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    Car hire in Trieste with the best service

    In the northeast part of Italy lies Trieste, a jewel port city with unique Austro-Hungarian, Slovenian and Italian heritage. A car hire in Trieste is the best way to explore the secluded region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. This area offers a huge variety of stunning landscapes, including snow-capped mountains, long sandy beaches and picturesque fishing villages. Benefit from Auto Europe's local expertise and let us help you plan your journey!

    Trieste is distinguished by a medieval old town and a neoclassical region; both nestled between the clear waters of the Adriatic Sea and the Slovenian border. The harbour is a lively place, where you can enjoy stunning views of the ocean or stroll through the Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia. Europe's largest seaside square, here you will find plenty of sumptuous and beautiful buildings. At night, small blue lights adorn the pavement, resembling star constellations, and turning the square into a magical environment. The scenery is completed with a number of bars and appetizing restaurants, offering the best of local cuisine, as well as international dishes.

    History enthusiasts will be entertained with a plethora of museums, such as the Revoltella Musuem, the Museo Sartorio and the Risiera di San Sabba. Other historical landmarks include de Roman Trieste Cathedral, decorated with intricate and colourful mosaics, the Teatro Romano, and the remarkable Vittoria Lighthouse. A few miles from the town, visitors can admire Castello di Miramare, an impressive white castle sitting on a seaside hilltop.

    Those looking to connect with nature will find plenty options in Trieste. Guided tours take travellers from the city centre to its enchanting harbour. Parco di San Giovanni and Parco di Villa Giulia are the perfect destinations for a peaceful walk under the shadows of the trees. Additionally, daily excursions to nearby cities are a must - be sure to explore the charming capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, or the colourful Croatian capital, Zagreb.

    A multicultural blend of different ethnicities transforms Trieste and its surroundings into an exceptional region to explore. With your car rental, it's easy to venture into the Italian countryside and enjoy the soothing scenery of small villages and pastures. For peace of mind, check out the user ratings and reviews posted by other Auto Europe customers in the city on our Trieste car hire reviews page.


    Taking your car hire from Trieste to other major nearby cities is hassle free, due to the well maintained motorways and efficient road signs. To reach Venice in approximately two hours, simply take E61 and E70, and then exit E55. The SS202 and SP14 will take you to Muggia, just 10 miles away. Furthermore, SS58 leads to the border town of Fernetti. Traffic laws are similar to those in the rest of the European Union, and the steering wheel is located on the left side of the car. For tips on driving in Trieste, please visit our Italian driving information guide.


    The centre of Trieste is mostly for pedestrians, or controlled by ZTL zones, and therefore not easily accessible by car. Therefore, it's advised to park your car hire outside the ZTL or pedestrian areas. On-street paid parking operates from Monday to Saturday between 8am and 8pm, with hourly parking rates of €1.60 (£1.41). Additionally, other nine car parks are available in the city, with prices per hour ranging from €1.40 (£1.23) to €1.90 (£1.67). Drivers will have no problems spotting them in the following streets: Via Flavio Gioia, Piazza della libertà 9, Via Milano, Foro Ulpiano, Via Scipio Slataper, Via della Pietà, Via del Teatro Romano, Campo S.Giacomo and Via della Raffineria.

    Geographic Information

    Trieste is located near the border with Slovenia, on the Gulf of Trieste and the northern part of the Adriatic Sea. The city lies on the borders of Italy and the Balkan Peninsula. This allows for a humid subtropical climate and the temperatures vary from 5 °C in January to 24°C around July. However, during summertime, temperatures can go as high as 35°C, with nine hours of sunlight. The waterfront trail, as well as Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia and its surroundings become even more pleasant at this time of the year, attracting high numbers of tourists and street performers. The month of October is known for having the most amount of precipitation, with an average of 5.1 inches of rain.

    Trieste Airport

    Just 23 miles from Trieste's centre lays the Trieste - Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport, at Ronchi dei Legionari near the entrance of the Gulf of Trieste. This international airport also services the city of Venice.

    Trieste - Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport (TRS)
    Address: Via Aquileia, 46, 34077 Ronchi dei Legionari GO, Italy
    Telephone: +39 0481 773224

    Public Transportation

    Trieste Trasporti operates local public transportation, consisting of bus lines, two boat services and the Opicina Tramway, which is a practical hybrid between a tramway and a funicular railway. A single bus ticket price is €1,25 (£1.08), while a 10-journey pass costs €12,15 (£10.53). Bus line 30 connects the train station with Via Roma and the harbour. As for the shuttle boats, a one-way fare is €3.50 (£3.08), while a round trip ticket costs €6.50 (£5.72). The timetable, itinerary and seasonal services information are available online and at the tourist office. The city also counts with a train station, Trieste Centrale, from which passengers can easily and directly reach Venice, Milan, Rome, Naples and Ljubljana, among other destinations. Nevertheless, the Old Town is very pedestrian-friendly and locals also opt for bicycles and scooters as a mean of transportation.

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