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There are 8 ways to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Florence Airport (FLR) 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 Florence  •  2h 20m

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

€45 - €140

Cheapest option

Fly to Bologna, train  •  4h 23m

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

€29 - €130

6 alternative options

Fly to Pisa, bus  •  4h 9m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Pisa (PSA) MAD - PSA
  2. Take the bus from Pisa Airport to Florence T2 Guidoni Parking Area

Train, bus  •  19h 49m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Perpignan Tgv / ...
  3. Take the bus from Perpignan to Florence

€141 - €217

Bus via Barcelona  •  23h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 to Barcelona
  2. Take the bus from Barcelona to Florence N758

€101 - €130

Bus, train  •  34h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Padova
  2. Take the train from Padova to Firenze S.M.N. Fr / ...

Bus  •  2 days 3h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Florence

€194 - €277

Drive  •  15h 59m

  1. Drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Florence Airport (FLR) 1665 km

€210 - €310

Madrid Airport (MAD) to Florence Airport (FLR) by train, bus and tram

The journey time between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Florence Airport (FLR) is around 27h 50m and covers a distance of around 1724 km. The fastest journey normally takes 27h 50m. Operated by Renfe Cercanias, Renfe AVE, Renfe SNCF and others, the Madrid Airport (MAD) to Florence Airport (FLR) service departs from Aeropuerto T4 and arrives in Viale Giovanni Luder. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
27h 50m
Fastest journey time:
27h 50m
Journey distance:
1724 km
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
156 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:32
Last service departs at:
08:32

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Airport (MAD) to Florence Airport (FLR) train, bus and tram schedules

Spain → Italy
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International entry into Italy from Spain

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Italy, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Spain

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from Spain
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Canada, Japan and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Italy

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Spain

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from Spain.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Florence Airport (FLR) is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Florence Airport (FLR) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Florence Airport (FLR) is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Spain from Italy.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 29 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Florence Airport (FLR) is to fly and train, which costs €29 - €130 and takes 4h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Florence Airport (FLR) is to fly which costs €45 - €140 and takes 2h 20m.

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The distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Florence Airport (FLR) is 1272 km. The road distance is 1665 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Florence Airport (FLR) without a car is to train and bus which takes 19h 49m and costs €140 - €220.

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It takes approximately 2h 20m to fly from Madrid (MAD) to Florence (FLR), including transfers and time at the airport.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Florence Airport (FLR) is to fly which takes 2h 20m and costs €45 - €140. Alternatively, you can bus via Barcelona, which costs €100 - €130 and takes 23h 46m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) to Florence Airport (FLR) is 1665 km. It takes approximately 15h 59m to drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Florence Airport (FLR).

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KLM, Iberia, Vueling Airlines and Air France offer flights from Madrid Airport to Florence Airport.

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There are 1857+ hotels available in Florence Airport (FLR). Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Florence Airport (FLR).
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  • Distance: 1272 km
  • Duration: 2h 20m

What companies run services between Madrid Airport (MAD), Spain and Florence Airport (FLR), Italy?

Vueling Airlines, Iberia and four other airlines fly from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Florence Airport (FLR) every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Florence Airport (FLR) via Barcelona, Florence, Villa Costanza, Federiga, and Foggini Talenti in around 23h 46m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €310
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €450
Flights from Madrid to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €210
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€65 - €290
Flights from Madrid to Pisa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €180
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €450
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €450
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€65 - €290
Flights from Madrid to Pisa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €180
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €470
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€14 - €75
Flights from Madrid to Pisa
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€17 - €120
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €600
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Train operators
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 Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €15
Base Standard
€25 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Train from Padova to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€18 - €25
Base Standard
€35 - €50
Base Premium
€45 - €65
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 Bologna Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €21
Smart Low Cost
€12 - €17
Smart Flex
€26 - €40
Train from Padova to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€17 - €50
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€19 - €27
Smart Low Cost
€17 - €24
Smart Flex
€35 - €50
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 Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Renfe AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Renfe AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€60 - €80
Promo+
€68 - €73
Flexible
€90 - €120
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Bus operators
Caronna Tour S.r.l.
Website
caronnatour.com
Bus from Pisa Airport to Florence T2 Guidoni Parking Area
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Caronna Tour S.r.l.
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Perpignan to Florence
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Barcelona to Florence
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
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 Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Madrid to Florence
Ave. Duration
2 days 1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€190 - €270
Website
alsa.com
Atlassib
Phone
(004) 0269 229.224
Email
informatii@atlassib.es
Website
atlassib.es
Bus from Madrid to Padova
Ave. Duration
29h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
atlassib.es

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