COVID-19 Travel restrictions may apply upon entering Italy. Learn More.

There are 7 ways to get from Madrid to Florence by plane, bus, train 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 Florence  •  5h 2m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Florence (FLR) MAD - FLR

67€ - 391€

Cheapest option

Fly to Bologna, train  •  6h 40m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Bologna (BLQ) MAD - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella

48€ - 385€

5 alternative options

Fly to Pisa, bus  •  6h 39m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Pisa (PSA) MAD - PSA
  2. Take the bus from Pisa Airport to Piazza Stazione

Train  •  18h 3m

  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 Firenze S.M.N. Fr

209€ - 370€

Bus via Nice Airport (NCE)  •  26h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Niza
  2. Take the bus from Nice, Nice Airport to Genoa, Genoa
  3. Take the bus from Genoa, Genoa to Florence, Florence

122€ - 165€

Bus  •  2 days 1h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Florence

190€ - 270€

Drive  •  16h 13m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Florence 1682 km

220€ - 330€

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Italy

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions are being lifted in Italy. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Italy.

For travel planning advice, please refer to our Rome2rio Coronavirus information page .
For the latest travel status, we recommend checking the official page for Italy.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some international borders began to reopen in Italy from June 3.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Italy

Some domestic travel restrictions began to ease in Italy from June 3.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Italy

International flights leaving Spain are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Italy

Last updated: July 9 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Florence is to fly and train which costs 45€ - 390€ and takes 6h 40m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Madrid to Florence is to fly which costs 65€ - 400€ and takes 5h 2m.

More details

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Florence. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 2 days 1h.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Florence. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Firenze S.M.N. via Barcelona-Sants, Lyon Part Dieu and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 3m.

More details

The distance between Madrid and Florence is 1287 km. The road distance is 1682 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Madrid to Florence without a car is to train which takes 18h 3m and costs 200€ - 370€.

More details

It takes approximately 5h 2m to get from Madrid to Florence, including transfers.

More details

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

More details

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

More details

The best way to get from Madrid to Florence is to fly which takes 5h 2m and costs 65€ - 400€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 200€ - 370€ and takes 18h 3m, you could also bus via Nice Airport (NCE), which costs 120€ - 170€ and takes 26h 56m.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Madrid to Florence.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 1286.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 2m

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

Vueling Airlines, Iberia and six other airlines fly from Madrid to Florence hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Florence via Barcelona-Sants, Lyon Part Dieu, and Torino Porta Susa in around 18h 3m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 490€
Flights from Madrid to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 430€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 160€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 320€
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 330€
Flights from Madrid to Pisa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 330€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 350€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 370€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Pisa
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 190€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 490€
Flights from Madrid to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 390€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Pisa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 650€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 400€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 1100€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 420€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 900€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 210€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 290€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 280€
Train operators
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 Bologna Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 40€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
14€ - 20€
Smart Low Cost
12€ - 17€
Smart Flex
26€ - 40€
Renfe AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Renfe AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 85€
Promo+
70€ - 75€
Flexible
90€ - 120€
Renfe SNCF
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
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
55€ - 65€
1st Class
55€ - 70€
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 Torino Porta Susa to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 100€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
30€ - 45€
Base Standard
55€ - 80€
Base Premium
70€ - 100€
Bus operators
People Mover
Website
pisa-airport.com
Bus from Pisa Airport to Piazza Stazione
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
pisa-airport.com
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
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Niza
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
95€ - 140€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Madrid to Florence
Ave. Duration
2 days 1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
190€ - 270€
Website
alsa.com
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Nice, Nice Airport to Genoa, Genoa
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Genoa, Genoa to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 17€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Nice - Airport to Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Blablabus

Want to know more about travelling around Italy

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Florence Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 15m.

Search flights

Madrid to Florence bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Florence station.

More details

Madrid to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Firenze S.M.N. station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Florence is 1682 km. It takes approximately 16h 13m to drive from Madrid to Florence.

Get driving directions

Air France, KLM, Iberia and two other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Florence Airport.

Search flights

Book your Madrid to Florence bus tickets online with Busbud.

Search and book

There are 5777+ hotels available in Florence. Prices start at 87€ per night.

More details