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There are 7 ways to get from Madrid to Florence by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Florence  •  4h 58m

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

Cheapest option

Fly to Bologna, train  •  6h 10m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Bologna (BLQ) MAD - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.

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Train  •  17h 46m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Avignon Tgv Ave
  2. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV Ogv / ...
  3. Take the train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Firenze S.M.N. Fr

Bus via Nice Airport (NCE)  •  25h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Nice Airport
  2. Take the bus from Nice Airport to Genova
  3. Take the bus from Genoa Piazza della Vittoria Bus Stop to Florence Bus Station

Bus, train  •  30h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur to Turin Corso Vittorio Emanuele II Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur - Bucharest Militari Bus Station / ...
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Firenze Santa Maria Novella 9959 / ...

Bus  •  2 days 1h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Florence

Drive  •  16h 7m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Florence 1672.5 km

Madrid to Florence by train

The train journey time between Madrid and Florence is around 26h 39m and covers a distance of around 2000 km. This includes an average layover time of around 11h 38m. The fastest train normally takes 26h 39m. Operated by Renfe SNCF, TGV inOui and Trenitalia Frecce, the Madrid to Florence train service departs from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arrives in Firenze S.M.N.. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
15h
Layover time:
11h 38m
Total time:
26h 39m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
26h 39m
Train distance:
2000 km
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€214
Carbon emissions:
105 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
13:25
Last train departs at:
13:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid to Florence train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Florence is to fly and train which costs €30 - €160 and takes 6h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Florence is to fly which costs €55 - €180 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.M.N. via Avignon TGV, Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 46m.

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The distance between Madrid and Florence is 1287 km. The road distance is 1672.5 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Florence without a car is to train which takes 17h 46m and costs €210 - €340.

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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 SNCF, 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 €55 - €180. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €210 - €340 and takes 17h 46m, you could also bus via Nice Airport (NCE), which costs and takes 25h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Florence.
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  • Distance: 1286.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 58m

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

Vueling Airlines, Iberia and four other airlines fly from Madrid to Florence every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Florence via Avignon Tgv, Avignon TGV, Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv, and Torino Porta Susa in around 17h 46m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €300
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €360
Flights from Madrid to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €160
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €260
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€70 - €320
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €360
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €260
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €380
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €340
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €340
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€14 - €110
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
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €15
Base Standard
€25 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €100
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€30 - €45
Base Standard
€55 - €80
Base Premium
€70 - €100
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
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €21
Smart Low Cost
€12 - €17
Smart Flex
€26 - €40
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€26 - €75
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€28 - €40
Smart Low Cost
€26 - €40
Smart Flex
€55 - €75
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 51m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
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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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 Avignon TGV to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€45 - €55
Train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €65
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€55 - €65
1st Class
€55 - €65
Bus operators
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 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€55 - €75
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.
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Comuto Pro
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Nice Airport to Genova
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
Comuto Pro
Busitalia Simet S.p.A.
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur to Turin Corso Vittorio Emanuele II
Ave. Duration
26h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
Union Ivkoni
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 Florence
Ave. Duration
2 days 1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€190 - €270
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.M.N. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Florence is 1672 km. It takes approximately 16h 7m to drive from Madrid to Florence.

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Iberia, Vueling Airlines, Air France and KLM offer flights from Madrid Airport to Florence Airport.

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