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Take the train from Milan Central Station to Trieste in 4 hours 15 minutes

If you want to travel from Milan Central Station to Trieste by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Milan Central Station to Trieste by train to take around 5 hours 53 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 4 hours 15 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll usually find around 30 trains per day running on this route, which spans 221 miles (356 km). There’s no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available to Trieste. Frecciarossa, Frecciargento or Trenitalia are the main rail operators on this route, all of which offer modern trains with plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Milan Central Station to Trieste start from €22.80 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for timetables, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Milan Central Station to Trieste by train

It takes an average of 5h 53m to travel from Milan Central Station to Trieste by train, over a distance of around 221 miles (356 km). There are normally 30 trains per day travelling from Milan Central Station to Trieste and tickets for this journey start from €22.80 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 15m
PriceFrom €22.80
Distance221 miles (356 km)
Frequency30 trains per day
First train06:10
Last train21:05
Departure stationMilan Central Station
Arrival stationTrieste
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsTrenitalia, Flixbus

Milan Central Station to Trieste train times

Check out the next trains departing from Milan Central Station to Trieste for Tuesday 7th December 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:10 16:44 5h 34m, 2 changes
11:35 16:44 5h 9m, 1 change
11:40 16:44 5h 4m, 2 changes
13:00 17:44 4h 44m, 1 change
13:45 18:44 4h 59m, 1 change
14:45 19:15 4h 30m, 1 change
14:55 19:44 4h 49m, 2 changes
15:00 19:44 4h 44m, 2 changes
15:00 19:53 4h 53m, 1 change
15:10 20:44 5h 34m, 2 changes

Frecciarossa, Trenitalia and Frecciargento trains from Milan Central Station to Trieste

You can travel from Milan Central Station to Trieste on Frecciarossa, 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).

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 Milan Central Station to Trieste

The price of train tickets from Milan Central Station to Trieste starts at €22.80 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 Central Station to Trieste 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Milan Central Station to Trieste? 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 Central Station to Trieste take?

The average journey time by train between Milan Central Station and Trieste is 5 hours and 53 minutes, with around 30 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 Central Station and Trieste by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Milan Central Station to Trieste is 4 hours and 15 minutes.

How much does the train from Milan Central Station to Trieste cost?

Train ticket prices from Milan Central Station to Trieste can start from as little as €22.80 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Milan Central Station to Trieste?

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

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

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

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

The last train from Milan Central Station to Trieste leaves at 21:05. 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 Central Station and Trieste by train?

Trains travelling from Milan Central Station to Trieste cover a distance of around 221 miles (356 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Trieste to Milan Central Station.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in Italy. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Milan Central Station to Trieste for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/07/2021. 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 01/01/2022 for travel on 01/01/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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