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.
These are the means of transport to/from Trieste Airport:
Airport bus: the 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.
Bus: The airport is connected by bus no. 51 which goes to the bus terminal in front of the bus and railway station in Trieste.
- the bus departs every 30 minutes on work days and every 1-2 hours on weekends
- the ride between the airport and the bus station lasts for about an hour
- the 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
- the ticket costs around 4€.
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
Train: 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.
Transfers: you can book a private transfer in advance and make sure to be taken exactly to the desired address. A driver will wait for you at the airport terminal with your name sign in due time, even if there is a flihgt delay.
Rent a car: there is 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: 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.
Frequently asked questions on transport from/to Trieste Airport
Q: Is there a bus line from Trieste Airport to Venice Airport?
A: 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.
Q: Where can I find a schedule for the bus line between Trieste Airport and Venice?
A: 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.
Q: How can I reach Croatian cities line Umag, Pula, Porec and Rovinj?
A: 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 Getbybus.com.
Q: Is it possible to reach Lake Bled in Slovenia from Trieste by bus?
Q: Does the airport bus go from Trieste airport to Trieste ferry port?
A: 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.
Q: Do taxi drivers use taximetre?
A: By law they have to, but some do not respect the law.
Q: If I travel with a baby, can I be sure that the taxi will have a child seat?
A: 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.