Car hire Trieste: tour the city in style and at ease with a rental

What you should know before hiring a car in Trieste

Trieste city centre
Ronchi dei Legionari Airport (TRS): 19 mi from city centre

Car hires in Trieste: practical information

Where to rent a car in Trieste

Trieste doesn’t have a roll call of monuments to visit, but it’s a city that is certainly unforgettable. Start planning your trip to this beautiful Italian city by booking cheap flights to Trieste. You’ll want to check out all the car hire offers too, if you hope to discover what’s waiting outside the city limits.

Trieste Airport has a host of car hire companies to choose from including Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Locauto, Maggiore and Sixt. From the city centre, check out what’s available near the central train station.

Driving in Trieste: parking and other tips

Trieste is a lovely small city so driving through the city centre won’t be a bother. You will find though, that the city centre is small enough that you can explore it mostly on foot and you’ll only need your Trieste car hire to zip out of town for day trips and other excursions.

Parking is available on the street and also in city car parks. Ideally, you should check with your hotel in Trieste before booking to see if it has parking available to guests or not.

Road trips from Trieste: what to do, what to see



Osmicas are wineries predominantly in the Karst Plateau and are small farms where you can find all sorts of different local products like salami, cheese, ham and homemade red wine. There open only during certain times of the year. They are worth seeking out if you want to try some local flavours.

Grotto Gigante

Grotto Gigante

The name doesn’t leave too much to the imagination, Giant Cave, is supposedly the largest tourist cave in the world (at least it was in 1997 when it received the Guinness World Record). The enormous hall is 107 metres high and 280 metres long, 65 metres wide. Guided tours take around 45 minutes.



There are plenty of Slovenian coastal cites within easy reach of Trieste. Koper is just a 30-minute drive away and makes a great day trip. Koper is one of Slovenia’s oldest cities and its only commercial port. The Venetian-era old town is remarkable and very beautiful. Don’t miss Tito Square and the Praetorian Palace.

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