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    Ancona Airport

    by shavy Updated Mar 4, 2015

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    Ancona airport is one of the smaller airports in Italy. Ancona Folconara Airport is named after Raffaello Sanzio (Raphael), the famous painter. The airport is 18 kilometers from the city of Ancona on the Adriatic coast.

    The airport has a direct connection from Castelferretti Station (for the arrivals and departures) to the station of Ancona. From Ancona you connect to various national and international destinations.

    A shuttle service (Conero Bus Company) runs from the airport to the station of Ancona. The bus leaves for the arrivals and departures. The bus runs all day 06.30u until 19.30h. Bus number J or bus number S, cost €2 when ticket purchase from bus driver. Bus tickets are also for sale at the newspapers stand in the Departures terminal.

    Taxis are parked in front of the arrivals and departures. You can also call a taxi: +39 (0) 71918221

    There are trains from Castelferretti station to Ancona Centrale train station, but it's not regular. Train journey take approx 15 - 20 mins.

    The airport is located about 18 kilometers from Ancona center. From the airport, a bridge connects the airport directly with the highways to Rome, Milan and Bari.

    In the arrivals hall you can find counters of car rental companies: Auto Europe, Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Maggiore, Sixt, Targarent and Autonoleggio Magellano. You can also reserve a rental car at EasyTerra, they compare multiple providers simultaneously.

    Ancona Airport has 640 secure parking spaces, of which 290 are intended for short-term parking. Then the first half hour free, then the price goes up to 22.70 euros for 24 hours. For long term parking you paid the first day 16.50 euros and then 8.50 euros per day.

    Ancona Airport has a VIP lounge with TV and Internet. Ancona Airport also has several meeting rooms for hire from 35 euros per hour. Through the general telephone or fax number of the airport you can book a meeting room.

    Ancona Airport is very accessible for the disabled. The airport is equipped with wheelchair ramps and adapted elevators and toilets. There are parking spaces close to the terminal reserved for the disabled. in the terminal you will find a bank, currency exchange and ATM

    The arrival and departure areas are separated building. After we drop off the car in arrival section we have to walk a bit away to get to departure area. This is a new building airport. The old airport is still there, not in use anymore

    Ancona Falconara Airport Car rental office at the arrival Departure hall Bus stop
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    Ancona Falconara Airport, very convenient

    by Trekki Updated Dec 31, 2014

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    Ancona Falconara is an excellent airport with very convenient access to SS76, the two lane road leading west to Fabriano (Marche) and Umbria, Perugia, Foligno, etc. It is small, so don’t expect an infrastructure like of the huge airports of Milano, Roma, Bologna, Napoli. But it has all one needs: a restaurant which serves snacks, coffee and soft drinks, a pharmacy, a small shop with rather reasonable prices, bus and taxi stands outside and moreover, the train station is just across the street, approx. 100 m to walk.
    Lufthansa (Air Dolomiti) flies to Falconara from Munich and from what I can see infamous Ryanair also flies here from Stansted, Düsseldorf (Germany) and Alghero (Italy, Sardegna).
    Falconara has several car rentals in the arrival building (the western one, while the eastern one is the departure building): Sixt, Hertz, Avis, Europcar and several local Italian ones.
    Train station is called Castelferretti, not Ancona, and it is an approx. 1,5 hour train ride from Fossato di Vico (north of Assisi).

    Despite the airport's small size, everything one would need is inside. There is a nice little caffè bar in the departure terminal (before security), two little shops, newspapers are available. After security is a duty free shop and two caffè bars. The prices are also very reasonable! Not at all comparable with the rip-off prices in my own home airport Frankfurt. Prices in Ancona after security are for example: 1 Euro for a 500 ml water bottle, 0,50 Euro for small croissants and 1,30 Euro for a latte macchiato! (prices of August 2012).

    Update:
    Thanks to VTer Corra (@Xaver) for telling me which bus to take from Ancona Airport to Ancona Train Station. It is Conero Bus

    The airport website has changed, but it seems that they are sill updating. As I write this (Dec. 31, 2014), the English site is showing "Bad Request (Invalid Hostname)", but the Italian version works properly. I am sure that the English version will be updated quickly.
    There is also another site, but I guess that this is a more unofficial site, in Italian only:
    official Ancona Falconara Website
    unofficial Ancona Falconara Website

    © Ingrid D., March 2010; December 2014: weblinks repaired

    Air Dolomiti from Munich just landed in Ancona Ancona Falconara Airport and the connection to roads Falconara Airport, the road ramp in the background Falconara Airport
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    how to go there

    by mindcrime Written Dec 3, 2014

    Ancona is located at the coast of the Adriatic Sea 220km SE of Bologna, 427km SE of Milan, 365km S of Venice, 306km NE of Rome.

