There are 8 ways to get from Madrid to Florence by plane, train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly to Florence  •  4 h 57 min

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

$78 - $331

Cheapest option

Fly to Pisa, train  •  6 h 6 min

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

$48 - $237

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Fly to Bologna, train  •  6 h 5 min

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

$65 - $271

Train, bus  •  18 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave / ...
  2. Take the bus from Barcelona to Florence, Florence N758

$143 - $222

Bus FlixBus  •  24 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid-Barajas Airport T4 to Zaragoza
  2. Take the bus from Zaragoza to Barcelona
  3. Take the bus from Barcelona to Florence, Florence

$113 - $206

Bus Autocares Grupo Samar  •  29 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Nice
  2. Take the bus from Nice to Florence

$166 - $248

Bus  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Florence

$130 - $200

Drive  •  16 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Florence 1048.5 miles

$250 - $370

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Florence is to fly and train which costs 40€ - 210€ and takes 6 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Florence is to fly which costs 65€ - 290€ and takes 4 h 57 min.

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

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The distance between Madrid and Florence is 1287 km. The road distance is 1677.6 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Florence without a car is to train and bus which takes 18 h 47 min and costs 120€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to get from Madrid to Florence, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Madrid to Florence is to fly which takes 4 h 57 min and costs 65€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 95€ - 180€ and takes 24 h 27 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Florence.
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  • Distance: 804.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 57 min

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

Vueling Airlines, Iberia and five other airlines fly from Madrid to Florence hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Florence via Aeropuerto, Madrid-Barajas Airport T4, Zaragoza, Barcelona, Florence, Florence, and Villa Costanza in around 24 h 27 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
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 Pisa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
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
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
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 Pisa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
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 Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Pisa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
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
Flights from Madrid to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Train operators
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 Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Trenitalia Frecce

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 C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Spanish Railways AVE
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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-Barajas Airport T4 to Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $45
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Zaragoza to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Madrid to Florence
Ave. Duration
2 days 1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines FR

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Florence is 1678 km. It takes approximately 16 h 9 min to drive from Madrid to Florence.

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Iberia, Vueling Airlines, Alitalia and two other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Florence Airport.

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There are 5517+ hotels available in Florence. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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