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There are 9 ways to get from Madrid to Colle di Val d'Elsa by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Florence, bus  •  7h 14m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Florence (FLR) MAD - FLR
  2. Take the bus from Firenze Autostazione to Colle V.Elsa

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Fly to Pisa, train  •  7h 23m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Pisa (PSA) MAD - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to Empoli

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Fly to Bologna, train, bus  •  7h 50m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Bologna (BLQ) MAD - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
  3. Take the bus from Firenze Autostazione to Colle V.Elsa

Train, bus  •  20h 51m

  1. Take the train from Estación de tren de Atocha to Marseille St Charles
  2. Take the bus from Marseille to Florence
  3. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Poggibonsi-S.Gimign. Re

Train, bus via Geneva  •  21h 35m

  1. Take the train from Estación de tren de Atocha to Avignon Tgv
  2. Take the train from Avignon Tgv to Geneve Tgv
  3. Take the train from Geneve to Milano Centrale Ec
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
  5. Take the bus from Firenze Autostazione to Colle V.Elsa 131

Train, bus via Ventimiglia  •  22h 8m

  1. Take the train from Estación de tren de Atocha to Marseille St Charles
  2. Take the train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Nice-Ville Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Grosseto Ic
  4. Take the bus from Grosseto F.S. to Siena-Via Tozzi 51G

Bus  •  26h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Estación Sur de Autobuses to Genoa
  2. Take the bus from Genoa to Florence
  3. Take the bus from Firenze Autostazione to Colle V.Elsa 131

Bus via Florence  •  28h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Estación Sur de Autobuses to Genova
  2. Take the bus from Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia to Florence
  3. Take the bus from Stazione Leopolda to Colle V.Elsa 131

Drive  •  16h 38m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Colle di Val d'Elsa 1717.7 km

Madrid to Colle di Val d'Elsa by train, bus and walk

4 Weekly Services
20h 51m Average Duration
€144 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Colle di Val d'Elsa is to fly and train which costs €60 - €300 and takes 7h 23m.

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The fastest way to get from Madrid to Colle di Val d'Elsa is to fly and train which takes 7h 23m and costs €60 - €300.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Colle di Val d'Elsa. However, there are services departing from Estación Sur de Autobuses and arriving at Colle V.Elsa via Genoa and Firenze Autostazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 59m.

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The distance between Madrid and Colle di Val d'Elsa is 1345 km. The road distance is 1717.7 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Colle di Val d'Elsa without a car is to train and bus which takes 20h 51m and costs €140 - €210.

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It takes approximately 7h 14m to get from Madrid to Colle di Val d'Elsa, including transfers.

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Madrid to Colle di Val d'Elsa bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Estación Sur de Autobuses station.

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Madrid to Colle di Val d'Elsa bus services, operated by Autolinee Toscane - Linee Regionali, arrive at Colle V.Elsa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Colle di Val d'Elsa is 1718 km. It takes approximately 16h 38m to drive from Madrid to Colle di Val d'Elsa.

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  • Distance: 1344.7 km
  • Duration: 7h 14m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Colle di Val d'Elsa, Italy?

You can take a bus from Madrid to Colle di Val d'Elsa via Genoa, Florence, and Firenze Autostazione in around 26h 59m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €380
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €290
Flights from Madrid to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €410
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €360
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €380
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €290
Flights from Madrid to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €410
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €360
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€50 - €360
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €360
Flights from Madrid to Pisa
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €400
Flights from Madrid to Pisa via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€45 - €400
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 Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €45
Website
https://www.trenitalia.com/en/frecce.html
Super Economy
€11 - €15
Base Standard
€25 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
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 06 8937 1892
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale to Stazione Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
https://www.italotreno.it/en
Smart Economy
€28 - €40
Smart Flex
€29 - €40
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
https://www.italotreno.it/en
Smart Economy
€45 - €65
Smart Flex
€50 - €65
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 Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €14
Website
https://www.trenitalia.com/en.html
1st Class
€12 - €14
Train from Pisa Centrale to Empoli
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€4 - €8
Website
https://www.trenitalia.com/en.html
1st Class
€7 - €8
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Poggibonsi-S.Gimign.
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €11
Website
https://www.trenitalia.com/en.html
1st Class
€9 - €11
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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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 Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
https://www.trenitalia.com/
2nd Class
€7 - €11
Train from Ventimiglia to Grosseto
Ave. Duration
5h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
https://www.trenitalia.com/
2nd Class
€27 - €40
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Stazione Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€22 - €150
Website
https://www.nightjet.com/en/#/home
Sleeper Carriage
€130 - €150
Seating Carriage
€22 - €45
Couchette Carriage
€75 - €95
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

Rome2Rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Website
renfe.com
Train from Estación de tren de Atocha to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
7h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
https://www.renfe.com/es/en
Train from Estación de tren de Atocha to Avignon Tgv
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€80 - €120
Website
https://www.renfe.com/es/en
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
+33 1 84 94 36 35
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Avignon Tgv to Geneve
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €120
Website
https://www.sncf.com/en
2nd Class
€65 - €85
1st Class
€85 - €120
Train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €80
Website
https://www.sncf.com/en
2nd Class
€40 - €55
1st Class
€60 - €80
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 848 44 66 88
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€110 - €210
Website
https://www.sbb.ch/en
SNCF Bus
Phone
3635
Website
sncf.com
Train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Nice-Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
https://www.sncf.com/en
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 1 84 94 36 35
Website
sncf.com
Train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €85
Website
https://www.sncf-connect.com/en-en/
2nd Class
€35 - €55
Rail 1st Class
€55 - €85
Bus operators
Autolinee Toscane - Linee Regionali
Phone
+39 055 849 0505
Email
servizioclienti@at-bus.it
Website
at-bus.it
Bus from Firenze Autostazione to Colle V.Elsa
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
at-bus.it
Bus from Grosseto F.S. to Siena-Via Tozzi
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
at-bus.it
Bus from Stazione Leopolda to Colle V.Elsa
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
at-bus.it
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 Marseille to Florence
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
https://www.flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Estación Sur de Autobuses to Genoa
Ave. Duration
20h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€110 - €160
Website
https://www.flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Genoa to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
https://www.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
+34 910 207 007
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Estación Sur de Autobuses to Genova
Ave. Duration
21h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€120 - €180
Website
https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/home
BlaBlaCar Bus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia to Florence
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
https://www.blablacar.co.uk/

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