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There are 11 ways to get from Madrid to Italy by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Milan Linate  •  5h 9m

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

44€ - 192€

Cheapest option

Fly to Rome Ciampino  •  5h 35m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Rome Ciampino (CIA) MAD - CIA

40€ - 193€

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Fly to Florence  •  5h 5m

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

65€ - 271€

Fly to Turin  •  5h 41m

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

46€ - 162€

Fly to Milan Malpensa  •  5h 30m

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

42€ - 175€

Fly to Bologna  •  5h 22m

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

49€ - 125€

Fly to Rome  •  6h 14m

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

59€ - 205€

Train  •  19h 38m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Montpellier Saint-Roch Ave / ...
  3. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV Tgv
  4. Take the train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  5. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini Fr

290€ - 540€

Bus via Lyon  •  32h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Lyon Perrache N748
  2. Take the bus from Lyon Perrache to Rome Tiburtina Bus station N521

103€ - 130€

Bus  •  2 days 6h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Roma

219€ - 304€

Drive  •  18h 39m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Rome 1948.9 km

240€ - 350€

Spain → Italy
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International entry into Italy from Spain

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Italy, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican, Cyprus, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, Israel and United Kingdom

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Spain

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 5 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from Spain
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Singapore and Thailand
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 5 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This applies to arrivals from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Andorra and Monaco
  • Health declaration required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of San Marino and Vatican
  • 10 day mandatory monitored quarantine
This applies to arrivals from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

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Rules to follow in Italy

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Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from Spain.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Italy is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Italy is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Italy is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Spain from Italy.

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Last updated: 4 May 2021
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The most affordable way to get from Madrid to Italy is to fly, which costs 40€ - 200€ and takes 5h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Italy is to fly which costs 65€ - 280€ and takes 5h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Italy. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at P.le Tiburtino via Lyon Perrache and Staz.ne Tiburtina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32h 14m.

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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 Principe Eugenio/Manzoni via Barcelona-Sants, Montpellier Saint-Roch, Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv, Torino Porta Susa and Termini. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 38m.

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The distance between Madrid and Italy is 1383 km. The road distance is 1948.9 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Italy without a car is to train which takes 19h 38m and costs 290€ - 550€.

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It takes approximately 5h 9m to get from Madrid to Italy, including transfers.

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

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Madrid to Italy 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 Italy is to fly which takes 5h 9m and costs 40€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 290€ - 550€ and takes 19h 38m, you could also bus via Lyon, which costs 100€ - 130€ and takes 32h 14m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Italy.
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  • Distance: 1383.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 9m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Italy?

Alitalia, Iberia and three other airlines fly from Madrid to Milan every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Rome via Barcelona-Sants, Montpellier Saint-Roch, Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv, Torino Porta Susa, Roma Termini, and Termini in around 19h 38m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 470€
Flights from Madrid to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 950€
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 950€
Flights from Madrid to Turin
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 250€
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 220€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 440€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
85€ - 600€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 170€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 220€
Flights from Madrid to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 370€
Flights from Madrid to Rome via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 600€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 470€
Flights from Madrid to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 950€
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 950€
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 220€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
85€ - 600€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 220€
Flights from Madrid to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 370€
Flights from Madrid to Rome via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 600€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
190€ - 310€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 320€
Flights from Madrid to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
Flights from Madrid to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 320€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 320€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 230€
Flights from Madrid to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 320€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 400€
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 600€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 460€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from Madrid to Rome via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 650€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 230€
Flights from Madrid to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 320€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 320€
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 250€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 240€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
20€ - 340€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
21€ - 350€
Flights from Madrid to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
29€ - 360€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
30€ - 290€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
240€ - 850€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Rome via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 340€
Train operators
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
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 80€
Promo+
68€ - 73€
Flexible
90€ - 120€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 150€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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-Saint Exupery Tgv to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 65€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
55€ - 65€
1st Class
55€ - 65€
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 Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 150€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
50€ - 70€
Base Standard
85€ - 120€
Base Premium
100€ - 150€
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon Perrache to Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
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 Roma
Ave. Duration
2 days 5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
210€ - 300€
Website
alsa.com

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

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Madrid to Italy bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rome Tiburtina Bus station.

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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 1949 km. It takes approximately 18h 39m to drive from Madrid to Italy.

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

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There are 173+ hotels available in Italy. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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