    By boat
    Ancona has ferry connection with Greece Greece (Igumenitsa, Patras, Corfu) and Croatia(Split, Zadar). We did the Igumenitsa-Ancona route, the journey took 18 hours which was really boring for me and probably you’ll get tired too if you don’t book a cabin (but for Patras it takes 24hours!). You can just show up and get your tickets there but book in advance if you have a car (which is the main reason we used the ferry otherwise the plane ride is faster and usually cheaper than book a cabin on the ferry). Back in 2001 we did the ferry ride without a cabin, we didn’t really care, singing and drinking for hours and then slept for some minutes on the floor under a stair (!) but 13 years later I enjoyed the comfort of the cabin (pic 3)

    By bus/train
    There buses from other Italian cities but also train connection, train arrive at Ancona Centrale Train Station but there some other stops in Ancona (Maritima, Torrette, Stadio, Palombina, Varano)

    By plane
    Raffaello Sanzio (or Ancona-Flaconara) Airport (AOI) is 18km from the city center serving domestic but also international flights (especially from UK). You can take trains into the city (Ancona Centrale train station) or take the local buses J or S

    departing from Ancona port on the way to the cabin our cabin on the ferry train line near the port

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    how to move around

    by mindcrime Written Dec 3, 2014

    Ancona is set on the hills that overlook a natural harbor between the citadel on Monte Astagno and the cathedral on Monte Guasco. Although you can actually walk everywhere around it requires some energy because of the hilly terrain and I cant be sure if any local bus is useful for you.

    We didn’t spent much time there, back in 2001 we just looked out for a café near the ugly port while in 2014 we just drove away because we had to reach Geneve!

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    Port of Ancona

    by shavy Updated Nov 22, 2014

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    Ancona is one of the main ports on the Adriatic Sea, especially for passenger traffic. The cruise/ferry port of Ancona is located within walking distance from the historic center. The port area can be very busy because of the ferry connections with Croatia and Greece. Note that availability of transport from Italian ports to Croatia varies according to the season with more connections being available during summer season (from June until September)

    If you arrived from a cruise ship or as ferry passenger can easily walk to the historical center, if you want to continue on journey to other places in Italy, the train station is located outside the port. The port offer a free shuttle as well

    As a seaport city, the port is obviously a big part of Ancona’s economy, geography, and orientation. The first Italian city with an international port, both cargo and cultures. In addition to tourism, merchandise and fish also hold a major part of the port’s composition.

    As a direct outlet to Eastern Europe, many cargo trucks start their travels out of Italy at this station. Fishing wise, Ancona is the second biggest port in the Adriatic sea. Other than the train station, the port is the only other part of the city that has some kind of activity happening at almost all hours of the day. There are usually a couple of passenger ferries that leave every day, and the fishermen and truck drivers occupy the rest of the gates.

    Free shuttle srevice
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    Ancona Marittima Railway Station

    by shavy Written Nov 21, 2014

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    This is the second railway station in Ancona, is right on the harbor. At first I didn't know was a railway because there is no sign posted. After we park the car and walk through the port I see the train stand still. I went down and have a look, indeed is the other station in the city

    This is not really big but the location is nice with the ocean view. One can take the train from here to any other places in Italy

    One can also take a train from Ancona Marittima and Ancona main railway station a 7 minutes ride. On an average weekday, there are 22 trains per day travelling from Ancona Marittima to Ancona main station. Is also possible to travel from Ancona Marittima to Ancona main station without having to change trains. So, this quiet handy

    Train station at the harbor
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    Drop off point in the center

    by shavy Written Nov 21, 2014

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    The center of Ancona is pedestrianized, passengers will be drop off just in pedestrian area. As I looked around the buses are not really organized in their place . Taken the bus to the train station you'll have to take one from here. Is designated which bus one can take

