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Milan to Trieste by train

Prices explained

Prices explained

At Rail Europe we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Rail Europe searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest Price $30.79
  2. 30 day advance $36.76
  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 43m
  • Distance
    356 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 11m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Milan to Trieste by train

Fast trains from Milan to Trieste take around 3 hours and 43 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 356 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Milan and Trieste.

1. Are there direct trains from Milan to Trieste?

Direct trains from Milan to Trieste have been found.

We usually find around 8 direct trains on the route from Milan to Trieste every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 9 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Milan to Trieste?

The Milan to Trieste train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 43 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Milan to Trieste train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Trieste is usually scheduled to depart Milan around 07:35 and the last train is around 19:45. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Milan around 07:45, and the last at 19:45.

What's the Milan to Trieste train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Milan to Trieste are $30.79.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $36 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $35. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.

When to book Milan to Trieste train tickets?

Trains in Italy usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Milan to Trieste by train.

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Which train companies operate between Milan and Trieste?

More than one train company operates on the route from Milan to Trieste, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Frecciabianca
  • Frecciarossa
  • Frecciarossa 1000

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Trieste to Milan by train

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The journey from Milan to Trieste runs east across the North Italian Plain, passing through several of the region’s most notable cities: Verona, Vicenza and Padua among them. The final part of the run skirts the head of the Adriatic. Unfortunately, there are no great views of Venice, but there’s a wonderful stretch along the coast on the final approach into Trieste. Sit on the right side of the train for the best of those Adriatic views.

The direct trains from Milan to Trieste are Trenitalia Frecciarossa services. In addition to the direct trains, there are many additional connections each day via Venice Mestre. This option relies on a Frecciarossa train to Mestre and then an onward connection to Trieste on a slow regional train.

Milan Centrale to Trieste Centrale

All trains to Trieste depart from Milan Centrale station in the middle of the city. In Trieste, the station where they terminate is also called Centrale. From stazione centrale in Trieste, it is just a short walk south through the imposing new town (Borgo Teresiano) to Trieste's showpiece waterfront square, the impossibly grand Piazza Unità d'Italia. The fastest Frecciarossa train of the day, an evening departure from Milan, makes just five stops on the journey to Trieste. Most trains, however, make about eight stops and take over four hours. If you travel on one of the fast Frecciarossa trains on this route, you'll have - on most services - a choice of four different classes of seating, ranging from standard through premium and first to the ultra-posh executive class with its swish leather armchairs and complimentary refreshments. For most travellers, standard class suffices, but we do sometimes offer very good deals here on Loco2 on both premium and first class tickets on this route. It might be a chance to splash out and enjoy a little bit of extra comfort.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.