How to reach Urbino
Urbino is located in the middle of the Apennines, 30 km from the Adriatic coast. The town can be reached directly only by car or bus, not by train.
The closest towns to Urbino are Pesaro and Fano, where there are train stations; trains from Milano, Bologna or Rome stop there.
The fastest way to reach Urbino is to fly to Bologna (or Ancona) and to rent a car. Most major rental companies have offices in those two cities. This will avoid waiting time for train or bus connections. Car sharing is an option to reduce costs if you travel with other colleagues (or friends).
The cheapest way to reach Urbino is by bus from either Pesaro or Fano.
The closest Airports to Urbino are Ancona, Bologna, Rimini and Forlì.
Please follow the links below for detailed information.
ANCONA: Raffaello Sanzio Airport at Falconara Marittima
45 Km South of Pesaro
Information office and bookings: Tel. +39-071-28271
Direct flights with low cost companies from London (www.ryanair.com ), Barcelona and Paris (www.evolavia.com )
Suggested route: From the airport take the bus to the train station in Ancona and from there take a train to Pesaro (about 30 min) and from Pesaro take the Bus (see section below).
BOLOGNA: Aereoporto G. Marconi
Bologna is the largest international airport of the area and is only a two-hour drive from Urbino. It is served by many low cost airlines, please refer to the airport website for details.
Information office and bookings: Tel. +39-051-6479615
Information office and bookings: Tel. +39-0543-474991
Forlì is a very small airport, but the low cost airline Ryanair runs flights from major European cities (www.ryanair.com)
Suggested route: From the airport take the bus to the train station in Forlì, from there take a train to Pesaro (about 1:20h) and from Pesaro take the Bus (see section below).
RIMINI: Aeroporto Federico Fellini
Information office and bookings Tel. +39.0541.715711
Rimini is also a very small airport, but the low-cost airline Easyjet (www.easyjet.com) flies there. Rimini can be also useful for connections from Rome with Alitalia (www.alitalia.com) or other major European cities such as London, Amsterdam or Brussels.
Suggested route: From the airport take a bus to the train station in Rimini. From there take a train to Pesaro (about 15-20 min.) and from Pesaro take the bus (see section below).
For detailed information regarding flight schedules and airlines please refer to the airport links.
Buses from Pesaro or Fano to Urbino run frequently, for schedule information please visit the website: http://www.autolineebucci.com/
There are daily buses into the Urbino-Montefeltro area from Rome (http://www.autolineebucci.com/), but they do not run on Sundays.
If you are coming from Tuscany you can travel via San Sepolcro, but it is quite a lengthy trip.
From Rome, follow the old Via Flaminia through the Scheggia Pass, using the E45 via Perugia;
from Florence and Arezzo, follow the Bocca Trabaria, Bocca Serriola, Badia Tebalda or Viamaggio passes.
From Bologna take the A14 motorway and go south. Use the following exit: “Pesaro-Urbino” to reach Urbino.
From the “Pesaro-Urbino” exit you should take the SS 423 Urbinate, Urbino is 28Km from the highway exit. It will take you about 30-45 min.
From Ancona take the A14 motorway and go north. Use the following exit “Fano” to reach Urbino.
From the “Fano” exit you should take the superstrada and follow signs to Urbino. It will take you about 30-40 min.
The recommended stations are Pesaro(if you are traveling from the north) or Fano (if you are traveling from the south).
If you are travelling from Rome, the closest station is Fossato di Vico-Gubbio which is about a two hour train ride from the capital. From Fossato, however, there are few bus connections, and taxis are quite expensive (about 65€) so we suggest travelling to Pesaro by changing trains at the Falconara Marittima station.
Important: For all information related to train schedules and costs, please visit the website: http://www.trenitalia.it
LINKS OF INTEREST FOR FURTHER ACCOMODATION AND TOURIST INFORMATION:
www.montefeltro.info: a detailed website on accommodation and tourism in Urbino and its surroundings
http://www.bburbino.it: lists of bed & breakfasts in the Urbino surroundings
http://www.le-marche.com/: the website of the Marche region, where Urbino is located, helpful to plan your holidays.
http://www.agriturismo.pesarourbino.it: a list of country hotels and itineraries.