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. Consider staying at least one whole day in Trieste to see all of its attractions.

When to visit Trieste

Trieste in January
Estimated hotel price
$218
1 night at 3-star hotel
Trieste in January
Estimated hotel price
$218
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

Plane

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 37h 30m.

Train

Trenitalia is the most popular train carrier serving Trieste, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Trieste to Milan takes 4h 02m and costs around $53 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Turin, expect to pay about $74 for a 5h 05m trip. The train station in Trieste is called Trieste, and is located 0.4 km from the city centre.

Car

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 Rent Smart 24, among others, in Florence.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Trieste, including FlixBus, MarinoBus and BlaBlaBus. From Venice, the bus ride to Trieste takes 217 km and will cost you around $44. From Graz, the ticket costs about $148 for a journey of 394 km. The most popular bus station is Trieste Via D'Alviano B. Fr. 39, located 2.4 km from the city centre of Trieste. Trieste Basovizza is also a commonly used station, and is 7 km from the city centre.

Plane

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 37h 30m.

Train

Trenitalia is the most popular train carrier serving Trieste, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Trieste to Milan takes 4h 02m and costs around $53 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Turin, expect to pay about $74 for a 5h 05m trip. The train station in Trieste is called Trieste, and is located 0.4 km from the city centre.

Car

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 Rent Smart 24, among others, in Florence.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Trieste, including FlixBus, MarinoBus and BlaBlaBus. From Venice, the bus ride to Trieste takes 217 km and will cost you around $44. From Graz, the ticket costs about $148 for a journey of 394 km. The most popular bus station is Trieste Via D'Alviano B. Fr. 39, located 2.4 km from the city centre of Trieste. Trieste Basovizza is also a commonly used station, and is 7 km from the city centre.

Airlines serving Trieste

Lufthansa
Good (4,680 reviews)
KLM
Good (847 reviews)
SWISS
Good (944 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,747 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,188 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,445 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (472 reviews)
Air France
Good (975 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,604 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,102 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,944 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,367 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (220 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,210 reviews)
LOT
Good (667 reviews)
Finnair
Good (773 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (784 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,174 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (848 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,932 reviews)
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Where to stay in Trieste

From 5-star hotels such as the Greif Hotel 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 $190 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $304 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
4 stars
Excellent (9.1, Excellent reviews)
$330+
Hotel Miramare - Adults Only
4 stars
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
$242+
Victoria Hotel Letterario
4 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
$228+
Albergo Alla Posta
3 stars
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
$146+
B&B Hotel Trieste
3 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
$138+
NH Trieste
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
$247+

Hiring a car in Trieste

Expect to pay $3.44 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 $41.27 and $55.02. Economy (Fiat Panda or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Trieste, while also 78% cheaper than other types, on average.

Expect to pay $3.44 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 $41.27 and $55.02. Economy (Fiat Panda or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Trieste, while also 78% cheaper than other types, on average.