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Taking the train from Ancona to Zürich in 6 hours 27 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Ancona to Zürich? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 8 hours 42 minutes to travel the 570 km from Ancona to Zürich by train, although you can get there in as little as 6 hours 27 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 17 trains per day running on this route. You'll need to make 1 change along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line. You can travel with Trenitalia trains during your journey, as they are the main operator of services on this route.

Train tickets from Ancona to Zürich start from $57.08 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Zürich? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train schedule below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Ancona to Zürich by train

It takes an average of 8h 42m to travel from Ancona to Zürich by train, over a distance of around 354 miles (570 km). There are normally 17 trains per day traveling from Ancona to Zürich and tickets for this journey start from $57.08 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

6h 27m


570 miles (354 km)


17 trains per day


1 change


From $57.08

Train and bus operators

Flixbus, Trenitalia

Ancona to Zürich train times

Check out the next trains departing from Ancona to Zürich for Tuesday Feb 7th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:20 13:27 7h 7m, 1 change
06:45 14:55 8h 10m, 4 changes
08:25 15:27 7h 2m, 1 change
09:28 15:55 6h 27m, 2 changes
10:25 17:27 7h 2m, 2 changes
10:25 18:27 8h 2m, 1 change
11:25 18:55 7h 30m, 4 changes
12:25 19:27 7h 2m, 1 change
13:25 20:27 7h 2m, 1 change
14:25 21:27 7h 2m, 1 change

Trenitalia trains from Ancona to Zürich

You can travel from Ancona to Zürich on Trenitalia 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.

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.

Cheap train tickets from Ancona to Zürich

The price of train tickets from Ancona to Zürich starts at $57.08 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.

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 Zürich 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 Zürich

Want to know more about your journey from Ancona to Zürich? 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 Zürich take?

The average journey time by train between Ancona and Zürich is 8 hours and 42 minutes, with around 17 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 Zürich by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Ancona to Zürich is 6 hours and 27 minutes.

How much does the train from Ancona to Zürich cost?

Train tickets from Ancona to Zürich can start from as little as $57.08 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 Zürich?

No, there are no direct train services from Ancona to Zürich. Travelling from Ancona to Zürich by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Ancona to Zürich leaves at 03:12. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Ancona to Zürich leaves at 20:25. 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 Zürich by train?

Trains travelling from Ancona to Zürich cover a distance of around 354 miles (570 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Zürich to Ancona.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Ancona to Zürich for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/07/2023. 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 09/28/2022 for travel on 09/28/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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