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There are 9 ways to get from Trieste to Madrid 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 40m

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

$85 - $270

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Train, train to Bologna, fly  •  9h 45m

  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

7 alternative options

Shuttle to Venice, fly  •  7h 17m

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

$122 - $591

Shuttle to Ljubljana, fly  •  8h 50m

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

$178 - $522

Train  •  19h 18m

  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 / ...

$275 - $409

Bus Atlassib  •  33h 57m

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

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  37h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Trieste to Ljubljana 907 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Madrid

$86 - $207

Train, bus  •  2 days 10h

  1. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre Rv / ...
  2. Take the bus from Mestre to Madrid

$141 - $233

Drive  •  18h 35m

  1. Drive from Trieste to Madrid 1236.2 miles

$290 - $430

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The cheapest way to get from Trieste to Madrid is to bus which costs 75€ - 180€ and takes 37h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Trieste to Madrid is to shuttle and fly which costs 100€ - 550€ and takes 7h 17m.

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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 Marghera Via Giovanni Durando and Padova. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33h 57m.

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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 19h 18m.

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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 19h 18m and costs 230€ - 360€.

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It takes approximately 7h 40m 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 7h 40m and costs 70€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 230€ - 360€ and takes 19h 18m, you could also bus, which costs and takes 33h 57m.

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  • Distance: 957 miles
  • Duration: 7h 40m

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

Alitalia, Lufthansa and four 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 19h 18m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Trieste to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $440
Flights from Trieste to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $440
Flights from Venice to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Ljubljana to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $850
Flights from Ljubljana to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $850
Flights from Bologna to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Trieste to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $430
Flights from Trieste to Madrid via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Venice to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Venice to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Bologna to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Venice to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Bologna to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Bologna to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Venice to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Ljubljana to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $700
Flights from Bologna to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Venice to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Bologna to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Ljubljana to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Venice to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Ljubljana to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Trieste to Madrid via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $210
Flights from Bologna to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Trieste to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Venice to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Venice to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Ljubljana to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Madrid via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $700
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
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
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
4h 42m
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
2h 39m
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
4h 13m
Frequency
4 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
1h 55m
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
4h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
Spanish Railways AVE
Bus operators
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
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 Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$35 - $39
Private
$110 - $200
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 Venice, Venice Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Trieste to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Atlassib
Phone
(004) 0269 229.224
Email
informatii@atlassib.es
Website
atlassib.es
Bus from Padova to Madrid
Ave. Duration
29h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
atlassib.es
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
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Trieste to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from Trieste Station to Trg Osvobodilne Lubiana
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
atvo.it
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 7h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$130 - $210
Website
alsa.com

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There is no direct flight from Trieste Airport to Madrid Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 25m and has one stopover.

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

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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 18h 35m to drive from Trieste to Madrid.

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

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There are 3870+ 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 28m and costs 2€ - 6€.

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