Car Hire at Trieste Airport
This information is correct as of May 2015
With Slovenia, Austria, and one of Italy’s most iconic cities just a short drive away it would be a waste not to hire a car at Trieste Airport.
Where to hire a car at Trieste Airport
Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Locauto, Maggiore, Sicily by Car, VIP Drivers and Sixt all offer car hire from Trieste Airport.
Petrol stations near Trieste Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
If you’re heading south on the A23 you will pass a service station near Udine. If you’re coming from Trieste it’s easiest to fill your tank before leaving the city.
Driving around Trieste Airport
The main road out of the airport is a dual carriageway. The A4 motorway (Trieste to Turin) is a two minute drive away.
Getting to your destination
It’s no wonder that the capital of Friuli Venezia Giulia is a lively city: the locals drink twice as much coffee as anyone else in Italy. As well as a seriously buzzing cafe culture Trieste offers plenty in the way of art and culture: James Joyce once called the city home.
It takes about 40 minutes to drive into Trieste from the airport. There are lots of multi-storey car parks in Trieste, many of which charge a flat day rate of around €10-16 (about £7.33-11.73). There’s a surface car park near the port. If you’re staying overnight with a rental car it’s always best to choose accommodation in Trieste with parking facilities.
The capital of Slovenia is beautiful and packed with cultural attractions. There’s so much to do that a top 10 doesn’t do it justice: we’ve had to write about our top 11 things to do in Ljubljana instead.
Trieste is very close to the Slovenian border, so if you can’t find any flights to Ljubljana you can fly to Trieste instead. It only takes an hour and 20 minutes to drive to Ljubljana from Trieste Airport. Parking in the city falls into four different zones. The city centre is short term parking only, with time limits of 30 minutes to two hours. Parking meters don’t give change, so make sure you bring plenty of coins.
Venice is one of Europe’s most romantic cities. If you don’t want to break the bank during your visit you can find inspiration with our 8 things to do on Venice on a budget.
Trieste is a great alternative if you can’t find any flights to Venice. It takes an hour and ten minutes to drive to the city from the airport. There are no roads in the centre of Venice, so you will need to leave your car at the huge car parks just outside the city walls: Pizzale Roma and Tronchetto. It costs €26 (about £19.20) for 12 hours, or €30 (about £22.20) for 24 hours.
Prices subject to change