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Duration 34h 6m
Distance 1732 km
Average price 247€
Frequency 6/week

Trip overview

The train between Bologna and Madrid takes 34h 6m. The train runs, on average, 6 times per week from Bologna to Madrid. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Bologna Centrale
  2. Torino Porta Susa
  3. Lyon Part Dieu
  4. Barcelona-Sants
  5. Madrid
17h 47m
198€ - 340€

Bologna to Madrid train times

Trains run six times a week between Bologna and Madrid. The service departs Bologna at 13:08 in the afternoon, which arrives into Madrid at 23:14. All services require a transfer, and take on average 34h 6m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
These schedules are estimated: The schedules shown above are estimated schedules based on typical services on the average day and may vary depending on when you plan to travel. Please make sure you confirm the departure/arrival times and availability with the operator before planning your trip.

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No, there is no direct train from Bologna to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Bologna Centrale and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha via Torino Porta Susa, Lyon Part Dieu and Barcelona-Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 47m.

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The distance between Bologna and Madrid is 1312 km. The road distance is 1732 km.

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Bologna to Madrid train services, operated by ItaloTreno, depart from Bologna Centrale station.

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Bologna to Madrid train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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