Variety is the spice of life, so if you’re set for Trieste, we insist you also go to Venice. After all, why would you not pay a visit when you’re just 1.5 hours away. Yep, that’s no time at all and therefore no excuse. Glad you agree, now let’s talk trains. Trenitalia’s high-speed fleet of Frecciarossa and Frecciargento trains offer rapid travel between cities with free WiFi included, but their super convenient Intercity (IC) trains are the perfect pick for short journeys too, with comfy seats for you to sit back and relax in.
With such a short travel time, and zero stress because you’ve chosen to go by train, you can plan the perfect day trip. Venice awaits and is strikingly beautiful from the moment you step out of the station. Whether you choose to get lost along the canals or take the well-worn path to St Mark’s Square and the Grand Canal, you won’t regret a trip to the enchanting water city. Get set for your own adventure with the information we provide below.
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).
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.
Trenitalia's Intercity trains run on standard lines outside the high-speed network, offering more than 90 trains a day that guarantee long and medium distance connections, ensuring wide coverage of the rail network. All Intercity trains are modern and comfortable with plenty of seats, retractable tables, power sockets, air conditioning, courtesy lights and plenty of luggage space. Intercity Night trains allow you to travel overnight in cabins with beds, berths or seating.
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 Venice by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Trieste Centrale and Venice is 2 hours and 11 minutes, with around 15 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Trieste Centrale to Venice is 2 hours and 5 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Trieste Centrale to Venice can start from as little as €9.90 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Trieste Centrale to Venice without having to change trains. There are 12 direct trains from Trieste Centrale to Venice each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Trieste Centrale to Venice leaves at 05:42. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Trieste Centrale to Venice leaves at 18:16. 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.
Trains travelling from Trieste Centrale to Venice cover a distance of around 71 miles (114 km) during the journey.