The Aeroporto di Trieste–Friuli Venezia Giulia, or Trieste Airport, is the major airport serving North West Italy, and it also serves many of the Croatia and Slovenia Southern regions. Built in the 30s, the area around the airport has grown up to have a population of over 5 million people. The area stretches across all three borders making it an interesting place to plan a layover during your trips if you aren’t choosing to stay on your holiday.
Trieste airport using the public transportation in the surrounding catchment community. If you are seeking to fly in from another destination, Trieste is served by many of the major airlines including Alitalia, Air France, Ryanair, Lufthansa, Vueling, Air France Etihad Regional and Meridana.
The main points of access for flights in are the major airports in Italy, Zurich, Munich, London, Bari, and Trapani. There is seasonal service in from Alghero and Valencia. In 2015, there will also be summer seasonal service from Barcelona and Paris.
Getting from the airport to where you are going:
As mentioned before, there are public transportation options for getting out from Trieste airport to the surrounding area. There are also taxi stands and Trieste Airport car rental stations that may be more suited for your travel purpose. From Trieste you can access the major highways to go further into the area, or over the border into Croatia or Slovenia.
The facilities at Trieste Airport:
Trieste is one of the few major airports in the area that has focused on making itself accessible to reduced mobility passengers. There are many services and amenities from playgrounds for kids, restaurants, shops and duty free shops to keep you engaged while you are waiting for your connection. You can also join the FVG club, which is their VIP club card which gives you access to lounges serving food and drink, business services and a more upscale experience for the traveler.
Tips to make travel easier:
If you are planning on traveling to or from the Trieste airport you would do well to arrive early. The security measures are strict and you don’t want a delay at the gate to make you miss your flight. Come prepared to stay a while and make use of their facilities. They accept most currency and it is easy to do your currency exchange for your whole trip right in the airport as well.