There are 7 ways to get from Madrid to Rome by plane, train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly to Rome  •  5 h 31 min

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

$68 - $320

Cheapest option

Fly to Rome Ciampino  •  5 h 31 min

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

$43 - $268

5 alternative options

Fly to Florence, train  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Florence (FLR) MAD - FLR
  2. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Roma Termini

$105 - $380

Train  •  18 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Valence TGV to Chambery-Challes-E
  4. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  5. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale Fr
  6. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr

$263 - $427

Bus Autolinee Gambioli  •  31 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Valencia Auto Res
  2. Take the bus from Valencia to Rome Tiburtina

$168 - $248

Bus ALSA  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Roma

$130 - $210

Drive  •  18 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Rome 1219.7 miles

$290 - $430

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Rome is to fly which costs 35€ - 240€ and takes 5 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Rome is to fly which costs 55€ - 280€ and takes 5 h 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Roma. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 2 days 6 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Rome. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving at Roma Termini via Barcelona Sants, Valence TGV, Chambery-Challes-E, Torino Porta Susa and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 35 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Rome is 1364 km. The road distance is 1951.4 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Rome without a car is to train which takes 18 h 35 min and costs 220€ - 370€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 31 min to get from Madrid to Rome, including transfers.

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

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Madrid to Rome 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 Rome is to fly which takes 5 h 31 min and costs 55€ - 280€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 220€ - 370€ and takes 18 h 35 min, you could also bus, which costs 140€ - 220€ and takes 31 h 49 min.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Rome.
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  • Distance: 852.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 31 min

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

Air Europa, Alitalia and seven other airlines fly from Madrid to Rome hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Rome via Barcelona Sants, Valence TGV, Chambery-Challes-E, Torino Porta Susa, Torino Porta Susa, and Milano Centrale in around 18 h 35 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Rome via Mahon
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Madrid to Rome via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Madrid to Florence
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
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
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Rome via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Flights from Madrid to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Madrid to Rome Ciampino via Malta
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Madrid to Rome Ciampino via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Madrid to Rome Ciampino via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Madrid to Rome via Mahon
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Madrid to Rome via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
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
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
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
Spanish Railways AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
renfe.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
SNCF
Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Valence TGV to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Bus operators
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Valencia to Rome Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
26 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 25 min.

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Madrid to Rome bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Roma station.

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Madrid to Rome train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Rome is 1951 km. It takes approximately 18 h 41 min to drive from Madrid to Rome.

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Ryanair, Air Europa, Alitalia and two other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Rome Airport.

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The nearest airport to Rome is Rome Ciampino (CIA) Airport which is 13.6 km away. Other nearby airports include Rome (FCO) (23.9 km), Pescara (PSR) (150.8 km) and Naples (NAP) (187.2 km).

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There are 11511+ hotels available in Rome. Prices start at $54 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 1€ - 3€.

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