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

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Fly Trieste to Istanbul  •  7h 44m

  1. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Istanbul (IST) TRS - IST

1.273 ₺ - 2.894 ₺

Cheapest option

Fly Trieste to Sabiha Gokcen, ferry  •  11h 19m

  1. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) TRS - SAW
  2. Take the ferry from Kadıköy to Eminönü Ferry Terminal

537 ₺ - 2.424 ₺

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Shuttle to Ljubljana, fly to Istanbul  •  5h 59m

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

1.220 ₺ - 4.995 ₺

Shuttle to Venice, fly to Istanbul  •  7h 6m

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

1.354 ₺ - 4.536 ₺

Shuttle, shuttle to Zagreb, fly to Istanbul  •  8h 6m

  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 Istanbul (IST) ZAG - IST

1.407 ₺ - 6.267 ₺

Bus  •  23h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Trieste to Skopje
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Istanbul

630 ₺ - 802 ₺

Bus via Novi Sad  •  27h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Trieste to Novi Sad
  2. Take the bus from Novi Sad to Istanbul

Bus, night train  •  29h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Trieste to Sofia
  2. Take the night train from Sofia to Halkali Bosphor Express

1.042 ₺ - 1.331 ₺

Train, night train  •  46h 55m

  1. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Udine Re
  2. Take the train from Udine to Wien Hbf Rj
  3. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Videle
  4. Take the night train from Videle to Halkali

1.070 ₺ - 1.969 ₺

Drive  •  14h 50m

  1. Drive from Trieste to Istanbul 1562.5 km

1.600 ₺ - 2.500 ₺

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The cheapest way to get from Trieste to Istanbul is to bus which costs 70€ - 95€ and takes 23h 36m.

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The fastest way to get from Trieste to Istanbul is to shuttle and fly which takes 5h 59m and costs 140€ - 600€.

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The distance between Trieste and Istanbul is 1328 km. The road distance is 1562.5 km.

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The best way to get from Trieste to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 23h 36m and costs 70€ - 95€.

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It takes approximately 7h 44m to get from Trieste to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Trieste to Istanbul is to fly which takes 7h 44m and costs 140€ - 340€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 70€ - 95€ and takes 23h 36m.

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There is no direct flight from Trieste Airport to Istanbul Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 35m and has one stopover.

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Istanbul is 1h ahead of Trieste. It is currently 2:47 AM in Trieste and 3:47 AM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Trieste to Istanbul is 1563 km. It takes approximately 14h 50m to drive from Trieste to Istanbul.

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Lufthansa, Ryanair, Volotea and four other airlines offer flights from Trieste Airport to Istanbul Airport.

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  • Distance: 1328.4 km
  • Duration: 7h 44m

What companies run services between Trieste, Italy and Istanbul, Turkey?

Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines and five other airlines fly from Trieste to Istanbul 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Trieste to Istanbul via Skopje, Istanbul, and Otogar in around 23h 36m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Trieste to Istanbul via Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 4.000 ₺
Flights from Trieste to Istanbul via Rome, Bari
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 4.000 ₺
Flights from Trieste to Istanbul via Catania
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
1.500 ₺ - 4.200 ₺
Flights from Trieste to Istanbul via Naples
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 3.900 ₺
Flights from Trieste to Istanbul via Rome, Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.800 ₺ - 6.000 ₺
Flights from Ljubljana to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 3.600 ₺
Flights from Venice to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 2.200 ₺
Flights from Trieste to Sabiha Gokcen via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.500 ₺ - 4.200 ₺
Flights from Trieste to Sabiha Gokcen via Munich, Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 3.200 ₺
Flights from Zagreb to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.300 ₺ - 1.900 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Trieste to Sabiha Gokcen via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
500 ₺ - 2.100 ₺
Flights from Trieste to Sabiha Gokcen via Munich, Athens
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 2.700 ₺
Flights from Trieste to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome, Athens
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 4.600 ₺
Flights from Trieste to Sabiha Gokcen via Munich, Lviv
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
600 ₺ - 2.300 ₺
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Trieste to Istanbul via Rome, Belgrade
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 2.400 ₺
Flights from Ljubljana to Istanbul via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 1.800 ₺
Flights from Zagreb to Istanbul via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
800 ₺ - 6.000 ₺
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Trieste to Istanbul via Rome, Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.800 ₺ - 6.000 ₺
Flights from Zagreb to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 2.700 ₺
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Trieste to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500 ₺ - 2.100 ₺
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Sofia to Halkali
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
110 ₺ - 160 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
110 ₺ - 130 ₺
1st Class
130 ₺ - 160 ₺
Night train from Videle to Halkali
Ave. Duration
17h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
130 ₺ - 200 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
130 ₺ - 160 ₺
1st Class
160 ₺ - 200 ₺
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 Udine
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50 ₺ - 110 ₺
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
95 ₺ - 105 ₺
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Phone
+386 129 13 332
Email
potnik.info@slo-zeleznice.si
Website
potniski.sz.si
Train from Trieste Centrale to Udine
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45 ₺ - 110 ₺
Website
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Intercity 2nd Class Ticket
60 ₺ - 80 ₺
Regional Train Ticket
45 ₺ - 60 ₺
Intercity 1st Class Ticket
90 ₺ - 110 ₺
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Trieste Centrale to Udine
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
120 ₺ - 170 ₺
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Udine to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 1.000 ₺
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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
270 ₺ - 1.500 ₺
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
270 ₺ - 290 ₺
Private
800 ₺ - 1.500 ₺
Shuttle from Trieste Centrale to Aeroporto M.Polo
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
300 ₺ - 2.300 ₺
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
300 ₺ - 330 ₺
Private
1.200 ₺ - 2.300 ₺
Shuttle from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
250 ₺ - 1.200 ₺
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
250 ₺ - 280 ₺
Private
650 ₺ - 1.200 ₺
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Zagreb Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
250 ₺ - 2.000 ₺
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
250 ₺ - 310 ₺
Private
950 ₺ - 2.000 ₺
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
10h 22m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
410 ₺ - 550 ₺
Schedules at
ms.mk
Luki Bus
Phone
+381 36 35-90-90
Email
lukireisen@gmail.com
Website
lukibus.com
Bus from Trieste to Novi Sad
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
310 ₺ - 550 ₺
Schedules at
lukibus.com
Autoprevoz Žirafa
Phone
+381 69 600 606
Website
zirafaprevoz.com
Bus from Trieste to Novi Sad
Ave. Duration
9h 23m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
zirafaprevoz.com
Ozlem Tours
Phone
+38120 411090
Email
ozlemtours@yahoo.com
Website
ozlem.rs
Bus from Novi Sad to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
ozlem.rs
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Trieste to Sofia
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 1.200 ₺
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Ferry operators

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