Rome to Pescara or Ancona and East Coast Towns by TrainRail lines run between Rome and Foggia, Pescara, and Ancona on the east coast. A major rail line runs along the east coast and there are connections from all three cities. Foggia is best for those traveling further south along the east coast while Ancona is best for those traveling north.
The high-speed Frecce (Eurostar) trains from Roma Termini station to Foggia take less than 3 hours and IC trains take 4 1/2 to 5 hours. Trains from Roma Termini station to Ancona take about 3 on a Eurostar to over 4 hours on a regional train. Regional trains for Pescara Centrale and Porta Nuova stations leave from Roma Tiburtina station and take 4 to 5 hours.
You can check current Rome to Pescara or Ancona schedules or connections to other cities and ticket prices on the Trenitalia web site or on Select Italy's train page, where you can also buy tickets online in US dollars.
How to Get to Italy's East Coast by CarTo get from Rome to Foggia or Bari and points south, take the A1 autostrada toward Naples, then the A16 to the east coast. To drive to Pescara take the A24 and connect to the A25. To get to Ancona, continue on the A24 to the coast and connect to the A14 north.
The A14 autostrada runs along the east coast between Taranto in the south and Bologna in the north.