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

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Fly to Rome  •  3h 35m

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

38€ - 127€

Cheapest option

Fly to Rome Ciampino  •  3h 28m

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

25€ - 118€

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Fly to Naples, train  •  4h 21m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Naples (NAP) MAD - NAP
  2. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini

68€ - 231€

Fly to Florence, train  •  4h 40m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Florence (FLR) MAD - FLR
  2. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini

70€ - 238€

Train  •  20h 32m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini Fr

220€ - 421€

Bus via Barcelona  •  26h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 to Barcelona
  2. Take the bus from Barcelona, Barcelona Nord to Florence, Florence
  3. Take the bus from Florence, Florence to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station 518 / ...

113€ - 144€

Bus  •  2 days 7h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Roma

212€ - 305€

Drive  •  18h 34m

  1. Drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Rome 1941.9 km

240€ - 360€

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Rome is to fly which costs 25€ - 120€ and takes 3h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Rome is to fly which costs 25€ - 120€ and takes 3h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Rome station. However, there are services departing from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 and arriving at Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station via Barcelona, Barcelona Nord and Florence, Florence. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Rome. However, there are services departing from Aeropuerto T4 and arriving at Roma Termini via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, Barcelona-Sants, Lyon Part Dieu and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 32m.

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The distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Rome is 1354 km. The road distance is 1941.9 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Rome without a car is to train which takes 20h 32m and costs 220€ - 430€.

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It takes approximately 3h 35m to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Rome, including transfers.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Rome bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Rome train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Rome is to fly which takes 3h 35m and costs 35€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 220€ - 430€ and takes 20h 32m, you could also bus via Barcelona, which costs 110€ - 150€ and takes 26h 30m.

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  • Distance: 1353.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 35m

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

Alitalia, Air Europa and six other airlines fly from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Rome hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Rome via Atocha, Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, Barcelona-Sants, Lyon Part Dieu, and Torino Porta Susa in around 20h 32m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 240€
Flights from Madrid to Rome via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 330€
Flights from Madrid to Naples
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 850€
Flights from Madrid to Naples via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 750€
Flights from Madrid to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 430€
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
27€ - 190€
Flights from Madrid to Naples via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
70€ - 330€
Flights from Madrid to Naples via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 330€
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 160€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 240€
Flights from Madrid to Rome via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 330€
Flights from Madrid to Naples
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 850€
Flights from Madrid to Naples via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 750€
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
27€ - 190€
Flights from Madrid to Naples via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 330€
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 160€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
24€ - 160€
Flights from Madrid to Rome Ciampino via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
24€ - 160€
Flights from Madrid to Naples
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
40€ - 550€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Naples via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 430€
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 200€
Malta Air
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 300€
Flights from Madrid to Naples
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 330€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Naples via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 340€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 260€
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 Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 65€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
18€ - 25€
Base Standard
35€ - 50€
Base Premium
45€ - 65€
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
21€ - 29€
Base Standard
40€ - 55€
Base Premium
50€ - 75€
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 150€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
45€ - 70€
Base Standard
85€ - 120€
Base Premium
100€ - 150€
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 Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 50€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
19€ - 27€
Smart Low Cost
17€ - 24€
Smart Flex
35€ - 50€
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 55€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
21€ - 30€
Smart Low Cost
19€ - 27€
Smart Flex
40€ - 55€
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 Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
14€ - 20€
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 24€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
16€ - 24€
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 Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 29€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
26€ - 29€
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 85€
Promo+
70€ - 75€
Flexible
90€ - 120€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
55€ - 65€
1st Class
55€ - 70€
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. 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 Roma
Ave. Duration
2 days 5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
210€ - 300€
Website
alsa.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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona, Barcelona Nord to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 60€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Florence, Florence to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Rome bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Roma station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) to Rome is 1942 km. It takes approximately 18h 34m to drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Rome.

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

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