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There are 9 ways to get from Bologna to Madrid by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus or car

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Fly from Bologna  •  5h 20m

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Madrid (MAD) BLQ - MAD

$43 - $216

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Train to Florence, fly  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
  2. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Madrid (MAD) FLR - MAD

$94 - $351

Train, train to Pisa, fly  •  6h 53m

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
  2. Take the train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
  3. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Madrid (MAD) PSA - MAD

$64 - $262

Train to Venice, fly  •  7h 34m

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Venezia Mestre
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Madrid (MAD) VCE - MAD

$94 - $321

Train to Milan Linate, fly  •  7h

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale Station
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Madrid (MAD) LIN - MAD

$94 - $311

Train via Barcelona Sants  •  16h 44m

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery-Challes-E Tgv
  3. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Valence TGV
  4. Take the train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants Tgv / ...
  5. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...

$244 - $365

Train  •  18h 42m

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Genova Piazza Principe Reg
  2. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Marseille-Saint-Charles Ec
  3. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave

$211 - $333

Bus and ferry, bus  •  25h 38m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Valencia
  2. Take the bus from Valencia to Madrid Auto Res

$138 - $204

Drive  •  16h 25m

  1. Drive from Bologna to Madrid 1081.6 miles

$260 - $380

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The cheapest way to get from Bologna to Madrid is to fly which costs 35€ - 190€ and takes 5h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Bologna to Madrid is to fly which costs 35€ - 190€ and takes 5h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bologna to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Bologna and arriving at Madrid via Ferran el Catòlic and Valencia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 38m.

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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, Chambery-Challes-E, Valence TGV and Barcelona Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 44m.

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The distance between Bologna and Madrid is 1312 km. The road distance is 1730.6 km.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 16h 44m and costs 210€ - 320€.

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It takes approximately 5h 20m to get from Bologna to Madrid, including transfers.

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Bologna to Madrid bus services, operated by Autolinee Gambioli, depart from Bologna station.

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

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The best way to get from Bologna to Madrid is to fly which takes 5h 20m and costs 35€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 210€ - 320€ and takes 16h 44m.

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Map of how to get from Bologna to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 820.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 20m

What companies run services between Bologna, Italy and Madrid, Spain?

Ryanair, Iberia and six other airlines fly from Bologna to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bologna to Madrid via Torino Porta Susa, Chambery-Challes-E, Valence TGV, and Barcelona Sants in around 16h 44m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bologna to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Florence to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Pisa to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Venice to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Venice to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Milan Linate to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Milan Linate to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bologna to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Bologna to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Florence to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Florence to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Venice to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Milan Linate to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bologna to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Florence to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Florence to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Venice to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Milan Linate to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bologna to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Florence to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Venice to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Milan Linate to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bologna to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Florence to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Pisa to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Venice to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Milan Linate to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from Pisa to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Pisa to Madrid via Cagliari
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Florence to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Pisa to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Venice to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Venice to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Milan Linate to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Venice to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Venice to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Train from Bologna C.Le to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
Train from Bologna C.Le to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$35 - $45
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
Train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
7h 44m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Website
en.oui.sncf
Spanish Railways AVE
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to Marseille-Saint-Charles
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Valencia
Ave. Duration
19h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it

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The quickest flight from Bologna Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 25m.

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Bologna to Madrid bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, arrive at Madrid station.

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Bologna to Madrid train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bologna to Madrid is 1731 km. It takes approximately 16h 25m to drive from Bologna to Madrid.

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Ryanair, Vueling Airlines, Iberia and three other airlines offer flights from Bologna Airport to Madrid Airport.

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Book your Bologna to Madrid train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and three other operators.

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There are 3944+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Bologna Airport is to line 40 bus which takes 13m and costs 1€ - 3€.

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