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How to get fromMadrid to Bolognaby plane, train, bus or car

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There are 9 ways to get from Madrid to Bologna by plane, train, bus, or car

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  1. Fly to Bologna4h 48m

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

    $65–243

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  1. Fly to Verona, train6h 10m

    1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Verona (VRN)planeMAD - VRN
    2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna Centraletrain

    $59–334

7 alternative options

  1. Fly to Florence, train5h 46m

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

    $77–264

  2. Fly to Venice, train6h 41m

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

    $73–319

  3. Train via Barcelona17h 51m

    1. Take the train from Estación de tren de Atocha to Barcelona-SantstrainAve
    2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieutrain
    3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to GenevetrainTer
    4. Take the train from Geneve to Milano CentraletrainEc
    5. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna CentraletrainFr

    $243–528

  4. Train22h 28m

    1. Take the train from Estación de tren de Atocha to Marseille St Charlestrain
    2. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Nice VilletrainTgv
    3. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Genova BrignoletrainRe
    4. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Parmatrain
    5. Take the train from Parma to Bologna CentraletrainIc

    $208–355

  5. Bus26h 3m

    1. Take the bus from Estación Sur de Autobuses to Milano, Autostazione LampugnanobusN1138
    2. Take the bus from Milano, Autostazione Lampugnano to Bologna CentralebusN524 / ...

    $143–241

  6. Bus via Genoa30h 46m

    1. Take the bus from Estación Sur de Autobuses to GenovabusAlsa
    2. Take the bus from Genova Piazza Principe to Bologna Centralebus

  7. Drive16h 20m

    1. Drive from Madrid to Bolognacar1,067.9 mi

    $314–454

Madrid to Bologna by train

Calendar7Weekly Trains
Duration17h 51mAverage Duration
Ticket$243Cheapest Price
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  • Distance: 815.7 mi
  • Duration: 4h 48m

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

Ryanair, Iberia, and Vueling Airlines fly from Madrid (MAD) to Bologna (BLQ) 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Estación de tren de Atocha to Bologna Centrale via Barcelona-Sants, Lyon Part Dieu, Geneve, and Milano Centrale in around 17h 51m.

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