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

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Fly from Milan Linate  •  5h 21m

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

37€ - 182€

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Bus to Milan Bergamo, fly  •  6h 1m

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

18€ - 170€

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Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  5h 43m

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

34€ - 165€

Train to Turin, fly  •  6h 48m

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

48€ - 205€

Train  •  15h 55m

  1. Take the train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Chambery Challes Les Eaux Tgv
  2. Take the train from Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud Ter
  3. Take the train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Barcelona-Sants Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

195€ - 319€

Bus via Lyon  •  25h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Lyon Perrache N729 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lyon Perrache to Madrid N748

72€ - 99€

Bus  •  2 days 4h

  1. Take the bus from Milano to Madrid

192€ - 272€

Drive  •  14h 56m

  1. Drive from Milan to Madrid 1568.6 km

190€ - 280€

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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Madrid is to bus and fly which costs 17€ - 170€ and takes 6h 1m.

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The fastest way to get from Milan to Madrid is to fly which takes 5h 21m and costs 35€ - 190€.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Madrid. However, there are services departing from via orefici, 24 fronte via cantu' and arriving at Madrid via Milan and Lyon Perrache. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 19m.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Milano P.Garibaldi and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha via Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux, Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud and Barcelona-Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 55m.

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The distance between Milan and Madrid is 1188 km. The road distance is 1568.6 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 15h 55m and costs 190€ - 320€.

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It takes approximately 5h 21m to get from Milan to Madrid, including transfers.

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Milan to Madrid bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Milan station.

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Milan to Madrid train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Milano P.Garibaldi station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Madrid is to fly which takes 5h 21m and costs 35€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 190€ - 320€ and takes 15h 55m, you could also bus via Lyon, which costs 70€ - 100€ and takes 25h 19m.

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  • Distance: 1188.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 21m

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

Alitalia, Iberia and four other airlines fly from Milan to Madrid every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Milan to Madrid via Chambery Challes Les Eaux, Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux, Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud, and Barcelona-Sants in around 15h 55m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 470€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 440€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 600€
Flights from Turin to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 160€
Flights from Turin to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 150€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Turin to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
190€ - 310€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 470€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 600€
Flights from Turin to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 150€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 320€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 230€
Flights from Turin to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 240€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 400€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 460€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 230€
Flights from Turin to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 240€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
20€ - 340€
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
10€ - 150€
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Madrid via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
10€ - 150€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 400€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
30€ - 290€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
240€ - 600€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Turin to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
65€ - 180€
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 Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 19€
Base Standard
30€ - 40€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
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 Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
18€ - 20€
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 Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
10€ - 14€
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 Milano P.Garibaldi to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
60€ - 75€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
60€ - 70€
1st Class
60€ - 75€
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 Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 45€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
19€ - 28€
Rail 1st Class
29€ - 45€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 85€
Promo+
70€ - 75€
Flexible
90€ - 120€
Bus operators
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Milan Centrale to Bergamo Airport Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 10€
Website
Autostradale
Website
Autostradale
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 Milan to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
22€ - 27€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon Perrache to Madrid
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
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 Milan to Lyon - Perrache Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
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 Milano to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 days 3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
190€ - 270€
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Milan Linate Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 15m.

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Milan to Madrid bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Madrid station.

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Milan to Madrid train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Madrid is 1569 km. It takes approximately 14h 56m to drive from Milan to Madrid.

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

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There are 5774+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Milan to Milan Linate Airport is to line 73 bus which takes 20 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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