There are 9 ways to get from Zürich to Trieste by plane, 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.

Recommended option

Fly Zurich to Ljubljana  •  4 h 46 min

  1. ZRH - LJU

$128 - $509

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 35 min

  1. 409

$45 - $80

7 alternative options

Fly Zurich to Trieste  •  6 h 20 min

  1. ZRH - TRS

$105 - $576

Fly Zurich to Venice, train  •  6 h 14 min

  1. ZRH - VCE

$71 - $347

Fly Zurich to Zagreb  •  6 h 46 min

  1. ZRH - ZAG

$128 - $719

Train to Basel, fly to Venice, train  •  7 h 24 min

  1. BSL - VCE

$99 - $411

Train via Milano Centrale  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Ec
  2. Fr
  3. Rv / ...

$83 - $126

Train  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Ec
  2. Rv

$91 - $133

Drive  •  6 h 50 min

  1. 434.4 miles

$100 - $160

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

Adria Airways flies from Zürich to Trieste 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Trieste via Milano Centrale and Venezia Mestre in around 8 h 39 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Trieste via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Trieste via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Trieste via Geneva, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Trieste via Leipzig, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Basel to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 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
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb via Split
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Zurich to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Basel to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Train operators
Trenitalia
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 Venezia S.Lucia to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$21 - $25
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
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
Trenitalia Eurocity
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 S.Lucia
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Trieste
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

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

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Trieste is to bus which costs SFr 45 - SFr 80 and takes 11 h 35 min.

The quickest way to get from Zürich to Trieste is to fly which takes 4 h 46 min and costs SFr 120 - SFr 550.

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 39 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Trieste. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h 35 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 46 min to get from Zürich to Trieste, including transfers.