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There are 11 ways to get from Vienna to Trieste by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Train  •  7h 21m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Udine Rj
  2. Take the train from Udine to Trieste Centrale Re

90€ - 129€

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Bus  •  7h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Hbf to Udine, Autostaz. Viale Europa Unita RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Udine, Udine to Trieste, Trieste 944

20€ - 28€

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Train via Villach  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Villach Hbf Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Trieste Centrale Re

94€ - 129€

Bus via Ljubljana  •  10h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna Central Bus Station VIB to Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja Vienna - Venice
  2. Take the bus from Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja to Trieste Central Bus Station Frankfurt - Pula / ...

26€ - 55€

Drive  •  4h 33m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Trieste 472.3 km

55€ - 85€

Fly to Klagenfurt, shuttle  •  4h 37m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Klagenfurt (KLU) VIE - KLU
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Klagenfurt Flughafen to Trieste Centrale

106€ - 441€

Fly to Trieste  •  6h 56m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Trieste (TRS) VIE - TRS

33€ - 166€

Fly to Graz, shuttle  •  5h 42m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Graz (GRZ) VIE - GRZ
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Graz Airport to Ljubljana Airport
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana Airport to Trieste Centrale

236€ - 581€

Fly to Zagreb, shuttle  •  5h 55m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Zagreb (ZAG) VIE - ZAG
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Zagreb Airport to Ljubljana
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Trieste Centrale

134€ - 591€

Fly to Venice, shuttle  •  5h 51m

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

72€ - 401€

Shuttle  •  5h 49m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Wien to Trieste Centrale

55€ - 750€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Trieste is 1500.

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

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Trieste is to bus which costs 20€ - 29€ and takes 7h 50m.

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The fastest way to get from Vienna to Trieste is to drive. Taking this option will cost 55€ - 85€ and takes 4h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vienna to Trieste. However, there are services departing from Vienna, Hbf and arriving at Trieste, Trieste via Udine, Udine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Vienna to Trieste. However, there are services departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Trieste Centrale via Udine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 21m.

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The distance between Vienna and Trieste is 346 km. The road distance is 472.3 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Trieste without a car is to train which takes 7h 21m and costs 90€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 7h 21m to get from Vienna to Trieste, including transfers.

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Vienna to Trieste bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Vienna, Hbf station.

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Vienna to Trieste train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Trieste is to train which takes 7h 21m and costs 90€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 20€ - 29€ and takes 7h 50m, you could also fly, which costs 30€ - 170€ and takes 6h 56m.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Trieste.
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  • Distance: 346.1 km
  • Duration: 7h 21m

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

You can take a train from Vienna to Trieste via Udine in around 7h 21m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vienna to Trieste via Udine, Udine in around 7h 50m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Klagenfurt
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 340€
Flights from Vienna to Graz
Ave. Duration
37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 280€
Flights from Vienna to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 420€
Flights from Vienna to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 300€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Klagenfurt
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 340€
Flights from Vienna to Trieste via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 490€
Flights from Vienna to Graz
Ave. Duration
37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 280€
Flights from Vienna to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 300€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Vienna to Trieste via Bari
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 350€
Flights from Vienna to Trieste via Naples
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 230€
Flights from Vienna to Trieste via Malta
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 230€
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 420€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Vienna to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
20€ - 120€
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Udine
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
80€ - 110€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Udine to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
14€ - 19€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Wien Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Villach Hbf to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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 Udine to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 12€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
11€ - 12€
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna, Hbf to Udine, Autostaz. Viale Europa Unita
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
RegioJet
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Udine, Udine to Trieste, Trieste
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ljubljana to Trieste, Trieste
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Vienna Central Bus Station VIB to Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 35€
Book at
Nomago
Economy
17€ - 24€
Premium
20€ - 28€
Family&friends
23€ - 35€
Bus from Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja to Trieste Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 18€
Book at
Nomago
Economy
8€ - 13€
Premium
11€ - 16€
Family&friends
12€ - 18€
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja to Trieste Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Crnja Tours
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Ljubljana to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Klagenfurt Flughafen to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
30€ - 260€
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
34€ - 37€
Private
140€ - 260€
Shuttle from Ljubljana Airport to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
30€ - 180€
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
31€ - 34€
Private
95€ - 180€
Shuttle from Zagreb Airport to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
29€ - 220€
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
29€ - 40€
Private
110€ - 220€
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
29€ - 140€
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
29€ - 32€
Private
75€ - 140€
Shuttle from Aeroporto M.Polo to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
35€ - 260€
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
34€ - 37€
Private
140€ - 260€
Shuttle from Wien to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
5h 49m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
55€ - 750€
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
55€ - 160€
Private
370€ - 750€
ZUP Prevozi
Phone
+386 (0) 31 30 41 41
Email
info@zup-prevozi.eu
Website
zup-prevozi.eu
Shuttle from Graz Airport to Ljubljana Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
130€ - 160€
Schedules at
zup-prevozi.eu
Economy class
130€ - 160€

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Klagenfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Trieste is 472 km. It takes approximately 4h 33m to drive from Vienna to Trieste.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Vienna Airport to Klagenfurt Airport.

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