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Trieste is on the crossroads of Central Europe, the Slavic countries and Italy. It used to be one of the most important seaports in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. However, now it is forgotten as tourists find other Italian cities more attractive, such as Venice, Milan and Rome.
Must-visit sights in Trieste
Trieste offers several magnificent sights to explore, including the Castello di San Giusto, Cattedrale di San Giusto, the Roman Theater and Canale Grande and San Spiridione which used to be a former harbour. For those who wish to explore the surrounding area, Grotta Gigante is just 20 km away. It is the largest cave in the world and offers spectacular views. Note to take your jacket as the temperature inside the cave drops to 10 degrees.
Public transportation network
The city centre is compact and small, so it's easy to explore the main attractions on foot. The public transport in Trieste includes frequent bus routes that run on a strict schedule. The tram line from Trieste to Opcina is out of service since 2016, and a bus line has taken over.
If public transport is not your first choice, it's best to take a taxi. You can hail one on the street or arrange a private one. Trieste taxis charge by the meter. The taxi fare includes an initial starting fee and an additional rate per kilometre.
Flixbus operate local buses to Udine and Grado, as well as, international connections to Ljubljana, Pula, Rijeka and Belgrade. Buses depart from the Trieste bus station.
The central railway station in Trieste handles train connections to the major cities in Italy and the capital of Slovenia. There are six daily trains from Trieste to Ljubljana and frequent trains to Udine, Florence, Venice, Milan and Rome.
The best way to explore the city and the surrounding area is to rent a car or hire a private vehicle. Car rental service is available at the airport and local offices throughout the city.
The city of Trieste is connected to Ancona, Ravena, Igoumenitsa and Patras via ferries, departing from the dock on Via Della Rampa near Molo 7.
Getting from and to Trieste airport
Trieste – Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport (TRS) is 33 km away from the city, off the motorway A4, Trieste to Venice. Yearly, over 780,000 passengers fly on national and international flights from Trieste Airport.
There are six fast railway routes and 48 international trains that make stops at the Trieste airport station. The train line Trieste - Venice, stops at the airport after 25 minutes ride. Bus number 51 runs from Trieste – Friuli Venezia Giulia to the city bus station. The buses depart every 30 minutes during weekdays and every 2 hours during the weekend. Tickets are available from a vending machine at the arrivals hall.
Airport taxis have taximeters and charge a standard rate per kilometre plus a base fee. Taxis are available outside the terminal at the designated ranks from 08:00 to 00:00. A more reliable option is to book a Trieste airport taxi in advance. You will avoid waiting in a queue or using roaming services to call a taxi.
Booking a private airport transfer
Private Trieste airport transfer is the best way to reach your destination on time. The travel time from Trieste Airport to the city centre is around 35 minutes. If you are arriving on an early flight, this is the most convenient option.
You can get an instant quote for a private Trieste airport taxi on our website. You choose the pickup time and date that suits your needs. Book your Trieste airport transfer in advance and rest assured your vacation will begin with a comfortable ride to your accommodation. We also arrange transfers to Gorizia, Opicina, Santa Croce and Sistiano Visogliano.
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