There are 11 ways to get from Trieste to Zürich 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 Trieste to Zurich  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Zurich (ZRH) TRS - ZRH

$114 - $578

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Bus  •  11 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Trieste to Zurich 409

$45 - $80

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Shuttle to Ljubljana, fly to Zurich  •  4 h 52 min

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

$137 - $501

Shuttle to Venice, fly to Zurich  •  5 h 39 min

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

$106 - $621

Shuttle to Venice, fly to Basel, train  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Trieste Centrale to Aeroporto M.Polo
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Basel (BSL) VCE - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

$123 - $685

Shuttle to Zagreb, fly to Zurich  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Trieste Centrale to Zagreb Airport
  2. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Zurich (ZRH) ZAG - ZRH

$136 - $716

Fly Trieste to Milan Linate, train  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Milan Linate (LIN) TRS - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zürich HB

$154 - $343

Train Trenitalia Frecce  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Milano Centrale Fr
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zürich HB Eurocity / ...

$109 - $179

Train  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre Rv
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Zuerich Hb Ec

$86 - $133

Train, bus  •  10 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre Rv
  2. Take the bus from Mestre to Zürich Flughafen

$92 - $134

Drive  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Trieste to Zürich 434 miles

$100 - $160

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Trieste and arriving at Zurich. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 11 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Trieste to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Trieste Centrale and arriving at Zürich HB via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 45 min.

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The distance between Trieste and Zürich is 443 km. The road distance is 694.4 km.

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The best way to get from Trieste to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 8 h 45 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 23 min to get from Trieste to Zürich, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Trieste to Zürich is to fly which takes 6 h 23 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 8 h 45 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 11 h 25 min.

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There is no direct flight from Trieste Airport to Zurich Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Trieste to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 276.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 23 min

What companies run services between Trieste, Italy and Zürich, Switzerland?

Lufthansa, Swiss and four other airlines fly from Trieste to Zürich hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Trieste to Zürich via Milano Centrale in around 8 h 45 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Trieste to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Trieste to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Trieste to Zurich via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Venice to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Venice to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Trieste to Zurich via Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Trieste to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Ljubljana to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Venice to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Milano Centrale to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
Bus operators
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$35 - $39
Private
$110 - $200
Shuttle from Trieste Centrale to Aeroporto M.Polo
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$40 - $43
Private
$160 - $300
Shuttle from Trieste Centrale to Zagreb Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $410
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$45 - $55
Private
$190 - $410
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Mestre to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
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 Zurich
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Trieste to Zürich train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Trieste to Zürich is 694 km. It takes approximately 6 h 48 min to drive from Trieste to Zürich.

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Alitalia, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Trieste Airport to Zurich Airport.

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Book your Trieste to Zürich bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 501+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at $89 USD 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 .

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