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

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Train  •  3h 44m

  1. Take the train from Ancona to Roma Tiburtina Rv

17€ - 40€

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Bus  •  4h 55m

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

15€ - 26€

2 alternative options

Bus via Macerata  •  6h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Ancona P.Zza Ugo Bassi to Macerata Terminal Macerata - Ancona
  2. Take the bus from Macerata Terminal to Roma Tiburtina Camerino - Roma

Drive  •  2h 55m

  1. Drive from Ancona to Bologna 189.8 miles

35€ - 60€

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The cheapest way to get from Ancona to Bologna is to bus which costs 15€ - 26€ and takes 4h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Ancona to Bologna is to drive which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 2h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ancona, Ancona and arriving at Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ancona and arriving at Roma Tiburtina. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 30m.

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The distance between Ancona and Bologna is 203 km. The road distance is 303.7 km.

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The best way to get from Ancona to Bologna without a car is to train which takes 3h 44m and costs 17€ - 40€.

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The train from Ancona to Roma Tiburtina takes 3h 30m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Ancona to Bologna bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Ancona, 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 44m and costs 17€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 26€ and takes 4h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Ancona to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 127.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 44m

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

Trenitalia operates a train from Ancona to Bologna 4 times a day. Tickets cost 17€ - 40€ and the journey takes 3h 30m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Ancona to Bologna 3 times a day. Tickets cost 15€ - 26€ and the journey takes 4h 45m.

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 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
17€ - 40€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
31€ - 37€
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, Ancona to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 26€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Contram Mobilita s.c.p.a.
Phone
0737 616846
Email
contrammobilita@legalmail.it
Website
contrammobilita.it
Bus from Ancona P.Zza Ugo Bassi to Macerata Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Contram Mobilita s.c.p.a.
Bus from Macerata Terminal to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Contram Mobilita s.c.p.a.

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Ancona to Bologna bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rome, 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 304 km. It takes approximately 2h 55m to drive from Ancona to Bologna.

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There are 1750+ hotels available in Bologna. Prices start at 45€ per night.

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