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There are 9 ways to get from Madrid to Milan by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Milan Linate

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

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Fly to Milan Bergamo, bus

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Milan Bergamo (BGY)
  2. Take the bus from Bergamo Airport Bus Station to Milan Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia

Fly to Milan Malpensa

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

Fly to Bologna, train

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Bologna (BLQ)
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale

Fly to Turin, train

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

Train

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Milano Centrale

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Milano

Bus via Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur to Milan Lampugnano M1

Drive

  1. Drive from Madrid to Milan

Madrid to Milan by train

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14h 9m Average Duration
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International entry into Italy from Spain

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Spain

  • There are no current restrictions
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Yes, entry into Italy is currently allowed 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 1.5 metres
  • FFP2 masks are required on all public transport
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Milan is 1500.

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

The social distance requirement in Milan is 1.5 metres.

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

No, returning to Spain from Italy is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 26 Sep 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Milan is to bus via Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur which costs €60 - €90 and takes 29h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Milan is to fly which costs €65 - €260 and takes 5h 10m.

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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 Centrale via Barcelona-Sants and Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 9m.

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The distance between Madrid and Milan is 1188 km. The road distance is 1567.5 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Milan without a car is to train which takes 14h 9m and costs €140 - €260.

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It takes approximately 5h 10m to get from Madrid to Milan, including transfers.

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Madrid to Milan 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 Milan is to fly which takes 5h 10m and costs €65 - €260. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €140 - €260 and takes 14h 9m, you could also bus, which costs €130 - €180 and takes 25h 51m.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Milan Linate Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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Madrid to Milan train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Milano Centrale station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Milan.
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  • Distance: 1188.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 10m

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

Iberia, Air France and five other airlines fly from Madrid to Milan every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Milan via Barcelona-Sants and Lyon Part Dieu in around 14h 9m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €360
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €360
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €360
Flights from Madrid to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €320
Flights from Madrid to Milan Bergamo via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€30 - €320
Flights from Madrid to Milan Bergamo via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €320
Flights from Madrid to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €330
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Porto
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €330
Flights from Madrid to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€35 - €300
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €410
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €430
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €420
Flights from Madrid to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €430
Flights from Madrid to Turin
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €310
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €400
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €410
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €430
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €420
Flights from Madrid to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €430
Flights from Madrid to Turin
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €310
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €480
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €480
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €750
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €450
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €450
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €460
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €650
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €390
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €390
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €650
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €390
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €650
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 Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€18 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€18 - €25
Base Standard
€35 - €50
Base Premium
€45 - €65
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €50
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€19 - €27
Smart Low Cost
€17 - €24
Smart Flex
€35 - €50
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€16 - €23
Smart Low Cost
€14 - €20
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
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 Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€14 - €20
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
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
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€53 - €58
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Bus operators
TerraVision IT
Email
customerservices@terravision.eu
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Bergamo Airport Bus Station to Milan Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
TerraVision IT
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Milano
Ave. Duration
25h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€130 - €180
Website
ALSA
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur to Milan Lampugnano M1
Ave. Duration
29h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
Union Ivkoni

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Milan is 1568 km. It takes approximately 14h 57m to drive from Madrid to Milan.

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

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