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Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 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.

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

  1. Cheapest price £18.20
  2. 30 day advance £18.50
  3. 7 day advance £35.30
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    3hr 43m
  1. With four fast daily trains from Milan to Trieste, the easiest way to travel between the two cities is by rail. The four-hour 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 four direct trains each day, 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. Bookings for all journeys from Milan to Trieste normally open four months prior to travel, and that's when you'll find the cheapest tickets.


    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 and reaches its destination in just 3 hrs 43 mins. 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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