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

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

$25 - $35

6 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 3 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 / ...

$46 - $97

Night train, train via Udine  •  6 h 31 min

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

$38 - $70

Night train, train  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Take the night train from Salzburg Hbf to Postojna En
  2. Take the train from Postojna to Trieste R 1896 / ...

$37 - $54

Drive  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Salzburg to Trieste 230.9 miles

$55 - $80

Train to Munich, fly to Trieste  •  5 h 52 min

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

$145 - $560

Fly Salzburg to Ljubljana  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Salzburg (SZG) to Ljubljana (LJU) SZG - LJU

$121 - $614

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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. 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 7 h 3 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 7 h 3 min, you could also fly, which costs 100€ - 550€ and takes 7 h 14 min.

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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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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 $25 - $35 and the journey takes 6 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Salzburg to Trieste via Villach Hbf and Udine in around 7 h 3 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 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Salzburg to Ljubljana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Salzburg to Ljubljana via Cologne/Bonn Apt, Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Salzburg to Ljubljana via Frankfurt, Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Salzburg to Ljubljana via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Salzburg to Ljubljana via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Salzburg to Ljubljana via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
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
$13 - $24
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
Night train from Salzburg Hbf to Postojna
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $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
$27 - $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 - $15
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$12 - $15
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
$25 - $35
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com

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