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There are 4 ways to get from Ancona to Bologna by train, bus, night train or car

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Train  •  3h 47m

  1. Take the train from Ancona to Roma Tiburtina Re

€18 - €40

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Ancona to Rome Tiburtina Bus station 551

€17 - €21

2 alternative options

Night train  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the night train from Ancona to Roma Termini Nj

€25 - €31

Drive  •  2h 58m

  1. Drive from Ancona to Bologna 300 km

€35 - €55

Ancona to Bologna by train and walk

The journey time between Ancona and Bologna is around 3h 42m and covers a distance of around 274 km. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 34m. Services are operated by Trenitalia. Typically 35 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 42m
Fastest journey time:
3h 34m
Services per week:
35
Cheapest price:
€18
Carbon emissions:
14 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
03:50
Last service departs at:
19:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Ancona to Bologna train and walk schedules

Ancona → Bologna
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ancona to Bologna is to bus which costs €17 - €21 and takes 4h 50m.

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The fastest way to get from Ancona to Bologna is to drive. Taking this option will cost €35 - €55 and takes 2h 58m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ancona and arriving at Rome Tiburtina Bus station station. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 4h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ancona and arriving at Roma Tiburtina. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 34m.

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The distance between Ancona and Bologna is 203 km. The road distance is 300 km.

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The best way to get from Ancona to Bologna without a car is to train which takes 3h 47m and costs €18 - €40.

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The train from Ancona to Roma Tiburtina takes 3h 34m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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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 3h 47m and costs €18 - €40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €17 - €21 and takes 4h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Ancona to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 203.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 47m

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

Trenitalia operates a train from Ancona to Roma Tiburtina 5 times a day. Tickets cost €18 - €40 and the journey takes 3h 34m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Ancona to Rome Tiburtina Bus station 5 times a week. Tickets cost €17 - €21 and the journey takes 4h 40m.

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 Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€18 - €40
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€33 - €36
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Ancona to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€22 - €30
Website
Nightjet
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ancona to Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€17 - €21
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Ancona to Bologna train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Roma Tiburtina station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ancona to Bologna is 300 km. It takes approximately 2h 58m to drive from Ancona to Bologna.

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There are 4435+ hotels available in Bologna. Prices start at €75 per night.

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