There are 7 ways to get from Ancona to Zürich by train, night bus, bus and ferry, bus, car or plane

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Train via Bologna C.Le  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Ancona to Bologna C.Le Fb / ...
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zürich HB Ec

$99 - $184

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Bus  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Ancona to Zurich 421

$40 - $70

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Train  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Ancona to Milano Centrale Fb / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zürich HB Eurocity / ...

$110 - $181

Night bus, bus and ferry  •  10 h 14 min

  1. Take the night bus from Ancona - Stazione Fs P.Zzale Rosselli to Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs Baltour
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Zurich

$52 - $66

Drive  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Ancona to Zürich 447.2 miles

$100 - $160

Fly to Zurich  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Ancona (AOI) to Zurich (ZRH) AOI - ZRH

$107 - $284

Fly to Basel, train  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Ancona (AOI) to Basel (BSL) AOI - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

$194 - $669

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ancona and arriving at Zurich. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ancona to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Ancona and arriving at Zürich HB via Bologna C.Le and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 5 min.

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The distance between Ancona and Zürich is 570 km. The road distance is 715.5 km.

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The best way to get from Ancona to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 8 h 5 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 5 min to get from Ancona to Zürich, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Ancona to Zürich is to train which takes 8 h 5 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 40 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 5 h 58 min.

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There is no direct flight from Ancona Airport to Zurich Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Ancona to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 356.2 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 5 min

What companies run services between Ancona, Italy and Zürich, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Ancona to Zürich via Bologna C.Le and Milano Centrale in around 8 h 5 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Ancona to Zürich twice daily. Tickets cost $40 - $70 and the journey takes 10 h 40 min. Autolinee Ventre also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Ancona to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Ancona to Zurich via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Ancona to Zurich via Munich, Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Ancona to Zurich via Munich, Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Ancona to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $2,000
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 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Ancona to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Milano Centrale to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Night 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 - $17
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 Zurich
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autolinee Ventre
Phone
0975 343195
Email
info@ventrebus.com
Website
ventrebus.com
Bus from Ancona Nord to Zürich
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$52
Schedules at
ventrebus.com

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Ancona to Zürich train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ancona to Zürich is 716 km. It takes approximately 7 h 5 min to drive from Ancona to Zürich.

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Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Ancona Airport to Zurich Airport.

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Book your Ancona to Zürich bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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The best way to get from Ancona to Ancona Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs .

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