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Travelling from Milan to Trieste

More than 200 miles separate the Italian cities of Milan and Trieste, but you can make the journey by train in less than four hours. Trenitalia's high-speed Frecciarossa and Regionale trains run from Milan to Trieste Centrale each day – if you're travelling on a Frecciarossa, choose a seat in Business or Executive Class for extra legroom and welcome refreshments.

You'll step off the train in the centre of this very special city, ready to explore the streets and see the unique blend of Italian, Hungarian, and Slovenian influences all around as you visit landmarks like the Piazza Unita d'Italia and the Vittoria lighthouse.

Ready to book? Start a search for times and tickets in our Journey Planner at the top of the page. For more information, scroll down the page a little further.

Milan to Trieste Centrale by train

It takes an average of 5h 58m to travel from Milan to Trieste Centrale by train, over a distance of around 222 miles (357 km). There are normally 28 trains per day travelling from Milan to Trieste Centrale and tickets for this journey start from $33.81 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 10m
PriceFrom $33.81
Distance222 miles (357 km)
Frequency28 trains per day
First train06:10
Last train23:25
Departure stationMilan
Arrival stationTrieste Centrale
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsTrenitalia, Flixbus

Milan to Trieste Centrale train times

Check out the next trains departing from Milan to Trieste Centrale for Monday Sep 20th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
06:10 Milano Centrale11:44 Trieste CentraleFrecciarossa 8309 Trenitalia Get tickets5h 34m, 2 changes
07:45 Milano Centrale12:05 Trieste CentraleFrecciarossa 9707 Trenitalia Get tickets4h 20m, direct
08:15 Milano Centrale12:44 Trieste CentraleFrecciarossa 9709 Trenitalia Get tickets4h 29m, 1 change
08:45 Milano Centrale14:44 Trieste CentraleFrecciarossa 9711 Trenitalia Get tickets5h 59m, 1 change
09:10 Milano Centrale14:44 Trieste CentraleFrecciarossa 9583 Trenitalia Get tickets5h 34m, 2 changes
10:13 Milano Porta Garibaldi15:44 Trieste CentraleFrecciarossa 9805 Trenitalia Get tickets5h 31m, 2 changes
10:27 Milano Lambrate15:44 Trieste CentraleRegionale 2161 Trenord Get tickets5h 17m, 3 changes
12:05 Milano Centrale16:44 Trieste CentraleEurocity 37 Trenitalia Get tickets4h 39m, 1 change
12:10 Milano Centrale17:44 Trieste CentraleFrecciarossa 9535 Trenitalia Get tickets5h 34m, 2 changes
14:00 Milano Centrale18:44 Trieste CentraleEurocity 327 Trenitalia Get tickets4h 44m, 1 change

Frecciarossa and Trenitalia trains from Milan to Trieste Centrale

You can travel from Milan to Trieste Centrale on Frecciarossa and Trenitalia trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Frecciarossa trains are Trenitalia's flagship high-speed trains capable of reaching speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). The "red arrow" trains are distinguished by their comfort, their ultra-modern design and their reduced impact on the environment. All Frecciarossa trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection and four levels of service – Standard, Premium (with drinks and welcome snacks served on arrival, as well as a morning newspaper), Business (with drinks and snacks, morning newspaper and larger seats) and Executive (with Fast Track, access to FrecciaClub lounges in train selected stations, and gourmet meals served to your seat).

Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.

Cheap train tickets from Milan to Trieste Centrale

The price of train tickets from Milan to Trieste Centrale starts at $33.81 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Milan to Trieste Centrale by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Milan to Trieste Centrale

Want to know more about your journey from Milan to Trieste Centrale? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Milan to Trieste Centrale take?

The average journey time by train between Milan and Trieste Centrale is 5 hours and 58 minutes, with around 28 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Milan and Trieste Centrale by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Milan to Trieste Centrale is 4 hours and 10 minutes.

How much does the train from Milan to Trieste Centrale cost?

Train tickets from Milan to Trieste Centrale can start from as little as $33.81 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Milan to Trieste Centrale?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Milan to Trieste Centrale without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Milan to Trieste Centrale each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Milan to Trieste Centrale leave?

The first train from Milan to Trieste Centrale leaves at 06:10. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Milan to Trieste Centrale leave?

The last train from Milan to Trieste Centrale leaves at 23:25. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Milan and Trieste Centrale by train?

Trains travelling from Milan to Trieste Centrale cover a distance of around 222 miles (357 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Trieste Centrale to Milan.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Milan to Trieste Centrale for a typical week day using timetable data for 09/20/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 09/18/2021 for travel on 09/18/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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