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

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Train Trenitalia Intercity  •  3h 51m

  1. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Bologna C.Le Ic / ...

$35 - $50

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Bus  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Trieste Station to Bologna Florentia Bus / ...

$15 - $29

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Train Trenitalia  •  4h 1m

  1. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre Rv / ...
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le Rv / ...

$22 - $53

Rideshare  •  3h 43m

  1. Take the rideshare from Trieste to Bologna 188.5 miles

$18

Drive  •  2h 50m

  1. Drive from Trieste to Bologna 188 miles

$45 - $70

Fly  •  4h 48m

  1. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Bologna (BLQ) TRS - BLQ

$69 - $290

Shuttle  •  5h 26m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Portorož to Bologna

$71 - $760

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The cheapest way to get from Trieste to Bologna is to rideshare which costs 16€ and takes 3h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Trieste to Bologna is to drive which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 2h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Trieste Station station and arriving at Bologna. Services depart six times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Trieste Centrale and arriving at Bologna C.Le. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 51m.

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The distance between Trieste and Bologna is 231 km. The road distance is 300.9 km.

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The best way to get from Trieste to Bologna without a car is to train which takes 3h 51m and costs 30€ - 40€.

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The train from Trieste Centrale to Bologna C.Le takes 3h 51m including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Trieste to Bologna bus services, operated by ATVO S.p.A., arrive at Trieste Station.

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

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The best way to get from Trieste to Bologna is to train which takes 3h 51m and costs 30€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 13€ - 25€ and takes 4h 20m, you could also fly, which costs 55€ - 260€ and takes 4h 48m.

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Map of how to get from Trieste to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 144.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 51m

What companies run services between Trieste, Italy and Bologna, Italy?

Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Trieste to Bologna 3 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 3h 51m. Alternatively, ATVO S.p.A. operates a bus from Trieste to Bologna once daily. Tickets cost $15 - $21 and the journey takes 4h 20m. FlixBus also services this route 6 times a week.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Trieste to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Flights from Trieste to Bologna via Milan Linate, Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Trieste to Bologna via Milan Malpensa, Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Trieste to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $320
Flights from Trieste to Bologna via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Trieste to Bologna via Valencia
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Flights from Trieste to Bologna via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Train operators
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
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 Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $24
Train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from Trieste Station to Bologna
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
atvo.it
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 Trieste to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Trieste to Bologna
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from Trieste Airport to Bologna Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 55m and has one stopover.

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Trieste to Bologna bus services, operated by ATVO S.p.A., arrive at Bologna station.

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Trieste to Bologna train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Bologna C.Le station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Trieste to Bologna is 301 km. It takes approximately 2h 50m to drive from Trieste to Bologna.

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Air Dolomiti, Ryanair, Lufthansa and Alitalia offer flights from Trieste Airport to Bologna Airport.

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Book your Trieste to Bologna bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 1626+ hotels available in Bologna. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Trieste and Bologna. 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 Trieste to Trieste Airport is to train which takes 28m and costs 2€ - 6€.

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