Milano / Milan / Mailand to Trieste by train

How to take the rail journey from Milan/Milano to Trieste



From Milano to Trieste Centrale

Travel Information

Final Destination: Trieste Centrale

This train is usually scheduled to depart from Milano Centrale at 07:45 and arrive in Trieste at 12:05.

The train on to Ljubljana and Maribor in Slovenia and on to Graz in Austria is usually scheduled to depart from Trieste at 13:05.

An additional train departs from Milano Porta Garibaldistation at 19:43 and arrives in Trieste at 23:15.

1 x train per day


*Save by booking in advance: Yes, for more details on how to obtain the cheapest prices for Frecce trains see the guide to Italian rail tickets.

Online bookings usually open: up to 6 months ahead of the travel date; though the booking period will be typically be shorter when looking up journeys for travel after the second Sunday in December.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
Trenitalia from €49 approx

Trenitalia Guide

Trenitlalia is the national rail operator in Italy and in addition to its cheaper types of ticket; it also typically offers other discounts available to non-Italians, which include:

  • Group Offers, provides for a discount of up to 50% when 3-5 Adults travel together.
  • Family Offer for when groups of 2 - 5 people are travelling together and at least one of the party is a aged 11 and under.
  • The Children Free Offer is available for journeys by Frecce trains, when groups of 2 - 5 people are travelling together and at least one of the party is a aged 15 and under.
    Those aged 15 and under travel for free, but the Adults will need to purchase full price 'Base' tickets.
Italia rail from €49 approx

Italia rail Guide

Italiarail lives up to its name by selling tickets for rail journeys within Italy and the core feature of its service is that it is primarily designed to be used by international visitors to Italy.
So the English translations of place names are used when looking up journeys and the terms and conditions for using each type of ticket are clearly explained.
It also clearly points out the additional costs of upgrading to other classes and types of tickets while spelling out the additional benefits of doing so.
Though Italiarail will charge a booking fee, typically of around €3.

The Early Bird service

Italiarail has launched an 'early bird' pre-booking service for journeys by Frecce trains.
Tickets can be booked up to a year ahead of travel at a flat-rate price per route, before the tickets have been released for sale by Trenitalia.
If when they are placed on sale, the price is cheaper than what you have already paid to Italiarail, it will automatically refund the price difference.
Conversely, if the price is more expensive, you won't be charged the price difference.
You can also have the peace of mind of securing your seat(s) on the Frecce train(s) when you are first planning a trip.
If before the tickets are placed on sale, you decide to change your plans, you can request a refund; but once the tickets are released for sale, you will then be bound by the terms and conditions of the ticket(s) you have booked.

Save A Train from €49 approx

Save A Train Guide

On this journey

Journey Features

Scenic - NoHigh Speed (partial journey)

Good to Know

Prior to the pandemic there were up to four trains per day from Milano to Trieste, so hopefully the reduction to only one daily train is temporary.

If you want to depart from Milano later in the day, most of the trains to Venezia S. Lucia have good connections from there into Regionale trains on to Trieste.

Looking towards the Adriatic east of Monfalcone Looking towards the Adriatic east of Monfalcone
Approaching Trieste the railway reaches the coast Approaching Trieste the railway reaches the coast
The spectacular arrival into Trieste The spectacular arrival into Trieste

If you're on the left of the train (when facing the direction of travel) keep a look out before Desenzano for a fleeting, incredible view of Lake Garda.
But for the final 30 mins of the journey there are frequent sea views from the right hand side of the train.

The only high speed part of the trip is that between Milano and Brescia when the train will travel at more than 250 km/h for only 20 minutes

Take the stress out of your journey Everything planned to your specification, so sit back and relax… Try Concierge

Please support ShowMeTheJourney

Help keep us advertising and paywall free!


This second version of ShowMeTheJourney is exciting and new, so we are genuinely thrilled that you are here and reading this, but we also need your help.

We’re striving not to let anything get in the way of providing the most useful service possible, hence a facility has been set up with DonorBox which can be used to support the running costs and make improvements.

Instead of advertising or paywalls, your financial support will make a positive difference to delivering an enhanced service, as there’s a lot of ideas which we want to make happen.

So if you have found the info provided here to be useful, please consider saying thank you.

See if there’s a unique journey guide for your trip, featuring info on the trains, tickets & stations.
Leaving From
Going To

This is one of more than 100 train travel guides available on ShowMeTheJourney, which will make it easier to take the train journeys you want or need to make. As always, all images were captured on trips taken by ShowMeTheJourney.