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There are 8 ways to get from Madrid to Rome by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Rome  •  5h 24m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Rome (FCO) MAD - FCO

$68 - $320

Cheapest option

Fly to Rome Ciampino  •  5h 31m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Rome Ciampino (CIA) MAD - CIA

$43 - $268

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Fly to Florence, train  •  6h 53m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Florence (FLR) MAD - FLR
  2. Take the train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Roma Termini Station

$97 - $365

Train  •  19h 37m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Avignon TGV Ave
  2. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Genève Tgv
  3. Take the train from Geneve to Milano Centrale Ec
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr

$328 - $496

Train via Barcelona Sants  •  19h 38m

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

$294 - $434

Bus via Aix en Provence  •  31h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Aix En Provence
  2. Take the bus from Aix en Provence to Rome

$173 - $315

Bus  •  2 days 6h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Roma

$130 - $210

Drive  •  18h 41m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Rome 1219.7 miles

$290 - $430

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Rome is to fly which costs 35€ - 240€ and takes 5h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Rome is to fly which costs 55€ - 280€ and takes 5h 24m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Roma. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 2 days 6h.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Rome. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving at Roma Termini via Avignon TGV, Geneve and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 37m.

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The distance between Madrid and Rome is 1364 km. The road distance is 1951.4 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Rome without a car is to train which takes 19h 37m and costs 280€ - 440€.

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It takes approximately 5h 24m to get from Madrid to Rome, including transfers.

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Madrid to Rome bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid to Rome train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Rome is to fly which takes 5h 24m and costs 55€ - 280€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 280€ - 440€ and takes 19h 37m, you could also bus, which costs 150€ - 280€ and takes 31h 52m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Rome.
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  • Distance: 852.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 24m

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

Iberia, Alitalia and five other airlines fly from Madrid to Rome hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Rome via Avignon TGV, Genève, Geneve, and Milano Centrale in around 19h 37m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Rome via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Madrid to Rome via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Madrid to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Rome via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Madrid to Rome via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Madrid to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Rome via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Madrid to Rome Ciampino via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Madrid to Rome Ciampino via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Train operators
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Roma Termini Station
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini Station
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
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 S.Maria Novella to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
renfe.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Avignon TGV to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $85
1st Class
$100 - $150
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Geneve to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
renfe.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Valence TGV to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Aix En Provence
Ave. Duration
17h 29m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Madrid to Roma
Ave. Duration
2 days 6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$130 - $210
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Aix en Provence to Rome
Ave. Duration
13h 23m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $220
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 20m.

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Madrid to Rome bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Rome station.

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Madrid to Rome train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Rome is 1951 km. It takes approximately 18h 41m to drive from Madrid to Rome.

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Air Europa, Iberia, Alitalia and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Rome Airport.

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Book your Madrid to Rome bus tickets online with ALSA.

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There are 12050+ hotels available in Rome. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 22m and costs 1€ - 3€.

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