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There are 12 ways to get from Zürich to Trieste by train, bus, car, plane 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.

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Train via Milano Centrale  •  8 h 19 min

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

$69 - $125

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Bus  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Trieste 409

$45 - $80

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Train  •  8 h 34 min

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

$88 - $130

Bus, train  •  11 h 48 min

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

$96 - $139

Drive  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Trieste 434.4 miles

$100 - $160

Fly Zurich to Trieste  •  6 h 8 min

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

$113 - $576

Fly Zurich to Ljubljana, shuttle  •  5 h

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

$136 - $499

Fly Zurich to Venice, shuttle  •  5 h 48 min

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

$106 - $619

Fly Zurich to Zagreb, shuttle  •  6 h 50 min

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

$131 - $719

Train to Basel, fly to Venice, shuttle  •  6 h 58 min

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

$126 - $684

Train to Milan Linate, fly to Trieste  •  7 h 12 min

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

$129 - $272

Train to Munich, fly to Trieste  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to München Hbf
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Trieste (TRS) MUC - TRS

$198 - $657

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Trieste is to bus which costs SFr 45 - SFr 80 and takes 11 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Trieste is to fly and shuttle which costs SFr 130 - SFr 500 and takes 5 h.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Trieste. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 11 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Trieste. However, there are services departing from Zuerich Hb and arriving at Trieste Centrale via Milano Centrale and Venezia Mestre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 19 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Trieste is 443 km. The road distance is 695 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Trieste without a car is to train which takes 8 h 19 min and costs SFr 65 - SFr 130.

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It takes approximately 8 h 19 min to get from Zürich to Trieste, including transfers.

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

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Zürich to Trieste train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Zuerich Hb station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Trieste is to train which takes 8 h 19 min and costs SFr 65 - SFr 130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 45 - SFr 80 and takes 11 h 10 min, you could also fly, which costs SFr 110 - SFr 600 and takes 6 h 8 min.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Trieste.
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  • Distance: 276.9 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 19 min

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Trieste via Milano Centrale and Venezia Mestre in around 8 h 19 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zürich to Trieste 5 times a week. Tickets cost $45 - $80 and the journey takes 11 h 10 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Trieste via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Trieste via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Trieste via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Basel to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Munich to Trieste
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Milan Linate to Trieste
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Zurich to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Basel to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Train operators
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 Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Zürich HB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Venezia Mestre Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
italotreno.it
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
$10 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $24
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Trieste
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Zürich Flughafen to Mestre
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Ljubljana Airport to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$35 - $39
Private
$110 - $200
Shuttle from Aeroporto M.Polo to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$40 - $43
Private
$160 - $300
Shuttle from Zagreb Airport to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $410
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$40 - $55
Private
$190 - $410

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There is no direct flight from Zurich Airport to Trieste Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Trieste is 695 km. It takes approximately 6 h 50 min to drive from Zürich to Trieste.

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

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Book your Zürich to Trieste bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 1539+ hotels available in Trieste. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 20.

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