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

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Recommended option

Fly Trieste to Palermo, bus  •  6h 2m

  1. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Palermo (PMO) TRS - PMO
  2. Take the bus from Palermo Airport to Marsala

€35 - €186

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Fly Trieste to Trapani  •  4h 42m

  1. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Trapani (TPS) TRS - TPS

€115 - €1038

Shuttle to Venice, fly to Palermo, bus  •  7h 25m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Trieste Centrale to Aeroporto M.Polo
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Palermo (PMO) VCE - PMO
  3. Take the bus from Palermo Airport to Marsala

€54 - €409

Train to Venice Treviso, fly to Palermo, bus  •  7h 56m

  1. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre
  2. Fly from Venice Treviso (TSF) to Palermo (PMO) TSF - PMO
  3. Take the bus from Palermo Airport to Marsala

€37 - €199

Train, car ferry, bus  •  19h 56m

  1. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Villa S.Giovanni Fa
  3. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  4. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale Re / ...
  5. Take the bus from Palermo Centrale to Marsala

€109 - €356

Train, bus  •  21h 15m

  1. Take the train from Trieste to Napoli Centrale
  2. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Palermo Centrale Ic
  3. Take the bus from Palermo Centrale to Marsala

€87 - €189

Train  •  22h 33m

  1. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Villa S.Giovanni Fa
  3. Take the train from Villa S.Giovanni to Palermo Centrale Ic
  4. Take the train from Piraineto to Marsala Re

€110 - €319

Drive, ferry  •  22h 5m

  1. Drive from Trieste to Civitavecchia
  2. Take the ferry from Civitavecchia to Palermo
  3. Drive from Palermo to Marsala

€142 - €251

Bus, bus and ferry  •  25h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Trieste to Florence
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Florence to Marsala Milano

€125 - €176

Shuttle, bus  •  25h 54m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Trieste Port to Padova
  2. Take the bus from Padova - Autostazione Via Della Pace Stallo 12 to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS
  3. Take the bus from Palermo Centrale to Marsala

€97 - €442

Trieste to Marsala by train, car ferry, walk and bus

The journey time between Trieste and Marsala is around 26h 18m and covers a distance of around 1676 km. The fastest journey normally takes 25h 34m. Operated by Trenitalia, Trenitalia Frecce, Trenitalia Intercity and others, the Trieste to Marsala service departs from Trieste Centrale and arrives in Marsala. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
26h 18m
Fastest journey time:
25h 34m
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€110
Carbon emissions:
100 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:16
Last service departs at:
09:16

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Trieste to Marsala train, car ferry, walk and bus schedules

Trieste → Marsala
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The cheapest way to get from Trieste to Marsala is to train and fly and bus which costs €35 - €200 and takes 7h 56m.

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The fastest way to get from Trieste to Marsala is to fly which takes 4h 42m and costs €110 - €1100.

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No, there is no direct bus from Trieste to Marsala. However, there are services departing from Trieste and arriving at Marsala via Florence. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Trieste to Marsala. However, there are services departing from Trieste Centrale and arriving at Marsala via Venezia Mestre, Villa S.Giovanni, Palermo Centrale and Piraineto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 33m.

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The distance between Trieste and Marsala is 880 km.

The best way to get from Trieste to Marsala without a car is to train and car ferry and bus which takes 19h 56m and costs €100 - €360.

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It takes approximately 6h 2m to get from Trieste to Marsala, including transfers.

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Trieste to Marsala bus services, operated by Florentia Bus, depart from Trieste station.

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

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The best way to get from Trieste to Marsala is to fly which takes 4h 42m and costs €110 - €1100. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €110 - €320 and takes 22h 33m.

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Map of how to get from Trieste to Marsala.
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  • Distance: 879.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 2m

What companies run services between Trieste, Italy and Marsala, Italy?

Tayaran Jet flies from Trieste to Marsala 4 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Trieste to Marsala via Venezia Mestre, Villa S.Giovanni, Palermo Centrale, and Piraineto in around 22h 33m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Trieste to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €250
Flights from Venice to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €220
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Trieste to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€27 - €270
Flights from Venice to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€12 - €210
Tayaran Jet
Website
en.tayaranjet.com
Flights from Trieste to Trapani
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €1000
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Trieste to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €280
Flights from Venice to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €140
Flights from Venice to Palermo via Cagliari
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€28 - €140
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Palermo via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€310 - €5500
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Venice Treviso to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€9 - €220
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 - €20
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€18 - €20
Train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €30
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€27 - €30
Train from Piraineto to Marsala
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€9 - €19
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€16 - €19
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€14 - €20
Base Standard
€30 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €55
Train from Venezia Mestre to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
8h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €220
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€75 - €110
Base Standard
€120 - €170
Base Premium
€150 - €220
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€10 - €15
Train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€14 - €20
Train from Napoli Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€35 - €55
Train from Villa S.Giovanni to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€14 - €21
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Trieste to Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€16 - €23
Smart Low Cost
€14 - €20
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
Train from Trieste to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €130
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€45 - €65
Smart Low Cost
€40 - €65
Smart Flex
€85 - €130
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Palermo Airport to Marsala
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Palermo Centrale to Marsala
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Florence to Marsala
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
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
€35 - €260
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
€34 - €38
Private
€140 - €260
Shuttle from Trieste Port to Padova
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€35 - €360
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
€35 - €65
Private
€150 - €360
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Trieste to Florence
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Padova - Autostazione Via Della Pace Stallo 12 to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Baltour
Ferry operators
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€2 - €40
Website
Caronte & Tourist
Passenger
€2 - €7
Moto
€16 - €22
Car
€30 - €40

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The quickest flight from Trieste Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Trieste to Marsala bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Marsala station.

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Trieste to Marsala train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Marsala station.

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Volotea, Ryanair and Alitalia offer flights from Trieste Airport to Palermo Airport.

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There are 290+ hotels available in Marsala. Prices start at €75 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 €2 - €35.

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