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There are 9 ways to get from Trieste to Bucharest by plane, shuttle, train, bus 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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Fly from Trieste  •  7h 18m

  1. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) TRS - OTP

$59 - $289

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Train, train to Bologna, fly  •  9h 37m

  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 Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) BLQ - OTP

$52 - $195

7 alternative options

Shuttle to Ljubljana, fly  •  7h 57m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana Airport
  2. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) LJU - OTP

$147 - $531

Shuttle, shuttle to Zagreb, fly  •  8h 4m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb Airport
  3. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) ZAG - OTP

$175 - $708

Train to Venice Treviso, fly  •  7h 35m

  1. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre
  2. Fly from Venice Treviso (TSF) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) TSF - OTP

$65 - $200

Bus Brianna Tour  •  21h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Trieste to Bucuresti

$80 - $100

Bus FlixBus  •  23h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Trieste to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari 1922

$81 - $133

Train  •  29h 49m

  1. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Udine Rv / ...
  2. Take the train from Udine to Wien Hbf Rj
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti Rj / ...
  4. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Brasov Ic
  5. Take the train from Brasov to Bucuresti Nord Gara A R / ...

$144 - $239

Drive  •  13h 52m

  1. Drive from Trieste to Bucharest 777.2 miles

$180 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Trieste to Bucharest is to bus which costs 70€ - 85€ and takes 21h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Trieste to Bucharest is to fly which costs 50€ - 260€ and takes 7h 18m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Trieste and arriving at Bucuresti. Services depart once a week, and operate Tuesday. The journey takes approximately 21h 11m.

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No, there is no direct train from Trieste to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from Trieste Centrale and arriving at Bucuresti Nord Gara A via Udine, Wien Hbf, Budapest-Keleti and Brasov. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29h 49m.

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The distance between Trieste and Bucharest is 977 km. The road distance is 1243.4 km.

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The best way to get from Trieste to Bucharest without a car is to bus which takes 21h 11m and costs 70€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 7h 18m to get from Trieste to Bucharest, including transfers.

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Trieste to Bucharest bus services, operated by Brianna Tour, depart from Trieste station.

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

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The best way to get from Trieste to Bucharest is to fly which takes 7h 18m and costs 50€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 70€ - 85€ and takes 21h 11m, you could also train, which costs 120€ - 210€ and takes 29h 49m.

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Map of how to get from Trieste to Bucharest.
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  • Distance: 610.7 miles
  • Duration: 7h 18m

What companies run services between Trieste, Italy and Bucharest, Romania?

Lufthansa, Alitalia and six other airlines fly from Trieste to Bucharest every 4 hours. Alternatively, Brianna Tour operates a bus from Trieste to Bucharest once a week. Tickets cost $80 - $100 and the journey takes 21h 11m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Trieste to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $430
Flights from Ljubljana to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $850
Flights from Ljubljana to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $850
Flights from Bologna to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Trieste to Bucharest Otopeni via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from Trieste to Bucharest Otopeni via Rome, Belgrade
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Ljubljana to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Zagreb to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Flights from Bologna to Bucharest Otopeni via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Zagreb to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Bologna to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Trieste to Bucharest Otopeni via Bari
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Venice Treviso to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Flights from Bologna to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$24 - $170
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Trieste to Bucharest Otopeni via Rome, Belgrade
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Ljubljana to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Zagreb to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Bucharest Otopeni via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Bucharest Otopeni via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $2,100
Flights from Zagreb to Bucharest Otopeni via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $2,100
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $150
Flights from Bologna to Bucharest Otopeni via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $150
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Trieste to Bucharest Otopeni via Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Bucharest Otopeni via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $390
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Bucharest Otopeni via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,100
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $220
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Zagreb to Bucharest Otopeni via Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $330
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
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
Train from Trieste Centrale to Udine
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$12 - $14
Train from Udine to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 49m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
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 Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$35 - $39
Private
$110 - $200
Shuttle from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$34 - $37
Private
$85 - $160
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Zagreb Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$30 - $45
Private
$130 - $260
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 Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari
Ave. Duration
23h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Trieste Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 50m and has one stopover.

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Trieste to Bucharest bus services, operated by Brianna Tour, arrive at Bucuresti station.

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Bucharest is 1h ahead of Trieste. It is currently 11:31 PM in Trieste and 12:31 AM in Bucharest.

Trieste to Bucharest train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), arrive at Bucuresti Nord Gara A station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Trieste to Bucharest is 1243 km. It takes approximately 13h 52m to drive from Trieste to Bucharest.

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Blue Air, Tarom, Ryanair and four other airlines offer flights from Trieste Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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There are 2016+ hotels available in Bucharest. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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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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