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How to travel from Trieste Centrale to Barcelona by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Trieste Centrale to Barcelona? Look no further.

You'll usually find 7 trains per day running between Trieste Centrale and Barcelona, which usually take 26 hours 7 minutes to complete the 1047 km journey. It can take as little as 23 hours 19 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Barcelona from Trieste Centrale, you'll just need to make 3 changes along the way. During your journey, you're likely to be traveling with TGV, Frecciarossa or Frecciargento, as these are the main train operators on this route.

You can save money on train tickets from Trieste Centrale to Barcelona if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $150.38. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Trieste Centrale to Barcelona by train

It takes an average of 26h 7m to travel from Trieste Centrale to Barcelona by train, over a distance of around 651 miles (1047 km). There are normally 7 trains per day traveling from Trieste Centrale to Barcelona and tickets for this journey start from $150.38 when you book in advance.

First train

09:16

Last train

22:06

Departure station

Trieste Centrale

Arrival station

Barcelona

Journey time

23h 19m

Distance

1047 miles (651 km)

Frequency

7 trains per day

Changes

3 changes

Price

From $150.38

Train and bus operators

Itabus, BlaBlaCar Bus, Trenitalia, SNCF, Flixbus, Renfe-SNCF, Union Ivkoni (Bus), Trenord, OUIGO, Italo, ALSA

Trieste Centrale to Barcelona train times

Check out the next trains departing from Trieste Centrale to Barcelona for Tuesday Jan 31st 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
08:16 11:38 27h 22m, 7 changes
08:16 12:10 27h 54m, 6 changes
13:16 15:34 26h 18m, 4 changes
14:16 15:34 25h 18m, 6 changes
15:16 15:34 24h 18m, 8 changes
16:05 20:25 28h 20m, 3 changes
21:06 20:25 23h 19m, 7 changes

Frecciarossa, Italo, Trenitalia and Frecciargento trains from Trieste Centrale to Barcelona

You can travel from Trieste Centrale to Barcelona on Frecciarossa, Italo, Trenitalia and Frecciargento 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). From December 2021, you can also travel with Frecciarossa from Milan to Paris via Turin, Modane and Chambéry. The trains are operated by Trenitalia France and have 4 levels of service - Standard, Business, Executive and Meeting Room - and two types of carriages: Silence Area, for those who want to travel in total tranquillity, and Allegro Area, for those who want to chat with their fellow passengers.

Italo is a high-speed train operator that runs services between many of the major cities across Italy. All Italo trains are modern, air conditioned, and have free WiFi available for all travellers. There are four comfort classes, or "ambiances", as Italo like to call them – Smart (the cheapest price), Comfort (with wider seats and extra legroom), Prima (with a welcome selection of food and drink, fast track boarding and extra space), and Executive Club (with all Prima services, extra-wide seats, access to Italo Club lounges and personal entertainment screens at 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.

PhotoRob Dammers, under licence CC 2.0

Frecciargento "silver arrow" high-speed trains connect the main cities of the north-west, central and southern Italy at speeds of up to 155 mph (250 km/h). All Frecciargento trains are equipped with a food carriage, free WiFi, reclining seats and power sockets. There are two levels of service – First Class and Second Class. First Class travellers can enjoy reclining leather seats, welcome service with drink and a sweet or savoury snack, and a free morning newspaper.

Cheap train tickets from Trieste Centrale to Barcelona

The price of train tickets from Trieste Centrale to Barcelona starts at $150.38 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 Trieste Centrale to Barcelona 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 Trieste Centrale to Barcelona

Want to know more about your journey from Trieste Centrale to Barcelona? 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 Trieste Centrale to Barcelona take?

The average journey time by train between Trieste Centrale and Barcelona is 26 hours and 7 minutes, with around 7 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 Trieste Centrale and Barcelona by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Trieste Centrale to Barcelona is 23 hours and 19 minutes.

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

Train tickets from Trieste Centrale to Barcelona can start from as little as $150.38 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 Trieste Centrale to Barcelona?

No, there are no direct train services from Trieste Centrale to Barcelona. Travelling from Trieste Centrale to Barcelona by train will require a minimum of 3 changes.

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

The first train from Trieste Centrale to Barcelona leaves at 09:16. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Trieste Centrale to Barcelona leaves at 22:06. 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 Trieste Centrale and Barcelona by train?

Trains travelling from Trieste Centrale to Barcelona cover a distance of around 651 miles (1047 km) during the journey.

The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Trieste Centrale to Barcelona for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/31/2023. 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 01/14/2023 for travel on 01/14/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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