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

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Fly to Milan Linate  •  5h 1m

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

57€ - 281€

Cheapest option

Fly to Milan Bergamo  •  5h 53m

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

32€ - 259€

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Fly to Milan Malpensa  •  5h 30m

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

37€ - 365€

Fly to Turin, train  •  6h 40m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Turin (TRN) MAD - TRN
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale

67€ - 304€

Fly to Genoa, train  •  7h 48m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Genoa (GOA) MAD - GOA
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale

91€ - 417€

Train via Grenoble  •  15h 26m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Narbonne Ave
  2. Take the train from Narbonne to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Grenoble Ter
  4. Take the train from Grenoble to Milano P.Garibaldi Tgv

191€ - 283€

Train  •  16h 32m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Marseille St Charles Ave
  2. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Milano Centrale Ec

119€ - 167€

Bus  •  25h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Milano

131€ - 179€

Bus, train  •  27h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Sion
  2. Take the train from Sion to Rho-Fiera Milano Ec

131€ - 289€

Drive  •  15h 1m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Milan 1575.3 km

210€ - 310€

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Milan is to fly which costs 30€ - 260€ and takes 5h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Milan is to fly which costs 55€ - 290€ and takes 5h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Milan. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at conciliazione m1 via lampugnano m1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 56m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Milan. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Milano P.Garibaldi via Narbonne, Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud and Grenoble. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 26m.

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The distance between Madrid and Milan is 1188 km. The road distance is 1575.3 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Milan without a car is to train via Grenoble which takes 15h 26m and costs 190€ - 290€.

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It takes approximately 5h 1m to get from Madrid to Milan, including transfers.

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

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Madrid to Milan 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 Milan is to fly which takes 5h 1m and costs 55€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can train via Grenoble, which costs 190€ - 290€ and takes 15h 26m, you could also bus, which costs 130€ - 180€ and takes 25h 56m.

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  • Distance: 1188.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 1m

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

Alitalia, Iberia and four other airlines fly from Madrid to Milan hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Milan via Narbonne, Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud, and Grenoble in around 15h 26m.

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 Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 440€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 430€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Bergamo via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 330€
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 250€
Flights from Madrid to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
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 Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 330€
Flights from Madrid to Turin
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 290€
Flights from Madrid to Genoa
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
65€ - 340€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
20€ - 280€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
20€ - 280€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
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€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Bergamo via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
21€ - 130€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 220€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Bergamo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 240€
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 260€
Flights from Madrid to Genoa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
65€ - 260€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 440€
Flights from Madrid to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 410€
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 240€
Flights from Madrid to Genoa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 400€
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 Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 420€
Flights from Madrid to Genoa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 240€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 210€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 650€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 200€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Madrid to Genoa
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
50€ - 230€
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 Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 19€
Base Standard
30€ - 40€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 19€
Base Standard
29€ - 40€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
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 Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
18€ - 20€
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
17€ - 20€
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
10€ - 14€
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
Website
Thello
Train from Marseille St Charles to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Thello
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Narbonne to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85€ - 130€
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 Narbonne to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
55€ - 70€
1st Class
60€ - 70€
Train from Grenoble to Milano P.Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
65€ - 85€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
65€ - 80€
1st Class
70€ - 85€
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 28€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
12€ - 18€
Rail 1st Class
19€ - 28€
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 Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Sion to Rho-Fiera Milano
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
60€ - 110€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Milano
Ave. Duration
25h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
130€ - 180€
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Madrid to Sion
Ave. Duration
24h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
65€ - 180€
Book at
eurolines.ch

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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 Milan bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Milano station.

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Madrid to Milan train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Milano P.Garibaldi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Milan is 1575 km. It takes approximately 15h 1m to drive from Madrid to Milan.

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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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Book your Madrid to Milan train tickets online with Omio, Omio and two other operators.

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