There are 9 ways to get from Madrid to Rome 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.

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Fly to Rome  •  5h 37m

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

53€ - 314€

Cheapest option

Fly to Rome Ciampino  •  5h 49m

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

35€ - 225€

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Fly to Naples, train  •  6h 57m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Naples (NAP) MAD - NAP
  2. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini

50€ - 329€

Fly to Florence, train  •  7h 15m

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

84€ - 216€

Train via Grenoble  •  19h 4m

  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 Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  5. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini Fr

216€ - 408€

Train  •  19h 56m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Marseille St Charles Ave
  2. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Genova P.Za Principe Ec
  3. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Roma Tiburtina Fb / ...

148€ - 267€

Bus via Montpellier  •  29h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid, Madrid to Montpellier
  2. Take the bus from Montpellier to Florence
  3. Take the bus from Florence, Florence to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station 533 / ...

82€ - 100€

Bus  •  2 days 5h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Roma

210€ - 300€

Drive  •  18h 46m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Rome 1955.8 km

260€ - 390€

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Rome is to fly which costs 35€ - 230€ and takes 5h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Rome is to fly which costs 50€ - 320€ and takes 5h 37m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Roma. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 2 days 5h.

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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 Narbonne, Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud, Grenoble and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 4m.

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The distance between Madrid and Rome is 1364 km. The road distance is 1955.8 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Rome without a car is to train via Grenoble which takes 19h 4m and costs 210€ - 410€.

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It takes approximately 5h 37m 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 Renfe SNCF, 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 5h 37m and costs 50€ - 320€. Alternatively, you can train via Grenoble, which costs 210€ - 410€ and takes 19h 4m, you could also bus via Montpellier, which costs 80€ - 100€ and takes 29h 23m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Rome.
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  • Distance: 1364.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 37m

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

Air Europa, Alitalia and nine other airlines fly from Madrid to Rome hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Rome via Narbonne, Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud, Grenoble, and Torino Porta Susa in around 19h 4m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 380€
Flights from Madrid to Naples via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 240€
Flights from Madrid to Naples via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 240€
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 240€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 280€
Flights from Madrid to Naples
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 600€
Flights from Madrid to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 280€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 320€
Flights from Madrid to Rome via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 410€
Flights from Madrid to Naples via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 380€
Flights from Madrid to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 230€
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 230€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 380€
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 240€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Rome via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 160€
Flights from Madrid to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 210€
Flights from Madrid to Naples
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
25€ - 230€
Flights from Madrid to Naples via Marseille
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
25€ - 230€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Naples via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 700€
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 290€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Naples via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 600€
Flights from Madrid to Naples via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 600€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Naples via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
170€ - 750€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Naples via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
150€ - 800€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 290€
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 Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 65€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
18€ - 25€
Base Standard
35€ - 50€
Base Premium
45€ - 65€
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
21€ - 29€
Base Standard
40€ - 55€
Base Premium
50€ - 75€
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 150€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
45€ - 70€
Base Standard
85€ - 120€
Base Premium
100€ - 150€
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 110€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
35€ - 50€
Base Standard
60€ - 85€
Base Premium
75€ - 110€
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 Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 50€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
19€ - 27€
Smart Low Cost
17€ - 24€
Smart Flex
35€ - 50€
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 55€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
21€ - 30€
Smart Low Cost
19€ - 27€
Smart Flex
40€ - 55€
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 Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
14€ - 20€
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 24€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
16€ - 24€
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 Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 29€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
26€ - 29€
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 Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 60€
1st Class
45€ - 60€
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)
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Marseille St Charles to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Thello
Bus operators
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid, Madrid to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Florence, Florence to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Montpellier to Florence
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€ - 28€
Website
Blablabus
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 Roma
Ave. Duration
2 days 5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
210€ - 300€
Website
alsa.com

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

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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 Tiburtina station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Rome is 1956 km. It takes approximately 18h 46m 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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