    Is it easy to come by bus to the center, parking is not easy to find. Motorist can park their car by the port by using the parking ticket. You can take the bus or walk, is just a short stroll. Public bus in Ancona is very frequent they drove around the city

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    Bus to get around

    by shavy Written Nov 21, 2014

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    The bus station is in the same place where the main railway station in Ancona. Here you can take a bus to anywhere. Each bus is designated pretty well, you just have to look at the sign of destination. The bus lines are pretty good arranged

    Buses to and from the airport. Long distance buses departed also in the same location. City center bus often on and off from here. It is pretty easy place to take public bus. It is quite busy but if you standing on the exact line bus it ain't go wrong. Outside there is a ticket machine, or you can also buy at the driver

    City center bus Airport bus Going South Long distance bus
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    Ancona Railway Station

    by shavy Updated Nov 21, 2014

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    Ancona has two train stations, one infront of the harbor dock. This station is the main or central railway station in the city of Ancona. Ancona Railway Station is also the main train station in the Marche region of Italy. Although this is the main railway station in Ancona, but it is not located in the center of the city

    If you arrive here by train, buses service are outside the station. And the bus ride to the center

    When I get into the train station just looking outside, this place is very busy. Trenitalia primary train operator in Italy, taking their place here. You can take the train to any bigger cities in Italy for example to Rome and Milan

    Inside the station there were self service ticketing machine. If not confident using the machine, there were ticketing office. Is a nice station there was a big screen for time departing. The station has two small cafes and retail shop. Across the station there is Indian restaurant which is convenient if you have hungry. It seems they kept open pretty late at night

    Ancona’ railway station is located on the Adriatic Line, running between the cities of Milano, Bologna and Lecce, and there are many connections to Rome as well. Trains are also available to the Italian cities of Turin, Venice, Bari and Bolzano.

    Passengers can take the high-speed EuroStar trains to Rome, Bologna or Pescara, and an inter-regional trains to Genoa or Florence. Mainly during the summer, international trains, which are the Express and EuroCity trains, travel to Munich and Vienna. From Ancona Station, there is also a short line leading to the Ancona Marittima, which is the railway station serving the Port of Ancona.

    Entrance to the station Railrude Vending machine Screen for departing hour
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    From Ancona airport to the town

    by lotharscheer Updated Sep 15, 2014

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    The bus stop at the airport is between the arrival and the departure building, get the ticket at the newsagent in the departure building. City Bus  J run's about every hour via Falconara Marittima train station (for going north) and Ancona train station (in Ancona train station platform 2 Ovest is northwest of the station building, different to platform 2 !)
    There is now a trainstation (you have to cross the parking lot) at the airport, last train at 8.25 pm, € 1,60. For the timetable look at Trainitalia, Castelferretti is the name of the airport station.
    http://www.trenitalia.com/cms/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=4ddd1a035296f310VgnVCM1000005817f90aRCRD

    Bus to the Airport
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    Flying to Ancona

    by toonsarah Updated Jun 18, 2013

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    On my most recent visit to Marche I flew with Lufthansa from London Heathrow via Munich. Although, to say "with Lufthansa" is not entirely accurate, as the second leg, Munich to Ancona, is operated by their partner Air Dolomiti, in a small twin prop plane. You will think yourself in Italy already perhaps when you arrive near your departure gate in Munich and drink a caffe doppio while you wait to board.

    A snack of biscuits and drink was served on board as we flew over the Alps and out to sea near Venice (unfortunately not visible on this occasion however). The flight to Ancona is only a little over an hour, and Ancona is a very small airport, so you can be through baggage collection and customs in no time. The airport though is some way outside the city so you will need to catch a train, bus or taxi - see here for the various options available.

    This flight was my rote to Ancona on my 2013 visit to this region. But my next tip is about a hotel in Ancona, and takes us back to my first visit, when I got to explore Ancona properly.

    Landing in rainy Ancona Boarding in Munich Flying over the Alps

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    Getting around by bus

    by toonsarah Written Jul 12, 2012

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    To get around Ancona we used what seemed to be an efficient bus service, although we only used the one route. The helpful guy on reception in the Hotel Dorico had told us that this bus, rather oddly numbered 1/4, would take us to the sea at the end of the Vialle delle Vittoria which indeed it did. We later used the same bus to return to the centre of town at the Piazza Cavour (full name, Piazza Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour!), and again later that evening to go back to the hotel from a stop near the bottom of Corso Stamira.

