There are 11 ways to get from Madrid to Italy 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.

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Fly to Milan Linate  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Milan Linate (LIN) MAD - LIN

$68 - $276

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Fly to Bologna  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Bologna (BLQ) MAD - BLQ

$44 - $219

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Fly to Florence  •  4 h 55 min

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

$78 - $326

Fly to Milan Malpensa  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) MAD - MXP

$64 - $229

Fly to Rome  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Rome (FCO) MAD - FCO

$68 - $320

Fly to Turin  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Turin (TRN) MAD - TRN

$56 - $337

Fly to Milan Bergamo  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) MAD - BGY

$44 - $227

Train  •  19 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV Tgv
  3. Take the train from Valence TGV to Chambery-Challes-E
  4. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  5. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini Fr

$289 - $395

Bus via Aix en Provence  •  32 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Aix En Provence
  2. Take the bus from Aix en Provence to Rome

$176 - $318

Bus  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Roma

$141 - $211

Drive  •  18 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Rome 1221.5 miles

$290 - $430

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Italy. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Via Di Porta Maggiore via Aix en Provence and Termini. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Italy. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving at Roma Termini via Barcelona Sants Station, Valence TGV, Chambery-Challes-E and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 42 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Italy is 1383 km. The road distance is 1954.5 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Italy without a car is to train which takes 19 h 42 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 6 min to get from Madrid to Italy, including transfers.

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

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Madrid to Italy train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Italy is to fly which takes 5 h 6 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 19 h 42 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 32 h 2 min.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Milan Linate Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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Madrid to Italy bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Rome station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Italy.
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  • Distance: 864.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 6 min

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Italy?

Alitalia, Iberia and four other airlines fly from Madrid to Milan hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Rome via Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Sants Station, Gare de Valence TGV, Valence TGV, Chambery-Challes-E, Torino Porta Susa, and Torino Porta Susa in around 19 h 42 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
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 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
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Madrid to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Rome via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Madrid to Turin
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 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
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Madrid to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.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 Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Flights from Madrid to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
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
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,900
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
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 Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Madrid to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Madrid to Rome via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from Madrid to Rome via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Flights from Madrid to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Madrid to Milan Bergamo via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Madrid to Milan Bergamo via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
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
Spanish Railways AVE
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
renfe.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Valence TGV to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
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 Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
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 to Aix En Provence
Ave. Duration
17 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Madrid to Roma
Ave. Duration
2 days 6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$130 - $210
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Aix en Provence to Rome
Ave. Duration
13 h 23 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $220
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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Madrid to Italy train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Italy is 1954 km. It takes approximately 18 h 42 min to drive from Madrid to Italy.

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Air France, Lufthansa, Iberia and two other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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There are 564+ hotels available in Italy. Prices start at $51 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 .

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