There are 10 ways to get from Madrid to La Spezia by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Pisa, train  •  6 h 13 min

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

$47 - $236

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Fly to Florence, train  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Florence (FLR) MAD - FLR
  2. Take the train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
  3. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to La Spezia C.

$89 - $352

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Milan Linate (LIN) MAD - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to La Spezia Centrale

$96 - $319

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) MAD - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to La Spezia Centrale

$85 - $268

Fly to Bologna, train  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Bologna (BLQ) MAD - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Parma
  3. Take the train from Parma to La Spezia C.

$65 - $279

Train  •  17 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Montpellier St. Roch Station Tgv
  3. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Marseille-St-Charles Ic
  4. Take the train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Genova Piazza Principe Ec
  5. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to La Spezia Centrale Fb / ...

$216 - $308

Bus  •  26 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Nice
  2. Take the bus from Nice to La Spezia

$113 - $153

Bus Eurolines FR, train  •  27 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Aix en Provence
  2. Take the bus from Aix-en-Provence to Genoa
  3. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to La Spezia Centrale Fb / ...

$162 - $247

Bus ALSA, train  •  47 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Genova
  2. Take the train from Genova Brignole to La Spezia Centrale Reg / ...

$124 - $192

Drive  •  15 h

  1. Drive from Madrid to La Spezia 970.6 miles

$230 - $340

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to La Spezia. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at La Spezia via Nice. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to La Spezia. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving at La Spezia Centrale via Barcelona Sants Station, Montpellier Saint-Roch, Marseille-Saint-Charles and Genova Piazza Principe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 43 min.

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The distance between Madrid and La Spezia is 1185 km. The road distance is 1552.9 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to La Spezia without a car is to train which takes 17 h 43 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 13 min to get from Madrid to La Spezia, including transfers.

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Madrid to La Spezia bus services, operated by Autocares Grupo Samar, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid to La Spezia 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 La Spezia is to train which takes 17 h 43 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 26 h 50 min.

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

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Madrid to La Spezia bus services, operated by Lirosi Linee, arrive at La Spezia station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to La Spezia.
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  • Distance: 740.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 13 min

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and La Spezia, Italy?

You can take a train from Madrid to La Spezia via Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Sants Station, Montpellier St. Roch Station, Montpellier Saint-Roch, Marseille-St-Charles, Marseille-Saint-Charles, and Genova Piazza Principe in around 17 h 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to La Spezia via Nice in around 26 h 50 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Pisa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
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 Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
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 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
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
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 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 Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Pisa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Pisa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
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 Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
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 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 Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,900
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Pisa
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Madrid to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
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
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
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 La Spezia C.
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $13
Train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Train from Bologna C.Le to Parma
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Train from Parma to La Spezia C.
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$16 - $20
Train from Genova Brignole to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $15
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$12 - $15
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Milano Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Montpellier St. Roch Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
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 Montpellier Saint-Roch to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Marseille-Saint-Charles to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Genova Piazza Principe to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Nice to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Madrid to Aix en Provence
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Aix-en-Provence to Genoa
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus
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 Genova
Ave. Duration
45 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
alsa.com

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Madrid to La Spezia train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at La Spezia Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to La Spezia is 1553 km. It takes approximately 15 h to drive from Madrid to La Spezia.

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Ryanair, Air Europa, Iberia and three other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Pisa Airport.

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There are 3201+ hotels available in La Spezia. Prices start at $75 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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