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There are 7 ways to get from Rome to Madrid by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Rome  •  5h 43m

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

6 alternative options

Fly from Rome Ciampino  •  8h 39m

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

Train to Florence, fly  •  7h 1m

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

Train  •  17h 57m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lyon Perrache Fr
  3. Take the train from Lyon Perrache to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  4. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

Bus via Bordeaux  •  20h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina to Bordeaux Quai de Paludate Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja - Bordeaux Quai de Paludate
  2. Take the bus from Burdeos to Madrid

Bus  •  3 days 6h

  1. Take the bus from Roma to Madrid

Drive  •  18h 41m

  1. Drive from Rome to Madrid 1950.3 km

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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Madrid is to fly which costs €30 - €200 and takes 5h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Madrid is to fly which costs €30 - €200 and takes 5h 43m.

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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 Milano Centrale, Lyon Perrache and Barcelona-Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 57m.

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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 which takes 17h 57m and costs €170 - €390.

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It takes approximately 5h 43m to get from Rome to Madrid, including transfers.

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Rome to Madrid bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Roma 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 43m and costs €30 - €200. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €170 - €390 and takes 17h 57m, you could also bus via Bordeaux, which costs €95 - €140 and takes 20h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 1364.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 43m

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

Alitalia, Wizz Air and seven other airlines fly from Rome to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rome to Madrid via Milano Centrale, Lyon Perrache, and Barcelona-Sants in around 17h 57m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€20 - €200
Flights from Rome to Madrid via Catania
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€20 - €200
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Madrid via Sofia
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €260
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Madrid via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €260
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Madrid via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €260
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €260
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Madrid via Cagliari
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €260
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €260
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Madrid via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €260
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Madrid via Hahn, Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€30 - €260
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Madrid via Porto
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €260
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Madrid via Hahn, London Stansted
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €260
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Rome to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €290
Flights from Rome to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €310
Flights from Rome to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€75 - €310
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€30 - €260
Flights from Florence to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €420
Flights from Florence to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €410
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rome to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €290
Flights from Rome to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €310
Flights from Rome to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€75 - €310
Flights from Florence to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €420
Flights from Florence to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €410
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €350
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Rome to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €350
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Florence to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €650
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Rome to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€26 - €200
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Florence to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €430
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Florence to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €440
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €420
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€21 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€21 - €29
Base Standard
€40 - €55
Base Premium
€50 - €75
Train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €120
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€40 - €55
Base Standard
€70 - €95
Base Premium
€85 - €120
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 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €35
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€32 - €35
Train from Milano Centrale to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€29 - €60
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€53 - €58
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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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
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€21 - €30
Smart Low Cost
€19 - €27
Smart Flex
€40 - €55
Train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €90
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€30 - €50
Smart Low Cost
€30 - €45
Smart Flex
€65 - €90
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
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Lyon Perrache to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€60 - €80
Promo+
€68 - €73
Flexible
€90 - €120
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Rome Tiburtina to Bordeaux Quai de Paludate
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Union Ivkoni
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Burdeos to Madrid
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
alsa.com
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 ALSA, 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, Wizz Air, Air Europa and three other airlines offer flights from Rome Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 828+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs €7 - €35.

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