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

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Fly from Trieste  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Madrid (MAD) TRS - MAD

$85 - $270

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Train, train to Bologna, fly  •  9 h 42 min

  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 Madrid (MAD) BLQ - MAD

$70 - $296

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Shuttle to Venice, fly  •  7 h 17 min

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

$122 - $592

Train  •  19 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Torino Porta Susa Fr
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery-Challes-E Tgv
  3. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Valence TGV
  4. Take the train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants Tgv / ...
  5. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...

$276 - $410

Train, bus  •  35 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre Rv
  2. Take the bus from Mestre Viale Stazione to Madrid Méndez Alvaro-Áncora

$121 - $183

Bus  •  2 days 10 h

  1. Take the bus from Trieste to Venice, Venice Mestre N403 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Mestre to Madrid

$139 - $225

Drive  •  18 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Trieste to Madrid 1236.2 miles

$290 - $430

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No, there is no direct bus from Trieste to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Trieste and arriving at Madrid via Mestre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 10 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Trieste to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Trieste Centrale and arriving at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha via Torino Porta Susa, Chambery-Challes-E, Valence TGV and Barcelona Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 22 min.

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The distance between Trieste and Madrid is 1531 km. The road distance is 1977.9 km.

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The best way to get from Trieste to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 19 h 22 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 54 min to get from Trieste to Madrid, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Trieste to Madrid is to fly which takes 7 h 54 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 19 h 22 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 2 days 10 h.

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There is no direct flight from Trieste Airport to Madrid Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 39 min and has one stopover.

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Trieste to Madrid bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Madrid station.

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Map of how to get from Trieste to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 957 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 54 min

What companies run services between Trieste, Italy and Madrid, Spain?

Alitalia, Lufthansa and three other airlines fly from Trieste to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Trieste to Madrid via Torino Porta Susa, Torino Porta Susa, Chambery-Challes-E, Valence TGV, and Barcelona Sants in around 19 h 22 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Venice to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Venice to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Bologna to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Bologna to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Trieste to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $430
Flights from Trieste to Madrid via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $360
Flights from Venice to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Venice to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Bologna to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Trieste to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $440
Flights from Trieste to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $440
Flights from Venice to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Bologna to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Trieste to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Trieste to Madrid via Rome, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $360
Flights from Venice to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Trieste to Madrid via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $210
Flights from Trieste to Madrid via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $210
Flights from Bologna to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Venice to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Bologna to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Venice to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Bologna to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Venice to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Bologna to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Venice to Madrid via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,400
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Bologna to Madrid via Tunis
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
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
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
Train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $25
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
Train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
Spanish Railways AVE
Bus operators
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 Venice, Venice Mestre
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Mestre to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 days 7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$130 - $210
Website
alsa.com

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Trieste to Madrid train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Trieste to Madrid is 1978 km. It takes approximately 18 h 35 min to drive from Trieste to Madrid.

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Air Europa, Ryanair, Lufthansa and Alitalia offer flights from Trieste Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 3655+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at $54 USD 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 .

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