There are 5 ways to get from Trieste to Salzburg by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Trieste to Salzburg

$25 - $35

4 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Trieste Autostazione to Villach Hbf (Busbahnhof) Bus / ...
  2. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Rj / ...

$46 - $79

Drive  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Trieste to Salzburg 230.8 miles

$55 - $80

Fly Ljubljana to Salzburg  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Salzburg (SZG) LJU - SZG

$146 - $854

Fly Trieste to Munich, train  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Munich (MUC) TRS - MUC
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

$146 - $560

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The cheapest way to get from Trieste to Salzburg is to bus which costs 21€ - 30€ and takes 4 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Trieste to Salzburg is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 3 h 46 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Trieste and arriving at Salzburg. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 4 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Trieste to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Trieste Autostazione and arriving at Salzburg Hbf via Villach Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 27 min.

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The distance between Trieste and Salzburg is 245 km. The road distance is 369.3 km.

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The best way to get from Trieste to Salzburg without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 55 min and costs 21€ - 30€.

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The bus from Trieste to Salzburg takes 4 h 55 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Trieste to Salzburg bus services, operated by Crnja Tours, depart from Trieste station.

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Trieste to Salzburg train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Trieste Autostazione station.

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The best way to get from Trieste to Salzburg is to bus which takes 4 h 55 min and costs 21€ - 30€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 35€ - 70€ and takes 6 h 27 min, you could also fly, which costs 120€ - 750€ and takes 7 h 12 min.

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Map of how to get from Trieste to Salzburg.
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  • Distance: 153.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 55 min

What companies run services between Trieste, Italy and Salzburg, Austria?

Crnja Tours operates a bus from Trieste to Salzburg once daily. Tickets cost $25 - $35 and the journey takes 4 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Trieste to Salzburg via Villach Hbf (Busbahnhof) and Villach Hbf in around 6 h 27 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Trieste to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Salzburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Ljubljana to Salzburg via Vienna, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Salzburg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Trieste to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Salzburg via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $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 Autostazione to Villach Hbf (Busbahnhof)
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $35
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
Train from Villach Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Trieste to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com

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