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There are 9 ways to get from Florence to Madrid by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Florence  •  5h 29m

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Madrid (MAD) FLR - MAD

62€ - 332€

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Train to Rome, fly  •  7h 16m

  1. Take the train from Firenze Campo Marte to Fiumicino Aeroporto
  2. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Madrid (MAD) FCO - MAD

47€ - 355€

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Bus to Pisa, fly  •  6h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Piazza Stazione to Pisa Airport
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Madrid (MAD) PSA - MAD

Train to Bologna, fly  •  6h 28m

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

52€ - 292€

Train  •  18h 30m

  1. Take the train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Torino Porta Susa
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  4. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

202€ - 350€

Bus via Barcelona  •  24h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Florence, Florence to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord N758
  2. Take the bus from Barcelona to Madrid

99€ - 135€

Bus  •  31h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Florence - Villa Costanza to Nice - Ferber Reggio Calabria
  2. Take the bus from Nice Aéroport to Madrid Est Sur 252

82€ - 114€

Bus #2  •  3 days 2h

  1. Take the bus from Florence to Madrid

260€ - 360€

Drive  •  16h 10m

  1. Drive from Florence to Madrid 1685 km

220€ - 330€

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The cheapest way to get from Florence to Madrid is to bus which costs 80€ - 120€ and takes 31h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Madrid is to fly which costs 60€ - 340€ and takes 5h 29m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Florence and arriving at Madrid. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 3 days 2h.

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No, there is no direct train from Florence to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Firenze Santa Maria Novella and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha via Torino Porta Susa, Lyon Part Dieu and Barcelona-Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 30m.

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The distance between Florence and Madrid is 1287 km. The road distance is 1685 km.

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The best way to get from Florence to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 18h 30m and costs 200€ - 350€.

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It takes approximately 5h 29m to get from Florence to Madrid, including transfers.

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

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Florence to Madrid train services, operated by ItaloTreno, depart from Firenze Santa Maria Novella station.

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The best way to get from Florence to Madrid is to fly which takes 5h 29m and costs 60€ - 340€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 200€ - 350€ and takes 18h 30m, you could also bus via Barcelona, which costs 95€ - 140€ and takes 24h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 1286.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 29m

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

Iberia, Vueling Airlines and eight other airlines fly from Florence to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Florence to Madrid via Torino Porta Susa, Torino Porta Susa, Lyon Part Dieu, and Barcelona-Sants in around 18h 30m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 150€
Flights from Pisa to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 320€
Flights from Bologna to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 150€
Flights from Rome to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 250€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Florence to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 440€
Flights from Bologna to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 370€
Flights from Rome to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 150€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Pisa to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 140€
Flights from Pisa to Madrid via Palermo
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 170€
Flights from Pisa to Madrid via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 170€
Flights from Pisa to Madrid via Beauvais
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 170€
Flights from Bologna to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Flights from Bologna to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Pisa to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Flights from Rome to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 250€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 270€
Flights from Florence to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
55€ - 270€
Flights from Rome to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Flights from Rome to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 150€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 450€
Flights from Pisa to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 490€
Flights from Bologna to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 250€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Florence to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 650€
Flights from Bologna to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 260€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 370€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Florence to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 900€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Florence to Madrid via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 350€
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Bologna to Madrid via Tunis
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
190€ - 550€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Bologna to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 290€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Rome to Madrid via Montpellier
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 280€
Train operators
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.

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Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 40€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
14€ - 20€
Smart Low Cost
12€ - 17€
Smart Flex
26€ - 40€
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
26€ - 75€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
28€ - 40€
Smart Low Cost
26€ - 40€
Smart Flex
55€ - 75€
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 Firenze Campo Marte to Fiumicino Aeroporto
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
23€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
23€ - 35€
Base Standard
40€ - 60€
Base Premium
50€ - 75€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
55€ - 65€
1st Class
55€ - 70€
Renfe SNCF
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 85€
Promo+
70€ - 75€
Flexible
90€ - 120€
Bus operators
People Mover
Website
pisa-airport.com
Bus from Piazza Stazione to Pisa Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
pisa-airport.com
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 Florence, Florence to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 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 Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Florence to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 days 2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
260€ - 360€
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Nice Aéroport to Madrid Est Sur
Ave. Duration
21h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
Eurolines FR

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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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Florence to Madrid bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Madrid station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Florence to Madrid is 1685 km. It takes approximately 16h 10m to drive from Florence to Madrid.

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Iberia, Luxair, Vueling Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Florence Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 4321+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Florence to Florence Airport is to tram which takes 18 min and costs 2€.

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