There are 8 ways to get from Madrid to Venice by plane, train, shuttle, bus or car

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Fly to Venice  •  5h 54m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Venice (VCE) MAD - VCE

72€ - 210€

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Fly to Bologna, train  •  7h 12m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Bologna (BLQ) MAD - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia

50€ - 250€

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Fly to Milan Bergamo, shuttle  •  8h 3m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) MAD - BGY
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Orio al Serio Airport to Padova

65€ - 569€

Fly to Florence, train  •  8h 10m

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

86€ - 211€

Train  •  18h 23m

  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 Venezia S. Lucia Fr

201€ - 353€

Bus  •  30h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Venecia

150€ - 210€

Bus via Padua  •  31h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Padova
  2. Take the bus from Stazione Padova to Venezia 53E / ...

Drive  •  17h 14m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Venice 1827.2 km

240€ - 350€

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Venice is to fly and train which costs 50€ - 250€ and takes 7h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Venice is to fly which costs 70€ - 210€ and takes 5h 54m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Venecia. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 30h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Venice. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Venezia S. Lucia via Narbonne, Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud, Grenoble and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 23m.

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The distance between Madrid and Venice is 1417 km. The road distance is 1827.2 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Venice without a car is to train which takes 18h 23m and costs 200€ - 360€.

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It takes approximately 5h 54m to get from Madrid to Venice, including transfers.

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

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Madrid to Venice 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 Venice is to fly which takes 5h 54m and costs 70€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 200€ - 360€ and takes 18h 23m, you could also bus, which costs 150€ - 210€ and takes 30h 45m.

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  • Distance: 1416.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 54m

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

Air Europa, Iberia and 10 other airlines fly from Madrid to Venice hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Venice via Narbonne, Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud, Grenoble, and Torino Porta Susa in around 18h 23m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 320€
Flights from Madrid to Venice via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 400€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Bergamo via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 280€
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 230€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 390€
Flights from Madrid to Venice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 450€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Bergamo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
85€ - 240€
Flights from Madrid to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 220€
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 220€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
27€ - 110€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
21€ - 130€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Bergamo via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
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€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 390€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 260€
Flights from Madrid to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 270€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 380€
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 280€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 320€
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 230€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 360€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 190€
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 280€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
180€ - 600€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 250€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 480€
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.

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Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
15€ - 21€
Base Standard
30€ - 45€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 70€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
21€ - 28€
Base Standard
40€ - 55€
Base Premium
50€ - 70€
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 95€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
30€ - 45€
Base Standard
55€ - 75€
Base Premium
65€ - 95€
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 Bologna Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 22€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
20€ - 22€
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 Station to Venezia Santa Lucia Station
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 45€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
17€ - 24€
Smart Low Cost
15€ - 21€
Smart Flex
30€ - 45€
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 55€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
21€ - 29€
Smart Low Cost
18€ - 26€
Smart Flex
35€ - 55€
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
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 24m
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)
Bus operators
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Orio al Serio Airport to Padova
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
35€ - 280€
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
35€ - 39€
Private
150€ - 280€
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 Venecia
Ave. Duration
30h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
150€ - 210€
Website
alsa.com
Atlassib
Phone
(004) 0269 229.224
Email
informatii@atlassib.es
Website
atlassib.es
Bus from Madrid to Padova
Ave. Duration
29h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
atlassib.es
BusItalia Veneto
Phone
049.8206811
Email
clienti.padova@fsbusitaliaveneto.it
Website
fsbusitaliaveneto.it
Bus from Padova Autostazione to Venezia Piazzale Roma
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Schedules at
fsbusitaliaveneto.it

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Venice Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 30m.

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Madrid to Venice bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Venecia station.

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Madrid to Venice train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Venezia S. Lucia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Venice is 1827 km. It takes approximately 17h 14m to drive from Madrid to Venice.

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Air Europa, Swiss, Alitalia and four other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Venice Airport.

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