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There are 6 ways to get from Trieste to Salzburg by bus, train, night train, car, shuttle or plane

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Bus  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Trieste to Salzburg 944

$24 - $35

5 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Udine Rv / ...
  2. Take the train from Udine to Villach Hbf Rj / ...
  3. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Rj / ...

$44 - $99

Train, night train  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Udine Rv / ...
  2. Take the night train from Udine to Salzburg Hbf Nj

$36 - $69

Drive  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Trieste to Salzburg 230.8 miles

$55 - $80

Shuttle to Ljubljana, fly  •  7 h 12 min

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

$166 - $749

Fly from Trieste  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Salzburg (SZG) TRS - SZG

$123 - $497

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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, and operate every day. 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 Centrale and arriving at Salzburg Hbf via Udine and Villach Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 5 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 Centrale 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€ - 90€ and takes 7 h 5 min, you could also fly, which costs 100€ - 440€ and takes 6 h 13 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 $24 - $35 and the journey takes 4 h 55 min. FlixBus also services this route 4 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Trieste to Salzburg via Udine and Villach Hbf in around 7 h 5 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Ljubljana to Salzburg via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Trieste to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Trieste to Salzburg via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Salzburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Ljubljana to Salzburg via Vienna, Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Ljubljana to Salzburg via Vienna, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Trieste to Salzburg via Munich, Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Salzburg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Trieste to Salzburg via Munich, Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$120 - $490
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
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$12 - $14
Train from Udine to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Night train from Udine to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Udine to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
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
$26 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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
$24 - $35
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
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 Salzburg, Salzburg South
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Ljubljana Airport to Salzburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Trieste to Salzburg bus services, operated by Crnja Tours, arrive at Salzburg station.

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Trieste to Salzburg train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Salzburg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Trieste to Salzburg is 369 km. It takes approximately 3 h 46 min to drive from Trieste to Salzburg.

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Scandinavian Airlines, Lufthansa, Eurowings and two other airlines offer flights from Ljubljana Airport to Salzburg Airport.

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Book your Trieste to Salzburg train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and Loco2.

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Book your Trieste to Salzburg bus tickets online with Distribusion and FlixBus.

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There are 1228+ hotels available in Salzburg. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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

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