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There are 6 ways to get from Madrid to Bari by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Bari  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Bari (BRI) MAD - BRI

$78 - $269

5 alternative options

Fly to Brindisi, train  •  9 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Brindisi (BDS) MAD - BDS
  2. Take the train from Brindisi to Bari Centrale

$81 - $474

Train  •  24 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Valence TGV to Chambery-Challes-E
  4. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  5. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...
  6. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Bari Centrale Fb / ...

$319 - $479

Bus ALSA  •  37 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Turin
  2. Take the bus from Turin, Torino to Bari N425

$137 - $218

Bus Atlassib  •  44 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Padova
  2. Take the bus from Padova - Autostazione Via Della Pace Stallo 12 to Bari - L.Go Sorrentino Dietro Staz. Fs Baltour

Drive  •  22 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Bari 1497 miles

$360 - $550

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Bari is to fly which costs 65€ - 240€ and takes 5 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Bari is to fly which costs 65€ - 240€ and takes 5 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Bari. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Bari via Turin, Torino. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Bari. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving at Bari Centrale via Barcelona Sants, Valence TGV, Chambery-Challes-E, Torino Porta Susa and Bologna C.Le. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 2 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Bari is 1729 km. The road distance is 2395.2 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Bari without a car is to train which takes 24 h 2 min and costs 270€ - 420€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 40 min to get from Madrid to Bari, including transfers.

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

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Madrid to Bari train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Bari is to fly which takes 5 h 40 min and costs 65€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 270€ - 420€ and takes 24 h 2 min, you could also bus, which costs 110€ - 190€ and takes 37 h.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Bari.
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  • Distance: 1080.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 40 min

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

Ryanair, Alitalia and six other airlines fly from Madrid to Bari every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Bari via Barcelona Sants, Valence TGV, Chambery-Challes-E, Torino Porta Susa, Torino Porta Susa, and Bologna C.Le in around 24 h 2 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Bari via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Bari via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Brindisi via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $500
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Bari
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $500
Flights from Madrid to Bari via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $500
Flights from Madrid to Brindisi via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from Madrid to Brindisi via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Bari via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Brindisi via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Bari via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Madrid to Brindisi via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$140 - $460
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Brindisi via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$140 - $460
Flights from Madrid to Brindisi via Mahon, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $460
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Madrid to Brindisi via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Brindisi via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
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 Brindisi to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $19
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$15 - $19
Spanish Railways AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
renfe.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
renfe.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Valence TGV to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
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 Torino Porta Susa to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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 to Turin
Ave. Duration
23 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
alsa.com
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 Turin, Torino to Bari
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Atlassib
Phone
(004) 0269 229.224
Email
informatii@atlassib.es
Website
atlassib.es
Bus from Madrid to Padova
Ave. Duration
29 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
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Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Padova - Autostazione Via Della Pace Stallo 12 to Bari - L.Go Sorrentino Dietro Staz. Fs
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
http://www.baltour.it/

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Bari Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 40 min.

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Madrid to Bari bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bari station.

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Madrid to Bari train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Bari Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Bari is 2395 km. It takes approximately 22 h 12 min to drive from Madrid to Bari.

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Iberia, Vueling Airlines, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Bari Airport.

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There are 830+ hotels available in Bari. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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