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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Trieste to Split bus station

Train

  1. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Pivka
  2. Take the train from Pivka to Rijeka
  3. Take the train from Rijeka to Ostarije
  4. Take the train from Ostarije to Split

Bus, night bus

  1. Take the bus from Trieste Central Bus Station to Bale Bus Stop
  2. Take the night bus from Bale Bus Stop to Split Central Bus Station

Drive

  1. Drive from Trieste to Split

Shuttle, shuttle to Zagreb, fly

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb Airport
  3. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Split (SPU)

Fly from Trieste

  1. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Split (SPU)

Trieste to Split by bus

7 Weekly Buses
8h 5m Average Duration
190 kn Cheapest Price
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Italy → Croatia
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International entry into Croatia from Italy

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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Conditions of entry into Croatia from Italy

  • There are no current restrictions
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Croatia

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Considerations leaving from Italy

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, entry into Croatia is currently allowed from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Split is 00385 91 468 30 32.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Split is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Split is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 00385 91 468 30 32.

No, returning to Italy from Croatia is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Trieste to Split is to bus which costs €26 - €35 and takes 8h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Trieste to Split is to drive which costs €85 - €130 and takes 5h 18m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Trieste and arriving at Split bus station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Trieste to Split. However, there are services departing from Trieste Centrale and arriving at Split via Pivka, Rijeka and Ostarije. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 8m.

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The distance between Trieste and Split is 318 km. The road distance is 486.7 km.

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The best way to get from Trieste to Split without a car is to bus which takes 8h 5m and costs €26 - €35.

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The bus from Trieste to Split bus station takes 8h 5m including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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

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The best way to get from Trieste to Split is to bus which takes 8h 5m and costs €26 - €35. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €30 - €85 and takes 13h 8m, you could also fly, which costs €70 - €330 and takes 7h 28m.

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Map of how to get from Trieste to Split.
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  • Distance: 318 km
  • Duration: 8h 5m

What companies run services between Trieste, Italy and Split, Croatia?

FlixBus operates a bus from Trieste to Split bus station once daily. Tickets cost 190 kn - 240 kn and the journey takes 8h 5m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Trieste to Split via Pivka, Rijeka, and Ostarije in around 13h 8m.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Split
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
350 kn - 1.200 kn
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Split
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
350 kn - 1.200 kn
Flights from Trieste to Split via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.500 kn - 5.500 kn
Flights from Trieste to Split via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.500 kn - 5.500 kn
Flights from Trieste to Split via Frankfurt, Zagreb
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.500 kn - 5.500 kn
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zagreb to Split
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
350 kn - 1.200 kn
Flights from Trieste to Split via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 3.300 kn
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Trieste to Split via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 3.300 kn
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Trieste to Split via Rome, Belgrade
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
950 kn - 3.800 kn
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 Pivka
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
26 kn - 55 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
51 kn - 55 kn
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Trieste Centrale to Pivka
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
220 kn - 300 kn
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Phone
+386 129 13 332
Email
potnik.info@slo-zeleznice.si
Website
potniski.sz.si
Train from Pivka to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30 kn - 75 kn
Website
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Intercity 2nd Class Ticket
45 kn - 55 kn
Regional Train Ticket
30 kn - 40 kn
Intercity 1st Class Ticket
60 kn - 75 kn
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Phone
+385 1 3782 583
Email
informacije@hzpp.hr
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Rijeka to Ostarije
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
55 kn - 80 kn
Website
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
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Croatia Rail Pass
Train from Ostarije to Split
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
130 kn - 180 kn
Website
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Book at
Croatia Rail Pass
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Trieste to Split bus station
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
190 kn - 240 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Trieste Central Bus Station to Bale Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75 kn - 150 kn
Website
Nomago
Economy
75 kn - 110 kn
Premium
90 kn - 130 kn
Family&friends
100 kn - 150 kn
Brioni Pula
Phone
+385 52 356 500
Email
brioni@brioni.hr
Website
brioni.hr
Bus from Trieste to Bale
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70 kn - 110 kn
Schedules at
brioni.hr
Book at
brioni.hr
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Night bus from Bale Bus Stop to Split Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
10h 47m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
220 kn - 310 kn
Website
Arriva d.o.o.
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
220 kn - 1.100 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
220 kn - 240 kn
Private
550 kn - 1.100 kn
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Zagreb Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
210 kn - 1.700 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
210 kn - 270 kn
Private
850 kn - 1.700 kn

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The quickest flight from Zagreb Airport to Split Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Trieste to Split bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Split bus station.

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Trieste to Split train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), arrive at Split station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Trieste to Split is 487 km. It takes approximately 5h 18m to drive from Trieste to Split.

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Croatia Airlines offers flights from Zagreb Airport to Split Airport.

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Book your Trieste to Split bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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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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