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.

Recommended option

Fly to Milan Linate  •  5h 6m

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

52€ - 281€

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Fly to Rome Ciampino  •  5h 44m

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

34€ - 226€

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Fly to Florence  •  5h 4m

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

68€ - 141€

Fly to Bologna  •  5h 12m

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

39€ - 175€

Fly to Milan Malpensa  •  5h 30m

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

36€ - 355€

Fly to Rome  •  5h 46m

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

55€ - 306€

Fly to Turin  •  5h 56m

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

57€ - 231€

Fly to Milan Bergamo  •  6h 10m

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

34€ - 261€

Train  •  18h 41m

  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 Roma Termini Fr

221€ - 420€

Bus  •  34h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Turin
  2. Take the bus from Turin, Turin to Rome, Rome Anagnina 501

152€ - 206€

Drive  •  18h 46m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Rome 1958.9 km

260€ - 380€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Italy is to fly which costs 30€ - 270€ and takes 6h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Italy is to fly which costs 65€ - 150€ and takes 5h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Italy. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Manzoni via Turin, Turin and Anagnina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34h 9m.

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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, Lyon Part Dieu, Torino Porta Susa and Termini. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 41m.

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The distance between Madrid and Italy is 1383 km. The road distance is 1958.9 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Italy without a car is to train which takes 18h 41m and costs 220€ - 420€.

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It takes approximately 5h 6m 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 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 6m and costs 50€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 220€ - 420€ and takes 18h 41m, you could also bus, which costs 150€ - 210€ and takes 34h 9m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Italy.
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  • Distance: 1383.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 6m

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, Lyon Part Dieu, Torino Porta Susa, Roma Termini, and Termini in around 18h 41m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 290€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 290€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
50€ - 290€
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 230€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 430€
Flights from Madrid to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 380€
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 240€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Bergamo via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 280€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 140€
Flights from Madrid to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 270€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 260€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 320€
Flights from Madrid to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 270€
Flights from Madrid to Turin
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 280€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
27€ - 110€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
19€ - 270€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
19€ - 270€
Flights from Madrid to Rome via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 150€
Flights from Madrid to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 210€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
21€ - 130€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Bergamo via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
21€ - 130€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Bergamo via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
21€ - 130€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 220€
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 220€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
65€ - 220€
Flights from Madrid to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 310€
Flights from Madrid to Rome via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 400€
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
90€ - 250€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Bergamo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
85€ - 240€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 230€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 430€
Flights from Madrid to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 380€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 280€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 380€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 400€
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 230€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 650€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 360€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 410€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 410€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 280€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 190€
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 190€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 230€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 200€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 250€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 480€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 650€
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 80€
Promo+
68€ - 73€
Flexible
90€ - 120€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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 Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
55€ - 65€
1st Class
55€ - 70€
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 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 150€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
45€ - 70€
Base Standard
85€ - 120€
Base Premium
100€ - 150€
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. 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 Turin
Ave. Duration
23h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
120€ - 170€
Website
alsa.com
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 Turin, Turin to Rome, Rome Anagnina
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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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, Rome Anagnina 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 1959 km. It takes approximately 18h 46m to drive from Madrid to Italy.

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

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There are 432+ hotels available in Italy. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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