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There are 12 ways to get from Trieste to Istanbul by shuttle, plane, bus, train, 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 to Istanbul Ataturk  •  5h 48m

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

$127 - $381

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Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  24h 36m

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

$85 - $126

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Shuttle to Venice, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  6h 50m

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

$126 - $639

Fly Trieste to Istanbul Ataturk  •  7h 53m

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

$114 - $558

Fly Trieste to Sabiha Gokcen  •  9h 29m

  1. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) TRS - SAW

$101 - $382

Shuttle, shuttle to Zagreb, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  8h

  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 Ataturk (IST) ZAG - IST

$160 - $637

Shuttle to Ljubljana, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  9h 48m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana Airport
  2. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) LJU - SAW

$114 - $525

Bus Georg  •  26h

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

$153 - $220

Bus, train  •  29h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Trieste to Ljubljana 402
  2. Take the train from Ljubljana to Graz Hbf Ec
  3. Take the bus from Graz to Istanbul

$97 - $114

Bus Brianna Tour  •  42h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Trieste to Brăila
  2. Take the bus from Brăila to Istanbul - Aksaray

$119 - $155

Train, night train  •  46h 50m

  1. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Udine Rv / ...
  2. Take the train from Udine to Wien Hbf Rj
  3. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D
  4. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

$199 - $312

Drive  •  15h 15m

  1. Drive from Trieste to Istanbul 980.7 miles

$230 - $350

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The cheapest way to get from Trieste to Istanbul is to bus which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 24h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Trieste to Istanbul is to shuttle and fly which costs 110€ - 340€ and takes 5h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Trieste to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Trieste and arriving at Istanbul via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h.

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The distance between Trieste and Istanbul is 1328 km. The road distance is 1569.1 km.

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The best way to get from Trieste to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 24h 36m and costs 70€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 5h 48m to get from Trieste to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Trieste to Istanbul bus services, operated by Georg, depart from Trieste station.

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The best way to get from Trieste to Istanbul is to fly which takes 7h 53m and costs 95€ - 490€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 24h 36m.

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The quickest flight from Ljubljana Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Trieste to Istanbul bus services, operated by Metro Plus, arrive at Istanbul station.

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Map of how to get from Trieste to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 830.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 48m

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

Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines and five other airlines fly from Trieste to Istanbul hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Trieste to Istanbul via Skopje, Istanbul, and Otogar in around 24h 36m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $320
Flights from Venice to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Trieste to Istanbul Ataturk via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Trieste to Istanbul Ataturk via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Trieste to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Trieste to Istanbul Ataturk via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Trieste to Istanbul Ataturk via Bari
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Trieste to Istanbul Ataturk via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Trieste to Istanbul Ataturk via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Trieste to Istanbul Ataturk via Hannover
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Trieste to Sabiha Gokcen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Trieste to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zagreb to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Flights from Ljubljana to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul Ataturk, Ankara
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Ljubljana to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul Ataturk, Izmir
Ave. Duration
8h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Ljubljana to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul Ataturk, Antalya
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Ljubljana to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul Ataturk, Samsun
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Ljubljana to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul Ataturk, Adana
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Ljubljana to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul Ataturk, Denizli
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Trieste to Sabiha Gokcen via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Trieste to Sabiha Gokcen via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Ljubljana to Sabiha Gokcen via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Ljubljana to Sabiha Gokcen via Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Ljubljana to Sabiha Gokcen via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Ljubljana to Sabiha Gokcen via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Ljubljana to Sabiha Gokcen via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Trieste to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Trieste to Sabiha Gokcen via Milan Linate, Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Trieste to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome, Bologna
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Istanbul Ataturk via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $190
Flights from Zagreb to Istanbul Ataturk via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Venice to Istanbul Ataturk via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
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 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
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
Night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
19h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
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 Aeroporto M.Polo
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$40 - $43
Private
$160 - $300
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
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
$55 - $75
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Schedules at
ms.mk
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
$120 - $160
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Trieste to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva Slovenia
Phone
090 74 11
Website
arriva.si
Bus from Trieste to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
arriva.si
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Trieste Central Bus Station to Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Crnja Tours
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Graz to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
22h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$71
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Brăila to Istanbul - Aksaray
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.ro

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Istanbul is 2h ahead of Trieste. It is currently 10:21 AM in Trieste and 12:21 PM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Trieste to Istanbul is 1569 km. It takes approximately 15h 15m to drive from Trieste to Istanbul.

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Air Serbia, AtlasGlobal and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Ljubljana Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are 2536+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $31 USD per night.

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

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