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There are 10 ways to get from Trieste to Athens by shuttle, plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, car ferry, night train or car

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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Shuttle to Ljubljana, fly  •  8 h 15 min

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

$156 - $589

Cheapest option

Train, night train  •  34 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana Rv
  2. Take the night train from Ljubljana to Novi Beograd En
  3. Take the night train from Beograd centar to Thessaloniki
  4. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$70 - $161

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Fly from Trieste  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Athens (ATH) TRS - ATH

$108 - $447

Shuttle to Venice, fly  •  7 h 12 min

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

$115 - $618

Train, train to Bologna, fly  •  9 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le
  3. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Athens (ATH) BLQ - ATH

$83 - $333

Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  22 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Trieste to Skopje
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Athens Karaiskaki sq

$113 - $138

Train, bus and ferry  •  24 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre Rv
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le Rv / ...
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Larissa
  4. Take the train from Larissa to Athens

$172 - $280

Bus Globtour  •  37 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Trieste Zob to Durres Zob
  2. Take the bus from Durrës to Athens

$131 - $167

Train, car ferry, bus  •  38 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia S.Lucia Rv
  2. Take the car ferry from Venezia to Patras
  3. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

$129 - $370

Drive  •  17 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Trieste to Athens 1077.7 miles

$250 - $380

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The cheapest way to get from Trieste to Athens is to train and night train which costs 60€ - 140€ and takes 34 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Trieste to Athens is to shuttle and fly which costs 100€ - 550€ and takes 7 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Trieste to Athens. However, there are services departing from Trieste and arriving at Athens Karaiskaki sq via Skopje and Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Trieste to Athens. However, there are services departing from Trieste Centrale and arriving at Athens via Ljubljana, Novi Beograd, Beograd centar and Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 57 min.

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The distance between Trieste and Athens is 1184 km. The road distance is 1724.3 km.

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The best way to get from Trieste to Athens without a car is to bus which takes 22 h 37 min and costs 95€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 15 min to get from Trieste to Athens, including transfers.

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Trieste to Athens bus services, operated by Makedonija Soobrakaj AD, depart from Trieste station.

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Trieste to Athens train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Trieste Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Trieste to Athens is to fly which takes 7 h 36 min and costs 90€ - 390€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 95€ - 120€ and takes 22 h 37 min.

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Map of how to get from Trieste to Athens.
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  • Distance: 740 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 15 min

What companies run services between Trieste, Italy and Athens, Greece?

Alitalia, Lufthansa and two other airlines fly from Trieste to Athens every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Trieste to Athens via Skopje and Thessaloniki in around 22 h 37 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Trieste to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Trieste to Athens via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Trieste to Athens via Milan Linate, Rome
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Venice to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Venice to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $4,000
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Ljubljana to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Trieste to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Venice to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Trieste to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Venice to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Venice to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $4,000
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Venice to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Venice to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Bologna to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $460
Flights from Venice to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Athens via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Venice to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $460
Train operators
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 Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $24
Train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
Train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia S.Lucia
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$21 - $25
Train from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$17 - $20
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
italotreno.it
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Larissa to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$19 - $25
First Class
$23 - $35
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Night train from Beograd centar to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
14 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $55
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$21 - $35
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $55
Bus operators
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$35 - $39
Private
$110 - $200
Shuttle from Trieste Centrale to Aeroporto M.Polo
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$40 - $43
Private
$160 - $300
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Trieste to Skopje
Ave. Duration
10 h 22 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Schedules at
ms.mk
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Athens Karaiskaki sq
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Larissa
Ave. Duration
14 h 4 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Trieste Zob to Durres Zob
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Schedules at
globtour.com
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 4 2239 203
Email
rezervime@albtrans.net
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Durrës to Athens
Ave. Duration
12 h 22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
albtrans.net
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Venezia to Patras
Ave. Duration
31 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$97 - $99
Aircraft-type seats
$118 - $120
2 bed inside cabin
$312 - $313
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $320

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There is no direct flight from Ljubljana Airport to Athens Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Trieste to Athens bus services, operated by KTEL Thessalonikis, arrive at Athens Karaiskaki sq station.

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Athens is 1 h ahead of Trieste. It is currently 3:53 AM in Trieste and 4:53 AM in Athens.

Trieste to Athens train services, operated by Greek Railways (OSE), arrive at Athens station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Trieste to Athens is 1724 km. It takes approximately 17 h 12 min to drive from Trieste to Athens.

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LOT, Air Serbia, Swiss and six other airlines offer flights from Ljubljana Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 3881+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Trieste to Ljubljana Airport is to shuttle which takes 1 h 8 min and costs 30€ - 180€.

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