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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  1 h 52 min

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

$28 - $40

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Ancona to Bologna, Bologna 421 / ...

$12 - $21

3 alternative options

Night train  •  2 h 47 min

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

$15 - $35

Rideshare  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Ancona to Bologna 135.5 miles

$12 - $15

Drive  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Ancona to Bologna 133.8 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Ancona to Bologna is to train which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 1 h 52 min.

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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 3 h 30 min.

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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 1 h 52 min.

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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 1 h 52 min and costs 24€ - 35€.

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The train from Ancona to Bologna C.Le takes 1 h 52 min 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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Map of how to get from Ancona to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 124.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 52 min

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

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Ancona to Bologna hourly. Tickets cost $28 - $40 and the journey takes 1 h 52 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Ancona to Bologna 5 times a day. Tickets cost $12 - $21 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min. Baltour also services this route once daily.

Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

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
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
Night train from Ancona to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$27 - $33
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ancona to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Ancona - Stazione Fs P.Zzale Rosselli to Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
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
2 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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