Getting to Trieste can be done in a variety of ways.  By car, the city is located off of the Sistiana exit of the Venice-Trieste Highway, about eight miles from the exit. 

Those who wish to travel by air have a number of choices.  Trieste has its own airport, Ronchi dei Legionari, with domestic  flights from Milan, Rome, Naples, Turin and Genoa, and international flights from Tirana, Bucarest, Munich, Belgrade and London.  The Trieste airport is connected to the main city by a shuttle bus service and taxis.  An alternative to flying to Trieste's airport via another larger airport is to fly into Venice International Airport directly and then drive (or take a train) to Trieste, about 80 miles away.  Car rentals are available at the Venice airport as well as at the Trieste airport.  Make sure that you meet all of Italy's driving regulations before renting a car and driving there.

Trieste is also accessible by train.  The city's central train station is located at Piazza Liberta'.  Visit Trenitalia's website for routes, schedules and fares. Next to the train station there also is a bus station, with regular links to several towns in nearby Slovenia and Croatia - schedules at http://www.saf.ud.it/cms/data/pages/f...