste is to bus which costs 21€ - 30€ and takes 6 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Salzburg to Trieste is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 3 h 46 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Salzburg and arriving at Trieste. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Salzburg to Trieste. However, there are services departing from Salzburg Hbf and arriving at Trieste Centrale via Villach Hbf and Udine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 56 min.

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The distance between Salzburg and Trieste is 245 km. The road distance is 369.4 km.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Trieste without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 15 min and costs 21€ - 30€.

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The bus from Salzburg to Trieste takes 6 h 15 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Salzburg to Trieste bus services, operated by Crnja Tours, depart from Salzburg station.

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Salzburg to Trieste train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Salzburg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Trieste is to bus which takes 6 h 15 min and costs 21€ - 30€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 35€ - 85€ and takes 6 h 56 min, you could also fly, which costs 75€ - 340€ and takes 6 h 27 min.

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Map of how to get from Salzburg to Trieste.
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  • Distance: 153.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 15 min

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

Crnja Tours operates a bus from Salzburg to Trieste once daily. Tickets cost $24 - $35 and the journey takes 6 h 15 min. FlixBus also services this route 4 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Salzburg to Trieste via Villach Hbf and Udine in around 6 h 56 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Trieste
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Salzburg to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Salzburg to Trieste via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Salzburg to Trieste via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Salzburg to Ljubljana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Salzburg to Ljubljana via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Salzburg to Ljubljana via Vienna, Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Salzburg to Trieste via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
TUIfly
Website
tuifly.com
Flights from Salzburg to Trieste via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Train operators
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 Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Villach Hbf to Udine
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Night train from Salzburg Hbf to Udine
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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 Villach Hbf to Udine
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
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
Bus operators
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Salzburg to Trieste
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
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 Salzburg, Salzburg South to Trieste
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Salzburg, Salzburg South to Udine, Udine
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Trieste Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Salzburg to Trieste bus services, operated by Crnja Tours, arrive at Trieste station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Salzburg to Trieste is 369 km. It takes approximately 3 h 46 min to drive from Salzburg to Trieste.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Munich Airport to Trieste Airport.

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Book your Salzburg to Trieste train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and Loco2.

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Book your Salzburg to Trieste bus tickets online with Distribusion and FlixBus.

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There are 1530+ hotels available in Trieste. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Salzburg Airport is to line 2 shuttle which takes 7 min and costs .

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