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There are 7 ways to get from Madrid to Florence by plane, train, bus 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  •  4h 58m

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

68€ - 284€

Cheapest option

Fly to Pisa, train  •  5h 53m

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

42€ - 204€

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Fly to Bologna, train  •  6h 21m

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

58€ - 230€

Train  •  17h 2m

  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.Maria Novella Fr

195€ - 278€

Bus via Toulon  •  27h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Av America to Toulon 252
  2. Take the bus from Toulon to Florence, Florence N523

142€ - 209€

Bus  •  2 days 1h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Florence

110€ - 170€

Drive  •  16h 13m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Florence 1051.3 miles

220€ - 320€

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Florence is to fly and train which costs 40€ - 210€ and takes 5h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Florence is to fly which costs 65€ - 290€ and takes 4h 58m.

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

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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.Maria Novella via Barcelona-Sants, Lyon Part Dieu and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 2m.

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

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The best way to get from Madrid to Florence without a car is to train which takes 17h 2m and costs 190€ - 280€.

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It takes approximately 4h 58m 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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Madrid to Florence 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 Florence is to fly which takes 4h 58m and costs 65€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 190€ - 280€ and takes 17h 2m, you could also bus via Toulon, which costs 140€ - 210€ and takes 27h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Florence.
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  • Distance: 804.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 58m

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 17h 2m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 550€
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
85€ - 450€
Flights from Madrid to Pisa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 480€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 420€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from Madrid to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 650€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 490€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 450€
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
85€ - 450€
Flights from Madrid to Pisa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 480€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Pisa via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 850€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 700€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 700€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 600€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from Madrid to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 650€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Pisa
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 280€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 310€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Marseille
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 310€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Madrid to Pisa via Nantes
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
90€ - 430€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 550€
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
1h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 12€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
10€ - 12€
ItaloTreno
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
65€ - 90€
Website
renfe.com
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 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 65€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
35€ - 65€
1st Class
110€ - 190€
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 60€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
50€ - 60€
1st Class
75€ - 110€
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 Torino Porta Susa to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Madrid Av America to Toulon
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Website
Eurolines FR
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 Toulon to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
28€ - 50€
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. 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 Florence
Ave. Duration
2 days 1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110€ - 170€
Website
alsa.com

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

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

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

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

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

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Book your Madrid to Florence bus tickets online with ALSA.

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There are 2850+ hotels available in Florence. Prices start at 60€ per night.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 26m and costs 1€ - 3€.

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