Trieste travel guide

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You're Going to Love Trieste

With a population of 187.056, Trieste is a must-see destination in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

When to visit Trieste

Trieste in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 166
1 night at 3-star hotel
Trieste in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 166
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Trieste in July, when the average temperature is 24 °C, and the highest can go up to 28 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 3 °C, with an average temperature of 5 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in November, when precipitation is around 114 mm. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Trieste, with an average rainfall of 62 mm.

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How to Get to Trieste


When flying to Trieste, you’ll arrive at Trieste Ronchi dei Legionari (TRS), which is located 29 km from the city centre The shortest flight to Trieste from Canada departs from Montreal and takes around 11h 15m.


Trenitalia is the most popular train carrier serving Trieste, followed by Italotreno. The train journey from Trieste to Verona takes 2h 13m and costs around C$ 40 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Milan, expect to pay about C$ 36 for a 3h 25m trip. The train station in Trieste is called Trieste, and is located 0.4 km from the city centre.


Another option to get to Trieste is to pick up a car rental from Florence, which is about 289 km from Trieste. You’ll find branches of NOLEGGIARE and SURPRICE CAR RENTAL , among others, in Florence.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Trieste, including FlixBus, Bus and Union Ivkoni. From Venice, the bus ride to Trieste takes 249 km and will cost you around C$ 25. From Zagreb, the ticket costs about C$ 22 for a journey of 362 km. The most popular bus station is Trieste Basovizza, located 7 km from downtown Trieste. Trieste Piazza dei Foraggi is also a commonly used station, and is 1.9 km from the city centre.

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Where to stay in Trieste

From 5-star hotels such as the Hotel Greif Maria Theresia to great affordable options like the Albergo al Viale, Trieste offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around C$ 120 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 333 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Residence Teatro Rossetti and Hotel Capitelli.

Where to stay in popular areas of Trieste

Most booked hotels in Trieste

Savoia Excelsior Palace Trieste - Starhotels Collezione
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
C$ 215+
Hotel Miramare - Adults Only
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
C$ 136+
Europalace Hotel, BW Signature Collection
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 112+
B&B Hotel Trieste
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 93+
Tre Camere
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 67+
NH Trieste
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 178+
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Renting a car in Trieste

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 33% cheaper than airport locations in Trieste.

Expect to pay C$ 2.73 per litre in Trieste (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 32.70 and C$ 43.60. Economy (Kia Rio or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Trieste, while also 82% cheaper than other types, on average.