Trieste travel guide

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You're Going to Love Trieste

With a population of 187 056, Trieste is a must-see destination in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

When to visit Trieste

Trieste in November
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Trieste in November
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Trieste in July, when the average temperature is 24 °C, and the highest can go up to 28 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 3 °C, with an average temperature of 5 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in November, when precipitation is around 114 mm. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Trieste, with an average rainfall of 62 mm.

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How to Get to Trieste


When flying to Trieste, you’ll arrive at Trieste Ronchi dei Legionari (TRS), which is located 29 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Trieste from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 38h 10m.


Trenitalia is the most popular train carrier serving Trieste, followed by Italotreno. The train journey from Trieste to Venice takes 2h 05m and costs around $29 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Rome, expect to pay about $164 for a 4h 53m trip. The train station in Trieste is called Trieste, and is located 0.4 km from the city centre.


Another option to get to Trieste is to pick up a car hire from Florence, which is about 289 km from Trieste. You’ll find branches of SURPRICE CAR RENTAL and Budget, among others, in Florence.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Trieste, including FlixBus, GoOpti and Bus. From Venice, the bus ride to Trieste takes 145 km and will cost you around $66. From Bologna, the ticket costs about $85 for a journey of 338 km. The most popular bus station is Trieste Basovizza, located 7 km from the city centre of Trieste. Trieste Piazza dei Foraggi is also a commonly used station, and is 1.9 km from the city centre.

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Where to stay in Trieste

From 5-star hotels such as the Hotel Greif Maria Theresia to great affordable options like the Hotel James Joyce, Trieste offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $162 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $220 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Trieste

Most booked hotels in Trieste

Savoia Excelsior Palace Trieste - Starhotels Collezione
Excellent (9.1, Excellent reviews)
Hotel Miramare - Adults Only
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
B&B Hotel Trieste
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
NH Trieste
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)

Hiring a car in Trieste

Expect to pay $3.58 per litre in Trieste (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $42.85 and $57.13. Economy (Fiat Panda or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Trieste, while also 85% cheaper than other types, on average.