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

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Fly from Rome  •  5h 53m

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

49€ - 194€

Cheapest option

Fly from Rome Ciampino  •  5h 56m

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

31€ - 188€

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Train to Florence, fly  •  7h 11m

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

74€ - 333€

Train via Saint-Marcel-lès-Valence  •  19h 52m

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

224€ - 437€

Train  •  21h 9m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Torino Porta Susa Fr
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to St Jean De Maurienne Arvan Tgv
  3. Take the train from Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne-Arvan to Lyon Part Dieu
  4. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  5. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

255€ - 497€

Bus via Lyon  •  32h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Lyon Perrache N521
  2. Take the bus from Lyon Perrache to Madrid N748

101€ - 125€

Bus  •  3 days 6h

  1. Take the bus from Roma to Madrid

280€ - 390€

Drive  •  18h 41m

  1. Drive from Rome to Madrid 1950.3 km

240€ - 350€

Rome to Madrid by train

The train journey time between Rome and Madrid is around 28h 27m and covers a distance of around 2313 km. The fastest train normally takes 28h 27m. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, TGV inOui, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and others, the Rome to Madrid train service departs from Roma Termini and arrives in Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. Typically three trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Rome to Madrid train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
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International entry into Spain from Italy

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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Spain, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, China, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Israel, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil and South Africa are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Italy

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Italy
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Madrid is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Madrid is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Madrid is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from Spain.

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Last updated: 14 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Madrid is to fly which costs 30€ - 190€ and takes 5h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Madrid is to fly which costs 45€ - 200€ and takes 5h 53m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Roma and arriving at Madrid. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 3 days 6h.

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No, there is no direct train from Rome to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Roma Termini and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha via Torino Porta Susa, Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux, Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud and Barcelona-Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 52m.

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The distance between Rome and Madrid is 1364 km. The road distance is 1950.3 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Madrid without a car is to train via Saint-Marcel-lès-Valence which takes 19h 52m and costs 220€ - 440€.

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It takes approximately 5h 53m to get from Rome to Madrid, including transfers.

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Rome to Madrid bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rome Tiburtina Bus station.

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Rome to Madrid train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Roma Termini station.

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The best way to get from Rome to Madrid is to fly which takes 5h 53m and costs 45€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can train via Saint-Marcel-lès-Valence, which costs 220€ - 440€ and takes 19h 52m, you could also bus via Lyon, which costs 100€ - 130€ and takes 32h 5m.

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  • Distance: 1364.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 53m

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

Alitalia, Iberia and six other airlines fly from Rome to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rome to Madrid via Torino Porta Susa, Chambery Challes Les Eaux, Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux, Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud, and Barcelona-Sants in around 19h 52m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Rome to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 370€
Flights from Rome to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 600€
Flights from Florence to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 950€
Flights from Florence to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 950€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rome to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 370€
Flights from Rome to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 600€
Flights from Rome to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
75€ - 600€
Flights from Florence to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 950€
Flights from Florence to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 950€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome to Madrid via Palermo
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
55€ - 240€
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
29€ - 360€
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Madrid via Malta
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
29€ - 360€
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Madrid via Beauvais
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
29€ - 360€
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Madrid via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
29€ - 360€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 320€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Rome to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 320€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
Flights from Florence to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
160€ - 500€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Rome to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 450€
Flights from Florence to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 320€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Rome to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 340€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Florence to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 600€
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 Roma Termini to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
21€ - 29€
Base Standard
40€ - 55€
Base Premium
50€ - 75€
Train from Roma Termini to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 150€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
50€ - 70€
Base Standard
85€ - 120€
Base Premium
100€ - 150€
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 Roma Termini to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
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

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 Roma Termini to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
17€ - 35€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
32€ - 35€
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 Roma Termini to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 24€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
16€ - 24€
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 Torino Porta Susa to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
40€ - 50€
1st Class
40€ - 50€
Train from Torino Porta Susa to St Jean De Maurienne Arvan
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 41€
1st Class
31€ - 36€
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)
Train from Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne-Arvan to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 110€
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
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
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
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 Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
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
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 Roma to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 days 6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
280€ - 390€
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 35m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Madrid is 1950 km. It takes approximately 18h 41m to drive from Rome to Madrid.

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Alitalia, Air Europa, Lufthansa and five other airlines offer flights from Rome Airport to Madrid Airport.

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs 14€.

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