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There are 10 ways to get from Cinque Terre to Madrid by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Florence, fly  •  8h

  1. Take the train from Corniglia to Firenze Rifredi
  2. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Madrid (MAD) FLR - MAD

67€ - 285€

Cheapest option

Train, train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  10h 25m

  1. Take the train from Levanto to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Madrid (MAD) MXP - MAD

41€ - 197€

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Train to Milan Linate, fly  •  10h

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

53€ - 216€

Train to Pisa, fly  •  7h 23m

  1. Take the train from La Spezia Centrale to Pisa Centrale
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Madrid (MAD) PSA - MAD

52€ - 310€

Train, train to Bologna, fly  •  9h 54m

  1. Take the train from Corniglia to Firenze S.M.N.
  2. Take the train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale
  3. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Madrid (MAD) BLQ - MAD

63€ - 178€

Train, bus to Nice, fly  •  10h 33m

  1. Take the train from Levanto to Genova Brignole
  2. Take the bus from Genova to Nice
  3. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Madrid (MAD) NCE - MAD

Train, bus via Barcelona  •  19h 18m

  1. Take the train from Levanto to Genova Brignole Re / ...
  2. Take the bus from Genova to Marseille
  3. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Narbonne Ter
  4. Take the train from Narbonne to Barcelona-Sants Ave / ...
  5. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

Train, bus  •  26h 6m

  1. Take the train from Sestri Levante to Genova P.Za Principe Re / ...
  2. Take the bus from Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia to Nîmes
  3. Take the bus from Nîmes to Madrid

67€ - 95€

Bus  •  30h 28m

  1. Take the bus from La Spezia - v.le Pietro Pozzoli to Nice - Ferber Reggio Calabria
  2. Take the bus from Niza to Madrid

121€ - 178€

Drive  •  15h 15m

  1. Drive from Cinque Terre to Madrid 1551.3 km

190€ - 280€

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The cheapest way to get from Cinque Terre to Madrid is to train and fly which costs 50€ - 220€ and takes 10h.

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The quickest way to get from Cinque Terre to Madrid is to train and fly which costs 50€ - 310€ and takes 7h 23m.

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The distance between Cinque Terre and Madrid is 1177 km. The road distance is 1551.3 km.

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The best way to get from Cinque Terre to Madrid without a car is to train and bus via Barcelona which takes 19h 18m and costs .

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It takes approximately 8h to get from Cinque Terre to Madrid, including transfers.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cinque Terre to Madrid is 1551 km. It takes approximately 15h 15m to drive from Cinque Terre to Madrid.

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Iberia, Air France, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from Florence Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 5774+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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  • Distance: 1176.6 km
  • Duration: 8h

What companies run services between Cinque Terre, Italy and Madrid, Spain?

You can take a bus from Cinque Terre to Madrid via La Spezia Centrale, La Spezia - Stazione FS, Ponzano Bivio, La Spezia - v.le Pietro Pozzoli, Nice - Ferber, Ferber, Grand Arénas, and Niza in around 30h 28m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Florence to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 950€
Flights from Florence to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 950€
Flights from Milan Linate to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 470€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 440€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 600€
Flights from Bologna to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 170€
Flights from Bologna to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 220€
Flights from Nice to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 300€
Flights from Nice to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
85€ - 210€
Flights from Nice to Madrid via Malaga
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
35€ - 300€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 950€
Flights from Florence to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 950€
Flights from Milan Linate to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 470€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 600€
Flights from Bologna to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 220€
Flights from Nice to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 210€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
160€ - 500€
Flights from Milan Linate to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Bologna to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
150€ - 320€
Flights from Bologna to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
150€ - 320€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Florence to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 600€
Flights from Milan Linate to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 400€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 460€
Flights from Bologna to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from Nice to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 280€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 320€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 230€
Flights from Bologna to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 250€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Florence to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 320€
Flights from Milan Linate to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 400€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 400€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 230€
Flights from Bologna to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 250€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
20€ - 340€
Flights from Pisa to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
65€ - 600€
Flights from Bologna to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
21€ - 350€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
30€ - 290€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bologna to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 220€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
110€ - 320€
Train operators
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 Corniglia to Firenze Rifredi
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
11€ - 22€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
20€ - 22€
Train from Levanto to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
14€ - 28€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
25€ - 28€
Train from La Spezia Centrale to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 12€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
10€ - 12€
Train from Corniglia to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
11€ - 23€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
20€ - 23€
Train from Levanto to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 10€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
9€ - 10€
Train from Sestri Levante to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 8€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
6€ - 8€
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Levanto to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
13€ - 19€
Train from La Spezia Centrale to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
6€ - 9€
Train from Levanto to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
5€ - 8€
Train from Sestri Levante to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
4€ - 7€
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
Trenord
Malpensa Express
Phone
02 72 49 49 49
Website
malpensaexpress.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Malpensa Express
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from La Spezia Centrale to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
9€ - 14€
Base Standard
23€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 45€
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 40€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
14€ - 20€
Smart Low Cost
12€ - 17€
Smart Flex
26€ - 40€
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Marseille St Charles to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 65€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
30€ - 50€
Rail 1st Class
45€ - 65€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Narbonne to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 85€
Promo+
70€ - 75€
Flexible
90€ - 120€
Bus operators
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Genova to Nice
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Bus from Genova to Marseille
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 21€
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Nîmes to Madrid
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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 Niza to Madrid
Ave. Duration
20h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Website
alsa.com

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