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Zurich to Trieste by train

  • First train
    06:09
  • Last train
    21:40
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    7hr 40m
  • Distance
    444 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    19
  • Avg. journey time
    13hr 45m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Zurich to Trieste by train

Fast trains from Zurich to Trieste take around 7 hours and 40 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 444 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Zurich and Trieste.

1. Are there direct trains from Zurich to Trieste?

Journeys between Zurich and Trieste usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 20 departures on the route from Zurich to Trieste every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 18 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Zurich to Trieste?

The Zurich to Trieste train travel time is normally about 7 hours and 40 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Zurich to Trieste train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Trieste is usually scheduled to depart Zurich around 06:09 and the last train is around 21:09. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Zurich around 06:09, and the last at 22:10.

When to book Zurich to Trieste train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Zurich to Trieste by train.

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Which train companies operate between Zurich and Trieste?

More than one train company operates on the route from Zurich to Trieste, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • EuroCity
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Frecciabianca
  • Frecciargento
  • Frecciarossa
  • Frecciarossa 1000
  • IC Notte
  • InterCity
  • Intercités
  • Interregio
  • Nightjet
  • Regional-Express
  • Regionale
  • Regionale Veloce

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Trieste to Zurich by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.