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There are 7 ways to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Trieste Airport (TRS) by plane, shuttle, train, bus, night train 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 to Trieste  •  3h 5m

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

85€ - 440€

Cheapest option

Train via Milan  •  9h 23m

  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 Aeroporto Rv / ...

68€ - 150€

5 alternative options

Fly to Ljubljana, shuttle  •  3h 5m

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

111€ - 562€

Train  •  9h 27m

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

75€ - 135€

Bus  •  11h

  1. Take the bus from Zürich Flughafen to Mestre
  2. Take the bus from Venice, Venice Mestre to Trieste Airport, Trieste Airport 427 / ...

71€ - 92€

Night train, train  •  14h 12m

  1. Take the night train from Zuerich Hb to Villach Hbf En
  2. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Trieste Airport Re

83€ - 152€

Drive  •  6h 38m

  1. Drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Trieste Airport (TRS) 421.9 miles

85€ - 130€

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The cheapest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Trieste Airport (TRS) is to bus which costs SFr 80 - SFr 110 and takes 11h.

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The quickest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Trieste Airport (TRS) is to fly which costs SFr 100 - SFr 550 and takes 3h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Trieste Airport (TRS). However, there are services departing from Zürich Flughafen and arriving at Trieste Airport, Trieste Airport via Venice, Venice Mestre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h.

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No, there is no direct train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Trieste Airport (TRS). However, there are services departing from Zürich Flughafen and arriving at Trieste Aeroporto via Zuerich Hb, Milano Centrale and Venezia Mestre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 23m.

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The distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) and Trieste Airport (TRS) is 417 km. The road distance is 675.1 km.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Trieste Airport (TRS) without a car is to train via Milan which takes 9h 23m and costs SFr 75 - SFr 180.

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It takes approximately 3h 5m to fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Trieste (TRS), including transfers and time at the airport.

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Trieste Airport (TRS) bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, depart from Zürich Flughafen station.

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Trieste Airport (TRS) train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Zuerich Hb station.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Trieste Airport (TRS) is to fly which takes 3h 5m and costs SFr 100 - SFr 550. Alternatively, you can train via Milan, which costs SFr 75 - SFr 180 and takes 9h 23m, you could also bus, which costs SFr 80 - SFr 110 and takes 11h.

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Map of how to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Trieste Airport (TRS).
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  • Distance: 260.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 5m

What companies run services between Zurich Airport (ZRH), Switzerland and Trieste Airport (TRS), Italy?

Lufthansa, Alitalia and three other airlines fly from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Trieste Airport (TRS) hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Trieste Airport (TRS) via Zürich HB, Zuerich Hb, Milano Centrale, and Venezia Mestre in around 9h 23m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Trieste via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
230€ - 600€
Flights from Zurich to Trieste via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
230€ - 600€
Flights from Zurich to Trieste via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
230€ - 600€
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Zurich to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 410€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 950€
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
3h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Website
trenitalia.com
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
2h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
28€ - 45€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Aeroporto
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 23€
Website
trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Italo Treno
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 Aeroporto
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 17€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
13€ - 17€
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Aeroporto
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15€ - 23€
Website
trenitalia.com
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
Website
oebb.at
Night train from Zuerich Hb to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 100€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Villach Hbf to Trieste Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
20€ - 35€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
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
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
65€ - 85€
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice, Venice Mestre to Trieste Airport, Trieste Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 11€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from Zurich Airport to Trieste Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 5m and has one stopover.

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Trieste Airport (TRS) bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Trieste Airport, Trieste Airport station.

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Trieste Airport (TRS) train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Trieste Aeroporto station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Trieste Airport (TRS) is 675 km. It takes approximately 6h 38m to drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Trieste Airport (TRS).

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

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There are 780+ hotels available in Trieste Airport (TRS). Prices start at 59€ per night.

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