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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Rome  •  5 h 49 min

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

$69 - $320

Cheapest option

Fly from Rome Ciampino  •  5 h 45 min

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

$43 - $267

5 alternative options

Train  •  19 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale Fr
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa Fr
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery-Challes-E Tgv
  4. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Valence TGV
  5. Take the train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants Tgv / ...
  6. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...

$277 - $446

Bus Eurolines IT  •  27 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Rome Stazione Tiburtina to Perpignan Gare Routière
  2. Take the bus from Perpignan to Madrid

$123 - $177

Bus Autolinee Gambioli  •  33 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina to Valencia
  2. Take the bus from Valencia to Madrid Auto Res

$174 - $261

Bus  •  3 days 6 h

  1. Take the bus from Roma to Madrid

$170 - $270

Drive  •  18 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Rome to Madrid 1222.5 miles

$290 - $430

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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Madrid is to fly which costs 35€ - 230€ and takes 5 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Madrid is to fly which costs 35€ - 230€ and takes 5 h 45 min.

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

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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, Torino Porta Susa, Chambery-Challes-E, Valence TGV and Barcelona Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 24 min.

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The distance between Rome and Madrid is 1364 km. The road distance is 1956 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 19 h 24 min and costs 230€ - 390€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 49 min 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 5 h 49 min and costs 55€ - 280€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 230€ - 390€ and takes 19 h 24 min, you could also bus, which costs 100€ - 160€ and takes 27 h 35 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Rome to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 852.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 49 min

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

Iberia, Alitalia and 11 other airlines fly from Rome to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rome to Madrid via Milano Centrale, Torino Porta Susa, Torino Porta Susa, Chambery-Challes-E, Valence TGV, and Barcelona Sants in around 19 h 24 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Rome to Madrid via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Rome to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Rome to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Rome to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Rome to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Madrid via Bratislava
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rome to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Rome to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Rome to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
italotreno.it
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $85
Train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$140 - $210
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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-E to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
Spanish Railways AVE
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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 Perpignan to Madrid
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Roma to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 days 6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Website
alsa.com
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Rome Tiburtina to Valencia
Ave. Duration
26 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it

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