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There are 9 ways to get from Trieste to Brindisi by plane, shuttle, train, bus, car ferry, bus and ferry or car

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Fly Trieste to Brindisi  •  5h 21m

  1. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Brindisi (BDS) TRS - BDS

€64 - €166

Cheapest option

Fly Trieste to Bari, train  •  5h 1m

  1. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Bari (BRI) TRS - BRI
  2. Take the train from Bari Centrale to Brindisi

€35 - €210

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Shuttle to Venice, fly to Brindisi  •  4h 49m

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

€60 - €459

Shuttle to Venice, fly to Bari, train  •  6h 23m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Trieste Centrale to Aeroporto M.Polo
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Bari (BRI) VCE - BRI
  3. Take the train from Bari Centrale to Brindisi

€64 - €483

Train, train to Verona, fly to Brindisi  •  6h 37m

  1. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Verona Porta Nuova
  3. Fly from Verona (VRN) to Brindisi (BDS) VRN - BDS

€54 - €260

Train  •  10h 55m

  1. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Brindisi Fb

€70 - €233

Bus  •  15h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Trieste to Bologna N482 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bologna to Brindisi N425

€52 - €123

Car ferry, bus and ferry  •  2 days 3h

  1. Take the car ferry from Trieste to Durrës
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Durres Zob to Brindisi

€150 - €243

Drive  •  9h 48m

  1. Drive from Trieste to Brindisi 1073.5 km

€130 - €200

Trieste to Brindisi by train

The train journey time between Trieste and Brindisi is around 11h 2m and covers a distance of around 1051 km. The fastest train normally takes 10h 3m. Operated by Trenitalia, Trenitalia Frecce, Trenitalia Intercity and others, the Trieste to Brindisi train service departs from Trieste Centrale and arrives in Brindisi. Typically 14 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
11h 2m
Fastest train time:
10h 3m
Trains per week:
14
Cheapest price:
€70
Carbon emissions:
55 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
04:26
Last train departs at:
22:06

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Trieste to Brindisi train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Trieste to Brindisi is to fly and train which costs €30 - €210 and takes 5h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Trieste to Brindisi is to shuttle and fly which costs €60 - €460 and takes 4h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Trieste to Brindisi. However, there are services departing from Trieste and arriving at Brindisi via Bologna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Trieste to Brindisi. However, there are services departing from Trieste Centrale and arriving at Brindisi via Venezia Mestre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 55m.

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The distance between Trieste and Brindisi is 652 km. The road distance is 1073.5 km.

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The best way to get from Trieste to Brindisi without a car is to train which takes 10h 55m and costs €70 - €240.

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It takes approximately 5h 21m to get from Trieste to Brindisi, including transfers.

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Trieste to Brindisi bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Trieste station.

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

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The best way to get from Trieste to Brindisi is to fly which takes 5h 21m and costs €60 - €170. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €70 - €240 and takes 10h 55m, you could also bus, which costs €50 - €130 and takes 15h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Trieste to Brindisi.
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  • Distance: 651.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 21m

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

Alitalia flies from Trieste to Brindisi 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Trieste to Brindisi via Venezia Mestre in around 10h 55m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Trieste to Brindisi via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €390
Flights from Venice to Brindisi via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €290
Flights from Trieste to Bari via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €310
Flights from Venice to Bari via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €170
Flights from Verona to Brindisi via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Venice to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €240
Flights from Trieste to Bari
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€16 - €150
Flights from Venice to Bari
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€18 - €170
Flights from Verona to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €160
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Venice to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €190
Flights from Venice to Bari
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€20 - €210
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Verona to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €420
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bari Centrale to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€12 - €17
Base Standard
€27 - €40
Base Premium
€30 - €50
Train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€14 - €20
Base Standard
€30 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €55
Train from Venezia Mestre to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€12 - €17
Base Standard
€27 - €40
Base Premium
€30 - €50
Train from Venezia Mestre to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€60 - €180
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€60 - €85
Base Standard
€100 - €140
Base Premium
€120 - €180
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 Bari Centrale to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €16
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€14 - €16
Train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €20
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€18 - €20
Train from Venezia Mestre to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €16
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€14 - €16
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bari Centrale to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€8 - €12
Train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€10 - €15
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Trieste Centrale to Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€16 - €23
Smart Low Cost
€14 - €20
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
Train from Venezia Mestre to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€15 - €22
Smart Low Cost
€13 - €18
Smart Flex
€28 - €40
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Venezia Mestre to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Venezia Mestre to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €80
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€30 - €45
1st Class
€55 - €80
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Trieste to Bologna
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€17 - €21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bologna to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Trieste to Bologna
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Durres Zob to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Ferry operators
Adria Ferries
Phone
071 50211621
Email
booking@adriaferries.com
Website
adriaferries.com
Car ferry from Trieste to Durrës
Ave. Duration
37h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€95 - €170
Website
Adria Ferries
Deck
€95 - €110
Car
€130 - €150
Inside cabin 2 beds
€120 - €140
Inner cabin 2 beds
€140 - €170

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There is no direct flight from Trieste Airport to Brindisi Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 20m and has one stopover.

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Trieste to Brindisi bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brindisi station.

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Trieste to Brindisi train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Brindisi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Trieste to Brindisi is 1074 km. It takes approximately 9h 48m to drive from Trieste to Brindisi.

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Alitalia offers flights from Trieste Airport to Brindisi Airport.

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There are 131+ hotels available in Brindisi. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Trieste to Trieste Airport is to train which takes 28 min and costs €2 - €35.

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