    We boarded the bus by the station, having bought our tickets (€1.20 per ride) at the Tabbachi inside. As in most places, the ticket needs to be validated on boarding by punching it in the machine provided. During the day the buses seemed to be fairly frequent – we only waited a few minutes here and again later returning from our short walk by the sea. But later in the evening we had a longer wait, although the timetable at the stop proved accurate and the bus came as promised.

    ~~Next tip Exploring the old town on foot~~

    Bus stop at Central Station Bus # 1/4

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    Leaving on the train to Milano

    by toonsarah Updated Jul 12, 2012

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    I arrived in Ancona by car with Ingrid, but left the next day by train for Milano. The station is on the south west side of town, right by the sea a mile or so from the ferry port. The main entrance is on Via Flaminia, to the side (south) of the tracks. Here you will find the ticket office, departure boards and a couple of small Tabbachi and other shops. I had already bought my ticket from the travel agent in Gubbio, and as it was a reserved seat for a specific train there was no need to validate it before boarding. I was keen to stand in the right place for my assigned carriage, number eight, so I asked in the information office on platform one (from where my train was to depart) and was told this would be near the rear of the train so I should wait further down the platform. I followed the man’s advice and was in almost the exact position when the Milano train pulled in.

    My train arrived only a couple of minutes behind the scheduled time, 9.28, and I easily found my seat. Of the several train journeys I took while in Italy on this trip, this was the only one on an intercity train, and I discovered that it was a much more relaxing and comfortable experience than the older, scruffier (but much cheaper) regional ones. My window seat had table space, a socket for phone or laptop, and a reasonable amount of leg room. There was also plenty of space for my small suitcase between it and the seat behind. Reserved seats aren’t marked as such, by the way, so it’s important to sit in the one assigned to you as otherwise you could find you’ve taken that allocated to someone else and will be asked to move.

    The train left about 10 minutes late, despite the prompt arrival, but that was the only delay. The four hour journey to Milano passed uneventfully. I enjoyed looking out at the scenery, although for the most part this was less striking than on my train journey from Rome to Gubbio at the start of the holiday – but you do get to travel right by the sea for the first few miles, which is nice. A trolley serving refreshments came past a few times and I bought a caffe normale for €1.20 which turned out to be a pseudo-espresso made with instant coffee granules and very little water. I like strong coffee but instant coffee served this strong has too bitter an aftertaste, so I don’t think I’d bother on any future journey.

    We arrived in Milano Centrale just a couple of minutes behind schedule, having made up most of the 10 minutes en route. There was plenty of time for me to buy a sandwich before boarding my regional train to Bergamo – but that is another story ...

    You can also catch trains between Ancona and several other Italian cities, including Rome, Turin and Venice. By the way, although I had no problems finding my way around Ancona station I have read that there are two sets of lines, and you need to be aware that platform two ouest is not the same as platform two. Ask at that helpful information office on platform one if in doubt.

    This is my last tip. Please return to my intro page if, as I hope you will, you would like to leave a comment.

    Ancona's central station On the train to Milano Waiting for the train to Milano
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    Fly in Peace

    by xaver Updated Apr 21, 2008

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    Ancona major did not allow armies and weapons directed to Iraq transit through the Ancona airport and this is the flag hanging inside the airport.
    Anyway this is a not so important airport, there is a dily flight from London(ryanair) a seasonal flight to Catania(just in summer) and a daily flight to Moscow.

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    By train to Ancona

    by Airpunk Written Jan 14, 2007

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    Due to its importance as a harbour town, Ancona is well-connected by train to other Italian cities. The Ferrovia Statale / Trenitalia trains are reliable and clean. To learn some more about their touch screen ticket machines, just look at my Italy travellogue.

    Ancona's train station
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    Feb 3, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    thank u for your information you ve been very helpful.could you let me know about the cost of the ticket from ancona to rome ??For intercity and interegiolan as well. thank you in advance.

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      Feb 4, 2013 at 11:25 AM

      Look at the Italian railway website in English and you will find all the information about trains that you need: trenitalia.com/homepage_en.h...

      If you need more information about Italian trains, or anything else to do with Italy, it's best to ask on the Italy travel forum rather in travel guide comments. Here it is:

      Italy Travel Forum

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