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There are 8 ways to get from Florence to Madrid by plane, train, bus and ferry, 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 from Florence  •  5h 10m

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

67€ - 285€

Cheapest option

Train to Pisa, fly  •  6h 5m

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

41€ - 205€

6 alternative options

Train to Bologna, fly  •  6h 13m

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

57€ - 230€

Train  •  17h 5m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Torino Porta Susa Fr
  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

236€ - 325€

Bus and ferry, bus  •  26h 43m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Valencia
  2. Take the bus from Valencia to Madrid Auto Res

127€ - 188€

Bus via Nice Airport (NCE)  •  29h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Florence, Florence to Nice, Nice N758
  2. Take the bus from Nice Aéroport to Madrid Est Sur 252

142€ - 216€

Bus  •  3 days 2h

  1. Take the bus from Florence to Madrid

140€ - 220€

Drive  •  16h 10m

  1. Drive from Florence to Madrid 1053.2 miles

220€ - 320€

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The cheapest way to get from Florence to Madrid is to train and fly which costs 40€ - 210€ and takes 6h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Madrid is to fly which costs 65€ - 290€ and takes 5h 10m.

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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 S.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 17h 5m.

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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 17h 5m and costs 230€ - 330€.

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It takes approximately 5h 10m 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 Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Firenze S.Maria Novella station.

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The best way to get from Florence to Madrid is to fly which takes 5h 10m and costs 65€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 230€ - 330€ and takes 17h 5m, you could also bus via Nice Airport (NCE), which costs 140€ - 220€ and takes 29h 21m.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 804.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 10m

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, Lyon Part Dieu, and Barcelona-Sants in around 17h 5m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 650€
Flights from Pisa to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 850€
Flights from Bologna to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 700€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from Pisa to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
Flights from Bologna to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 490€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Pisa to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 280€
Flights from Pisa to Madrid via Palermo
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 280€
Flights from Pisa to Madrid via Beauvais
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 280€
Flights from Bologna to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 310€
Flights from Bologna to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 310€
Flights from Bologna to Madrid via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 310€
Flights from Bologna to Madrid via Beauvais
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 310€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Florence to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 550€
Flights from Bologna to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 420€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Florence to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 700€
Flights from Bologna to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 600€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 800€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 450€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Florence to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 700€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Florence to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Pisa to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
190€ - 750€
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Bologna to Madrid via Tunis
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
320€ - 1200€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Bologna to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 550€
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 Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 12€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
10€ - 12€
ItaloTreno
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 Firenze S.Maria Novella to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
trenitalia.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 60€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
50€ - 60€
1st Class
75€ - 110€
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
75€ - 110€
1st Class
110€ - 170€
Renfe AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Renfe AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
65€ - 90€
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus and ferry from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Valencia
Ave. Duration
21h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
100€ - 160€
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Florence, Florence to Nice, Nice
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
21€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Nice Aéroport to Madrid Est Sur
Ave. Duration
21h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
120€ - 180€
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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 Florence to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 days 2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
140€ - 220€
Website
alsa.com

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

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

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Book your Florence to Madrid train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and two other operators.

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Book your Florence to Madrid bus tickets online with ALSA.

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There are 4059+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at 60€ per night.

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The best way to get from Florence to Florence Airport is to bus which takes 14m and costs 1€ - 2€.

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