There are 5 ways to get from Zagreb to Trieste by bus, train or car

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Bus Crnja Tours  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Trieste 427 / ...

$16 - $25

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Bus Croatia Bus  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Villa Opicina

$15 - $20

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Dobova to Ljubljana Ec 212 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Trieste N160 / ...

$20 - $105

Train  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Ljubljana Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Ljubljana to Trieste Centrale Rv

$21 - $36

Drive  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Trieste 143.1 miles

$30 - $50

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zagreb and arriving at Trieste. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zagreb to Trieste. However, there are services departing from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. and arriving at Trieste Centrale via Ljubljana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 49 min.

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The distance between Zagreb and Trieste is 172 km. The road distance is 229 km.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Trieste without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 50 min and costs .

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The bus from Zagreb to Trieste takes 3 h 50 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Zagreb to Trieste bus services, operated by Crnja Tours, depart from Zagreb station.

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Zagreb to Trieste train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), depart from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. station.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Trieste is to bus which takes 3 h 50 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h 49 min.

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Zagreb to Trieste bus services, operated by Crnja Tours, arrive at Trieste station.

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

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Map of how to get from Zagreb to Trieste.
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  • Distance: 107.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 50 min

What companies run services between Zagreb, Croatia and Trieste, Italy?

Crnja Tours operates a bus from Zagreb to Trieste 4 times a day. Tickets cost $17 - $25 and the journey takes 3 h 50 min. Six other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zagreb to Trieste via Ljubljana in around 5 h 49 min.

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 Ljubljana to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$17 - $20
Bus operators
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Trieste
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
Bus from Ljubljana to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
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 Zagreb to Trieste
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ljubljana to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Zagreb to Trieste
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Bus from Ljubljana to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Croatia Bus
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Trieste
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Villa Opicina
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Zagreb Zob to Trieste Zob
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
globtour.com
Bus from Ljubljana Zob Postaja to Trieste Zob
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
globtour.com
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Trieste
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from Autobusni kolodvor to Trieste Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
atvo.it
Bus from Trg Osvobodilne Lubiana to Trieste Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
atvo.it
Arriva Slovenia
Phone
090 74 11
Website
arriva.si
Bus from Ljubljana to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
arriva.si

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Yes, the driving distance between Zagreb to Trieste is 229 km. It takes approximately 2 h 22 min to drive from Zagreb to Trieste.

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