Fastest journey1hr 25m
Taking the train from Venice to Trieste is easy, and it's the best way to travel between the two cities. Allow just over 2 hours for this 160-kilometre journey around the head of the Adriatic Sea. Regional trains leave Venice for Trieste generally once an hour throughout the day. Note that there is another route from Venice to Trieste, but this circuitous inland excursion via Udine and Gorizia takes much longer.
The standard route runs east through flat terrain to Monfalcone, from where the line runs right along the coast to Trieste. Sit on the right for the best views. There is a wonderful moment as the train passes by Miramare Castle.
You can book your journey from Venice to Trieste up to four months in advance. On this route, the fares are fixed and tickets do not become any more expensive, so you won't find cheaper tickets by booking early.
Venice to Trieste
The regional trains to Trieste Centrale start at Santa Lucia station in the very middle of Venice. They make a second Venice stop at Mestre, 12 minutes later. The two main towns on the train journey from Venice to Trieste are Portogruaro and Monfalcone. Regional trains running on the direct route from Venice to Trieste make about ten stops along the way.
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Image credits: Trieste by Antonio