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Ancona to Bologna by train

It takes an average of 2h 24m to travel from Ancona to Bologna by train, over a distance of around 123 miles (198 km). There are normally 23 trains per day travelling from Ancona to Bologna and tickets for this journey start from $18.75 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 46m
Price$18.75 - $78.96
Distance123 miles (198 km)
Frequency23 trains per day
Departure stationAncona
Arrival stationBologna
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsMarino, Trenitalia, Flixbus

Ancona to Bologna train times

Check out the next trains departing from Ancona to Bologna for giovedì apr 15º 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
02:39 Ancona stazione04:23 Bologna CentraleInterCityNight 35022 Trenitalia Get tickets1h 44m, direct
02:49 Ancona stazione04:36 Bologna CentraleInterCityNight 35028 Trenitalia Get tickets1h 47m, direct
03:01 Ancona stazione05:05 Bologna CentraleInterCityNight 35024 Trenitalia Get tickets2h 4m, direct
05:35 Ancona stazione08:26 Bologna CentraleRegionale 3904 Trenitalia Get tickets2h 51m, direct
06:35 Ancona stazione09:26 Bologna CentraleRegionale 3906 Trenitalia Get tickets2h 51m, direct
07:45 Ancona stazione10:26 Bologna CentraleRegionale 3908 Trenitalia Get tickets2h 41m, direct
08:38 Ancona stazione11:01 Bologna CentraleIntercity 604 Trenitalia Get tickets2h 23m, direct
10:38 Ancona stazione13:00 Bologna CentraleIntercity 606 Trenitalia Get tickets2h 22m, direct
11:25 Ancona stazione13:15 Bologna CentraleFrecciabianca 8814 Trenitalia Get tickets1h 50m, direct
12:38 Ancona stazione15:00 Bologna CentraleIntercity 608 Trenitalia Get tickets2h 22m, direct

Frecciarossa, Trenitalia, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca trains from Ancona to Bologna

You can travel from Ancona to Bologna on Frecciarossa, Trenitalia, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Frecciarossa trains are Trenitalia's flagship high-speed trains capable of reaching speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). The "red arrow" trains are distinguished by their comfort, their ultra-modern design and their reduced impact on the environment. All Frecciarossa trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection and four levels of service – Standard, Premium (with drinks and welcome snacks served on arrival, as well as a morning newspaper), Business (with drinks and snacks, morning newspaper and larger seats) and Executive (with Fast Track, access to FrecciaClub lounges in train selected stations, and gourmet meals served to your seat).

Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.

PhotoRob Dammers, under licence CC 2.0

Frecciargento "silver arrow" high-speed trains connect the main cities of the north-west, central and southern Italy at speeds of up to 155 mph (250 km/h). All Frecciargento trains are equipped with a food carriage, free WiFi, reclining seats and power sockets. There are two levels of service – First Class and Second Class. First Class travellers can enjoy reclining leather seats, welcome service with drink and a sweet or savoury snack, and a free morning newspaper.

Frecciabianca trains operate outside Trenitalia high-speed lines. Offering more than 40 daily routes, they're capable of reaching a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). Frecciabianca trains connect the centres of northern and southern Italy, running along the Adriatic and Tyrrhenian coasts. All Frecciabianca trains have power sockets and large reclining seats, as well as ample space for luggage. There are two classes of service – First Class and Second Class. In First Class, customers can look forward to a welcome service with snacks and drinks and a morning newspaper.

Cheap train tickets from Ancona to Bologna

The price of train tickets from Ancona to Bologna starts at $18.75 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price$32.97
on the day
avg. single price$28.89

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Ancona to Bologna by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Ancona to Bologna

Want to know more about your journey from Ancona to Bologna? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Ancona to Bologna take?

The average journey time by train between Ancona and Bologna is 2 hours and 24 minutes, with around 23 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Ancona and Bologna by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Ancona to Bologna is 1 hour and 46 minutes.

How much does the train from Ancona to Bologna cost?

Train tickets from Ancona to Bologna can start from as little as $18.75 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Ancona to Bologna?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Ancona to Bologna without having to change trains. There are 23 direct trains from Ancona to Bologna each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Ancona to Bologna leave?

The first train from Ancona to Bologna leaves at 05:34. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Ancona to Bologna leave?

The last train from Ancona to Bologna leaves at 10:52. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Ancona and Bologna by train?

Trains travelling from Ancona to Bologna cover a distance of around 123 miles (198 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bologna to Ancona.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Ancona to Bologna for a typical week day using timetable data for 04/15/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 04/12/2021 for travel on 04/28/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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