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

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Fly to Lamezia Terme

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Lamezia Terme (SUF)

Fly to Crotone, bus

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Crotone (CRV)
  2. Take the bus from Isola di Capo Rizzuto to Catanzaro

Train

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Lamezia Terme

Bus via Nice Airport (NCE)

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur to Nice Airport Arrivals Terminal 2
  2. Take the bus from Nice - Ferber to Rogliano
  3. Take the bus from Piano Lago to Catanzaro

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Turin
  2. Take the bus from Turin Corso Vittorio Emanuele II to Catanzaro Via Gioacchino da Fiore

Drive

  1. Drive from Madrid to Catanzaro

Madrid to Catanzaro by train and walk

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25h 13m Average Duration
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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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Conditions of entry into Italy from Spain

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
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Considerations leaving from Spain

The official advice is to delay international travel until fully vaccinated

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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
  • FFP2 masks are required on all public transport

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Catanzaro is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Catanzaro is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Catanzaro 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.

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Last updated: 16 May 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Catanzaro is to fly which costs €40 - €150 and takes 8h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Catanzaro is to fly which costs €40 - €150 and takes 8h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Catanzaro. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Catanzaro Via Gioacchino da Fiore via Turin Corso Vittorio Emanuele II. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 41h.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Catanzaro. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Catanzaro via Barcelona-Sants, Lyon Part Dieu, Torino Porta Susa and Lamezia T.Nicastro. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 13m.

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The distance between Madrid and Catanzaro is 1743 km. The road distance is 2530.2 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Catanzaro without a car is to train which takes 25h 13m and costs €190 - €420.

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It takes approximately 8h 39m to get from Madrid to Catanzaro, including transfers.

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

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Madrid to Catanzaro train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Catanzaro is to fly which takes 8h 39m and costs €40 - €150. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €190 - €420 and takes 25h 13m, you could also bus via Nice Airport (NCE), which costs €130 - €170 and takes 40h 21m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Catanzaro.
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  • Distance: 1742.8 km
  • Duration: 8h 39m

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

Ryanair, Air Europa and eight other airlines fly from Madrid to Catanzaro hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Catanzaro via Barcelona-Sants, Lyon Part Dieu, Torino Porta Susa, Torino Porta Susa, and Lamezia T.Nicastro in around 25h 13m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Lamezia Terme via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€30 - €190
Flights from Madrid to Lamezia Terme via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€30 - €190
Flights from Madrid to Crotone via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€45 - €280
Flights from Madrid to Crotone via Palma Mallorca, Bologna
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €290
Flights from Madrid to Crotone via Palma Mallorca, Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
16h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€50 - €300
Flights from Madrid to Crotone via Bologna
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€160 - €600
Flights from Madrid to Crotone via Alghero, Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€170 - €650
Flights from Madrid to Crotone via Venice
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Lamezia Terme via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €420
Flights from Madrid to Lamezia Terme via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €400
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Lamezia Terme via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €420
Alba Star
Website
albastar.es
Flights from Madrid to Crotone via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €280
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
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
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€20 - €40
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€37 - €40
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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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 Torino Porta Susa to Lamezia Terme
Ave. Duration
9h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €170
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€60 - €85
Smart Low Cost
€55 - €85
Smart Flex
€120 - €170
Bus operators
Autolinee Romano
Phone
0962.21709
Email
info@autolineeromano.com
Website
autolineeromano.com
Bus from Isola di Capo Rizzuto to Catanzaro
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€5
Schedules at
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Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur to Nice Airport Arrivals Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
19h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
Union Ivkoni
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid to Nice Airport
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€65 - €80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Turin
Ave. Duration
23h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€120 - €170
Website
alsa.com

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There is no direct flight from Madrid Airport to Lamezia Terme Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 25m and has one stopover.

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Madrid to Catanzaro bus services, operated by Autolinee Federico, arrive at Catanzaro Via Gioacchino da Fiore station.

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Madrid to Catanzaro train services, operated by ItaloTreno, arrive at Lamezia Terme station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Catanzaro is 2530 km. It takes approximately 24h 14m to drive from Madrid to Catanzaro.

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Iberia, Air Europa, Alitalia and Ryanair offer flights from Madrid Airport to Lamezia Terme Airport.

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There are 75+ hotels available in Catanzaro. Prices start at €87 per night.

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