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There are 5 ways to get from Ancona to Bologna by train, bus, night train, rideshare or car

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Train  •  2h 44m

  1. Take the train from Ancona to Bologna C.Le Rv / ...

$15 - $35

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Bus  •  3h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Ancona to Bologna, Bologna 415 / ...

$12 - $21

3 alternative options

Night train  •  2h 51m

  1. Take the night train from Ancona to Bologna C.Le Rv / ...

$15 - $35

Rideshare  •  2h 51m

  1. Take the rideshare from Ancona to Bologna 135.5 miles

$12 - $14

Drive  •  2h 4m

  1. Drive from Ancona to Bologna 133.8 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Ancona to Bologna is to rideshare which costs 10€ - 13€ and takes 2h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Ancona to Bologna is to drive which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 2h 4m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ancona and arriving at Bologna, Bologna. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ancona and arriving at Bologna C.Le. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 44m.

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The distance between Ancona and Bologna is 200 km. The road distance is 214.1 km.

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The best way to get from Ancona to Bologna without a car is to train which takes 2h 44m and costs 13€ - 28€.

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The train from Ancona to Bologna C.Le takes 2h 44m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Ancona to Bologna bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Ancona station.

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Ancona to Bologna train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Ancona station.

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The best way to get from Ancona to Bologna is to train which takes 2h 44m and costs 13€ - 28€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 10€ - 18€ and takes 3h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Ancona to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 124.9 miles
  • Duration: 2h 44m

What companies run services between Ancona, Italy and Bologna, Italy?

Trenitalia operates a train from Ancona to Bologna hourly. Tickets cost $15 - $35 and the journey takes 2h 44m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Ancona to Bologna every 4 hours. Tickets cost $12 - $21 and the journey takes 3h 30m. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Ancona to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$27 - $32
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ancona to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autolinee Ventre
Phone
0975 343195
Email
info@ventrebus.com
Website
ventrebus.com
Bus from Ancona to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
ventrebus.com
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
flixbus.it
Bus from Ancona - Stazione Fs P.Zzale Rosselli to Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Baltour
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Ancona to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Ancona to Bologna bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bologna, Bologna station.

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Ancona to Bologna train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Bologna C.Le station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ancona to Bologna is 214 km. It takes approximately 2h 4m to drive from Ancona to Bologna.

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There are 1626+ hotels available in Bologna. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Ancona and Bologna. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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