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There are 8 ways to get from Ancona to Valence by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  10h 19m

  1. Take the train from Ancona to Torino Porta Susa Fr
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery Challes Les Eaux Tgv
  3. Take the train from Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Valence Ter

100€ - 213€

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Bus  •  15h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Ancona - Stazione Fs P.Zzale Rosselli to Torino - Autostazione C.So Vittorio Emanuele 131 Baltour
  2. Take the bus from Turin to Valence France 740

40€ - 51€

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Bus, train  •  13h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Ancona to Bologna
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery Challes Les Eaux Tgv
  4. Take the train from Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Valence Ter

121€ - 211€

Night train, train  •  12h 16m

  1. Take the night train from Ancona to Torino Porta Susa Ini
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery Challes Les Eaux Tgv
  3. Take the train from Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Valence Ter

111€ - 165€

Drive  •  8h 18m

  1. Drive from Ancona to Valence 867.2 km

100€ - 160€

Fly Ancona to Lyon, train  •  9h 39m

  1. Fly from Ancona (AOI) to Lyon (LYS) AOI - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV to Valence

72€ - 263€

Train to Bologna, fly to Lyon, train  •  7h 20m

  1. Take the train from Ancona to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Lyon (LYS) BLQ - LYS
  3. Take the train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV to Valence

90€ - 318€

Fly Ancona to Geneva, train  •  11h 58m

  1. Fly from Ancona (AOI) to Geneva (GVA) AOI - GVA
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Valence Ville

120€ - 309€

Ancona to Valence by train

The train journey time between Ancona and Valence is around 19h 50m and covers a distance of around 918 km. The fastest train normally takes 19h 50m. Services are operated by Trenitalia Frecce, TGV inOui, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and others. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
19h 50m
Fastest train time:
19h 50m
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
125€
Carbon emissions:
48 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
17:25
Last train departs at:
17:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Ancona to Valence train schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Valence is 800 130 000.

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The most affordable way to get from Ancona to Valence is to bus, which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 15h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Ancona to Valence is to train and fly which costs 85€ - 320€ and takes 7h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ancona to Valence. However, there are services departing from Ancona - Stazione Fs P.Zzale Rosselli and arriving at Valence France via Turin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ancona to Valence. However, there are services departing from Ancona and arriving at Valence via Torino Porta Susa and Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 19m.

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The distance between Ancona and Valence is 700 km. The road distance is 867.2 km.

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The best way to get from Ancona to Valence without a car is to train which takes 10h 19m and costs 100€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 10h 19m to get from Ancona to Valence, including transfers.

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Ancona to Valence bus services, operated by Baltour, depart from Ancona - Stazione Fs P.Zzale Rosselli station.

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

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The best way to get from Ancona to Valence is to train which takes 10h 19m and costs 100€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 15h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Ancona to Valence.
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  • Distance: 699.8 km
  • Duration: 10h 19m

What companies run services between Ancona, Italy and Valence, France?

You can take a train from Ancona to Valence via Torino Porta Susa, Chambery Challes Les Eaux, and Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux in around 10h 19m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ancona to Valence via Torino - Autostazione C.So Vittorio Emanuele 131 and Turin in around 15h 25m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Ancona to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 450€
Flights from Ancona to Lyon via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
95€ - 470€
Flights from Ancona to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 410€
Flights from Ancona to Geneva via Munich, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 410€
Flights from Ancona to Geneva via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 430€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Ancona to Lyon via Catania
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
65€ - 230€
Flights from Ancona to Geneva via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday
Estimated price
40€ - 290€
Flights from Ancona to Geneva via Olbia
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 180€
Flights from Ancona to Geneva via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 180€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Ancona to Lyon via Paris Orly, Toulouse
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday
Estimated price
60€ - 350€
Flights from Ancona to Lyon via Palermo, Nice
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
45€ - 220€
Flights from Bologna to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Ancona to Lyon via Palermo
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
50€ - 330€
Flights from Ancona to Lyon via Olbia
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
35€ - 290€
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Ancona to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 120€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
40€ - 55€
Base Standard
70€ - 95€
Base Premium
85€ - 120€
Train from Ancona to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 65€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
18€ - 25€
Base Standard
35€ - 50€
Base Premium
40€ - 65€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
40€ - 50€
1st Class
40€ - 50€
Train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Valence Ville
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
31€ - 36€
1st Class
26€ - 31€
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
35€ - 45€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Valence
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 90€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV to Valence
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 90€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Valence
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 65€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Valence Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 45€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
20€ - 30€
Rail 1st Class
30€ - 45€
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Valence Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 35€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
14€ - 21€
Rail 1st Class
22€ - 35€
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 65€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
25€ - 35€
Smart Low Cost
23€ - 35€
Smart Flex
45€ - 65€
Trenitalia Intercity Night

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
800 90 60 60
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Ancona to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia ICN
Schedules at
Trenitalia
Schedules at
Bahn DB
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Ancona to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
13€ - 19€
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 Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 28€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
25€ - 28€
Bus operators
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Ancona to Bologna
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Ancona - Stazione Fs P.Zzale Rosselli to Torino - Autostazione C.So Vittorio Emanuele 131
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€ - 30€
Website
Baltour
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 Turin to Valence France
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Ancona Airport to Lyon Airport. The quickest flight takes 9h 50m and has one stopover.

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

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Ancona to Valence train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Valence station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ancona to Valence is 867 km. It takes approximately 8h 18m to drive from Ancona to Valence.

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easyJet, Transavia France, Air France and two other airlines offer flights from Ancona Airport to Lyon Airport.

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The best way to get from Ancona to Ancona Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs 1€ - 4€.

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