There are 10 ways to get from Madrid to Bologna 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 Bologna  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Bologna (BLQ) MAD - BLQ

$43 - $217

9 alternative options

Fly to Florence, train  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Florence (FLR) MAD - FLR
  2. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le

$94 - $355

Fly to Venice, train  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Venice (VCE) MAD - VCE
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le

$105 - $332

Fly to Pisa, train  •  6 h 59 min

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

$64 - $262

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Milan Linate (LIN) MAD - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le

$93 - $324

Train via Barcelona Sants  •  16 h 24 min

  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 Bologna C.Le Fr

$261 - $358

Train  •  19 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Marseille-St-Charles Ave
  2. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Genova Piazza Principe Ec
  3. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Bologna C.Le Reg / ...

$202 - $330

Bus  •  29 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Milano
  2. Take the bus from Milano to Bologna 120R / ...

$110 - $161

Bus, train  •  32 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Padova
  2. Take the train from Padova to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...

Drive  •  16 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Bologna 1079 miles

$250 - $380

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

Iberia, Ryanair and eight other airlines fly from Madrid to Bologna hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Bologna via Barcelona Sants, Lyon Part Dieu, Torino Porta Susa, and Torino Porta Susa in around 16 h 24 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Florence
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Venice
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Venice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Pisa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Venice via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Madrid to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Venice
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Madrid to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Pisa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Florence
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Venice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Pisa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Venice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from Madrid to Pisa
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Madrid to Pisa via Lamezia Terme
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
orario.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 Padova to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Padova Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$35 - $45
Spanish Railways AVE
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Website
renfe.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $70
1st Class
$90 - $120
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Milano to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Schedules at
marozzivt.it
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan, Milan to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
saj.it
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
atlassib.es

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Madrid and Bologna is 1312 km. The road distance is 1726 km.

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Bologna is to fly which costs 35€ - 190€ and takes 4 h 56 min.

The quickest way to get from Madrid to Bologna is to fly which takes 4 h 56 min and costs 35€ - 190€.

No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving at Bologna C.Le via Barcelona Sants, Lyon Part Dieu and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 24 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Bologna via Milano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 44 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 56 min to get from Madrid to Bologna, including transfers.