There are 9 ways to get from Vienna to Trieste by plane, train, bus, car or shuttle

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Ljubljana  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Ljubljana (LJU) VIE - LJU

$133 - $553

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Trieste 907

$28 - $50

7 alternative options

Fly to Klagenfurt  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Klagenfurt (KLU) VIE - KLU

$128 - $633

Fly to Zagreb  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Zagreb (ZAG) VIE - ZAG

$143 - $733

Fly to Venice, train  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Venice (VCE) VIE - VCE
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale

$120 - $432

Train  •  7 h 39 min

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

$66 - $117

Train via Villach Hbf  •  8 h 15 min

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

$68 - $116

Drive  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Trieste 296.4 miles

$70 - $110

Shuttle  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Wien to Trieste Centrale

$60 - $850

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Trieste is to bus which costs 23€ - 40€ and takes 6 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Trieste is to fly which costs 110€ - 470€ and takes 3 h 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg and arriving at Trieste. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 55 min.

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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 7 h 39 min.

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The distance between Vienna and Trieste is 346 km. The road distance is 474.2 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Trieste without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 55 min and costs 23€ - 40€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 38 min to get from Vienna to Trieste, including transfers.

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Vienna to Trieste bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg 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 fly which takes 3 h 38 min and costs 110€ - 470€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 23€ - 40€ and takes 6 h 55 min, you could also train, which costs 55€ - 100€ and takes 7 h 39 min.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Trieste.
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  • Distance: 216.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 38 min

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

Adria Airways flies from Vienna to Trieste twice daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Vienna to Trieste twice daily. Tickets cost $28 - $50 and the journey takes 6 h 55 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Vienna to Klagenfurt
Ave. Duration
42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Vienna to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Klagenfurt
Ave. Duration
42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Vienna to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Vienna to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
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 Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
Train from Udine to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $15
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$12 - $15
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 Wien Hbf to Udine
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Villach Hbf (Busbahnhof) to Trieste Autostazione
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.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 Wien HBF to Udine
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Wien HBF to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
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 Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Trieste
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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