How to get to Grado

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Grado is situated in the north-east of Italy in the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. It is adjacent peninsula of the Adriatic Sea between Venice and Trieste. Grado is called “Isola del Sole” that is ‘Sun Island’ and is well known for its spectaculous beaches. Enough to say that in 2016 its beaches have been awarded Blue Flag Award that recognises the cleanliness of water and beaches as well as good beach infrastructure. Beside this, Grado offers a beautiful city center, lagoonal landscape, terme di Marine di Grado and so on.

Grado is well connected by the public trasport by both extraurban and urban bus  services. However, if you want to reach Grado by train, please note that there is no train station in Grado itself. The nearest train stations are: Cervignano del Friuli (16 Km) and Udine train stations (45 Km). They are connected with Grado with numerous buses.

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  • Friuli Venezia Giulia Trieste Ronchi dei Legionari airport – Grado

Trieste airport is situated 18 km from Grado. APT Gorizia offers daily connections between the airport and Grado. There are two lines: line E 01 and  line E 26. One way ticket costs around € 2.70. Tickets can be bought at the airport at the arriving zone.

You can check the timetable here (from 12.06 to 10.09.2016): APT, line 26 e line 1 Trieste aiport – Grada

Grado, terme
  • Marco Polo Airport of Venice – Grado

Aiport of Venice is situated 120 Km from Grado. Unfortunately, there are no direct bus connections. First, you need to arrive to the train station of Mestre, using buses of the ATVO bus company. For more information please look here: Venice Marco Polo airport: bus connections.

Then you should take a train that goes to Cervignano del Friuli train station. From there leave many buses that connect directly with Grado. The average journey time is 20 min.

You can check the timetable here (from 12.06 to 10.09.2016): APT, line 25 Cervignano FS – Grado

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Grado Pineta
  • Udine – Grado

The bus company Saf offers direct connections between Udine and Grado. The average journey time is one hour. Tickets can be bought in the vending ticket machines, in ticket selling points such as ticket offices, bars, tobacconists or on the bus (with extra charges). You can check the tariffs here, we are intersted for the tariffs extraurbane (2016): tariffs, 2016

You can check the timetable here (summer timetable from 12.06.2016 to 10.09.2016): Udine Grado

Grado, laguna
  • Trieste – Grado

APT line E 21 offers connections between Trieste and Grado. In Grado the bus arrives and leaves from the bus terminal in P.zza Carpaccio whilst in Trieste the bus leaves and arrives to the bus terminal  in P.zza Libertà. The average journey time is one hour and a half. .

You can check the timetable here, page 31(from 12.06 to 10.09.2016): Trieste – Grado, APT line E21

Also APT offers Marittima Grado-Trieste line from the first of June till the 31st of August that connects Grado (molo Torpediniere) with Trieste (molo Audace). You can buy tickets on the ferry.  One way ticket costs 7 EUR.  The average journey time is one hour and a half. In case of bad weather, buse service will be active.
You can check the timetable here (summer timetable from 12.06.2016 to  31.08.2016): Grado – Trieste, APT, la linea Marittima

Grado, harbor


  • Grado, urbano

APT also offers urban connections in  Grado. During the summer the line 37 offers everyday connections every 30 minutes from 6.30 to 19.30.

You can check the timetable here  (summer timetable from 12.06.2016 to 10.09.2016): Grado, servizio urbano, APT

What is more, turists have an option to use Trenino di Grado that leaves from the bus terminal. Tickets cost 1,25 EUR if they are bought from ticket offices of APT at the bus terminal on P.zza Carpaccio or they cost 2 EUR if they are bought on board. There are two lines, each lasts around 15 minutes.

You can check the timetable here (only from 01.07 to 28.08.16): Trenino di Grado

Grado, centro storico





Gardaland: how to get there from Friuli-Venezia Giulia


The bus company Dea Bus connects Trieste with Gardaland every Thursday from 09.06.16 till 15.09.16. Please note that the bus also leaves during:


– 1 November HALLOWEEN

–  8 December MAGIC WINTER


The price is 60 EUR (the entrance to the park is included). For children that are lower than 1 meter the entrance to the park is free of charge, therefore they pay only 25 EUR for the bus.

Please note that the depature is guaranteed only if there are at least 25 passangers. So it is obligotary to book the tickets in advance. You can find the contacts of the company on the timetable presented below.

Timetable Trieste – Gardaland 2016

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You can check how to get to Gardaland from other regions of Italy here: Gardaland how to get there.