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There are 6 ways to get from Madrid to Venice by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Venice  •  5h 31m

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

61€ - 170€

Cheapest option

Fly to Bologna, train  •  8h 7m

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

60€ - 180€

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Train  •  18h 18m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud to Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux Ter
  4. Take the train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  5. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Venezia S. Lucia Fr

207€ - 383€

Bus  •  30h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Venecia

150€ - 210€

Bus via Padova  •  31h 22m

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

Drive  •  17h 11m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Venice 1819.3 km

220€ - 330€

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The cost-effective way to get from Madrid to Venice is to fly, which costs 60€ - 170€ and takes 5h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Venice is to fly which costs 60€ - 170€ and takes 5h 31m.

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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 Barcelona-Sants, Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud, Chambery Challes Les Eaux and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 18m.

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The distance between Madrid and Venice is 1417 km. The road distance is 1819.3 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Venice without a car is to train which takes 18h 18m and costs 200€ - 390€.

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It takes approximately 5h 31m 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 AVE, 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 31m and costs 60€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 200€ - 390€ and takes 18h 18m, you could also bus, which costs 150€ - 210€ and takes 30h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Venice.
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  • Distance: 1416.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 31m

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

Iberia, Vueling Airlines and three other airlines fly from Madrid to Venice every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Venice via Barcelona-Sants, Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud, Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux, Chambery Challes Les Eaux, and Torino Porta Susa in around 18h 18m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 290€
Flights from Madrid to Venice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 360€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 170€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 220€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 290€
Flights from Madrid to Venice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 360€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 220€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 330€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 320€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 320€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Venice via Palermo
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
30€ - 180€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
21€ - 350€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 240€
Train operators
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€
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 Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
15€ - 21€
Base Standard
30€ - 45€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 95€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
30€ - 45€
Base Standard
55€ - 75€
Base Premium
65€ - 95€
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
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
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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 Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 85€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 45€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
19€ - 28€
Rail 1st Class
29€ - 45€
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 Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
40€ - 50€
1st Class
40€ - 50€
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 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

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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 1819 km. It takes approximately 17h 11m to drive from Madrid to Venice.

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Ryanair, Vueling Airlines, Air France and two other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Venice Airport.

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There are 5209+ hotels available in Venice. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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