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Visiting Le Marche: Transport

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Main international flights from abroad to Ancona

Ancona's primary international airport is "Falconara Airport" (IATA: AOI, ICAO: LIPY), also known as "Ancona Airport" or "Raffaello Sanzio Airport." This airport serves as the main gateway for international travellers visiting the Marche region of Italy, which includes popular destinations like Ancona, Pesaro, and Urbino.


The airport offers various international flights from different countries and regions, though the availability of specific routes may vary over time.

Flights from other European cities: Several airlines operate flights between Ancona and various European cities, including destinations in the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, France, and more.

  1. Seasonal and charter flights: During the summer tourist season, there are often seasonal flights and charter services connecting Ancona to popular holiday destinations across Europe.

  2. Connecting flights: Travelers from further away may have to take connecting flights through major hubs like Rome (Fiumicino or Ciampino), Milan (Malpensa or Linate), or other European airports to reach Ancona.

Transport in le Marche

For longer distances, you can access Le Marche from major Italian cities like Rome and Bologna, either by train or long-distance buses.

When it comes to transportation within Le Marche, here are some of the common options:


The region is well-connected by train, making it easy to travel between major cities and towns. The main railway line that runs through Le Marche is the Adriatic railway line (Ferrovia Adriatica), which connects the coast to cities like Ancona, Pesaro, and San Benedetto del Tronto. There are also regional train services that connect smaller towns and cities within the region.



Buses are an essential mode of public transport, especially for reaching places not served by trains. The regional bus network connects smaller towns and remote areas with larger cities and transportation hubs. Buses are operated by various companies, and schedules can vary, so it's essential to check the local transport authority or company websites for the most up-to-date information.


Car Rentals

Renting a car is a popular option for travelers who want more flexibility in exploring the region. There are car rental agencies at major airports, train stations, and cities in Le Marche. Having a car allows you to visit more remote areas and scenic spots at your own pace.



Since Le Marche has a coastline along the Adriatic Sea, there are ferry connections to nearby islands and coastal towns. For example, ferries operate between Ancona and destinations like Croatia, Greece, and Albania.



Le Marche is a great region for cycling enthusiasts, with scenic routes and picturesque landscapes. Some towns offer bike rental services, and there are dedicated cycling paths in certain areas.


Local Transportation

Within cities and towns, there are local buses and taxis available for getting around. Walking is also a great way to explore the historic centers of many towns.

Key Regional Information


No. of Provinces: 5

Provinces: Pesaro Urbino, Ancona, Macerata, Fermo & Ascoli Piceno

Capital City of the region: Ancona

No. of Municipalities: 236

Population: 1,541,692

Domonym(s): Marchigiano, Marchigiani

Area Size: 9,614 Km2 (3,743 sq. mi)

Density: 160.0 Km2 (430/sq. mi)

Coast Line: 180 Km (111.8 mi)

Max Altitude: 2,476 m. (8,123 ft.)


Mountain: 31.2%

Hill: 68.6%

Plain: 0.0%

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