Airport bus Trieste

The airport of Trieste, officially called Aeroporto Friuli Venezia Giulia, is also called Ronchi dei Legionari after the eponimous town in the vicinity.

It is situated by the highway between Venice and Trieste, about 40 km north-west from Trieste.

The location of the airport is also suitable for those who travel to Istrian towns like Pula, Umag, Porec and Rovinj.

How to get from Trieste Airport to Trieste

There are several ways of reaching the city of Trieste and its nearby destinations.

Airport Bus

Trieste airport does not have its shuttle transport, but the transport to/from the airport is organized by the public buses of Gorizia, the Italian region.

Public Bus

Trieste airport is connected by bus No. 51 which goes to the bus terminal in front of the bus and railway station in Trieste.

  • Bus departs every 30 minutes on work days and every 1-2 hours on weekends.
  • Ride between the airport and the bus station lasts for about an hour
  • Last departure from the airport is at 23:30.
  • Tickets at the airport can be purchased at a ticket machine or the tourist office.
  • Tickets for the ride to the airport can be purchased at bus stations.
  • Ticket costs € 4.05.
  • Check here the timetable for the summer 2019.

Except for Trieste, the airport is by public buses connected with the following cities:

  • Bus No. 51 to Udine
  • Bus No. 1 to Gorizia
  • Buses No. 1, 26  and 51 to Monfalcone
  • Buses No. 1 and 26 to Grado
  • Bus No. 26 to Cervignano


Thanks to the Intermodal Transit Hub completed in 2018, the airport railways station has a rail connection to Trieste-Venice railway.

This service now offers 48 trains to/from Trieste, 28 trains to/from Venice and 20 trains to/from Udine.
The ticket to Trieste costs around 4€. Check the schedule on their official website.


Another way to travel to Trieste is with a private, door-to-door transfer from Trieste Airport to your accommodation in the city.

To explore transfers to most popular destinations, visit Trieste Airport taxi & transfer page.

You can also pre-book a transfer to almost any city in Italy from Airport Trieste that you would like to visit for a hassle-free experience.

You will find a list of the most popular transfer routes from Trieste Airport below where you can pre-book your private transfer and pay on arrival.

Trieste Airport to Bled from 27€ p.pTrieste Airport to Ljubljana from 19€ p.pTrieste Airport to Porec from 21€ p.p
Trieste Airport to Trieste from 9€ p.pTrieste Airport to Bibione from 12€ p.pTrieste Airport to Fazana from 24€ p.p
Trieste Airport to Pula from 25€ p.pTrieste Airport to Rovinj from 23€ p.p Trieste Airport to Portoroz from 12€ p.p
  • NOTE: The prices displayed in the table above are per person (Minibus for up to 8 Passengers) and NOT per vehicle.

Renting a car at Trieste Airport

There are a variety of car rental companies to choose between.

It is, however, recommended to make your booking in advance if you travel in the summer months.
Here you can check the vehicles and the rental prices and book your vehicle.

Taxi services

It is also possible to take a taxi at the airport; a taxi stand is in front of the terminal.
It is advisable to agree on the price with the taxi driver before the ride.

Trieste Airport bus FAQs

  • Is there a bus line from Trieste Airport to Venice Airport?
    There is no direct bus line between the two airports.
    If you wish to get to Venice Airport from Trieste Airport, it is best to book a transfer in advance.
  • Where can I find a schedule for the bus line between Trieste Airport and Venice?
    There is no direct bus line between Trieste Airport and Venice, so there is no schedule.
    There is only a direct line from Trieste airport to Venice airport.
    One of the options is to get to the bus station in Trieste where you will take a bus to Venice. The schedule is available here.
    Another option is a private transfer booked in advance which will take you from the airport to any address in Venice.
  • How can I reach Croatian cities line Umag, Pula, Porec and Rovinj?
    Reach the bus station in Trieste from where you will take a bus to these cities.
    Travelling between Trieste and Umag is less than one hour.
    The bus schedule from
    Trieste to Pula is available here.
    If you want to see the schedules to some other city, you can use the search form on
  • Is it possible to reach Lake Bled in Slovenia from Trieste by bus?There is a direct line to Lake Bled from the airport, but if you wish to get to the city first and then to Bled, there is a direct bus line from Trieste to Bled.
Lake Bled Island
  • Does the airport bus go from Trieste airport to Trieste ferry port?Bus no. 51 does not go to the ferry port – it can be reached by bus no. 8; the public bus stop is located next to the railway station.
  • Do taxi drivers use taximetre?
    By law they have to, but some do not respect the law.
  • If I travel with a baby, can I be sure that the taxi will have a child seat?
    Some taxis have a child seat but to be safe it is better to book a private transfer with a note that you will need a child seat.


  1. Tania   •  

    Is there any other way to travel from Trieste airport to Hermagor / Nassfeld apart from private transfer? The cheapest quote I have is 200 Euros one way.

    A for shuttle bus would be ideal. 3 passengers.
    Is it possible to book in advance or can get one once reached Trieste airport?

    Looking forward to your reply.

    thank you in advance

    • GetByBus Team   •     Author

      Hi Tania,

      from the airport i doubt there is any other option, but from Trieste it is possible to go e.g to Village by bus or train, from where there is a Skibus to Hermagor / Nassfeld

      Kindest regards

      Team GetByBus

  2. Jon   •  

    Can we get the bus from Trieste airport to Trieste bus station?

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Jon,

      As it is stated in the article above, bus line E51 operates between Trieste Airport and Trieste Bus Station.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  3. Aleksandar   •  

    where can I find schedule for the bus line between Trieste bus station and Trieste airport? Thanks

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Aleksandar,

      You can find the timetable on this link for bus line 51 which operates between the airport and bus station.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team




    • Melani   •  

      Dear Humberto,

      You can find all the information regarding transportation to and from Trieste Airport in the text.

      Best regards
      Melani GBB Team

  5. Sarah   •  

    Hi. We are arriving at Trieste airport at 22.50 on Sat 12th Oct. I’m not sure whether to book a hotel at the airport for that evening then travel in to Trieste on the Sunday morning; or to book a hotel in Trieste from the Sat night. Advice please.

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Sarah,

      There’s no need to book a hotel at the airport for that evening as there will be plenty of time left for you to catch the bus to Trieste. The last bus to Trieste departs at 23:30 from the airport.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  6. Steven   •  

    Hi. I will be arriving at Trieste Airport at 15:25 on Saturday the 18th of Jan 2020 on a visit to Rovinj.
    The bus for Rovinj leaves Trieste City at 17:45. I can’t read the time table, as I don’t speak Italian. Can you tell me if there’s a bus that will get me from Trieste Airport to the Bus Station in Trieste for that time? (Is there a link to a timetable in English?) Thank you in advance.

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Steven,

      For now there’s only available timetable for the summer 2019 so there might be some changes in departure times during winter period. However, according to the current timetable, buses leave every half hour, so I don’t think the frequency of departures will change, probably the departure of the last bus might be earlier than usual.

      Best regards
      Melani GBB Team

  7. Steven Starr   •  

    Many thanks for your reply Melani.

    Best Regards,


  8. Mark Goodman   •  

    Hi, I am arriving at Trieste airport from Rome at 2.40pm 30/10/2019. Is there a public bus that can connect us to our bus to Rijaka before 4.40pm that same day.

    Kind Regards
    Mark Goodman

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Mark,

      Please check the link in the blog post regarding the shuttle bus timetable. Bus leaves approximately every 30 minutes from the airport and runs to Piazza Libertà (Autostazione), the bus terminal in Trieste.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

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